Justin Timberlake

Birth Name: Justin Randall Timberlake

Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 31, 1981

Ethnicity: English (mostly), as well as some Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, distant Dutch, French, German, and Jersey/Channel Islander

Justin Timberlake is an American dancer, singer, songwriter, director, actor, and record producer. He was a member of the boy band NSYNC, with Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick. He is married to actress Jessica Biel, with whom he has a son.

Justin is the son of Randall Timberlake and Lynn (Bomar) Harless. He is of mostly English, some Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, and distant Dutch, French, German, and Jersey (Channel Islander), ancestry.

There is a claim that Justin is a descendant of Henry Timberlake, an explorer born in Virginia, c. 1730, who had apparently had children with a Native American woman. The publicly available family trees of Justin Timberlake, however, show him to be a patrilineal descendant of Richard Timberlake, who was born, c. 1736, in Lancaster County, Virginia. Justin is thus not a descendant of Henry Timberlake (at least through that line).

Justin’s patrilineal line traces back to Francis Timberlake, who was born, c. 1687, in London, England.

Justin’s paternal grandfather is Charles L. Timberlake (the son of John Denham Timberlake and Gladys Lucille Martin). John was the son of Charles Mitchell Timberlake and Eva J. Pirtle. Gladys was the daughter of Colley Edward Martin and Sarah Virginia “Sallie” Hargrove.

Justin’s paternal grandmother is Bobbye/Bobby Joice Williams (the daughter of Robert Lee Williams and Katherine Heneritta “Katie” Morris). Robert was the son of Robert Lee Williams and Annilee Sullivan. Katherine was the daughter of Clarence Morris and Frances Arnold.

Justin’s maternal grandfather was William Silas “Bill” Bomar (the son of Silas Bryant Bomar and Lois Aileen McCraw). William was born in Tennessee. Justin’s great-grandfather Silas was the son of Robert Lee Bomar and Martha Jane “Mattie” Lumpkin. Lois was the daughter of William Gabriel/Gabrielle McCraw and Allie Blanche Bomar.

Justin’s maternal grandmother is Sadie Lee Timbs (the daughter of Clarence Andrew Timbs/Timms and Susan Florence “Susie” Joyner). Sadie was born in Tennessee. Clarence was the son of James Samuel Timbs/Timms and Lelia Eva Stocks. Susan was the daughter of Levi Ellis/V. “Lee” Joyner and Annie Demetra George.

Sources: Genealogies of Justin Timberlake – http://www.geni.com

More of Justin’s Timberlake ancestry – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Justin’s paternal great-grandparents, John Denham Timberlake and Gladys Lucille Martin – https://www.findagrave.com

Justin’s paternal great-grandparents, Robert Lee Williams and Katherine Heneritta “Katie” Morris, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Justin’s maternal grandfather, William Silas “Bill” Bomar, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Justin’s maternal grandfather, William Silas “Bill” Bomar – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Justin’s maternal great-grandmother, Susan Florence “Susie” Joyner – https://old.findagrave.com



Curious about ethnicity

143 Responses

  1. annoymous says:

    it’s really funny how these people want to embrace their nationality background now , like their native american side but years ago, they wouldn’t even mention it, bunch of fake ass people, they probably ain’t even mix with it.

  2. Logan says:

    @ Kim you are right about one thing, and wrong about another i don’t think he looks too German but you are right about the French Justin has very similiar features to two other French ive seen.

    Here is one of the French models Justin phenotype wise reminds me of his name is Laurent Albucher, definately not so much in the pic posted from this bio but younger Justin? like in the “Gone” music video? definately


    Same wide forhead, same eyebrows

    The second guy of French descent who looks even more similiar to Justin, is Ryan Phillippe when he was younger, an american actor of French descent. I can definately see some Gaul (French). Justins nose is also a dead give away to his french heritage his nose in the middle has a slight hump (not drastic but noticeable) and then it recedes and rises up a bit at the tip. This is very common in the french and ive seen that nose of several of them.

    Also look at Justins chin in the photo posted on this bio with him standing next to the bearded dude and then look at the chin of this french model


    look familiar? ahaha

  3. Kim says:

    I always thought Justin had to be Irish, most of the good White american singers with strong voices are usualy Irish ie: Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Layne Stayley, Kelly Clarkson, James Hetfield, Aubrey (Danity Kane), Bruce Springsteen etc

    This is an honest shocker, Justin looks good, it no doubt came from his French or German heritage cause he doesn’t look English or Native at all its rare for English people to look good like Justin and ive seen french and german people who could compare to Justins phenotype LOL!

    I’m gonna say he’s more German than anything, that blonde hair, those eyes his structure looks German. Its rare for English & French to have blonde hair.

  4. The Genealogist says:

    Typical English/Anglo features.

    • Logan says:

      I always chuckle when i see people say things like “typical Anglo features” or “typical celtic features” Listen. The true Anglo phenotype is dead are you aware of how much the English have mixed due to countless invasions and conquering? the English are as mixed as the Italians. The only whites who can claim still having feats of old is the Scandinavians and places like Iceland but England? notta, not when you have people who can go from a similiar phenotype to Christian Bale, to a phenotype like Russell Brands, to a phenotype like David Beckham.

      England is FAR from being only Anglo anymore. Americans ESPEACIALY are far from being Anglo anymore.

  5. angela says:

    What’s the point of adding “distant Native American” heritage from centuries ago? Its not relevant.

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