Birth Name: Liv Rundgren
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 1, 1977
Ethnicity: 1/8th Italian, 1/8th Polish, as well as German, English, Welsh, more distant Scottish
Liv Tyler is an American actress and model. She is famous for starring in the films Armageddon and the Lord of the Rings series. Her biological father is Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico), a musician, and her mother, Bebe Buell, was a consort to rock stars. Among Liv’s half-siblings are model Mia Tyler and musician Chelsea Tyler.
Liv’s father is of one quarter Italian, one quarter German, one quarter Polish, and one quarter British Isles (English, with distant Welsh) ancestry. Liv’s mother is of English, and small amounts of Scottish, Welsh, and German, ancestry.
Liv was evidently born Liv Rundgren; for a time, Liv believed that musician Todd Rundgren was her biological father.
Liv’s paternal grandfather was Victor Alphonse Tallarico (the son of Giovanni Tallarico and Panta Olga Constanze/Constance Neidhart). Giovanni was born in Cotronei, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, the son of Alfonso Tallarico and Stella Albi. Panta was born in New York, to German parents, Oscar Neidhart and Olga Keitzman/Kitzman/Kitzmann/Kietzmann.
Liv’s paternal grandmother was Susan Ray Blancha (the daughter of Felix Carol Blancha, whose surname was originally “Czarnyszewicz”, and of Bessie June Elliott). Felix was a Polish immigrant, the son of Franciszer Czarnyszewicz and Apolonia Miluta. Bessie was the daughter of Robert J. Elliot and Edna Raynette Wheeler or Tibbits, and had English, and more distant Welsh, ancestry.
Liv’s maternal grandfather was Harold Lloyd Buell (the son of Waldo Edgar Buell and Gertrude/Gertie M. Fairchild). Waldo was the son of Herbert William Buell and Sarah Adele Rhoades. Gertrude was the daughter of Franklin L. Fairchild and Jane A. “Jennie” Campbell.
Liv’s maternal grandmother was Dorothea Jean Brown (the daughter of James Curtis Brown, Sr. and Florence E. Parker). Dorothea founded the Protocol School of Washington. James was the son of George Rufus Brown and Mary Ann Maness/Maynard. Florence was the daughter of Elijah James Parker and Effie Jane Howell.
Sources: Genealogies of Liv Tyler – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Steven Tyler’s roots – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Obituary of Liv’s paternal grandmother, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Liv’s maternal grandmother, Dorothea Jean Brown – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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