Jared Leto

by Vadius on November 10, 2012

Jared Leto ethnicity

Birth Name: Jared Joseph Bryant

Place of Birth: Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 26, 1971

Ethnicity: English, Cajun/French, smaller amounts of Irish, German, Scottish, at least 1/512 Spanish, remote Dutch and Mi’kmaq First Nations

Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club (2013). He is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, for which his brother, Shannon Leto, is the drummer.

Jared is the son of Constance (Metrejon) and Tony L. Bryant. Leto was the surname of Jared’s stepfather/adoptive father, Carl Leto (the surname is Italian). Pictures of Jared’s mother can be seen here (at the far left) and here.

Jared’s father, who was from Kentucky, had British Isles/English ancestry. Jared’s mother, who is from Louisiana, has Cajun (French), smaller amounts of English, Irish, German, and Scottish, at least 1/256 Spanish, and remote Dutch and Mi’kmaq First Nations, ancestry. Some of Jared’s ancestors were born in Acadia (now Canada) and Barbados.

At a concert, Jared waved the Spanish flag and stated that his maternal grandfather was of part Spanish descent. One of Jared’s maternal seven times great-grandfathers, Manuel Quintero, was Spanish, and was born, c. 1745, in Sainte Croix, Canary Islands, Spain. This makes Jared of 1/512 Spanish descent. It is not clear if he has any other Spanish ancestry, as some people of Cajun descent do.

Jared’s mother’s Metrejon line can be traced back to Joseph Marie Maitrejean, who was born, c. 1778, in Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, an island off the coast of Brittany.

Jared’s maternal grandfather was Edmond William “Willie” Lee Metrejon (the son of Charles J. Metrejean and Ethel Ryder). The Metrejon/Metrejean surname had originally been spelled Maitrejean. Charles and Ethel were born in Louisiana. Charles was the son of Joseph-Frédéric Metrejean and Victoire-Octana Savoy. Ethel was the daughter of William/Willie Ryder and Marie Berthilde “Bertha” Wyble.

Jared’s maternal grandmother was Ruby Mae Russell (the daughter of Joseph Lee Russell and Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain). Joseph was born in Florida, to a father from Alabama, Pat H. Russell, and a mother from Georgia, Ella. Helen was born in Louisiana, to Henry Marshall Hoffpauir (the son of Thomas J. Hoffpauir and Anne Dailey/Daily) and Katherine Euranie/Urina Foreman.

Sources: Genealogies of Jared Leto (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

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

Jared’s maternal great-grandfather, Charles J. Metrejean, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jared’s maternal grandmother, Ruby Mae Russell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jared’s maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Lee Russell and Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jared’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Hessie Hoffpauir/Houfpauir/Huffpain, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jared’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Jared’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Marshall Hoffpauir, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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ashash August 5, 2017 at 1:53 am
andrew August 5, 2017 at 5:48 am

She was rolling a joint in the second pic

andrew August 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

he also has Dutch ancestry from the 1700s

http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Bogard-Family-Tree-91

Jared’s “Metrejon” line can be traced back to Joseph Marie Maitrejean, born c. 1778 in Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, an island off the coast of Brittany.

Some of Jared’s ancestors were born in Acadia (now Canada) and Barbados.

follers August 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm

I found Jared’s Spanish ancestry, a seven times great-grandfather. Not sure if he has any more.

andrew August 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

can you give me the genealogical link of this Spanish ancestor? I noticed a lot of inbreeding between his Acadian ancestors (tag him as “Acadian” and “French Canadian”), expecially the “Landry” line, and also between his “Higginbotham” forebears:
http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Higginbotham-Family-Tree-467

follers August 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm

William Ryder’s “Quintero” ancestry.

andrew August 24, 2016 at 6:53 am
ashash November 26, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Jared is related to Ali Landry then, right?

madman August 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm
follers August 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Can you give me the fractions on that ancestry, please?

madman August 23, 2016 at 6:05 pm

It would take me a while to find them all again, and add up the fractions. For some ancestors it was also hard to tell if they were Native or not.

follers August 23, 2016 at 6:17 pm

I think Marie Cayote-Blanc, Marie Miteouamigoukoue, and Marie Mathilde Pidicwanmiskwe were Indigenous.

andrew August 24, 2016 at 7:04 am

Cool. Btw I was wondering…if Photography was formally invented in the 1800s how can we have pcitures of a couple who lived in the 1600s? that must be fake. It seems they really existed though.

http://leveillee.net/ancestry/PierreCouc.htm

andrew August 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm
Kimmel June 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

The name ‘Leto’ led me to believe he was South European, but now seeing its his adopted name his look is even more questionable to me. I can not really see the stated heritage in him, to be honest.

andrew August 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm
andrew January 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm

“Leto” is the surname of his stepfather.

Jared’s brother is Shannon Leto, drummer for Thirty Seconds to Mars.

celebfan January 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm

He looks very youthful for his age.

eu May 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

He is ugly as hell. He is a good actor,but a terrible singer

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:26 am
California July 25, 2015 at 5:22 am

You must have some high standards or something, Jared is far from ugly.

Fatmonkey May 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm

He isn’t ugly, but his beauty has a sort of annoyingly androgynous and boyish feel to it when it shouldn’t. I like it better when people simply look their age, whatever the effects of it. Leto is 45, yet appears to look more youthful and tender than me, and I’m young enough to be his son.

marinecorp April 29, 2014 at 4:07 am

He looks weird

ihatemostpeople March 3, 2014 at 3:11 am

This is a bad picture of him!

Anyway, he’s beautiful. I’m glad he won the Oscar, he deserved it.

ashash March 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm

He is beautiful.

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm
ashash January 17, 2014 at 1:09 am

He is cute.

The Beautiful Ones December 12, 2013 at 11:39 am

he’s such a cutie!!!!!! so cute!

neiltennant November 17, 2013 at 3:16 am

he could be freddy prinze jr. s less conservative brother :-)

nnnnn November 20, 2012 at 12:41 am

What’s with his eyes?

Vadius November 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

CORRECTION, He’s also Spanish, the proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPF6iiVywWw

follers March 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

It’s hard to say if he really has Spanish ancestry. I couldn’t find the exact ancestor (through his maternal grandfather).

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