Mary Tyler Moore
Date of Birth: December 29, 1936
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: January 25, 2017
Place of Death: Greenwich, Connecticut
Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of Irish and German
Mary Tyler Moore was an American actress.
She was the daughter of Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore. Her father was of English, Irish, and German ancestry. Her maternal grandparents were English.
Mary Tyler’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her great-great-great-grandfather, John Moor, who was born, c. 1755, in Treswell, Nottinghamshire, England.
Mary Tyler’s paternal grandfather was George Melville Moore (the son of Lewis Tilghman Moore and Mary E./Fanny Bragonnier/Bragonier). George was of English and German descent. Lewis was the son of John Moore and Mary Catherine Mann or Edith Warren; Lewis owned the house that is now Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters Museum in Winchester, Virginia. Mary Tyler’s great-grandmother Mary E./Fanny was the daughter of The Rev. Daniel George Bragonnier/Bragonier and Mary Elizabeth Shindler.
Mary Tyler’s paternal grandmother was Anna Veronica Tyler (the daughter of Joseph Henry Tyler and Mary Tressa Cordell). Joseph was the son of Charles Henry Tyler, who was born in Somerset, England, and of Catherine Reilly, who was born in Ireland. Mary Tyler’s great-grandmother Mary Tressa was the daughter of Irish parents, John Cordell and Margaret Cline Cooney, who was from Westmeath.
Mary Tyler’s maternal grandfather was Horace Mansell Hackett (the son of Henry Hackett and Eliza/Elizabeth Charlotte Jane Gutteridge). Horace was born in London, Middlesex, England. Henry was the son of John Hackett and Sophia Evans. Eliza was the daughter of Mancell Powell Bagshaw Gutteridge and Eliza Levy.
Mary Tyler’s maternal grandmother was Mabel Burgess (the daughter of William Daniel Burgess and Sarah Winslow). Mabel was born in England, possibly in Middlesex. William was the son of Daniel Matthew Burgess and Mary Ann/Anne Lloyd Aneboney. Sarah was the daughter of Henry John Winslow and Elizabeth Hamilton Gee.
Mary Tyler evidently believed that one of her grandfathers was Jewish. No Jewish ancestry appears on family trees of Mary Tyler Moore. Mary Tyler’s maternal grandfather, Horace Mansell Hackett, was the grandson of Mancell Powell Bagshaw Gutteridge and Eliza Levy. While the surname “Levy” is often (but not always) Jewish, Eliza was the daughter of John Levy and Sarah White, who were not of Jewish origin. The family surname had been changed from “Lever” to “Levy”, and John Levy was the son of William Lever and Mary Waters.
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