Birth Name: Cynthia Ann Crawford
Place of Birth: DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 20, 1966
Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), 1/8th Danish, Scottish, small amounts of German, Irish, and French
Cindy Crawford is an American supermodel and actress. She is the daughter of Jennifer Sue (née Walker; re-marriage surname “Moluf”) and John Dan Crawford. Cindy is married to businessperson and model Rande Gerber, who is Jewish; their children are Presley Gerber and Kaia Gerber, both of whom have also modeled. Cindy was previously married to actor Richard Gere.
Cindy has English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, 1/8th Danish, Scottish, and more distant Irish and French, ancestry. Some of her family lines have lived in the United States since the 1600s. Cindy mentioned her English, German, and French ancestry on Twitter.
Cindy, along with her then-husband, Richard Gere, were selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Couple Alive” in 1993 (instead of the annual “Sexiest Man Alive”).
Cindy’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Leroy Crawford (the son of David Paul Crawford and Amelia Christine Marie Hansen/Hanson). David was in Ballymoney, co. Arntrim, Ulster, Ireland, the son of James Paul Crawford and Isabella McCaughey. Amelia was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Danish parents, Ebbe Hansen and Agathe Marie/Mary Christine Christenvisen/Christensen.
Cindy’s paternal grandmother was Ramona Eileen Hemingway (the daughter of Frank Randall Hemingway and Hazel Mae Brown). Frank was the son of Louis Randall Hemingway and Carrie Mae Salisbury. Hazel was the daughter of Thomas William Brown and Mary Jane Marsh.
Cindy’s maternal grandfather was James Richard Walker (the son of James Dudley Walker and Leola Margaret Wheeler). Cindy’s great-grandfather James was the son of William Samuel Grundy Walker and Mary Williams Sneed. Leola was the daughter of Samuel Simeon Wheeler and Rachel/Rachael Jane “Jennie” Carman.
Cindy’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy May/Mae Montgomery (the daughter of Almon Montgomery and Ada Belle Kallembach). Almon was the son of Thomas Jefferson Montgomery and Rachel Ann Le Master/LeMaster. Ada was the daughter of Frederick/Fred J. Kallembach and Sarah/Sally/Sallie C. Pardon.
Sources: Twitter comment about her ancestry – https://twitter.com
Genealogies of Cindy’s paternal grandparents, Kenneth Leroy Crawford and Ramona Eileen Hemingway – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Cindy Crawford (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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