Michelle Branch

by ethnic on August 3, 2008

2006 Warner Music Group Grammy After Party

Birth Name: Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch

Place of Birth: Sedona, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 2, 1983

Ethnicity:
*Irish, Dutch, English, French, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, remote Norwegian (father)
*Indonesian, with some Dutch and French (mother)

Michelle Branch is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actress.

Her father has Irish, Dutch, English, French, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, remote Norwegian, ancestry. Michelle’s mother was born in Den Haag, Netherlands, of Indonesian, and some Dutch and French, descent.

Michelle has a daughter with her former husband, bass player Teddy Landau.

Michelle’s paternal grandfather was David Carroll Branch (the son of Benjamin David Hamill “Ben” Branch and Helen Frances Carroll). Benjamin was the son of Townsend Stitt Branch and Esther Hamill, whose own parents, David Hamill and Esther “Etty” Corbett, were Scots-Irish. Helen was the daughter of Irish emigrants, Patrick Joseph Carroll and Ellen McGuire.

Michelle’s paternal grandmother was Geryld Merlyn “Geri” Vassar (the daughter of James Fountaine Vassar and Marguerite Anne Heller). James was the son of James Madison “Jim” Vassar and Angeletta Jane Kelsay. Marguerite was the daughter of a German emigrant, “John Arthur” Heller, of Kulmbach, Bavaria, and of Emma Virginia Hughes Campbell.

Michelle’s maternal grandmother was named Amy.

Source: Genealogy of Michelle Branch (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Manila February 8, 2018 at 3:01 am

Michelle’s paternal grandfather was David Carroll Branch (the son of Benjamin David H[amill] “Ben” Branch and Helen Frances Carroll). Benjamin was the son of Townsend Stitt Branch and Esther Hamill, whose own parents, David Hamill and Esther “Etty” Corbett, were Scots-Irish. Helen was the daughter of Irish emigrants, Patrick Joseph Carroll and Ellen McGuire.

Michelle’s paternal grandmother was Geryld Merlyn “Geri” Vassar (the daughter of James Fountaine Vassar and Marguerite Anne Heller). James was the son of James Madison “Jim” Vassar and Angeletta Jane Kelsay. Marguerite was the daughter of a German emigrant, “John Arthur” Heller, of Kulmbach, Bavaria, and of Emma Virginia Hughes Campbell.

Genealogy of Michelle Branch (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com/people/Michelle-Branch/6000000004121343922

Remarks: I cannot verify whether Townsend was of part African descent. But in addition to Irish, Michelle’s father is also of Dutch, English, French, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and remote Norwegian descent.

Connerfromvine May 8, 2016 at 10:32 am

that’s a really bad picture

neiltennant August 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

good singer and another example of those asian looking celebs

when she had her first hit i talked to some and said she looks asian and they laughed at me

but now we know i was right

Hill August 9, 2017 at 8:34 am
neiltennant November 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

you idiot

Manila May 2, 2015 at 4:59 am

It says here that her mother was born in Den Haag, Netherlands. Her maternal grandmother is named Amy.

http://www.michellebranch.com/content/i%E2%80%99ve-had-one-those-nights-where-dinner-snuck-me

WTF August 4, 2014 at 3:46 am

I knew she was part Asian the moment I saw her. Her Asian features are so obvious. IDK why some people say she’s ugly. I think she’s pretty.

neiltennant November 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

+ 1

she is rather pretty

only jealous people say those things

lopac March 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I think hapa people should have there own country.

lala March 10, 2011 at 7:55 am

mix blood always look so pretty….hmm, i think i have to marry with a guy from another country and in different ethni, so i could have a mix baby with nice face. I wish. so any european/american/hispanic/latino who willing to marry me??? jijijiji

kira February 14, 2010 at 8:24 am

What a nice mix:)

ethnic November 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm

In some pics you can see the Asian features in her face.

pic

haley November 18, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Wow, she’s as much as a quarter Indo? Didn’t know that… I thought she’d be much less.

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

no she woulden’t cause yah can see that,.. heck I’m also “Indo” =Indonesian and dutch(or maybe a lil other white-ness) so I would know

ArnyDiaz February 29, 2016 at 1:48 am

Indonesian and Dutch seems like a really common mix

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

O yeah and actually she is half Indo so would make her quarter IndoNESIAN wich is somewhat differant

( haha funny note: just typed this and michelle branch and I happened to have michelle branch pop on ,.on my youtube XD )

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