Reese Witherspoon

by ethnic on June 1, 2010

Birth Name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 22, 1976

Ethnicity: English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Dutch

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. Reese was married to actor Ryan Phillippe. She is now married to agent Jim Toth.

Reese’s paternal grandfather was William James Witherspoon (the son of Mack Alford Witherspoon and Lula Mabel Curtis). Mack was the son of Thomas Arrington Witherspoon and Margaret Ann Sullivan. Lula was the daughter of William James Curtis and Lillie Abe Pennington.

Reese’s paternal grandmother was Dorothea Anne Draper (the daughter of William Gilbert Draper and Carrie Mable Byrne). William was the son of Oliver Newton Draper and Mary Olive Cummins. Carrie was the daughter of Bascomb B. Byrne and Darthula T. Watts.

Reese’s maternal grandfather was Emmett Tom Reese (the son of Benjamin Thornwell Reese and Elizabeth “Lizzie” James). Benjamin was the son of William J. Reese and Mary Elizabeth Brown. Elizabeth was the daughter of Bryant James.

Reese’s maternal grandmother was Laura Jeanne Evans (the daughter of Thomas Renfroe Evans and Mary Arminda Joyner). Thomas was the son of Arthur Wiley Evans and Emily/Emmy Gertrude Renfroe. Mary was the daughter of Samuel Mitchell Joyner and Nellie Crow.

Sources: Genealogy of Reese Witherspoon – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogies of Reese Witherspoon (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Reese’s paternal grandmother, Dorothea Anne Draper (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Reese Witherspoon (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Reese’s maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Thornwell Reese (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Family history information on Reese Witherspoon – http://www.prnewswire.com

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew June 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm
cwm85 July 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

She isn’t naturally Blonde is she?

undashing June 22, 2015 at 7:21 am

Looks very British.

ses101 August 26, 2014 at 6:22 pm

She was in a newspaper quoted as saying her dad’s side originated from near where I live in East Lothian, Scotland. Witherspoon is very much a Scottish name.

DarrellHansen August 13, 2013 at 7:03 am

Correction:

Witherspoon has no English ancestry. Some are Irish, but all of her descendants come from Scotland. There is no record of her being from English descent.

nnnnn November 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

She’s really british

Angel Syrene January 14, 2012 at 1:26 am

he is very very english

Angel Syrene January 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

sorry she’s

Lauren October 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm

She’s really pretty, i can definitely see Scootish in her! <3

Jo June 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

wow, no one else has commented yet?! she’s very popular!

anyway I can see her as Scottish… her voice would sound good with that accent =) and I believe she’s in an animated movie as a Scottish princess too!

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