Rowan Blanchard

by follers on March 5, 2014

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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 emigrant from the Middle East, had Armenian, Lebanese, Moroccan, and Syrian ancestry. The rest of Rowan’s ancestry includes 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

She was named Rowan after a character in Anne Rice’s novel The Witching Hour.

Rowan’s paternal grandfather is Edmond Joseph Boulbol (the son of Joseph Boulbol). Rowan’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in Syria, the son of Constantine/Constantino Boulbol and Margaret/Goura Kassar, whose own parents were Elias Kassar and Mary Dahria.

Rowan’s paternal grandmother is Barbara Boyce (the daughter of Louis/Lewis E. Boyce/Boice and Eleanor Blanchard). Barbara was born in New York. Louis was the son of Edward Boyce/Boice and Charlotte S. Aston, who was of recent English immigrant background. Eleanor’s mother, Anna Helen Bryde, was the daughter of Frederick/Fredrick 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). Richard was born in Hawaii. Harry was born in Pennsylvania, and likely had German ancestry; he was the son of Richard Folk and Cara. Evangeline was born in Hawaii, the daughter of Manuel R. Garcia and Maria Souza. While the “race” of Evangelina and her parents is listed as “Puerto Rican” on the 1920, 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).

Sources: Genealogies of Rowan Blanchard –

Family history of Rowan’s father –

Death record of Rowan’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Margaret/Goura (Kassar) Boulbol –

Rowan’s paternal great-grandfather, Louis/Lewis E. Boyce/Boice, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Rowan’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Edward Boyce/Boice and Charlotte S. Aston, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Rowan’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Edward Boyce/Boice, on the 1865 New York State Census –

Genealogy of Rowan Blanchard (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Rowan’s maternal great-grandfather, Harry R. Folk, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Rowan’s maternal great-grandmother, Evangeline/Virginia Garcia, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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madman April 13, 2018 at 2:35 am

Louis/Lewis E. Boyce/Boice was the son of Edward Boyce/Boice and Charlotte S. Aston.

Either both of Charlotte’s parents were English, or only her mother was, depending on what census you trust.

madman April 13, 2018 at 2:41 am

I think “Boice” is French in this case (Bois), and that Edward was of Dutch colonial descent.

madman April 13, 2018 at 1:08 am

She’s probably not part Moroccan.

andrew April 21, 2017 at 4:48 am

You should separate her sides of the family

follers April 21, 2017 at 5:21 am

I don’t think I know her maternal grandmother’s genealogy, so a lot of these ancestral groups may overlap.

follers April 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Similar combination to Jace Norman. Syrian paternal grandfather, and mother of part Iberian descent.

bablah April 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

You’ll notice that on the E.I. record their ethnicity is first written as Aramean, then crossed over and writen as Syrian. I believe that’s where she gets the Armenian from. She probably confused the two. I don’t see anything conecting them to Armenia. And her family came to US before Armenian genocide, so they weren’t refugees for sure.

follers April 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm

We don’t really know who Edmund Boulbol’s mother was, though.

bablah April 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm

oh true. I don’t know why I assumed she’s not Middle Eastern.

bablah April 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm
I think her real name was Goura.

Their passenger record:

It looks like it says Maroum Bilbol was Constantino’s mother.

follers April 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Margaret’s name was Goura?

bablah April 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Yes, I believe so.

musicfangirl December 2, 2015 at 7:37 pm

She looks Caucasus or Middle Eastern to me also this photo should be updated she looks older now

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:10 pm


Capricious October 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm

I don’t see any of the European ethnicites in here.

She looks full Lebanese/Syrian/Armenian (at least one or two of these).

margot September 11, 2015 at 8:02 am

Moroccans are not Middle Easterns…They are Africans..

cwm85 August 28, 2015 at 7:51 am

She’s mixed with everything but African lol

LucarioCooper September 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Moroccan is African…

Adamina September 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm

@cwm85 Please stop embarrassing yourself. Like @LucarioCooper said, Morrocan is African

andrew September 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm

“North African” would be more accurate.

Adamina September 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm

@andrew Yeah I agree

memphis January 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm

North Africa is still the continent of Africa. Their indigenous ethnic groups are just as African as the East. South and West. The North have more admixture from many invasions.

Connerfromvine August 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

damn thats a lot of ethnicities

tttyyy June 10, 2015 at 10:04 am

How many of you guys are actually of Norwegian descent

follers June 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

Most people on ethnicelebs are of Norwegian origin. Andrew, for one, is full-blooded Norwegian and a devout Lutheran. Hvordan har du det?

tttyyy June 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

So you’re Norwegian

follers June 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm

I’m the only person on the site who isn’t Norwegian. Bearboy is probably the biggest Norwegian around here, he supports every Norwegian hockey team, actor, poet, etc. He looks like a cross between Robert Mitchum and Renée Zellweger.

tttyyy June 10, 2015 at 4:20 pm

How do you know him

follers June 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm

We grew up in Haugesund together.

tttyyy June 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

If you’re not Norwegian then what are you

follers June 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm


bearboy June 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Silly question buy me, bearboy?

tttyyy June 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Yeah ok for real now

andrew June 11, 2015 at 3:48 am


I’m Finnish, not Norwegian.

follers June 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

They call ethnicelebs “Little Norway” or “Lillehammer of the internet”.

andrew June 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

There are many celebs with Norwegian ancestry on the site, Eddie Vedder, Jackson Browne and even Paris Hilton and that biracial actress whose name I forget now

follers June 11, 2015 at 11:57 am

“that biracial actress whose name I forget now” = Jennifer Connelly.

andrew June 11, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Ashash thought so, or not? even Jake Gyllenhal was called biracial here

andrew June 11, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Follers you should separate her ancestry between mom and dad side, it’s confusing now. There are also alleged ancestries like Moroccan, that it’s not Middle Easterner

follers June 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm

I separated the top parts into father and mother.

Her grandfather’s ancestry is confusing. Maybe he was just a Syrian/Lebanese immigrants, but his site adds all the others.

andrew June 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm

.. Brad Pitt is Scots-Irish, Cherokee and Seminole, ppl claim what they want

tttyyy June 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

It seems like every English person has Distant Dutch but her. Why is that?

follers June 11, 2015 at 11:33 am

She might have some, too. If someone can prove it…

andrew June 11, 2015 at 12:01 pm

They use to have distant French ancestry from Norman invasion

andrew June 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

all Syrian-born people in this tree. Where are the Moroccan ancestors?

andrew June 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Joseph/George Boulbol immigration record from Brazil

tttyyy June 9, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Who changed her ethnicity to say that she was Norwegian.

follers June 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm

I don’t understand the question?

tttyyy June 10, 2015 at 10:05 am

Nvr mind

tttyyy June 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

Correction: She is also Norwegian. Eleanor Blanchard mother, Anna Helen Bryde is 50% Swedish because her mother Augusta Bryde was born in Sweden and her parents were, and Anna Bryde’s dad Frederick Bryde was born in Denmark to a Danish mother and a Norwegian father.

Freerk April 28, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Huuu, what a cute little girl! Obviously, we need more mixing. :D

Greyface March 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm

disturbing comment

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