Jennette McCurdy

by ethnic on July 3, 2010

Jennette Mccurdy

Birth Name: Jennette Faye McCurdy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 26, 1992

Ethnicity: Irish, French, French-Canadian, Swedish/Finland-Swedish, 1/8 Italian, English, Dutch, Frisian, Swiss-German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/64 Mexican, 1/2048 Polish

Jennette McCurdy is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, singer, and songwriter. She co-starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly. She has also guest-starred in a number of other television series, including Malcolm in the Middle, Zoey 101, Will & Grace, Strong Medicine, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Contrary to some online claims, Jennette is not of Puerto Rican ancestry. However, one of her maternal great-great-great-great-grandfathers, John Romero, was of Mexican ancestry (from New Mexico).

Jennette’s paternal grandfather is Merle Eugene McCurdy (the son of Ernest R. McCurdy and Johanna Hersema/Heersema). Ernest was the son of Manches Neighbor McCurdy and Eldora/Elnora Evonne Phillips, and had Irish, English, Swiss-German, and Scottish, ancestry. Johanna was born in Illinois, to Dutch parents, and likely had Frisian ancestry.

Jennette’s paternal grandmother is Faye/Faye Gertrude Lapayne/Payne (the daughter of Dean LaVern Lapayne/Payne and Gertrude Ellen Cronin). Dean was the son of Lincoln S. Payne and Etna Fern Muir, and had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Irish, distant Dutch, and likely French, ancestry. Jennette’s great-grandmother Gertrude was the daughter of Michael Cronin, who was Irish, and of Anna Flynn, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Irish parents.

Jennette’s maternal grandfather is Roland Joseph LaBeaf (the son of Earl LaBeaf and Josephine Biscotto). Earl was the son of Joseph LaBeaf, whose parents were French-Canadian, and of Emma Sawyer. Josephine was born in California, the daughter of Italian parents, Giuseppe Biscotto and Marina Lauria.

Jennette’s maternal grandmother is Beverly Tinder (the daughter of Gordon William Tinder and Villie Gertrude Newman). Gordon was the son of William Henry Tinder and Ella Celica Romero, and was of English, Mexican, Swedish, Dutch, and distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Polish, ancestry. Villie was born in Utah, the daughter of Matts Johansson Newman/Nyman and Johanna/Hannah Carlson/Carlsson, who were from Finland, and were both of Swedish descent.

Sources: Jennette’s paternal grandfather, Merle Eugene McCurdy, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jennette’s paternal great-grandfather, Ernest R. McCurdy (through Ernest’s brother, Edelbert McCurdy) (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jennette’s paternal grandmother, Faye/Fay Gertrude Lapayne/Payne (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jennette’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Lincoln S. Payne (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Jennette’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Susan E. McConkey – https://www.ancestry.com
http://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Jennette’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Etna Fern Muir – http://www.genealogy.com

Information on Jennette’s paternal Muir family – https://www.ancestry.co.uk

Genealogy of Jennette’s paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Ellen Cronin (through Gertrude’s brother, Edward Earl Cronin) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Jennette McCurdy (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Obituary of Jennette’s maternal grandfather, Roland Joseph LaBeaf – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Jennette’s maternal great-grandfather, Gordon William Tinder (through Gordon’s sister, Edith Tinder) – https://www.ancestry.com

Obituary of Jennette’s maternal great-grandmother, Villie Gertrude (Newman) Tinder – http://www.newspapers.com

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madman May 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Ernest was the son of Manches Neighbor McCurdy and Eldora Evonne Phillips, and had Irish, English, Swiss-German, and Scottsh, ancestry.

Johanna Heersema’s surname indicates she had Frisian ancestry.

Faye was the daughter of Dean LaVern Lapayne and Gertrude Ellen Cronin. Dean was the son of Lincoln S. Payne and Etna Fern Muir, and had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Irish, distant Dutch, and likely French, ancestry. Gertrude was the daughter of Michael Cronin, who was Irish, and Anna Flynn, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Irish parents.

Joseph LaBeaf’s parents were French-Canadian.

It could be mentioned that Gordon William Tinder was of English, Mexican, Swedish, Dutch, and distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Polish, ancestry.

Matts Johansson Newman/Nyman and Johanna Carlsson were both ethnic Swedes from Finland (Finland-Swedish). So remove Finnish from the ethnicity.

https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/edelbert-mccurdy_8035011
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119417682
https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/susan-e-mcconkey_39917660
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/muir/1474/
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/boards/surnames.muir/905.1/mb.ashx
http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/a/t/Stephanie-T-Mathis/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0817.html
https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/edith-tinder_3216493
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=darby-mays1&id=P56675
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=rhoads42952&id=P6877

Hill May 22, 2017 at 9:53 am

I still think she’s half Puerto Rican just because her mom looks exactly like Victoria Justice’s mom.

tttyyy June 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Do we have proof of her heritage

scott August 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm

McCurdy a Scottish surname

follers August 9, 2014 at 9:53 am
tinasheeeee July 23, 2014 at 5:33 pm

So on here it says she’s Puerto Rican also… http://icarly.wikia.com/wiki/Jennette_McCurdy

follers July 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm

She isn’t.

tinasheeeee July 23, 2014 at 6:59 pm

I know.

sararuiz April 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm
eldiablo1313 January 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

She claims to have fallen for a Andre Drummond who is black, could she be the next Kim Kardashian?

person July 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

lol whites are mixing their race out of existence
their men going to Asian women
their women going to black men lol

andrew July 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

it happened all the time, whites with non-white women

Daron January 5, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Her mom is Puerto Rican.

Myspace Celebrity August 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Sooooo…she’s not half Puerto Rican? Lol. I still see it. Oh well.

Bootboot August 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I can see dat too ha

Somebody June 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

wait they changed it!!!!!! it use to say she was puerto rican

David July 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

Maybe they found that was wrong! Sometimes you hear things from one source but sometimes that person, (in this case, Jennette McCurdy), says they’re actually something else??

Danielle May 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

I asked her what race she was and she said Irish Decent and Purteo Rican I thought she was white and Irish becuase Most purteo rican’s don’t have Blonde Hair!…..

411 May 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm

being PR doesn’t really tell you someones background,they could be of multi-heritages

World-girl November 14, 2011 at 3:07 am

Yeah they can have blOnd hair (especially) if your MIXED(what she is) you can have blond hair, like cameron diaz etc.

Serpent November 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Cameron Diaz’s father is a Cuban of European descent. It even says it on her profile. He is of Spanish descent. However, mixed children can have blonde hair.

Second of all, how is this girl mixed?

Richard Kerr March 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

perto rican mixture….***

Richard Kerr March 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

LOL!!! wow.. I could tell that she had something but couldn’t figure it out.. puerto rican’s the something and it is recognizeable.. frank muniz is puerto rican.

Keandra davila March 19, 2011 at 11:15 am

I thought she was italian but bein puerto rican, dats even better

Person January 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Woah…. She’s Puerto Rican??? Never would’ve guessed.

Anonymous August 10, 2010 at 8:44 am

She’s so funny and I c sum Puerto Rican side.

Bootboot August 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

yeah I c that too

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