Hayden Panettiere

Birth Name: Hayden Leslie Panettiere

Place of Birth: Palisades, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 21, 1989

Ethnicity: Italian (one half), as well as German and English

Hayden Panettiere is an American actress, singer, model, and activist. She is known for starring in the series Heroes as Claire Bennet.

She is the daughter of Alan Panettiere and Lesley R. Vogel, an actress. Her brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. She has a daughter with her fiancé, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Both of Hayden’s parents are of half Italian descent (her father’s father and her mother’s mother). Her other roots include German and English. Her surname, Panettiere, is pronounced Pan-Uh-Tee-Air-Ee, and means “baker” in Italian. She has a tattoo of the Italian words Vivere senza rimipianti on her left flank. It means “To live without regrets”, although the third word should be spelled rimpianti.

Hayden has said:

My mom is from Kentucky and my [paternal] grandmother is from Corpus Christi, so I had a better understanding of the South than the average person moving from New York. At my core, this is the kind of person I am and want to be. I like being in a place where people appreciate the little things and don’t need a lot of stuff to be happy. You can put a group of Southerners in any scenario and they’ll have a good time.

Hayden’s paternal grandfather is Dominick N. Panettiere (the son of Donato/Daniel Panettieri/Panettiere and Jacomina/Jaicomina Signorile). Dominick was born in New York, to Italian parents. Donato was born in Altamura, Bari, the son of Carlo Panettieri and Leonarda Oliva.

Hayden’s paternal grandmother is Nann Nix Boland (the daughter of Joseph Edmond Boland and Elva Irene Cavnor/Cavnar). Joseph was the son of David Edmond Boland and Margaret May/Mae/Maye “Maggie” Fondren.

Hayden’s maternal grandfather is John Leslie Vogel (the son of John Raymond Vogel and Elizabeth Francis Long). Hayden’s great-grandfather John was the son of John J. Vogel and Anna F. Miller, who were both the children of German parents. Hayden’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Leslie Preston Long and Hulda Frances Bessie Wilson, who had English ancestry.

Hayden’s maternal grandmother is Eunice “Tam” B. Latty (the daughter of Salvino/Salvin Frank Latty and Rose/Rosyln L. Shaw). Eunice was born in Maine, to Italian parents. Rose was the daughter of Joseph Shaw and Maria/Mary Pagoni.

Sources: Hayden’s paternal grandfather, Dominick N. Panettiere, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Hayden’s paternal great-grandfather, Donato/Daniel Panettieri/Panettiere – https://www.familysearch.org

Hayden’s paternal grandmother, Nann Nix Boland, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Hayden’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Edmond Boland (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Hayden’s paternal great-grandmother, Elva Irene Cavnor/Cavnar, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Hayden’s maternal grandfather, John Leslie Vogel, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Hayden’s maternal grandmother, Eunice “Tam” B. Latty, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Hayden’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose/Rosyln L. Shaw, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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127 Replies to “Hayden Panettiere”

      1. @Greyface

        Quote(Sicilian is not black)

        Well it’s true their not black in color. However going by their Dna results that they have put on line, there are a number on them who have (North African, East African as well as Sub-Saharan African) ancestry all within the last 200 years

        1. she is a rapper and is related to obama I know that pizza is actually soul food and berbers love basketball berbers are jive brothers
          all white people are black

      2. indeed nonsense comment

        i looked at old child photos of her and she was blonde blue eyed girl with pale skin

        why the hell people see black in those pics ?

  1. Surely because she is blond … the first (and sometimes the only) thing that people see. But her face is definitely Italian, and there are also many blond Italians, especially in the north of Italy. (The Germanic Ostrogoths and Langobards once settled there.)

  2. I read somewhere that she gave a speech in the
    middle of the Ucranian Revolution,is it true?I’d
    like to know what she said.Nothing against Putin
    I hope.He’s a dangerous man,even Obama is very
    very very afraid of him.

  3. I’m trying to see the German but she looks just Italian to me, but then again that’s what she is mostly. Ignore her colouring people, she looks more Italiano than anything.

  4. She is the same mix as Leonardo Dicaprio he is Italian German and Russian but like her he looks very German he doesn’t have the big nose like Italian she defiantly looks very German she doesn’t look Italian she doesn’t have the big nose like the Italians i thought she would have looked more Italian than German since the Italians have stronger genes Germans have weak genes.

    1. No, it was just her hair that made her look sort of biracial (e.g. Remember the Titans) She looks both Italian and German to me. Only her brother came out more Italian than her.

  5. SHE LOOKS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING !! WHAT DOES IT MATTER YOU DONT HAVE TO LOOK A CERTAIN WAY TO BE SOMETHING SHE IS WHAT SHE IS STOP DEBATING IT AND MAKING ALL THESE RACISTS STEREOTYPES I SAW AN ISLANDER THAT LOOKED LIKE HER AN ASIAN,EU,AFRICAN,INDIAN,AMERICAN(ALL RACES),AUSTRALIAN,HAWAIIAN,JAMAICAN,ALL RACES LOOK LIKE HER SO ARE THEY LESS OF WHAT THEY ARE TOO ?NOPE!

  6. Her race is WHITE so she looks WHITE, because WHITE people aren’t just those who has blue eyes and blond hair, it’s just a term which refer people from all european countrys and ex-soviet union. Despite of the typical facial traits of every european country they are all white and in all european countrys you can find people from black hair and brown eyes to blond almost white hair and blue eyes, in north and east europe is more common but they are ALL white.

    1. yep some of the race caucasian theory proves this, but do mind that some of europe is not always white white, yet other things. the majority is white in europe and that is correct but there are other races in Europe…

  7. Can’t believe I only found out recently that she was Italian. I’d always thought that she was Anglo-American! I’m so silly as I’ve been ignoring the fact that her last name is PANETTIERE for so long. However, her brother Jansen is extremely Italian looking! It’ so amazing how they look very alike but look like a different race from another (my opinion)

    1. Dude you are stupid and I rarely say those words, but yeah you are stupid. Italian versus German are not races, yet they are heritages and ethnicities. We mix up the word all the time for the German race and the Italian race for German Heritage, Italian Heritage. Caucasian is a race, and there is a theory, not a hypothesis that proves that such. Yeah they are both different but by culture and A german first proved the factor of race by looking at skulls of similar measurements. Even genetics came later and proved such. However, who cares if she is anglo or not. We should and would love the human race to bring creativity and ideas.

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