Diane Keaton

by ethnic on July 13, 2010

Birth Name: Diane Hall

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 5, 1946

Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, Scottish, more distant Austrian, distant French and Dutch

Diane Keaton is an American actress, writer, director, and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Annie Hall (1977).

She is the daughter of Dorothy Deanne (Keaton) and John Newton Ignatius “Jack” Hall.

Diane’s paternal grandfather was Chester Newton Hall (the son of Arelious/Aurelious Creed/Charles Hall and Emma Mae Armstrong). Arelious was the son of John Newton Hall and Catherine Virginia Read. Emma was the daughter of James Armstrong, who was born in Ireland, and of Elizabeth Maynes, whose parents were from Ulster, Ireland.

Diane’s paternal grandmother was Mary Alice Powers (the daughter of Patrick Kenneth Powers and Ellen F. Calligan). Patrick was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Irish parents, Michael Powers, from Cork, and Margaret Shuell, from Kerry. Ellen was born in Ohio, the daughter of Irish parents, John Calligan, from Cork, and Bridget Broderick.

Diane’s maternal grandfather was Lemuel Roy Keaton (the son of Lemuel West Keaton, Jr. and Louisa Jones). Diane’s great-grandfather Lemuel was the son of Lemuel West Keaton and Martha Margaret Maret.

Diane’s maternal grandmother was Beulah Evinger (the daughter of George Frederick Evinger and Sarah Orpha Marcel/Marchel). George was the son of John Evinger, Jr. and Jane Elisa Yager. Sarah was the daughter of John Marchel and Catherine Malinda Wolfe.

Sources: Genealogy of Diane Keaton – http://www.geni.com

Diane’s paternal grandmother, Mary Alice Powers, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Diane Keaton (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://familypedia.wikia.com

Genealogy of Diane’s maternal great-grandfather, George Frederick Evinger – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Diane’s maternal great-grandmother, Sarah Orpha Marcel/Marchel – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 November 16, 2015 at 6:16 am

One of my favorites. She is so charming.. so real…

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Her surname is very English

andrew August 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I wonder is she’s related to Buster Keaton

andrew August 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm
follers August 24, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Most likely, as their families both go back to Pasquotank Co., North Carolina.

Buster’s dad – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=:3161625&id=I7705

Diane’s great-great-grandpa – http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44355923

andrew August 25, 2013 at 5:34 am
andrew June 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm

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