Jason Ritter

by ethnic on October 1, 2010

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Birth Name: Jason Morgan Ritter

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 17, 1980

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Dutch, French, Welsh, Irish

Jason Ritter is an American actor. He is the son of actors John Ritter (Johnathan Southworth Ritter) and Nancy Morgan.

Most branches of his family have lived in the United States for many generations. His ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, Dutch, French, Welsh, and Irish. His surname, “Ritter”, likely also came from distant German ancestors.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was Tex Ritter (Woodward Maurice Ritter, the son of James Everett Ritter and Martha Elizabeth “Lizzie” Matthews). Jason’s grandfather Tex was an actor and country music singer. James was the son of Benjamin Franklin/Frank Ritter and Margaret Ann Ball. Martha was the daughter of James Pinkney Henry Matthews and Edna Katherine/Catherine Ann Murray/Murry.

Jason’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Fay Southworth (the daughter of Harry Thomas Southworth and Harriett/Harriet Fay Fox). Harry was the son of Thomas F. Southworth, Jr. and Elizabeth/Eliza Lamb Livesay. Harriett was the daughter of William P. L. Fox and Harriet L. Tilton.

Jason’s maternal grandparents were Samuel Asa Leland Morgan (the son of John Cary Morgan and Chris Ziegler) and Marjorie Greenfield (the daughter of Harlan Gantt Greenfield and Constance Wood Loar). John was the son of John Robert Morgan and Verna Johnson.

Sources: Genealogies of Jason Ritter – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jason’s father – http://famouskin.com

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

cdonorab November 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Correction. He also has Irish ancestry as well threw Sarah Campbell Ball.

celebfan September 17, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Ritter is a German surname and Morgan is a Scottish surname. I’m not sure which family members donate the other ethnicities in his mix.

andrew September 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Ritter is a famous German chocolate brand in Europe

beckyphantom December 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Jason’s great grandfather was a German American.Which makes Jason at least 1/8th German.

jackie May 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

such a BAD choice for a picture, he looks somewhat obese… sorry. but, overall, it’s good to know he’s got a page on here. dutch, I would’ve never guessed.

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