Birth Name: Keri Lynn Russell
Place of Birth: Fountain Valley, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 23, 1976
Ethnicity: English, along with German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Manx (Isle of Man), Dutch, Danish
Keri Russell is an American actress and dancer.
Much of her ancestry is English, with smaller (to varying degrees) amounts of German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Manx (Isle of Man), Dutch, and Danish. Many of her ancestral lines trace back to New England of the 1600s, and to England before that.
Keri has a son with her partner, Welsh actor Matthew Rhys.
On her father’s side, Keri is the granddaughter of Harold Edward Russell and Jewell Laverne Thompson (the daughter of John Asa Thompson and Belle/Bell Edwards). John was the son of Newton W. Thompson and Sophia Elona Hawkins.
Keri’s maternal grandfather was Kermit Sylvester Stephens (the son of George Walter Stephens and Harriett Ann/Anna Colvin). George was the son of William Adam Stephens and Temperance Susan Penrod. Harriett was the daughter of William Wesley Colvin and Elizabeth Jane Winsby.
Keri’s maternal grandmother was Emma Inez Fish (the daughter of Karl Joseph Fish and Mary Emma McNeil). Karl was the son of John Lazelle Fish and Melvina Cheney. Mary Emma was the daughter of Daniel/Dan McNeil and Emma Angenette Hendrix/Hendries.
Keri’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Erasma or Theresia Guillam, who was born c. 1783.
Sources: Genealogy of Keri Russell – http://www.leavittfamilies.org
Genealogy of Keri Russell (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Keri’s maternal great-grandmother, Harriet Ann Colvin (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Keri’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emma Angenette Hendrix (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Keri’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Myers – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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