Birth Name: Clinton Eastwood, Jr.
Place of Birth: Sacremento, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 31, 1930
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, smaller amounts of German and Dutch, remote Welsh
Clint Eastwood is an American filmmaker, actor, director, producer, musician, and politician. He served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, from April 30, 1986 to April 30, 1988.
Clint is the son of Margaret Ruth (Runner) and Clinton Eastwood. His ancestry is English, Scottish, Irish, smaller amounts of German and Dutch, and remote Welsh.
Clint was married to Dina Ruiz, who is of mixed ethnicity. They have a daughter, Morgan. Among his other children, from other relationships, are actress and filmmaker Alison Eastwood, jazz musician Kyle Eastwood, actor Scott Eastwood, and actress, model, and television personality Francesca Eastwood.
Clint’s “Eastwood” line seems to trace back to Richard Eastwood, who was born, c. 1620, in England. Richard moved to Virginia, United States. One family tree traces Clint’s mother’s “Runner” line to William Hans Ulrich Runner and Christiannah Reitz/Ritz, who immigrated from Germany in the 1700s.
Clint’s paternal grandfather was Burr Eastwood (the son of Asa Bedesco Eastwood and Emily/Emma Maraya Young). Asa was the son of Lewis Washington Eastwood and Margaret Amanda Sullivan. Emily was the daughter of Henry Young and Eliza.
Clint’s paternal grandmother was Jesse Mabel Anderson (the daughter of Matthew Anderson and Lois/Louise Sabra/Helen Gaskill). Matthew was born in Scotland. Lois was the daughter of Joseph Gaskill and Sabra Weeks.
Clint’s maternal grandfather was Waldo Erroll/Errol Runner (the son of Charles Claude Runner and Sophia Aurelia/Adelia Bartholomew). Charles was the son of John Wesley Runner and Penelope Jackson. Sophia was the daughter of Edward Franklin Bartholomew and Cordelia Kellogg.
Clint’s maternal grandmother was Virginia May McClanahan (the daughter of James William McClanahan and Matilda Belle Boyle). James was the son of James Howard McClanahan and Virginia Lafayette White. Matilda was the daughter of John Pearis/Patton Boyle and Eliza Davis Patterson.
Sources: Genealogies of Clint Eastwood – https://gw.geneanet.org
Clint Eastwood a Cultural Production (1993), by Paul Smith. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
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