Liv Tyler

by ethnic on September 10, 2008

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 and Irish, about 1/128th African-American

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 mother is of English, and small amounts of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and German, ancestry. Liv’s father is of one quarter Italian, one quarter German, and one quarter Polish, descent, and also has English, and distant Welsh, ancestry; on the show Who Do You Think You Are? (2017), Liv discovered that her great-great-great-great-grandfather, Robert J. Elliott, was of half or part African-American ancestry. He was married to her ancestor, English-born Elizabeth “Betsey”/”Betsy” Rollins, in New York.

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, from Gerlachsheim, Lauda-Königshofen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, and Olga Keitzman/Kitzman/Kitzmann/Kietzmann, from Berlin.

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 emigrant, from Klitchew Klichev, and was the son of Franciszek Czarnyszewicz and Apolonia Miluta. Bessie was the daughter of Robert J. Elliot and Edna Raynette Tibbittsthaver/Tibbits.

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: Article about Liv’s Elliott ancestry – https://blogs.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Liv Tyler – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://famouskin.com
https://www.geni.com

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Steven Tyler’s roots, at The Huffington Post – 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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cdonorab April 25, 2017 at 11:40 am

Correction. The African ancestry is through her paternal grandmother. Her grandmother’s father’s side was African and the first one they found was Robert born about 1799 who was probably half black and half white.

Manila May 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm

I have found an article regarding her Elliott family’s ancestry: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2017/05/12/liv-tyler-resolving-conflicts/

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