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.

Ron’s mother is a Lutheran minister. Among his siblings is actor John Livingston and Jennifer Livingston, a television news personality at WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Ron 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 was Ronald E. Livingston (the son of Basil Nathan Livingston and Rosebud Katherine Park). Ron’s grandfather Ronald was born in Iowa. 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 was Janet Mae Roenspiess (the daughter of Harry C. Roenspiess and Gladys Ellen Phillips). Janet was born in Iowa. Harry’s father was German.

Ron’s maternal grandfather was Bruno S. Rinas (the son of Adolph Rinas/Rynas and Albertina Laudin). Bruno was born in North Dakota. 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/Frank Erb Thompson and Ann/Anna Fageheese). Ron’s grandmother Frances was born in Iowa. Franklin was born in Michigan, to Canadian parents.

Sources: Ron’s paternal grandfather, Ronald E. Livingston, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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

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

Ron’s paternal grandmother, Janet Mae Roenspiess, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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

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

Ron’s maternal grandmother, Frances Anna Thompson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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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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