Miranda Cosgrove

LOS ANGELES – SEP 8: Miranda Cosgrove at the EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live at the Barker Hanger on September 8, 2017 in Santa Monica, CA photo by kathclick

Birth Name: Miranda Taylor Cosgrove

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 14, 1993

Ethnicity: Irish, English, French, 1/8th Mexican, some degree of German [including Alsatian]

Miranda Cosgrove is an American actress, singer, and songwriter.

On her Twitter account, she stated:

I’m Irish, English, and French. People always think I’m a lot of different nationalities though which I think is pretty cool :)

Oddly, Miranda did not mention her one eighth Mexican ancestry. Miranda’s maternal grandfather’s mother, Mary Castimello/Costano/Coseton, was born in Mexico, as were Mary’s parents. The spelling of Mary’s surname varies from record to record.

A picture of Miranda with her mother can be seen here.

A picture of Miranda’s paternal grandmother can be seen here.

Miranda’s maternal grandfather was William Frank Casey (the son of William J. Casey and Mary Castimello/Costano/Coseton). Miranda’s grandfather William was born in California. Miranda’s great-grandfather William was Irish. Miranda’s great-grandmother Mary was Mexican. A picture of Miranda’s maternal grandfather can be seen here.

Miranda’s maternal grandmother was Lois Ann Core (the daughter of Robert Herman Core and Ida Marie Bishir/Bishop). Lois was born in Oklahoma. Robert was the son of John W. Core and Birdie Harrell. Ida was the daughter of John Bunyan Bishir and Effie Jones. A picture of Miranda’s maternal grandmother can be seen here.

Miranda’s distant Bishir ancestors were Alsatian German.

Cosgrove in 2010

Sources: Miranda’s maternal grandfather, William Frank Casey, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Miranda’s maternal grandfather, William Frank Casey – http://www.legacy.com

Miranda’s maternal great-grandparents, William J. Casey and Mary Castimello/Costano/Coseton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Miranda’s maternal grandmother, Lois Ann (Core) Casey – http://www.legacy.com

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343 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Her paternal grandparents are possibly Joseph C. Cosgrove and Dorothy Stevenson. I think her father was possibly born in Louisiana.

    This is Joseph’s death record:
    familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP42-B7G

  2. Hill says:

    Rose Leslie has the same ethnicity and looks completely different. I think there might be something else apart from the Mexican.

  3. Hill says:

    Bishir can’t be a European surname.

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