Matt Dallas

by celebfan on July 21, 2015

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Birth Name: Matthew Joseph Dallas

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Birth: October 21, 1982

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Welsh, remote Dutch

Matt Dallas is an American actor. He is known for playing the title character on the TV series Kyle XY.

Matt’s paternal grandfather is Donald Harold Dallas (the son of Hugh Bass Dallas and Mildred Mae Thornton). Hugh was the son of James Frank Dallas and Lois Myrtle Bass. Mildred was the daughter of David/Dolph Randolph Thornton and Emma Mae Morgan.

Matt’s paternal grandmother is Patricia Marie Skeen (the daughter of Raymond Quincie Skeen and Susan Laura Mauldin). Raymond was the son of William Grayson Skeen and Mary Lou Beauchamp. Susan was the daughter of Virce Guy Mauldin and Kate Narcissus Cameron. Matt’s great-great-grandmother’s “Beauchamp” line evidently traces back to a John Beauchamp, who was born, c. 1592, in Northamptonshire, England.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was John Peter Thorne (the son of John Charles Thorne and Jeannette/Jane Machurey). Matt’s great-grandfather John was the son of John O. Thorne/Thorn and Jennette Mergner, who was German. Matt’s great-grandmother Jeannette Machurey was the daughter of John Baptist Machurey and Amelia/Emilie Brun, who were immigrants from France, of German descent.

Matt’s maternal grandmother is Shirley Lou Milnickel (the daughter of Frederick William Milnickel and Agnes Elizabeth Parker). Frederick’s parents, Gustav Milnickel and Amelia “Tillie” Henkle, were German. Agnes was the daughter of Charles Clyde Parker and Ella N. Coleman.

Sources: Matt’s paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Mae Thornton, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Matt’s paternal grandmother, Patricia Marie Skeen – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Matt’s paternal great-grandfather, Raymond Quincie Skeen – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Matt’s paternal great-grandmother, Susan Laura Mauldin – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Matt’s maternal grandfather, John Peter Thorne – http://www.legacy.com

Matt’s maternal great-grandfather, John Charles Thorne, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Jeannette/Jane Machurey, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Matt’s maternal great-grandfather, Frederick William Milnickel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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celebfan September 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm

The amount of information on Matt Dallas on this site is impressive. But I have two questions. First, which of his ancestors were of Welsh and Dutch ancestry? Also, what is the ethnicity of his paternal grandfather, Donald Harold Dallas? It appears to be mostly Scottish based on the information here.

follers September 3, 2016 at 3:47 am

His grandfather’s “Morgan” lines had Welsh ancestry. As for remote Dutch, probably in the 1600s, who can even remember?

celebfan February 11, 2016 at 7:53 pm

I looked at some of the family tree linked from here. I checked the tree of his great grandfather, Raymond Quincie Skeen. Raymond’s maternal grandmother was named Flora Jane Chason, the daughter of Joseph B Chason and Emily Parker. I checked the surname Chason on several sites as it doesn’t sound like it’s of the other origins listed for Matt. The surname originates from the Navarre section of southwestern France on the border of Spain. So it appears to be French or Basque.

follers February 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm

I can’t trace the name out of the United States. The American “Chason” family is also very unlikely to have anything to do with Basques. I don’t get the preoccupation with last name origins.

celebfan February 12, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Here is one source, though not the only one.

http://www.americanlastnames.us/C/CHASON.html

follers February 12, 2016 at 6:09 pm

“I don’t get the preoccupation with last name origins.”

celebfan February 12, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Unless a celebrity is adopted, last names are a solid reference to their ethnicity. And this is a celebrity ethnicity site.

follers February 12, 2016 at 11:40 pm

I don’t think the surname “Chason” in the U.S. in the 1700s is any kind of indication of Basque ancestry. It’s barely even an indication of French ancestry, although that’s possible.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:34 am

Thought he was Spanish, the ones with light features. They look like that. Something exotic about his face.

A cute gay man btw.

slowdive January 13, 2016 at 8:28 pm

Spanish people don’t have blue eyes they look like Saudia Arabians.

This guy looks like a Siberian Husky.

gel September 15, 2015 at 2:26 pm
gel August 16, 2015 at 2:41 am

I was going to say, Irish all day long! – he looks exactly like Irish footballer, Robbie Keane.

But then, they say, that the Irish and Germans have a similar look.

celebfan August 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Roughly speaking, his paternal grandfather’s ancestry is Scottish, is paternal grandmother’s is Irish/English. His maternal grandmother’s ancestry is of German ancestry, and his maternal grandmother is of of German, English, and Welsh ancestry. Somewhere, there’s remote Dutch ancestry.

follers August 7, 2015 at 1:31 am

His paternal grandfather had a lot more things than just Scottish.

cwm85 August 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

Where did the Scottish and welsh ancestry come from. I read the English and German on this page. Are you going by surnames?

celebfan August 9, 2015 at 10:36 am

I’m going largely on surnames and Dallas is a Scottish name.

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Wow you got some incredible information on his ancestry. I always wonder what his ancestry was. I would not have thought German on english. I figured he was dutch, some Croatia, Russian ancestry. Just my guess because he has that dark hair looked but light eyes and pale skin complexion. Even tho many English people have those same traits. Germans and english mostly have the brown or blonde hair with blue eyes tho. I guess I expected him to well have more different European ancestry than he does.

follers July 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

His ancestry is absolutely typical for a white American. Maybe a little heavier on the German than many.

cwm85 July 25, 2015 at 6:21 pm

I know that. I just said I was expecting something different. Not German but maybe Romanian… something more southern Europe. French… I also thought Dallas was his stage name lol.

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