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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