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

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/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. Capricious says:

    At first instance I thought he was Leonardo DiCaprio.

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

  2. M says:

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

    • andrew says:

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

    • Tux says:

      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 says:

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

      • fuzzybear44 says:

        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

  3. M says:

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

  4. M says:

    Looks partially Native American.

  5. Check7t says:

    Handsome man.

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