Megan Fox

by ethnic on June 30, 2008

Birth Name: Megan Denise Fox

Place of Birth: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 16, 1986

Ethnicity: English, as well as small amounts of Scottish, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant French and Welsh, possibly 1/256th Powhatan Native American

Megan Fox is an American actress and model. She is famous for her roles in the films Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Transformers, Jennifer’s Body, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Megan is the daughter of Gloria Darlene (Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox. A picture of her parents can be seen here. Megan is married to actor and musician Brian Austin Green, with whom she has three children.

Megan is of mostly English descent. She also has small amounts of Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry, along with distant French and Welsh roots, as well as possibly 1/256th Powhatan Native American ancestry.

Megan’s Instagram profile is titled “the_native_tiger,” and she previously referred to herself as “Child of the Cherokee Tribe” on that site. She has also stated, several times, that she is of part Cherokee Native American ancestry.

Megan’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Powhatan, was said to be Native American, and of the Powhatan tribe. This ancestry comes through Megan’s paternal grandmother. If this claim accurate, it would make Megan of 1/256 Native American ancestry. No other Native American ancestry, Cherokee or otherwise, has been documented on any of Megan’s publicly available family trees. All of Megan’s grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses.

Megan’s paternal grandfather is Ewell T. Foxx (the son of Arthur Thomas Fox and Mary Elizabeth Pass). Ewell was born in Tennessee. Arthur was the son of John Bunyon Fox and Ellen Dora Ussery. Mary was the daughter of John Henderson Pass and Minnie May Erwin.

Megan’s paternal grandmother was Vivian Vier (the daughter of Shellie Vernon Vier and Maud F. Simerly). Shellie was the son of William Ruban Vier and Nancy T. Adamson/Adams. Maud was the daughter of John Franklin Simerly and Rebecca Ann Teffeteller. Megan has German ancestry through Vivian’s ancestor, Joseph Teffeteller (making Megan of at least 1/64th German descent). Megan also has very distant German ancestry from another of Vivian’s lines (through Vivian’s Rainbolt and Grindstaff/Crantzdorf ancestors).

Megan’s maternal grandfather was Clay Harrison Cisson (the son of William Harrison Cisson and Sallie Ann Martin). Clay was born in Tennessee. William was the son of William Cisson and Sarah Jane Davis. Sallie was the daughter of Columbus Allen Martin and Alice Franklin Davis.

Megan’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Macel Nelson (the daughter of James Ransom Nelson and Dailey I. Nelson). Thelma was born in Tennessee. James was the son of Mark Nelson and Martha Ann Crouch. Dailey was the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Nelson and Rosie/Rose Ann Givens. James Ransom Nelson and Dailey Nelson were first cousins, once removed.

Sources: Genealogy of Megan’s paternal grandfather, Ewell T. Fox – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Megan’s paternal grandfather, Ewell T. Fox (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s paternal grandfather, Ewell T. Fox, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s paternal great-grandparents, Arthur Thomas Fox and Mary Elizabeth Pass, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Ruban Vier and Nancy T. Adamson/Adams, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Family history of some of Megan’s distant ancestors, the Viers family – http://www.viresfamily.50megs.com

Megan’s paternal great-grandmother, Maud F. Simerly, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Ann Teffeteller (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Megan’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Eliza Jane Whitehead (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal grandfather, Clay Harrison Cisson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Cisson and Sarah Jane Davis, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Megan’s maternal great-grandmother, Sallie Ann Martin, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s maternal grandmother, Thelma Macel Nelson – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal grandmother, Thelma Macel Nelson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s maternal great-grandfather, James Ransom Nelson (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal great-grandfather, James Ransom Nelson, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s maternal great-grandmother, Dailey I. Nelson (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Megan’s maternal great-grandmother, Dailey I. Nelson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dailey Nelson on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Megan’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother, Rosie/Rose Ann Givens (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

ashash March 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm
bearboy June 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm

she is 1/8th Lithuanian Jewish

passingtime85 June 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm

Reference/proof?

follers June 23, 2017 at 11:45 pm

I see her more as a delicate mixture of Swedish and Greek.

bearboy June 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Guys I don’t think you understand… my best friends mother, Mrs. Dubs has the ability to tell how Lithuanian Jewish or Latvian Jewish someone is from looking at them… If you think I”m lying she could tell I was 0% and I took a DNA test and it was confirmed. we HAVE to add Megan Fox’s 1/8th Lithuanian Jewish heritage!

passingtime85 June 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm

Which DNA test did you take? I only truly trust one company.

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2017 at 11:07 pm

@passingtime

Which company is that?

madman June 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm

So she has the same ability as neiltennant with Asian ancestry (he already accurately predicted Summer Glau’s 1/8th Chinese ancestry, although follers is trying to cover it up). Then it should definitely be added, I trust people with this gift fully. Maybe you can show her a picture of Abigail Breslin too so that this issue can be settled once and for all.

