Patrick Dempsey

by ethnic on July 20, 2010

Patrick Dempsey

Birth Name: Patrick Galen Dempsey

Place of Birth: Lewiston, Maine, United States

Date of Birth: January 13, 1966

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, distant Swedish

Patrick Dempsey is an American actor and car racer. He has German, English, Scottish, and distant Swedish, ancestry. Patrick’s father was born William Allen Schlossnagle, and took his own stepfather’s last name, “Dempsey”.

Patrick’s paternal grandfather was Asa B. Schlossnagle (the son of Adam William Schlossnagle and Edith V. Friend). Adam was born in Maryland, the son of German parents, Christoph Schlossnagle and Cooney Cunnigunda. Edith was the daughter of Isaiah Friend and Julia A. Casteel.

Patrick’s paternal grandmother was Jane Devonshire (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Devonshire and Lydia “Nettie” Jennette Mattson). Benjamin was the son of Benjamin Devonshire and Ellen Montgomery. Lydia was the daughter of James Mattson and Elizabeth Mary Carroll.

Patrick’s maternal grandparents were John L. Casson and Margaret E. Grubb (the daughter of J. Wesley Grubb and Sarah/Sallie Jane Cass). J. Wesley was the son of Amos Grubb and Charlotte Hook. Sarah was the daughter of George W. Cass and Amanda C. McVaugh.

Patrick’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Silindra Clinda Hansell, who was born c. 1818, and to her mother, Mary Sehman.

Sources: Notations on Patrick’s father’s ancestry – http://www.genealogywise.com

Genealogy of Patrick Dempsey (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Patrick’s paternal great-grandparents, Adam William Schlossnagle and Edith V. Friend, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Patrick’s paternal great-grandfather, Adam William Schlossnagle, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Patrick’s maternal grandmother, Margaret E. Grubb, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

image via Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

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Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

So plain looking, whatever he is.

Dildo August 10, 2015 at 7:34 am

Looks Jewish.

Daron January 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

I tought he wad Irish.

andrew August 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Caisson is French

follers August 14, 2013 at 1:32 am
andrew August 14, 2013 at 5:29 am

French should be added to his ethnicity

follers August 14, 2013 at 6:27 am

How do you he is part French?

andrew August 14, 2013 at 7:06 am

because his mom surname suggests French ancestry

andrew August 14, 2013 at 7:11 am
fuzzybear44 August 14, 2013 at 8:21 am

Hello follers,I was wondering if you know anything about Jolene Blalock background?

follers August 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

It probably is “Casson”. The obituary of his dad misspelled it. Most people named Casson are English.

follers August 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

As for Jolene Blalock, her parents are Homer L. Blalock and Kathryn E. Rogers. More than that is hard to find right now.

andrew August 14, 2013 at 3:47 pm

@fuzzybear

imdb: Her name is a Scottish derivation of Black Lock, meaning “Black Hair”.

wiki: under category “american ppl of scottish descent”

She reminds me Hilary Swank

fuzzybear44 August 15, 2013 at 5:20 am

@follers

Thank you for trying

fuzzybear44 August 15, 2013 at 5:39 am

@andrew

imdb: Her name is a Scottish derivation of Black Lock, meaning “Black Hair”.

wiki: under category “american ppl of scottish descent”

Yes I saw this before,but I’ve also come across a website that has her listed as(half white /half black).I have always suspected her as being more than just white,but she doesn’t say anything.That’s why I came to our in house(ethnic detective),and I mean that as a compliment.I brought her up,because she played a black woman once in a movie.This as you would expect,upset some black women.Well anyhow thank you also.

andrew August 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

@ fuzzybear

she has strong facial features, who knows…

andrew August 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm
follers August 31, 2013 at 2:08 am

I don’t doubt there are Italians with something resembling this surname, but none of the Cassons on the censuses in Maine seem Italian. Patrick’s mother is probably related to one of those families.

andrew August 31, 2013 at 3:49 am

@ follers

Yes, I knew in Maine, Vermont and Utah English ancestry is predominant. Then this should be added to his profile

follers August 31, 2013 at 3:58 am

It already says “English”. Someone should trace his mother for sure to confirm more. She was born in 1934 or so.

Alice September 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

How surprising! Patrick Dempsey is a quintessential Irish name and he looks it as well. It just goes to show you should never presume a person’s ancestry.

Alice September 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

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