Birth Name: Heather Joan Graham
Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 29, 1970
Ethnicity: Irish (mostly), as well as English, Scottish, Welsh, and German
Heather Graham is an American actress. Her sister is actress Aimee Graham.
She is of Irish descent through her father and maternal grandfather. Her maternal grandmother had English, Scottish, Welsh, and German ancestry.
Heather had a strict Catholic upbringing. She now practices Hinduism.
Heather’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Carroll Bransfield (the son of Joseph Bransfield and Margaret). Heather’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Irish parents, Redmond Bransfield and Ellen M. Fox, who was born in Oldcastle Area, Meath. Margaret was born in New Jersey, to Irish parents.
Heather’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Norma Campbell (the daughter of William M. Campbell and Lillie Henrietta Smith). William was the son of Edwin Miller Campbell and Melacina Kiefer Hendricks. Lillie was the daughter of Jonathan William Smith and Eliza Jane Sapp. Through her maternal grandmother, Heather is descended from Thomas Wynne, a Welsh immigrant in the 1600s, who was one of the original settlers of Philadelphia, and from Francis Daniel Pastorius, a German immigrant, who was one of the founders of Germantown.
Sources: Heather mentions some of her ancestry – http://www.rte.ie
Heather’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Redmond Bransfield and Ellen M. Fox, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Heather’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Norma Campbell (through Dorothy’s sister, Lillie Viola Campbell) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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