Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett

Birth Name: Ferrah Leni Fawcett

Date of Birth: February 2, 1947

Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, U.S.

Date of Death: June 25, 2009

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California

Ethnicity: English, likely some Welsh and Scottish

Farrah Fawcett was an American actress and artist.

Farrah was the daughter of Pauline Alice (Evans) and James William Fawcett. She had English, and likely some Welsh and Scottish, ancestry. She is sometimes described as having had French or Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if these said ancestral lines have been documented/verified.

Farrah is also sometimes stated as having had Lebanese ancestry, perhaps because her first name is of Arabic origin. However, she was not of Arab descent.

Until her death, her long-time partner was actor Ryan O’Neal. The couple had a son, Redmond.

Farrah’s paternal grandfather was William Albert Fawcett (the son of John Fawcett and Clara Flavel/Flavell). William was born in Texas. John was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, the son of David Fawcett and Elizabeth Inchbold Green. Clara was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the daughter of Benjamin Flavell and Esther Elizabeth Wood.

Farrah’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle Ola Hixon (the daughter of William Elbert Hixon and Mary “Mollie” E. Steen). Myrtle was born in Texas. William was the son of Richard Hickson/Hixon and Margaret Ann Henderson.

Farrah’s maternal grandparents were John Henry Evans and Martha/Mattie Ann Johnson (the daughter of Robert Owen Johnson and Nancy Jane “Jennie” Melford). Robert was the son of William Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Miller. Nancy was likely the daughter of John Quincy Mefford and Priscilla/Pricey/Pricy Harmon.

Sources: Genealogy of Farrah Fawcett – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Farraw Fawcett (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Farrah’s maternal grandmother, Martha/Mattie Ann Johnson (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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35 Responses

  1. ses101 says:

    Fawcett is a Scottish surname, from East Lothian, where I live and know other people with this name.

  2. celebfan says:

    The second sentence of this says “Farrah was the son of Pauline Alice (Evans) and James William Fawcett.” Son? Clearly a typo.

  3. smiley says:

    The picture isn’t working for me.

  4. JasonBaker says:

    Did she have Native American ancestry? She doesn´t look Native American at all, but that´s what´s stated on Wikipedia.

  5. Holly12 says:

    I loved Farrah Fawcett in ‘Charlie’s Angels’. I must admit I don’t think she was the most beautiful out of the three original Angels, but she had an aura emanating from within her that captured the attention of a lot of people & I can see why she was so popular with the public.
    If ethni or Follers reads this could we add Jaclyn Smith (the other Charlie’s Angel) to this website. I’d be interested to know what her ancestral background is made up of, as she was & still is an incredibly beautiful woman. Thank-you.

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