Derek Jeter

by ethnic on January 28, 2008

Birth Name: Derek Sanderson Jeter

Place of Birth: Pequannock Township, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 26, 1974

*African-American, some English, remote Native American (father)
*Irish, some German and English (mother)

Derek Jeter is an American former professional baseball player. A shortstop, he played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees.

Derek is the son of Dorothy (Connors) and Sanderson Charles Jeter. His father is African-American, and also has some English, and remote Native American, ancestry. Derek’s mother has Irish, and smaller amounts of German and English, ancestry.

Derek is married to model Hannah Jeter (born Hannah Davis), with whom he has a daughter.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Derek’s genetic ancestry is:

*59.4% European
——–*44.4% British & Irish
——–*1.6% French & German
——–*12.2% Nonspecific Northern European
——–*0.2% Nonspecific Southern European
——–*1.0% Nonspecific European
*39.4% Sub-Saharan African
——–*39.2% West African
——–*0.2% Central & South African
*0.5% Native American
*0.3% North African
*0.4% No Match

Derek’s paternal grandmother was Lugenia Jeter (the daughter of Bustee Jeter and Minnie Palmore). Bustee was the son of Green W. Jeter and Jane. Green was a Christian minister. He was the son of a white slave owner and a black slave woman, Charity.

Derek’s maternal grandfather was William Francis Connors (the son of Mary).

Derek’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Tiedemann (the daughter of Thomas Augustine Tiedemann and Agnes Melvin). Thomas was the son of Michael Patrick Tiedemann and Frances Cecilia Pierce.


Genealogy of Derek Jeter (focusing on his father’s side) –

Kim Reinick /

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neiltennant January 3, 2018 at 4:03 pm

if he would be in Germany nobody would guess he is part African-American

of course he is dark in his face but his other features are white

fuzzybear44 January 3, 2018 at 11:57 pm

No offense, but if you people don’t see certain stereotypical features on a person that says they’re mixed, you guys are pretty oblivious to any of this stuff. They look white, well that’s good enough for you

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 2:53 pm

am i allowed to say my opinion without any oppression ?

I know a lot of things which you cannot know brother
sometimes its better to understand certain things …

and there are things i cannot know
do you understand me ?

bearboy June 30, 2016 at 8:14 pm

ok… If everyone is dieing to hear my opinion again Jeter didn’t really need to take a DNA test. COME ON EVERYONE I could easily tell you his ethnicity by looking the guy right in the eyeball. Sometimes nostril hairs help but we gotta understand Jeter is really Hebrew national… Don’t think I’m telling the truth question mark look me up on http://www.bearboyknowsbest.highitsbearboy

neiltennant June 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm

he looks very WHITE

on this picture especially he can pass even for a white italian or south-eastern european

slowdive December 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm
bearboy September 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

English on mother’s side as well, William Pierce.

bearboy November 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

He is also part Native American on his father’s side

follers November 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

From which ancestor?

bearboy November 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm

It didn’t say the name of the ancestor but a reliable DNA test that was on PBS Finding your roots said so. It had all his other ethnicities accurate so I believe this is accurate.

follers November 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Fair enough.

Check7t August 17, 2014 at 6:07 pm

He could pass as fully Italian:×540.jpg

He said a lot of people would assume he is Jewish/Italian too.

WTF June 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

i honestly thought this fool was latino. i guess he does look a little black.

chase January 6, 2012 at 5:18 am

he is biracial you can see both races in him

Zolie January 3, 2012 at 6:57 am

I don’t think it is at all about denying what you are. It is about what the world sees you as, not what you are, plain and simple. That is just a fact. Because if it wasn’t, we would not have racism in this world.

Zolie January 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

Some mixed people (which is rare) look either totally black, white, asian and so forth. Like Kimora, she looks totally Asian. I would classify her as Asian, because if she was in a group with Full blooded Asian you could not tell if she was mixed. And that is how the world really looks at it, plain and simple. Just like President Obama, he looks totally Black, and he knows it. So it would be stupid for him to run around talking about I am mixed. He has the sense to know how the world sees him, and it is not about denying one side over the other.

Liam O'Connel February 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Obama doe NOT look totally black, he looks exactly how you’d expect a half black half white person to look. He actually looks more like his mothers side of the family in terms of features. You’re letting the media influence you which is the only reason why you’re saying he looks fully black, because any person with eyes can see that’s not true

midori29 March 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Obama looks totally BLACK. In fact on his white mothers side he has slave blood, so his white mother is mixed with African too. Obama is really a black president.


andrew March 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

he’s mulatto, his mom is white.

Greyface March 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm

I bet the majority of Americans dont even know that obama is half white, what if he was called “The first half white president” blacks would get mad

jttaino January 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm

no he does NOT he looks of euro-afro ancestry. if you look at his dad and his mom you can tell that he is lighter than him but darker than her. 0 points for observation on your part lol.

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