Hunter Parrish

by ethnic on September 11, 2010

2009 GQ Men of the Year Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Hunter Parrish Tharp

Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 13, 1987

Ethnicity: English, over 1/8th German, some Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/256th Dutch

Hunter Parrish is an American actor and singer.

Much of his ancestry is English. He also has over 1/8th German, and some Scottish and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry. He has 1/256th Dutch roots (at least), through one paternal ancestor, Christofflef Bergen.

Hunter’s stage surname, Parrish, is his mother’s maiden name. Hunter’s Parrish line traces back to Thomas Parrish, who was born, c. 1580, in Yorkshire, England.

Hunter is married to Kathryn Wahl.

Hunter’s paternal grandfather is Winford Dee Tharp (the son of Chester Dale Tharp and Lucy Deanna/Deana Henderson). Winford was born in Illinois. Chester was the son of William Allen Tharp and Arzella King. Lucy was the daughter of John William Henderson and Nancy Jane Embs.

Hunter’s paternal grandmother is Geraldine Karges (the daughter of Albert Herman Karges and Loretta Dessie Byers). Geraldine was born in Indiana. Albert was of German descent, the son of William Theodore Karges and Sophie Augi Pelz. Loretta was the daughter of Allison Winfred Byers and Falina B. Garrison.

Hunter’s maternal grandfather was Major General Clement/Clemont Crane “Monte” Parrish (the son of Jonny Miller Parrish and Mary Francis Prall). Clement was born in Kansas. Jonny was the son of Merryman M. Parrish and Olinda Miller. Mary was the daughter of John W. Prall and Eliza Brentons.

Hunter’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Elizabeth Cox (the daughter of James Lester Cox and Clara Gertrude Meek). Ruth was born in Kansas. James was the son of James Wesley Cox and Alice Deighton. Clara was the daughter of Morganzio McGowin Meek and Henrietta M. Plowman.

Hunter’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Sarah Jane Stabler, who was born, c. 1830, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sources: Hunter’s paternal grandfather, Winford Dee Tharp, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Hunter’s paternal great-grandfather, Chester Dale Tharp (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Hunter’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Theodore Karges and Sophie Augi Pelz –

Genealogy of Hunter’s paternal great-grandmother, Loretta Dessie Byers (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Hunter’s paternal great-grandmother, Loretta Dessie Byers (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Hunter’s mother –

Genealogy of Hunter’s maternal great-grandfather, James Lester Cox –

Genealogy of Hunter’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Ruley –

Obituary of Hunter’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Elizabeth “Betty” (Cox) Parrish –

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andrew January 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm
neiltennant August 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

he looks so boringly white

he has not 1 percent exotic in him

but he is handsome !

J.J. August 31, 2014 at 8:43 am

the word exotic means foreign, it has nothing to do with a person’s ethnicity

phaedra April 25, 2016 at 12:13 am

He is not handsome at all, and interestingly, for the same reasons you brought up. Lol

WTF April 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

He’s ugly.

Gurrl May 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

He’s handsome.

J.J. July 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm

he’s stunning, his symmetry is a bit off, but he’s still very pleasing to look at

-A December 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Sorry but I find this whole 1/256 ridiculous. Are people really that desperate to seem more ‘exotic.’ Next you’ll be saying he’s 1/8000th Viking.

follers December 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Does having a distant Dutch ancestor make him “exotic”?

chris91 June 21, 2014 at 11:57 am

wtf is up with you people and your exotic obsession. Typical americans

J.J. December 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

the word exotic means foreign, having more ethnic bloodlines does not make someone foreign

Freerk July 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

1/256th – at least!! Perhaps 1/248th…

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