Birth name: Hilary Erhard Duff
Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 28, 1987
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Welsh, French
Hilary Duff is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Lizzie McGuire in the television show and film bearing the same name. Her sister is actress and singer Haylie Duff (Haylie Katherine Duff). Hilary has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Welsh, and French roots. Her middle name, “Erhard”, comes from German ancestors.
Hilary’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Robert Duff (the son of Luke Ralph Duff and Willie Gertrude Roberts). Luke was the son of Matthew A. Duff and Margaret A. Gillis.
Hilary’s paternal grandmother was Mary Pearl Erhard (the daughter of Earl Chester Erhard and Ann Pearl Windrow). Earl was the son of Chester Charles Erhard and Mary Eliza Trigg. Pearl was the daughter of William Henry Windrow and Anna H. McCord.
Hilary’s maternal grandfather was Samuel “Sam” Clark Cobb, Jr. (the son of Samuel/Sam Clark Cobb and Eva/Era Hamil Whitaker). Hilary’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Clark/Charles Griffin Cobb and Mary Cornelia P. Smith.
Hilary’s maternal grandmother was Amy Beulah Schlemmer (the daughter of Albert Lee Schlemmer and Eula Belle Angell). Albert’s parents, Ernst/Earnest Schlemmer and Anna Westowska, were German, with his father from Rhine and his mother from Posen. Eula was the daughter of Charles Frank Angell and Rosie Beulah Rogers.
Genealogy of Hilary’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Hilary’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Robert Duff (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com
Hilary’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Robert Duff, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Hilary’s paternal grandmother, Mary Pearl Erhard (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Another genealogy of Hilary’s paternal grandmother, Mary Pearl Erhard (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Hilary Duff (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Hilary’s maternal grandmother, Amy Beulah Schlemmer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Hilary’s maternal great-grandfather, Albert Lee Schlemmer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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