Hilary Duff

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, possibly 1/16th Polish

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.

Hilary is the daughter of Susan and Robert Duff. She has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, French, and possibly 1/16th Polish, roots. Her middle name, Erhard, comes from German ancestors.

Her sister is actress and singer Haylie Duff (Haylie Katherine Duff). Hilary has a son with her former husband, Canadian hockey player Mike Comrie; and a daughter with her partner, singer, songwriter, and DJ Matthew Koma. Mike’s father and uncles founded The Brick furniture company.

Hilary’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Robert Duff (the son of Luke Ralph Duff and Willie Gertrude Roberts). Kenneth was born in Oklahoma. 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/Annie 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 Clark “Sam” Cobb, Jr. (the son of Samuel/Sam Clark Cobb and Eva/Era Hamil Whitaker). Hilary’s grandfather Samuel was born in Texas. 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). Amy was born in Texas. Albert’s parents, Ernst/Earnest Schlemmer and Anna/Anne/Annie Westowska, were German, with his father from Rhine and his mother from Posen; Anna may have been of Polish descent, though her language is listed as German. Eula was the daughter of Charles Frank Angell and Rosie Beulah Rogers.

Sources: Genealogies of Hilary Duff – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogy of Hilary’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Hilary’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Robert Duff (focusing on his 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

Genealogy of Hilary’s paternal grandmother, Mary Pearl Erhard (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Hilary’s paternal great-grandmother, Ann/Annie Pearl Windrow – https://www.wikitree.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

Death record of Hilary’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna/Anne/Annie (Westowska) Schlemmer – https://www.familysearch.org

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107 Responses

  1. black wallstreet says:

    English, German, Scot, irish uggh boring and ugly combinations, she looks so plain. she used to have no neck now she’s just skinny broad with a huge head.

    • black wallstreet says:

      Look stupid faker,I don’t go around insulting people,they’ll know your not the real black wallstreet or fuzzybear,so stop it

    • Amala says:

      I kind of agree… Disney are trying to be more multi-cultural to give the mixed kids someone to look up to, yet her and Miley are white…

      • alexia says:

        you’re suggesting no disney acotors should be european anymore? shit, how sensitive could you get? you’re obviously not white yourself. have you thought about what that would do to all the european kids out there? make them feel uncomfortable or like they don’t belong because of their skin? and how is it wrong that miley and hillary both by chance ended up more famous and liked because they were more talented? you haven’t thought what you just said through very well.
        by the way, being a “euro-mutt” is counted as being mixed.

    • alexia says:

      what’s with all the negativity about irish, scottish and german herritage?
      i’m an irish, scottish, english, welsh and german australian and i’ve had no problems with my herritage or my appearance. i even have a cousin who looks just as german as duff does.
      hey, the english developed most of the shit we own today, i see nothing to be ashamed of in being british/german.
      honestly, the only thing i can think of being wrong with having irish and scottish herritage is jealousy or just being outright narrow minded.

      nicole kidman – pure irish – one of the most beautiful women in the world.
      hugh jackman – pure english – the sexiest man in the world.
      kiera knightley – pure english – one of the most beautiful women in the world.
      marilyn monroe – norwegian, english, scottish – THE most beautiful woman in the world.
      jayne mansfield – german, british – the poor man’s marilyn monroe.
      audrey hepburn – english, slovak, dutch.
      emma watson – french, english.
      miranda kerr – english, scottish, french.
      elizabeth taylor – welsh, irish, english, swiss, dutch.

      if you bother to check, actually very few of the most stunning and influential celebrities haven’t got u.k herritage. even george clooney and matt damon have u.k herritage. beauty has nothing to do with your ethnicity, it’s whether you’re lucky or not. obviously.

      i mean seriously, hello? get real.

  2. Chad MacGregor says:

    Long live the Scots!

  3. QueenOrangeSoda says:

    Scottish and Irish? Where have I heard THAT before? ;) *points to Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift*

  4. Paul. says:

    I like how her parents gave her a German middle name.. it shows they’re proud of their roots.
    Just wondering, is her surname ‘Duff’, the Scottish or Irish version?

    She’s really cool. :)

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