Ron Livingston

by follers on February 25, 2015

Ron Livingston

Birth Name: Ronald Joseph Livingston

Place of Birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 5, 1967

Ethnicity: German, smaller amounts of Welsh, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)

Ron Livingston is an American actor. His mother is a Lutheran minister. He is married to actress Rosemarie DeWitt, with whom he has two children, who are adopted.

Ron’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Livingston, who was born, c. 1735, in Ireland, and was likely of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) background.

Ron’s paternal grandfather is Ronald E. Livingston (the son of Basil Nathan Livingston and Rosebud Katherine Park). Basil was the son of George A. Livingston and Anna Belle Ludwig. Rosebud was the daughter of Albert E. Park and Anna Kehm, who was of German descent.

Ron’s paternal grandmother is Janet Mae Roenspiess (the daughter of Harry C. Roenspiess and Gladys Ellen Phillips).

Ron’s maternal grandfather is Bruno S. Rinas (the son of Adolph Rinas/Rynas and Albertina Laudin). Adolph’s parents, Adolf Rynas and Johanna Rosenberg, were ethnic Germans from Poland. Albertina was an ethnic German from Russia.

Ron’s maternal grandmother is Frances Anna Thompson (the daughter of Franklin Erb Thompson and Ann Fageheese).

Sources: Obituary of Ron’s paternal grandfather, Ronald E. Livingston –

Genealogies of Ron’s paternal great-grandparents, Basil Nathan Livingston and Rosebud Katherine Park –

Obituary of Ron’s paternal grandmother, Janet Mae (Roenspiess) Livingston –

Obituary of Ron’s maternal grandfather, Bruno S. Rinas –

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew November 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm
NathanR February 12, 2016 at 1:10 am

Livingston is a very Scottish surname.

gel May 12, 2016 at 5:20 am
Capricious October 9, 2015 at 5:46 am

Looks like an Ashkenazi Jew to me.

California July 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm

I wouldn’t have guessed he was German. He looks Hispanic.

andrew September 4, 2015 at 5:10 am

LOL, any person with a dark complexion looks “Hispanic”. Btw I thought he had Scottish ancestry because of his surname. There are Germans/Austrians with that look though.

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