Birth Name: Rowan Eleanor Blanchard
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 14, 2001
Ethnicity: Armenian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Syrian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, German, Portuguese
Rowan Blanchard is an American actress.
Rowan’s paternal grandfather, an immigrant from the Middle East, had Armenian, Lebanese, Moroccan, and Syrian ancestry. The rest of Rowan’s ancestry is Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, German, and 1/8th Portuguese.
Rowan posted a photo of her family on Instagram, and said:
My great grandfather (left), Armenian great aunt (middle) and grandfather (right). My great grandmother came to America from Armenia after being chased out during the Ottoman Empire. Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the #armeniangenocide. 1.5 million Armenian lives were lost, and still people hesitate to acknowledge what happened in 1915. #ProudToBeArmenian #justice #turkeyfailed
Rowan’s paternal grandparents are Edmond Joseph Boulbol (the son of Joseph Boulbol) and Barbara Boyce (the daughter of Louis E. Boyce and Eleanor Blanchard). Joseph was born in Syria, to Constantino Boulbol and Margaret Kassar. Eleanor’s mother, Anna Helen Bryde, was the daughter of Frederick J. Bryde, who was born in Denmark, of Danish and Norwegian descent, and of Augusta Bryde, who was Swedish.
Rowan’s maternal grandfather was Richard Harry Folk (the son of Harry R. Folk and Evangeline/Virginia Garcia). Harry was born in Pennsylvania, and likely had German ancestry. Evangeline was born in Hawaii, to Manuel R. Garcia and Maria Souza. While the “Race” of Evangelina and her parents is listed as “Puerto Rican” on the 1920 for whatever weird reason, the birthplace of her parents is listed as Portugal. The maiden name of Maria, “Souza”, is consistent with a Portuguese background (Maria’s parents were Henrick Souza and Ramona).
Family history of Rowan’s father, Mark Blanchard-Boulbol – http://www.yogalaw.com
Genealogy of Rowan Blanchard (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.myheritage.com
Rowan’s maternal great-grandfather, Richard Harry Folk, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Rowan’s maternal great-grandmother, Evangeline/Virginia Garcia, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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