Jennifer Love Hewitt

Place of Birth: Waco, McLennan, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1979

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, remote French

Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, and director.

Jennifer is the daughter of Patricia Mae (Shipp) and Herbert Daniel Hewitt. She is married to actor Brian Hallisay, with whom she has two children.

Jennifer’s documented ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, and remote French.

On an Instagram live feed on March 9, 2018, Jennifer said that she also has Dutch and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if Jennifer’s Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. All of Jennifer’s grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. It is not clear if Jennifer has Dutch ancestry either.

Jennifer is sometimes described on the internet as being of Italian descent. This is not accurate.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was Herbert James Hewitt (the son of Herbert/Bert Edward Hewitt and Pearl Beard). Jennifer’s grandfather Herbert was born in Texas. Jennifer’s great-grandfather Herbert was born in Manchester, England, the son of Benjamin F. Hewitt and Levina Clowe. Pearl was the daughter of James Rose Beard and Temperance Lottie Hobbs.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Ogle (the daughter of Daniel/Dan E. Ogle and Etta M. Patterson). Mary Elizabeth was born in Mississippi. Daniel was the son of William Ogle and Ida P. Davis. Etta was the daughter of Henry C. Patterson.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Lemuel Houston Shipp (the son of Solomon David “Pete” Shipp and Donna/Dona Mae Jones). Lemuel was born in Texas. Solomon was the son of William A. Shipp and Bertha Lee Durst.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte/Charloette Grace/Brace Weagley (the daughter of Omer/Homer/Omar Frederick Weagley and Lula Grace Kendall). Charlotte was born in Maryland. Omer was the son of William F. Weagley and Ida M. Kinsel. Lula was the daughter of William Wesley Kendall and Martha Alice Kuhn.

Sources: Genealogies of Jennifer Love Hewitt –

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, Herbert James Hewitt, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Herbert James Hewitt on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother, Pearl Beard (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Ogle, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s paternal great-grandmother, Daniel/Dan E. Ogle, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Lemuel Houston Shipp, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Lemuel Houston Shipp on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte/Charloette Grace/Brace Weagley (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte/Charloette Grace/Brace Weagley, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary and genealogy of Jennifer’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Martha Alice (Kuhn) Kendall –

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Curious about ethnicity

100 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Uhhh, it says on imdb that her mom is italian and her dad is german, so i guess no one is really right in this situation. Although i guess its still possible she could have english ancestry. You guys can check for yourself.

  3. Fred says:

    She’s a “Heinz 57” for god’s sake!

  4. Nathan Tisdale Mottram says:

    oh my god English people are not ugly at all i think i have abetter list here

    Cheryl Cole
    Ashley Tisdale (part jewish)
    Mischa Barton
    Abbey Clancy
    Emma Watson
    Pixie Lott
    olivia newton john
    mollie king
    frankie sanford
    brad pitt
    justin timberlake
    britney spears
    sienna miller
    holly willoughby
    kate beckinsale
    rosie huntigton-whitely
    jude law
    david beckham
    daniel craig
    emma bunton
    kimberely walsh
    sarah harding
    katy perry
    holly willoughby
    fern cotton

    the list is endless

    and catherina zeta jone sis welsh also racheal wiez is mostly german and russian

    and also there is more english people in the united kingdom than any other england is the biggest country and most welsh peopel are actualy english

    • Paul. says:

      You’re back… w00t.

      I find your ‘list of beautiful English people’ to be quite amusing, because a good few of them aren’t English, they’re American. (Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, all of whom have other ethnic groups in them, besides English) And then you’ve got Cheryl Cole, who’s Scottish/Irish descent, Kimberley Walsh, who I believe has Irish heritage (see the origins for the surname Walsh) Sienna Miller, another American, Olivia Newton John, who’s German-Jewish/Welsh? Just English-born…
      Emma Watson, who is one quarter French, Ashley Tisdale and David Beckham, both partially Jewish, with Ashley being American, not English. . .
      Mischa Barton who is English-born, but half Irish on her mother’s side (and who takes after her in looks :D) plus, she’s also American, Brad Pitt is Welsh-American, isn’t he? Still American, though. Not English.
      Pixie Lott is partially Italian, oh and you’ve just listed a few members of The Saturdays. Funny how the Irish one (Una Healy) was voted most beautiful/hottest. ;D

      So, providing us with a list of beautiful “English” people, when the majority of them aren’t really English, was kind of pointless?

      I hate to keep repeating myself, but there are just some people who refuse to believe that in every country there are beautiful people. Your country of birth does not determine how attractive you are. I’m sorry you had to find out this way.

      Much love,
      your favourite person ever. :D :D

      • Anonymous says:

        I think he was talking about English as ethnicity, Paul, not nationality. Most white Americans descend from different Caucasian ethnic groups, and even Native American and black.

        However, you are right. When talking of nationality, most of those people are not English by citizenship. When you are talking of ethnicity, most of those people are not English either. Cheryl Cole, for example, is Irish and Scottish ethnically, but a citizen of England.

        Still, there are pretty English people. There just seems to be not many left, and if they are, they are usually mixed with another ethnic group.

        • missyEire, says:

          This Nathan person seriously hates Irish people how sad any post that says someone has Irish ethnicity he goes around saying no there not they are English.He got awful upset on the Cheryl Co

          le post that her ethnicity is Irish and Scottish god he hates Celts lol,He loves to say irish people are ugly lets list some with Irish ethnicity also some the same as you list lol
          Cheryl Cole
          Colin Farrell
          Katy Perry
          Heath Ledger
          Una Healy (the best looking Saturday others are dogs)
          Misha Barton
          Lindsay Lohan
          Jonathon Rhys Meyers
          Pierce Brosnan
          The Script “Danny” esp

      • Worldgrl says:

        even though your argument is quit good ,. you can’t say they are American , .. because really there is no such thing it’s just an accumulation word for all the cultures that “settled” there after their forefathers snatched the land from the “Natives” and the cutlures that moved or been born there ever since

    • Angantyr says:

      Abbey Clancy, Cheryl Cole, Pixie Lott, Katy Perry, etc. have Irish ancestry and look it (especially Abby Clancy, who is from Liverpool, which is pretty much a part of Ireland in England).

      Catherine Zeta Jones has an Irish mother she takes after too. lol

  5. Marc says:

    Oh really?! do you think dark colour of hair is typical just for southern people? ))) Just look at the posters of german nazist leaders in your room! most of them had dark hair.

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