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Mark Lanegan

by Manila on May 23, 2015

Mark Lanegan – Latitude Festival 2011 – Day 1 – Henham Park Estate – Southwold, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mark William Lanegan

Place of Birth: Ellensburg, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1964

Ethnicity: English, German (including Sudeten German), Irish, Welsh

Mark Lanegan is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist of Screaming Trees. He is the son of Floy Joanne (Whitney) Hotarek and Dale W. Lanegan.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was William Marshall Lanegan (the son of Andrew Lanegan and Martha Arnel Ross). Andrew was the son of Alexander Lanegan and Eliza Ann Diamond.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Ella Roena Geary (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Geary and Samantha Jane Humphrey).

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Floyd George Whitney (the son of George LeRoy “Roy” Whitney and Mary Kazenmeyer).

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Emma J. Evans (the daughter of Thomas Lincoln Evans and Sarah J. Crow). Sarah was born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, to Irish immigrants, George Crow and Elizabeth A. Fleming.

Sources: Marriage record of Mark’s parents – http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov

Mark’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Mark’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Mark’s paternal grandfather, William Marshall Lanegan – http://records.ancestry.com

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Taylor Lautner

by ethnic on April 27, 2009

Birth Name: Taylor Daniel Lautner

Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1992

Ethnicity: English, Swiss-German, German, Dutch, Scottish, distant Irish, French, and Welsh

Taylor Lautner is an American actor, model, and martial artist. He starred in the 2008 film Twilight, and its four sequels. In the films, he played Jacob Black, a Native American of the Quileute tribe. On the show Scream Queens, he played the son of a black father and a white mother.

Taylor’s documented ancestry includes English, Swiss-German, German (including Sudeten German), Dutch, Scottish, and distant Irish, French, and Welsh. He has Canadian-born ancestors. A picture of Taylor with his parents and sister can be seen here.

On June 24, 2005, Taylor stated of his ancestry:

I am only French, Dutch and German. I get my skin color from the French side of my family.

Then, in an interview published on May 20, 2008, he stated:

…actually, I am part Native American. We learned that through [preparing to play a Native American in the Twilight films]. I’m French, Dutch and German, and on my mother’s side, she has some Potawatomi and Ottawa Indian in her.

Later that year, in July 2008, in reply to a question about him having Native American ancestry, Taylor stated:

I have some Native American in my distant background.

It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. All of Taylor’s maternal grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. No Native American ancestry appears in publicly available family trees of Taylor’s mother.

Taylor is a half-second cousin, three times removed, of prominent architect John Lautner.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather is Loren Joseph Lautner (the son of LaVern Francis Lautner and Maxine Wave Draper). Loren has Sudeten German, English, German, and Swiss-German ancestry. LaVern was the son of Joseph S. Lautner and Florence Ethel Courtade. Maxine was the daughter of Lorn James Draper and Maryetta Mosher. The surname Lautner originates with Taylor’s great-great-great-grandfather, Edward M. Lautner, who was born, c. 1848, in Austria, the son of Wenzel Lautner and Helen Quiezer/Queiser. The Lautner line originates with ethnic Germans from the town of Engelsberg (now Andělská Hora, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic). Taylor’s great-great-grandmother Florence also had German ancestry, from Altenstadt, Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace (now France).

Taylor’s paternal grandmother is Sandra J. Pickard (the daughter of Howard John Pickard and Bernetta “Betty” J. Akers). Howard was the son of Sherman Issac Pickard and Viola Madilene Duell. Bernetta was the daughter of John Guil Akers and Ruth French.

Taylor’s maternal grandfather is Andrew David Bos (the son of Andrew John Bos and Helen Elizabeth Soules). Taylor’s great-grandfather Andrew was the son of John Arend Bos, who was born in Michigan, to Dutch parents, and of Barbara Antje Bess/Bessie Dykenhouse, who was Dutch. Helen was the daughter of Cleon/Leon Benjamin Soules and Emily Jane Himebaugh.

Taylor’s maternal grandmother is Patricia Anne Nichols (the daughter of Keith Francis Nichols and Wanda Juanita Yount). Keith was the son of Francis James “Frank” Nichols and Olive Florence Allen. Wanda was the daughter of Charles Carl Yount and Pina Sally Ford Oatley/Oatly/Vatley.

