Sarah Palin

by ethnic on August 16, 2010

Birth Name: Sarah Louise Heath

Place of Birth: Sandpoint, Idaho, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1964

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, remote Dutch, extremely remote Scottish

Sarah Palin is an American politician, commentator, television personality, and author. A Republican, she has served as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, from October 14, 1996 to October 14, 2002, Chairperson of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, from February 19, 2003 to January 23, 2004, and Governor of Alaska, from December 4, 2006 to July 26, 2009.

She was the Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2008.

Sarah is the daughter of Sarah (Sheeran) and Charles Richard Heath. Sarah is married to oil field production operator and commercial fisherman Todd Palin, with whom she has five children, among them public speaker and reality television personality Bristol Palin.

Sarah’s ancestry is English, German, and Irish. She also has remote Dutch ancestry, and extremely remote Scottish roots.

Genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner wrote Sarah’s ancestral lineage out as such, with approximate fractions:

*55.08% English
*25.78% German
*18.75% Irish
*0.39% Dutch

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Charles Francis Heath (the son of Charles Richard Heath and Alice Adaline/Adeline Maria Oriel). Sarah’s grandfather Charles was born in Illinois. Sarah’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of James W. Heath and Alma Miranda Rhodes. Alice was the daughter of Francis H. Oriel, who was born in Canada, to English parents, and of Ellen Anna Dee, who was Irish.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Nellie Marie Brandt (the daughter of Henry Charles Brandt and May Belle Ruddock). Nellie was born in California. Henry was the son of Charles C. Brandt, who was born in Friedland, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany, and of Maria Criss. May wsa the daughter of Thomas Sanderson Ruddock and Maria Nancy Newell.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Clement James Sheeran (the son of Michael James Sheeran and Ida Henrietta Mueller). Clement was born in Washington. Michael was the son of Michael James Sheeran, who was born in Vermont, to Irish parents, and of Maria Ellen Burke, who was born in Wisconsin, also to Irish parents. Ida was the daughter of Joseph Mueller and Sarah West, both of whom were born in Wisconsin; all of their own parents were German.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother was Helen Louise Gower (the daughter of James Carl Gower and Cora Godfrey Strong). Helen was born in Wisconsin. James was the son of Arthur Collins Gower and Mary/Maria Henrietta Regina Schmolz, who was German. Cora was the daughter of Homer Curtiss/Curtis Strong and Augusta Lodema “Gussie” Godfrey.

Sources: Genealogies of Sarah Palin –

Notes on some of Sarah’s distant relatives –

Christopher Halloran /

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andrew September 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm
bearboy July 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Big favor. Mind adding to the profile that Sarah Palin is often described as having Lithuanian Jewish ancestry on her mother’s side and it doesn’t appear to be accurate.

neiltennant April 18, 2017 at 7:49 am

she looks like my mother

some people say that people have DOPPELGÄNGER and my mums doppelgänger is PALIN !

the same cheek bones the same eye color

andrew August 5, 2016 at 7:32 pm
andrew August 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm
neiltennant June 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

i swear she reminds me a lot of my mother

my mother was in the US 2008 when palin campaigned and many people told her that she looks like PALIN

especially the eyes and the evil looks reminds me of her haha

bearboy October 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Am I the only one who sees nonsense on the internet saying her maternal grandparents were Lithuanian Jews?

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 6:26 am

She looks like that rude Italian pizza maker who screams all the way for her coworkers to add the sauce already.

She has that Mediterranean look.

brotothefifth November 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

“CORRECTION’ increadibly small fraction of Scottish blood
Under Notes
“1446 — For some of the ancestry of Rev. Edward Bulkeley, including his descent from William I, King of Scotland, see Gary Boyd Roberts, The Royal Descents of 600 immigrants [Baltimore: Genealogical, 2008], p. 419. See p. 442 for his descent from Henry II, King of England.”

sadie March 28, 2012 at 2:04 am

You people are so rude, hateful, and idiots. Does it make you feel better to say such things. I can see your parents brought you up right. No wonder this world is like it is.

christian March 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

sarah palin , THE EVIL !!!!!

looks like my mother who is white but of afghan descent, she looks mixed,

she looks asian, european but there might be native american blood in her veins

everybody who was in ireland and germany, might know that there are not so many people who look like her

fuzzybear44 June 4, 2013 at 4:13 am


(caucasian countries)?

longhaired thick lightskinned gyal December 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Huh how tf she look asian?

shobohunter January 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm

@longhair thick lightskinned gyal hello stupid Afghanistan is in Asia and her mom “looks Asian” probably because there is an ethnic minority called hazara (people) and they “look Asian” (east) Asian la Chingy and some of them are mixed with non- hazara Afghan.. get a map .

neiltennant June 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm

im former CHRISTIAN :-)

and i still claim that my mother looks like her

they could be sisters

and my mother is not of hazara descent !

my father is not a real white afghan with roots in kirgisia and ukraine and maybe caucasian

my mother on the other hand always had been the black sheep in the family. My aunts call her swarthy but actually she is not that dark but as my family on the fathers side is very pale she could have seen as swarthy haha

Ashley January 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

What?! You mean she isn’t part Russian?! I thought she would be part Russian since she’s an expert on foreign policy because and I quote: “I can see Russia from my backyard!” smh…..

smiley November 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Actually she said that if you stand on a specific spot of land in Alaska you can see Russia which is true.

bi racial August 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm

she biracial, she biracial…. mulatto…. shee frawm alasca..

Nai August 5, 2011 at 1:00 am

If she is indeed Native, there’s a good reason she would want to hide it. Her policies are hostile to Alaskan Native people, and revealing that she is part Native would mean revealing her hypocrisy.

Whatever August 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

You’re hostile to human intelligence, and revealing this would mean that you write inane comments about other people.

ena July 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

She looks half native american i am from northern europe and i haven’t seen europeans that look like that.

franzi January 25, 2012 at 3:10 am

northern europe? ah ok so you just have to go south and in germany you’ll see many woman that look similiar to her!

Nathan June 23, 2011 at 12:52 am

Actualy if you have seen Sarah Palins Alaska, she gets her hair wet, than dries it, and her hair is like frizzy curly, so its not naturaly straight.

Restore the Haudenosaunee! March 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Generic White-American ancestry, but more importantly, out of her f**king gourd!

This woman is a danger to the land and the people, please keep her out of politics!

Roger Lee November 5, 2010 at 2:46 am

Sarah Palin obviously has American Indian ancestry. Anyone who knows anything about race, or has spent time on an Indian Reservation, can see this in her physical appearance.
Why does she hide this?

Michelle November 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Are you kidding? Why would she try to hide that? You can’t prove that anyway.

I love the wind February 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Where do you see this in her physical appearance? I see it in Bristol Palin, certainly, in her wide face and slightly almond shaped eyes. But in Sarah? I don’t see any Native American traits there, except perhaps straight hair. I don’t see any dark coloring, although I don’t know what her natural hair color is, no high cheekbones, no “flat” face (I do apologize for the term), no strong jaw, her nose and skull shape are of European countenance, in my opinion, and her lips are thin…..

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