Taylor Kinney

by follers on April 26, 2014

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

Place of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth: July 15, 1981

Ethnicity:
*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 Kinney and Faye B. Besse). Taylor’s great-grandfather Kenneth was the son of Ira Joseph Kinney and Jennette/Jennie May 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: 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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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

savanna November 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

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

follers November 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm

She said something about a “BF”, which could mean “best friend”.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

At first instance I thought he was Leonardo DiCaprio.

He looks Slavic to me, with those slanted, hooded eyes.

M August 5, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Oops I forgot I already commented on him.. Oh well, my opinion still stands, he doesn’t look fully white.

andrew August 6, 2015 at 2:39 am

another Colin Farrell? too handsome to be just white? because whites are ugly to you.

Tux August 15, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Why because of his eyes? You realize most Europeans don’t have super rounds eyes right? More Africans have round beady eyes than Europeans. If anything its more of a North African and middle eastern trait. It’s not a specific european trait. Most Europeans have almond eyes. The roundest eyes in Europe are found mostly in southern europeans like Sicilians etc. It is not super common among northern europeans. Only reason Europeans are stereotype as having super round eyes is because Natives with even smaller eyes than Europeans called them round eye. But contrary to the stereotype Africans and not Europeans have the roundest eyes on earth.

phaedra May 2, 2016 at 12:23 am

^Finally I agree with someone in here. (Tux)

fuzzybear44 May 2, 2016 at 1:11 am

I thought North Africans were supposed to be Caucasians now, at least that’s what people keep saying. Secondly that is not true ,Africans have no higher rate of round eyes than anyone. Most Africans have Almond shape eyes from living in dry sunny windy environments

M August 5, 2015 at 10:56 pm

He definitely has some non-white admixture in him. He must have some Asian or Amerindian DNA that he doesn’t know about.

M May 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Looks partially Native American.

Tux July 11, 2015 at 8:34 am

Americans *rolls eyes* anyone with borealized eyes must have distant native ancestry. You’re oblivious to European looks and just how diverse they are.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

I couldn’t agree with you more, Tux! WELL SAID!

cwm85 October 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm

No one looks fully white to you. Anderson cooper doesn’t loom fully white to you lol

Check7t September 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Handsome man.

andrew September 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

yeah but he already has grey hair

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