Jennifer Garner

by ethnic on June 24, 2010

Birth Name: Jennifer Anne Garner

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 17, 1972

Ethnicity: English, as well as Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, and Swiss-German

Jennifer Garner is an American actress and producer.

Jennifer is the daughter of Patricia and William Garner. She was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. She is married to actor and director Ben Affleck, with whom she has three children.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was George Floyd Garner (the son of James Sampson Garner and Mary/Nellie Blanche Walton). George was born in Texas. James was the son of Luke Garner and Armilda/Armilla Dowden/J. “Matilda” Rose. Mary was the daughter of George Gabriel Walton and Rachel Adelaide/Adelaid/Adelaine “Addie” Koonce.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Exie Mae Lancaster (the daughter of George Hardy Lancaster and Carrie Melvina Amick). Exie was born in Texas. George was the son of George Washington Lancaster and Harriett Ann Brigance/Hutchison/Hutchenson. Carrie was the daughter of Silas Milliage Amick and Maria Louisa Adelaide Franklow.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Harvey Newton English (the son of James Edward English and Millicent F. “Melissa”/Malissa/Malisie Delzell). Harvey was born in Arkansas. James was the son of John English and Elizabeth/Eliza Graham. Millicent was the daughter of Samuel Delzell and Mary Pemberton.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Hazel Violet Margaret Sayre (the daughter of Warren Sayre and Laura Lacy Gray). Violet was born in Missouri. Warren was the son of Spencer Douglas Sayre and Eliza Jane Wilson. Laura’s father was English.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer Garner –

Genealogy of Jennifer Garner (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, George Floyd Garner (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Obituary of Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Exie Mae (Lancaster) Garner –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Harvey Newton English –

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Harvey Newton English, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s maternal great-grandparents, Warren Sayre and Laura Lacy Gray, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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andrew December 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm
AW January 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm

She looks very German, like Hilary Swank.

WTF November 10, 2014 at 5:37 am

She looks like the white version of Paula Patton. They both look like trannies.

Check7t August 12, 2014 at 3:46 am
WTF November 10, 2014 at 5:37 am
Nikki June 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

she kinda looks french or italian maybe

andrew July 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

horse face: germanic. French or Italian? not at all

fuzzybear44 July 4, 2014 at 6:36 am

horse face?man that’s cold

ExoticNorway May 17, 2014 at 11:27 am

Exotic beauty!

J.J. June 2, 2014 at 1:00 am

exotic means foreign, so if she’s exotic that means every non native person in the USA is exotic

J.J. September 24, 2013 at 5:07 am

correction; her eyes are forest green (green+brown) and her hair is dark brown (brunette) I think it should be listed

andrew July 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

not really attractive IMO

sadie March 25, 2012 at 3:09 am

She is gorgeous and what a wonderful mom. She is a gracious person and has a great marriage. Good thing Ben didn’t marry Jlo that woman doesn’t know what she wants. She is very shallow.

Tanasia March 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Her eyes are beautiful so is her cheek bones.

rafael June 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

this woman is gorgeous

Mike June 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

beautiful milf

Jo June 17, 2011 at 9:48 am

Unsurprising she is part German… German women tend to be exotic and natural beauties =)

Sillau October 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm

well every ethnicities have their own beautiful natural exotic beauties.

Get real December 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

She is not German. She is part German. German women are known to be extremely ugly, but if they mix with another ethnic group the offspring cam be beautiful. Go to Germany, you will be lucky to find even one pretty German girl. The models from Germany are miracles of that nation. Other ugly people’s have famous beautiful models as well, but this isn’t an indication of their looks by genetics

bzbunni October 22, 2010 at 12:11 am

German…Swiss….isn’t it just WHITE anyway?….no offense. Now put some distant Native American or Asian or even african, then let’s talk

Paul. October 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

What’s wrong with just being white? :/

Anonymous October 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Nothing wrong with it….I have white in me from some generations, but ethnicities come from the features not the color. Europeans have the same similar features, as if some said they were chinese or japanese….similar features, different language. People say all the time that being Puerto-Rican is not a race. Why can’t we say that swiss or German isn’t one either?

mm February 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

If Puerto-Rican isn’t a race it’s because the majority are Mezitos descended from native americans and spanish (or other European settlers). The original people living in Puerto Rico were Amerindians, hence the name. You think all Europeans look the same? Are you saying that a Greek person, a Swedish person, and an Irish person look alike? They look NOTHING alike!!!!

aps June 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

aww, interesting! Thanks!!:)

Anonymous June 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Her German, Swiss and English Ancestors are from Her Father side
they do not have anything on her mother.

Ben Affleck also has English Ancestry from the 1500s and 1600s

# ID: I131547
# Name: Thomas NEWELL
# Sex: M
# Birth: ABT 1585 in Hertfordshire, England
# Death: 1672 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT

Anonymous June 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm

She also have Swiss and German Ancestry

This is one of her Swiss Ancestors
# ID: I199412
# Name: Anna Regina FITE
# Sex: F
# Birth: ABT 1720 in Switzerland
# Death: BET 1760 AND 1800
This is one of her German Ancestors
# ID: I199689
# Name: John Melchior DERRICK
# Sex: M
# Birth: ABT 1731 in Germany
# Death: ABT 1797 in Lexington Co., SC

You can see it both in her family tree above

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