It is probably her great-grandfather Shellie V. Vier who was Jewish.

passingtime85 June 25, 2017 at 5:05 am

@fuzzybear44

23andMe.

bearboy June 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Madman, Abigail breslin is Belarusian Jewish. I said my friends mother only detects Latvian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry.

fuzzybear44 June 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm

I’m trying ancestry first, because they give you more information on the African stuff .Although they want to scam you out of as much money as possible. Then I try 23, to see if they differ

passingtime85 June 26, 2017 at 4:43 am

Ancestry’s African results are interesting because they’ll tell you which parts of Africa your ancestors were from, with more variety than the others. The only problem is Ancestry’s results are all wildly inaccurate, sometimes past 25% wrong on any given ethnic marker, and that includes all the results not just the African ones. They way over blow percentages from the British Isles and Scandinavia, and East Europe, their Asian results are questionable.

23andme test, the heritage test not including the medical results, is $99. It’s the same price and a lot more accurate.

fuzzybear44 August 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

@passingtime85

Maybe you’re right, all those backgrounds(British Isles and Scandinavia, and East Europe) were in my sister results. We weren’t ecpecting those at all. Also it didn’t go into exactly which African groups we are, just the country. Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia are the only countries we didn’t get.

fuzzybear44 August 3, 2017 at 3:21 pm

@passingtime85

Maybe you’re right, ( British Isles and Scandinavia, and East Europe)all those backgrounds were in my sister results. We weren’t ecpecting those at all. Also it didn’t go into exactly which African groups we are, just the country. Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia are the only countries we didn’t get.

andrew August 4, 2017 at 9:34 am

Nubia?

passingtime85 August 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Fuzzy.

Yep AncestryDNA….is okay for a general overview, but it’s not the most accurate site. Will you also invest in 23andme or are you satisfied enough with Ancestry?

fuzzybear44 August 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm

@Andrew

Fine Sudan, better?

fuzzybear44 August 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm

@passingtime85

Don’t know yet?

TheHelper August 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

Jewish isn’t a race, it’s a religion.

bearboy August 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm

I know a lot of Jewish people. Regardless if they are Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Mizrahi, etc. they consider themselves as descendants of an ancient Israeli race of twelve tribes.

luckystar April 6, 2017 at 6:30 am

It maybe sound nonsense but i think this site should put the link of her before and after plastic surgery because she look really different ethnicity now
http://latestplasticsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Megan-Fox-Before-and-After-Plastic-surgery.jpg

A user March 7, 2017 at 9:53 am

If her skin was pale she would look VERY English

TheHelper August 3, 2017 at 8:18 am

It is. She tans to make herself darker. Most White people do.

luckystar March 7, 2017 at 6:52 am

Megan could fit in many european countries and she looks British according to my english online friends
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/02/09/16/310727F600000578-3438955-image-a-34_1455036421342.jpg
100% british looking here, very common in uk tv shows

gel March 7, 2017 at 9:42 am

Which tv shows?

luckystar March 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm

george shore or something, she looks british girls from tv, could be the sister of Vicky Pattison etc
also, not all british are pale, megan fox is a big fan of fake tan
look how orange she is here http://photos.toofab.com/gallery-images/2012/12/77226645_10_src.jpg

luckystar March 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

she was pale in the movie jennifers body
also she before plastic surgery
http://www.fotosefotos.com/admin/foto_img/foto_big/megan_fox_rindo_90b6314e163cd918155781a264b6f2ee_5.jpg
looks simple brit and northern euro gurl

alexgxo January 20, 2017 at 8:13 am

Looks 100 percent white to me which makes sense given how so distant and little her non European ancestry is.

Lol I remembered when she talked about being a Cherokee character (which she isn’t even) and mentioned Jake Gyllenhaal playing Prince of Persia. I feel like she thinks all middle easterners are swathy when actually quite a good number can be pale and light eyed. At least Jake probably has a decent amount of ME blood and actually can fit as part of the Middle Easts ethnic diversity.

andrew November 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm
follers November 21, 2016 at 10:51 pm

None of that is accurate.

luckystar August 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm
bearboy March 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm

I agree with you on this one she really does look Irish in that picture!

ashash March 8, 2017 at 8:54 am

She is mostly English, not Irish.

bearboy March 13, 2017 at 11:22 am

ethnic celebs accurately stated Demi Lovato is English, Scottish, and Northern Irish and yet she came up as more Irish than British on ancestry DNA so anything is possible.

luckystar July 17, 2016 at 9:10 pm

“Checkbones… bla bla bla”
She doesnt have any indigenous features, she looks european
Her phenotype is North Atlantid, she would scores less than 3% native american on 23andme.
If she was mestiza, castiza or whatever who scores more than 9% indigenous then i would agree with those bla bla bla
but she looks white and european

ashash November 11, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Since I posted it on Johnny Depp’s page, I should post it here, too.

http://newamericamedia.org/2013/06/johnny-depp-the-indian-is-he-or-isnt-he.php

Richard Allen, Policy Analyst for the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, agrees. He says that many celebrities have claimed Cherokee heritage—often based upon family stories they’ve heard—but like Depp they never try to verify it. “They all tell me they have high cheekbones,” Allen says.

TheHelper August 3, 2017 at 8:21 am

High cheek bones are a White thing though.

fuzzybear44 December 3, 2017 at 1:24 am

I think it more fair to say it’s a everybody thing, since it seems every culture has high cheekbones within it group

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