Gregory Peck

by follers on May 23, 2014

Birth Name: Eldred Gregory Peck

Date of Birth: April 5, 1916

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Death: June 12, 2003

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

Ethnicity: Irish (paternal grandmother), English, some German, distant Welsh

Gregory Peck was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

Gregory was the son of Bernice Mary/Mae (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck. His paternal grandmother was Irish. His other ancestry was English, some German, and distant Welsh. Many of his family lines have been in the United States since the 1600s. Gregory’s grandson is actor Ethan Peck.

Gregory’s paternal grandfather was evidently named Samuel Peck.

Gregory’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Ashe (the daughter of John Gregory Ashe and Catherine/Katherine Mary Prendiville/Prenderville). Gregory’s grandmother Catherine was born in East Minard, County Kerry, Ireland. John was the son of Gregory Coke Ashe and Bridget Kennedy or Honoria O’Donnell. Gregory’s great-grandmother Catherine was the daughter of John Prenderville/Prendiville and Kate Leary.

Gregory’s maternal grandfather was John Daggett Ayers II (the son of William Henry Ayers and Elizabeth/Eliza Maria/Marie Daggett). John was born in Missouri. William was the son of Isaac Ayers and Emily Lucy Woodruff. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Dickinson Daggett and Sarah B. Sparks.

Gregory’s maternal grandmother was Kathryn/Katherine Elizabeth Forse/Force (the daughter of Albert Thomas Forse and Catherine Woodruff). Gregory’s grandmother Kathryn was born in Pennsylvania. Albert was the son of Thomas Manning Forse and Nancy Elizabeth Ann Reiter.

Sources: Genealogies of Gregory Peck –

Genealogy of Gregory Peck (focusing on his father’s side) –

Gregory Peck on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Information about Gregory’s visit to Ireland –

Gregory’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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andrew January 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm
andrew July 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Catherine Ashe was born in East Minard, County Kerry, Ireland.

Information about Gregory’s visit to Ireland:

andrew July 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm
visokozen April 17, 2015 at 5:56 am

He maight be Albanian.

Check7t February 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm

*reliable source

ethnic February 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm

This page on Geni states Armenian heritage. Can anyone verify this?

follers February 6, 2015 at 1:13 pm

The IMDB used to have an item about the Armenian thing, but it’s been gone for a while.

The geni bio uses an old Wikipedia entry that probably took on the same information.

Check7t February 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

IMDB isn’t a reliable. It used to say Paul Walker was Albanian.


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