Taylor Kinney

LOS ANGELES - AUG 27:  Taylor Kinney arrives to NBC All Star Sum

Place of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 15, 1981

*English, German (father)
*German, Swiss-German, remote French (mother)

Taylor Kinney is an American actor and model. His father has English and German ancestry. His mother has German, Swiss-German, and remote French, ancestry.

Taylor’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Henry Kinney, who was born, c. 1623, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, to John Thomas Keeney/Kinne and Sarah Hinckley Cheever.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Samuel Kinney, Jr. (the son of Kenneth Samuel/G. Kinney and Faye B. Besse). Taylor’s great-grandfather Kenneth was the son of Ira Joseph Kinney and Jennette/Jennie/Jeanette May/E. Welty. Faye was the daughter of Ezra L. Besse and Jane/Jennie Chapman.

Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Marjorie Jackson (the daughter of Benjamin F. Jackson and A. Leora Ayres). Benjamin was the son of Lillian, who was English.

Taylor’s maternal grandfather was Charles R. Heisler (the son of Charles Coble Heisler and Minnie E. Herr). Charles was the son of Benjamin Franklin Heisler and Annie Elizabeth Coble. Minnie was the daughter of Elam Alonzo Herr and Sarah E. Steele.

Taylor’s maternal grandmother was Joanne F. Fritz (the daughter of Hess E. Fritz and Dora J. Weimer). Hess was the son of Frank Hess Fritz and Elizabeth C. Murray. Dora was the daughter of George Washington Weimer and Susan Jane/Jennie F. Fisher.

Sources: Genealogies of Taylor’s paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth Samuel/G. Kinney and Faye B. Besse – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Taylor’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie (Jackson) Kinney – http://www.genealogybuff.com

Taylor’s paternal great-grandmother, A. Leora Ayres, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Minnie E. Herr – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Taylor’s maternal great-grandmother, Dora E. Weimer (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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16 Responses

  1. savanna says:

    I remember Lady Gaga referred to him as her “Irish boyfriend” on twitter. Can’t find the original link tho..

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