Jennifer Tisdale

by ethnic on June 9, 2010

Ashley Tisdale Holds Birthday Bash For Sister Jennifer Tisdale at The Bank Nightclub in Las Vegas on September 19, 2008Jennifer Tisdale (left) and Ashley Tisdale (right)

Birth Name: Jennifer Kelly Tisdale

Place of Birth: Neptune, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 18, 1981

*English, Irish, Scottish, German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jennifer Tisdale is an American actress and singer. She is the older sister of actress/singer Ashley Tisdale.

Her father has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry. Her mother is Jewish (from a family from Poland and Russia).

The surname “Tisdale” is of English origin and comes from people who lived in areas called, Teesdale, in the counties of Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire.

On her father’s side, Jennifer is the granddaughter of Henry Franklin Tisdale, Sr. and Emma Lois Fitzgerald (the daughter of Thomas Samuel Fitzgerald, Sr. and Martha Rebecca Ogilvie). Emma was born in Tennessee. Thomas was born in Minnesota, the son of Robert Vaughn Fitzgerald and Alice Elizabeth Kaulback. Martha was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Hugh Ogilvie and Bessie Joe Pleasants.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was Arnold Frederick Morris (the son of Nathan K. Morris and Betty Levin/Levine). Nathan was born in New Jersey, the son of Kidder Morris (the surname was originally “Kadaritsky/Kadaretzky”) and Bryna/Bertha Mann/Man, Jewish emigrants from Grajewo, Poland. Kidder was a cantor and shoemaker. Jennifer’s great-grandmother Betty was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish parents, Lazarus Levin and Leinia/Lena Barr.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother is Marilyn Keats/Keays/Keys.

Sources: Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Emma Lois Fitzgerald (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Emma Lois Fitzgerald, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Jennifer Tisdale (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Arnold Frederick Morris, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jennifer’s maternal grandfather, Arnold Frederick Morris –

Jennifer’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Kidder Morris and Bryna/Bertha Mann/Man, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy entry for Jennifer’s maternal great-grandmother, Betty Levin/Levine –

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