Julianne Hough

by follers on October 22, 2012

Birth Name: Julianne Alexandra Hough

Place of Birth: Orem, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 20, 1988

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16th Danish, 1/32 Swedish, French

Julianne Hough is an American dancer, singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the sister of Derek Hough, also an actor and dancer. Julianne is married to Canadian professional ice hockey player Brooks Laich.

Julianne is a second cousin of actor and singer Ross Lynch. Their maternal grandmothers are sisters.

Julianne’s paternal grandfather was Robert Virgil “Bob” Hough (the son of Virgil Hough and Margaret Maude Pearl “Peggy” Revert). Robert was born in Oklahoma. Julianne’s great-grandfather Virgil was the son of Thomas Hough and Eva Adella Truex. Maude was the daughter of William Perry Revert and Jesse/Jessie Clyde Lucas.

Julianne’s paternal grandmother is Colleen Pearl Henrietta Wood (the daughter of Alexander August Wood and Wilamina Bertha Tena Vredevelt). Colleen was born in Washington. Alexander was born in Canada, to French-Canadian parents, Joseph Oliver DuBois, from Québec, and Elizabeth Marie Elzira/Alzire “Lizzie” Plante, from Ontario. The family changed their name to Wood from Dubois (“bois” means “wood” in French). Wilamina was born in Washington state, to Dutch parents, Jan/John Vredevelt, from Beilen, Midden-Drenthe, Drenthe, and Henderkien/Henrietta/Hendrekje “Reta” Vos, from Groningen.

Julianne’s maternal grandfather is Don Oliver Heaton (the son of Vernon Harris Heaton and Rosella/Rozella Cleverley/Cleverly). Don was born in Idaho, and his ancestry is English, Northern Irish, Scottish, and one eighth Swedish. Vernon was the son of Jonas Sinclair Heaton and Annie/Anne Jane Harris. Rosella was the daughter of George Franklin Cleverley/Cleverly and Hannah Peterson.

Julianne’s maternal grandmother is Beth Romaine Young (the daughter of Phares Philip Young and Thelma Frandsen). Beth was born in Idaho, and her ancestry is English and one quarter Danish. Phares was the son of Alfred Phillip Young and Jeanette/Janet Holden “Nettie” Millward. Thelma was the daughter of Thomas Christian Frandsen, who was born in Grenaa, Randers, Denmark, and of Mary Elizabeth Haycock.

Sources: Genealogies of Julianne Hough – http://blackburn-tree.org

Genealogy of Julianne’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Julianne’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Julianne’s paternal grandmother, Colleen Pearl Henrietta Wood, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Julianne’s maternal great-grandfather, Vernon Harris Heaton – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Julianne’s maternal great-grandmother, Rosella/Rozella Cleverley/Cleverly – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Julianne’s maternal grandmother, Beth Romaine Young – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

romanticcelt February 24, 2016 at 10:36 am

“Duboiswood”?? That is an unusual French name. “wood” is exclusively an English word, and “w” only exists in French from outside influence. At some point it must have been hyphenated. “Dubois-Wood”.

guyinsf April 23, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Bois is French for wood so at some point the last name got a literal English makeover.

Patrick_H February 23, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Now that is what I call crazy beautiful. They sure know how to breed them in Utah.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

She is so enchanting. She is a work of art. Those eyes…damn!

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 5:01 am

Her brother is ugly but she’s pretty.

Ajaxfan December 2, 2015 at 4:55 am
neiltennant August 2, 2015 at 4:07 am

ohhhh beautiful

tttyyy July 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Why is that

tttyyy July 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Looks like there’s a bubble by her chin

NextHollywoodartistpredictedbypastor May 30, 2015 at 6:36 pm

She’s so beautiful!, someone can say me from which of her nationalities she takes after?, I’m sorry if I made grammal mistakes :D

Kate January 8, 2014 at 6:17 pm

On Wikipedia, it says she is the cousin of Ross Lynch!(from Austin & Ally!)

J.J. October 2, 2013 at 3:54 am

correction; her eyes are grey (light blue) and her hair is light brown (brunette) (dyed ash/light blonde)

billErobreren December 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Damn boy, there’s no blondes on this earth in your view..tsk-tsk.
Oh lookie!

a naturally blonde yet white Mid-Western girl… odd but real. You know what’s even scarier that’s Hough!

So “CORRECTION!”, the girl would still be blonde even without bleach at 25. Ryan O’Neal & Michael Pitt are listed as blond with their faded, mousy hair, Why can’t she…A girl lightened her hair? *gasp* How dare she?!

J.J. December 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

correction; perhaps she was blonde once upon a time as a child as many Caucasians of European descent are, however now it has darkened to a brown colour and is most definitely not naturally blonde any more, if you’ll look properly at more recent photos of her roots;






It’s clear her hair has darkened significantly since she was a child and now that I think about it I regret actually saying it was light brown because it looks quite obviously dark at the roots, but for the sake of pleasing very contentious people such as yourself billerobreren, we shall list it as just; brown (brunette).
Now if you had taken the time to actually look this celebrity up on google images and payed close attention to more recent photos of her roots, rather than a photo of her from 20 years ago I think it would have saved us both a lot of time and effort. But as usual you chose to debate an issue for the sake of it because you seem to have a problem with my celebrity colouring corrections.

theropod June 24, 2013 at 3:35 am

I knew that she is Swedish and Dannish.

She is so exotic looking.

andrew June 24, 2013 at 6:36 am

it depends where you live. I’m from Europe so I cant see a blond woman as “exotic”. In China, for example, she would be exotic, not in Europe or any “white” country

smiley June 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm

She is only 1/16th Danish and 1/32 Swedish (if you look at her maternal grandfather’s mother’s genealogy). I think she looks more British Isles than anything. Just because she’s blonde doesn’t make her Nordic looking.

follers June 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

It’s true, she’s only 3/32 Scandinavian, and the rest pretty much British Isles.

It is such a typical Mormon genealogy, with so many recent English immigrants, and a dash of Scandinavian ancestry (all the immigrants must have been converted to the LDS church in their home countries).

I am still surprised Mitt Romney has no Scandinavian ancestry. But Jon Huntsman is 1/4.

JasonBaker November 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

She´s not blond, she had her hair dyed.

billErobreren December 1, 2012 at 4:15 am

I knew she was part Danish

nmottram1990 November 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

she looks typicaly English

Petrarca October 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Classic Anglo-Scot beauty… The Scandinavian heritage is visible too.

fukyou April 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

Blassic Snglo-Acot ceauty

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