Birth Name: Jeremy Lee Renner
Place of Birth: Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 7, 1971
Ethnicity: Panamanian, German, English, Scottish, Swedish, Irish
Jeremy Renner is an American actor, singer, and producer. He plays Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jeremy has Panamanian, German, English, Scottish, Swedish, and Irish ancestry. His maternal grandmother was born in Panama.
Jeremy is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actress Jennifer Lawrence. Jeremy’s four times great-grandparents, Robert Tague and Sarah/Sallie Caplinger, were also Jennifer’s five times great-grandparents.
Jeremy’s paternal grandfather was Oscar “Art” H. Renner (the son of Levi “Lee” Renner and Lucy E.). Levi was the son of John F. Renner and Cecelia C. Godfrey.
Jeremy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Ann Simpson (the daughter of John Shapley Simpson and Lillian M. Scheflen/Sheflen/Schleflen). John was the son of John Simpson and Annie Rough. Lillian was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, Sebastian Schoepflin/Sheflen and Anna Poinzar.
Jeremy’s maternal grandfather was Elmer Edward Tague (the son of Eldridge/Elbridge/Elmer Albert Tague and Eva Ruth Peterson). Eldridge was the son of George Washington Tague and Eliza Anne Cuppy, and had English and Scottish ancestry. Eva was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents, Peter Person Peterson, from Hoerby, Skane, and Amanda Josephina Carlson, from Velinge, Vastergotland Province.
Jeremy’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor Adele Warren, later Warnock (the daughter of Frank Warren and Mavis Eleanor Hawkins). Jeremy’s grandmother Eleanor was born in Colón, Panama, to a father born in either New York City or Panama, and to a mother born in Colón. Jeremy’s great-grandmother Mavis was the daughter of Frederick Hawting/Hawkins and Alrilla. It is not publicly clear what the exact ancestral/racial origin of Jeremy’s maternal grandmother’s family was, but it appears that they were residents of the Caribbean for at least several generations.
Sources: Family history of Jeremy Renner (focusing mostly on his father’s side) – http://stanislausgenealogy.blogspot.ca
Jeremy Renner’s and Jennifer Lawrence’s genealogical relation – http://blogs.ancestry.com
Jeremy’s paternal grandfather, Oscar H. Renner, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jeremy’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Simpson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jeremy Renner (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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