Native American

Thomas Jane

by madman on February 19, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas Elliott III

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Birth: February 22, 1969

Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish, possibly more distant German Jewish and Blackfoot Native American

Thomas Jane is an American actor. He was previously married to actress Patricia Arquette, with whom he has a daughter.

Thomas was the son of Cynthia, an antiques dealer, and Michael Elliott, a genetic engineer.

Thomas has said:

…I’m part Irish and Scottish, a little German Jew on my mothers side and some Blackfoot Indian on my fathers. turns out P[atricia Arquette] has some Scottish in her as well, so that’s why we all wore kilts at the wedding!

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Maty Noyes

by Manila on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Madeline Ashley Noyes

Place of Birth: Corinth, Mississippi, United States

Date of Birth: August 25, 1997

Ethnicity: Channel Islander (Jersey), Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Swedish, Swiss-German, Welsh, as well as remote Austrian, Danish, Faroese, and Patawomeck Native American

Maty Noyes is an American singer. Her father, Timothy Lee Noyes, is a physician. Her mother, Erica Lynn (Moore), is a pediatrician.

Maty’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninteenth great-grandfather, Robert Noyes.

Maty’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Lee “Tom” Noyes (the son of Okell Noyes and Mary Kathryn McCullah, later Case). Okell was the son of Estel Noyes and Golden Leona Grant. Kathryn was the biological daughter of Charles McCullah and Clara. She was raised by Charley Dotson “Dot” Case and Lena Eva Miller.

Maty’s paternal grandmother is Lynn Wherry.

Maty’s maternal grandfather is Eric Dean Moore (the son of Asier Dean Moore and Connie Louaine Johnson). Connie was the daughter of Thomas Edna “Ed” Johnson and Connie Zelma Phelps.

Maty’s maternal grandmother is Geraldine Virginia “Geri” Cook (the daughter of Frederick Earl Cook and Evelyn Virginia Newquist). Frederick was the son of Frank Crawford Cook and Louise Fredericka Holtgreve. Evelyn was the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Arvid Nathanael Nyquist (later Arvid Nathaniel Newquist) and Hanna Kristina Olsdotter (later Hannah Christina Olson), both of Sunne, Värmland.

Sources: Obituary of Maty’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Lee Noyes –

Maty’s paternal great-grandfather, Okell Noyes, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Maty’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Kathryn (McCullah) Noyes –

Obituaries of Maty’s maternal great-grandmother, Connie Louaine (Johnson) Moore –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal grandmother, Geraldine Virginia Cook –

Marriage record of Maty’s maternal great-grandparents, Frederick Earl Cook and Evelyn Virginia Newquist –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Arvid Natanael Nyqvist –

Birth record of Maty’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hanna Kristina Olsdotter –

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Billy Wirth

by madman on February 4, 2017

Birth Name: William Edward Wirth

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: June 23, 1962

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*possibly Huron Native American and other (mother)

Billy Wirth is an American actor.

Billy is the son of Jean C., and artist, and Morris A. Wirth, a lawyer. His father was Jewish. His mother is said to be of part Huron Native American descent.

Billy’s paternal grandparents were Louis Wirth and Esther. Louis and Esther were Russian Jewish immigrants.

Sources: Obituary of Billy’s father –

Billy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –
Billy’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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Misty Upham

by stlucas on January 29, 2017

Birth Name: Misty Anne Upham

Date of Birth: July 6, 1982

Place of Birth: Kalispell, Montana, U.S.

Date of Death: October 5, 2014

Place of Death: Auburn, Washington, U.S.

Ethnicity: Blackfoot Native American

Misty Upham was a Native American actress. She was born in Kalispell, Montana, the daughter of Mona and Charles Upham. She was raised in the Blackfeet Reservation between Montana and Washington. Her parents are pictured here


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Dylan Lee

by stlucas on January 24, 2017

Birth Name: Dylan Jagger Lee

Place of Birth: Malibu, California, U.S

Date of Birth: December 29, 1997

Ethnicity: Greek (one quarter), Finnish (one eighth), English, Russian, Irish, French, at least 1/2048 Powhatan Native American

Dylan Lee is an American model. He was born in Malibu, California, to Greek-born American musician Tommy Lee and Canadian-American actress and model Pamela Anderson. Dylan’s brother is Brandon Thomas Lee.

Dylan’s paternal grandfather was David Oliver Bass (the son of John Samuel Bass and Julia E. Sanders). David was American, and had English, some Irish and French, and at least 1/1024 Powhatan Native American, ancestry. John was the son of Josiah J. Bass and Alice E. Oliver. Julia was the daughter of Henry A. Sanders, who was of French and Irish descent, and of May E. Patrick.

Dylan’s paternal grandmother is Vassiliki “Voula” Papadimitriou. Vassiliki is Greek.

Dylan’s maternal grandfather is Barry Anderson (the son of Herman Anderson and Marjorie Sherwood or Sherwin). Herman was of Finnish descent, and had family from Saarijärvi; he was the son of Juho Herman Hyytiäinen/Anderson and Rachel Evelyn Solmie. The surnames “Sherwood” or “Sherwin” are usually English.

Dylan’s maternal grandmother was Carol Grosco. Carol had Russian ancestry. One of her grandfathers was named Dale Jagger Grosco.

Dylan’s father is descended from John Bass, who was born in Suffolk, Virginia. John was the son of William Basse and Catherine/Katherine Lanier/Lanyere. William was the son of John Basse, an English immigrant, and of Elizabeth Nansemond, who was Native American, and a princess of the Nansemond tribe. Catherine’s ancestry is disputed. Some sources state that she too was a Nansemond Native American, while others say that she was born to English immigrants. While some genealogies list her as the daughter of John Lanier and Lucreece Bassano, this is not the case, as their only daughter, Katherine, died as an infant.

Sources: Genealogies of Dylan Lee –

Genealogy of Dylan’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Dylan’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Josiah Bass –

Genealogy of Dylan’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Arthur Bass –

Article about Dylan’s mother’s Finnish relatives –

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