Taylor’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Emeline/Emma Eliza Clark, who was born, c. 1846, in Somerset, England.

Through Taylor’s maternal grandfather, Taylor is a descendant of William Brewster (c. 1566-1644), a Mayflower passenger and noted Pilgrim. Among many of William’s other descendants are actors Jordana Brewster, Paget Brewster, Chevy Chase, Seth MacFarlane, and Brandon Routh, soccer player Clint Dempsey, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Governor of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller.

Sources: Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal grandfather, Loren Joseph Lautner – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal grandfather, Loren Joseph Lautner (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-grandfather, LaVern Francis Lautner – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Joseph S. Lautner and Florence Ethel Courtade – http://www.ancestry.com

Death record of Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maryetta (Mosher) Draper – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-grandfather, Howard John Pickard – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Taylor’s paternal great-grandfather, Howard John Pickard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Sherman Issac Pickard – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Taylor’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Isaac Ladd Pickard – https://www.ancestry.com
http://www.familycentral.net

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Lewis/Louis Pickard (through Lewis’s brother, James Algernon Gerson Pickard) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Taylor’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, William Henry Pickard – https://www.ancestry.com.au
http://familypedia.wikia.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Nellie Elnora Swaney – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, Bernetta “Betty” J. Akers – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, Bernetta “Betty” J. Akers (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com.au

Obituary of Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, Bernetta “Betty” J. (Akers) Pickard – http://www.legacy.com

Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Guil Akers, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ruth French (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.frenchfamilyassoc.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, Bushrod Washington French and Sarah Lucretia Wooster/Worcester – https://www.ancestry.com.au

Genealogy of Taylor Lautner (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s mother – https://www.ancestry.ca

Marriage record of Taylor’s maternal great-grandparents, Andrew John Bos and Helen Elizabeth Soules – https://www.familysearch.org

Taylor’s maternal great-grandfather, Andrew John Bos, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Andrew John Bos on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Taylor’s maternal great-grandfather, Andrew John Bos – http://www.legacy.com

Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Elizabeth Soules, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Cleon/Leon Benjamin Soules – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogies of Taylor’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Howard Soule – https://www.wikitree.com
https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Taylor’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Jane Himebaugh – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogies of Taylor’s maternal great-grandparents, Keith Francis Nichols and Wanda Juanita Yount – https://www.findagrave.com

Taylor’s maternal great-grandfather, Keith Francis Nichols, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Juanita Yount – https://www.geni.com

Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Juanita Yount, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Wanda Juanita Yount on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Taylor’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Carl Yount and Pina Sally Ford Oatley/Oatly/Vatley – https://www.familysearch.org

1st photo by PR Photos

2nd photo: derivative work by Gage

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Benjamin Bratt

by ethnic on February 20, 2008

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 16, 1963

Ethnicity:
*German, English, Sudeten German (father)
*Indigenous Peruvian Quechua (mother)

Benjamin Bratt is an American actor. He is famous for his role as Detective Rey Curtis on the television show Law & Order.

His father, Peter Bratt, is an American of one quarter English, five eighths German, and one eighth Sudeten German, ancestry. His mother, Eldy (Banda), was born in Peru, of Quechua (Indigenous) ancestry. His brother, Peter Bratt, is a writer and director. Benjamin is married to actress Talisa Soto.

Benjamin’s paternal grandfather was George Cleveland Bratt (the son of George Cleveland Bratt and Rosetta Weirich). Benjamin’s great-grandfather George, a Broadway actor, was born in Canada, to English parents, Joseph Bratt and Anna Lee. Rosetta was the daughter of Peter Weirich, who was German (born in Todtenorth, Prussia), and of Josephine Arnold, who was born in Friedland, Bohemia, and was likely a Sudeten German.

Benjamin’s paternal grandmother was Wiltrude Hildner (the daughter of Jonathan Augustus Charles Hildner and Barbara R. Goetz). Wiltrude’s parents were of German descent. Jonathan was the son of John Gotthold Hildner and Johanna “Joanna” Heinrika Charlotte Josenhans. Barbara was the daughter of John Adam Goetz and Anna Barbara Walz/Waltz.

Sources: Genealogies of Benjamin Bratt (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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