Taylor Swift

by ethnic on December 17, 2009

Birth Name: Taylor Alison Swift

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

Date of Birth: December 13, 1989

Ethnicity: German, English, some Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, 1/16th Italian, as well as distant French, Swedish, Dutch, and Belgian Walloon

Taylor Swift is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Taylor is descended from a number of German immigrants to the United States, in the 1800s and earlier. Some of her ancestral lines also trace back to Colonial America of the 1600s, and to English immigrants of that time period. Her other ancestry includes smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Welsh, 1/16th Italian, and distant roots in France, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Belgium (with Walloon ancestors).

“The Silence Breakers” won Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017. Taylor was one of six persons chosen to represent that title on the magazine’s cover, along with Isabel Pascual, Adama Iwu, Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, and a woman who chose to remain anonymous.

Taylor’s Swift lines traces back to a William Swift, who was born, c. 1619, in Bocking, Essex, England.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Lt. Col. Archie Dean Swift, Jr. (the son of Archie Dean Swift and Bernice Maude Thompson). Taylor’s great-grandfather Archie was the son of Charles Julius/James Judson Fox Swift and Josephine Reno; the “Reno” line originates with French ancestry. Bernice was the daughter of Wilbur Willard / Willie Thompson and Barbara Maria Jane Kingsley.

Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Rose Baldi Douglas (the daughter of Charles Gwynn Douglas and Louise Eurindine Baldi). Charles was the son of Charles Douglass and Mary Jane Gwynn. Louise was the daughter of Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi, an Italian man, born in Castelnuovo Cilento, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy, and of his wife, Louisa Eurindine Sobernheimer, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, Frederick Sobernheimer and Catherine Louise Hammel. Thus, Taylor Swift is of 1/16th Italian ancestry. C. C. A. Baldi was a community leader, who organized a bank and owned a daily Italian-language newspaper, among other businesses.

Taylor’s maternal grandfather is Robert Bruce Finlay (the son of Lancelot “Lance” George Finlay and Eleanor “Ella” A. Mayer/Meyer). Lancelot was born in Southampton, England, to a Scottish-born father, George Finlay, and an Irish-born mother, Emma Lynch. Eleanor was the daughter of German parents, Julius Mayer, from Bavaria, and Delia Gunther.

Taylor’s maternal grandmother is Marjorie Moehlenkamp (the daughter of Elmer Heinrich/Henry Moehlenkamp and Cora Lee Morrow). Elmer was the son of Henry Johann/John Moehlenkamp and Emma Anna Eterina Bruns, who were of German descent. Cora was the daughter of Sanford Hewitt Morrow and Sallie Wells Faulkner.

Sources: Genealogies of Taylor Swift – http://famouskin.com

Two more genealogies of Taylor Swift (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies and obituaries of Taylor’s paternal grandparents, Lt. Col. Archie Dean Swift, Jr. and Rose Baldi Douglas – http://www.findagrave.com

Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi and Louisa Eurindine Sobernheimer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Biography of Taylor’s Italian paternal great-great-grandfather, Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi – http://www.baldims.org

Obituary of Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi – http://www.pennsylvaniaburialcompany.com


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andrew August 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm
andrew August 29, 2017 at 5:25 am

Biography of Taylor’s paternal Italian great-great-grandfather, Charles Carmine Antonio Baldi: http://www.baldims.org/?page_id=518

andrew August 29, 2017 at 5:22 am
andrew August 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Taylor paternal 7th great-grandparents, John Reno and Mary Susannah Thorn, were also Depp’s paternal 6th great-grandparents

andrew November 4, 2017 at 8:20 am

This would make Taylor Swift and Johnny Depp 7th cousins 1 time removed

andrew July 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm
andrew August 29, 2017 at 5:25 am

this link is broken

luckystar July 25, 2017 at 3:44 am

I never saw her claiming to be German but having Scottish, yes, in a recent interview. Many Americans dont know about their German heritage because German heritage such is part of American culture.

luckystar July 25, 2017 at 3:45 am

is such a part*

lelo4 December 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm

I always thought she was just a typical white American of fully Northern/Western European descent, I didn’t know she was part Italian and I guess most people don’t.

TheHelper September 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm

@lelo4 She is a typical White person. Italy is in Europe and Italians are White.

andrew October 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm


can you also note that the “Reno” line has a French origin.

MettaWorkPlease September 3, 2016 at 7:23 pm

If it wasn’t for the tiny amount of Italian & French blood she has, she’d be more hideous than she is

ses101 November 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

Racist arsehole.

Ajaxfan October 28, 2015 at 1:29 am

Does someone know the percentages? because this is quite alot.

hesh123 November 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Also how recent is this photo? She looks like a pre teen here.

andrew October 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm

add: Castelnuovo Cilento, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.

ger October 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

You forgot she’s also a pornstar goes by the name Anjelica Ebbi.

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Regina George is beautiful, but not in that photo. LOL X

musicfangirl August 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm

lol this photo make her like horse or maybe even Napoleon Dynamite

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Yes! This photo needs to be changed it doesn’t give this beautiful, talented bitch justice. X

abbracci August 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm

She’s nothing special. She’s a ordinary blonde hair blue eyed white girl. Taylor is a ugly version of Carrie Underwood. Why is she famous? Asians and Latinas look better. Cher Lloyd and Rita Ora>>

Ardor February 8, 2017 at 6:05 pm

I agree. Typical plain white girl. And blondes can usually be gorgeous.

She looks boyish and dull.

sarahle July 30, 2015 at 6:01 am

sorry to say but she is ugly as hell

cwm85 July 30, 2015 at 7:55 am

And you are pretty as hell?

LucarioCooper September 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm

It doesn’t change the fact if someone is ugly…

cwm85 July 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm

She has a lot of western Europe ethnicity. And a great-great grandparent who was Italian. Some of the hate throw toward her on this thread is unbelievable. Some of yall are really deranged misfits…

marjanel November 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Since whenn Italy is not in Western Europe?

lelo4 December 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

It’s Southern Europe.

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