Tiffani Thiessen

by ethnic on April 25, 2010

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Birth Name: Tiffany Amber Thiessen

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 23, 1974

Ethnicity: English, German, with Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish)/Irish, and Welsh

Tiffani Thiessen is an American actress, previously credited as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. She is married to actor Brady Smith.

Tiffani once stated that she has Turkish ancestry. This statement does not appear to be correct. Tiffani’s maternal grandfather, Robert Howell Ernest, is listed as having died in Turkey, but he was not of Turkish descent. Robert was born in New Jersey, of approximately three quarters German and one quarter English ancestry.

Tiffani’s biological paternal grandfather was Franklin “Frank” Arthur Chadwick (the son of Andrew William Chadwick and Pearl Genevieve McCoy). Andrew was born in Iowa, the son of Jerome P. Chadwick and Sarah Ellen Ulin. Pearl was also born in Iowa, the daughter of William McCoy and Nellie Spencer. Tiffani’s paternal grandmother remarried to Lowell Henry Thiessen, who adopted Tiffani’s father. Tiffani’s father subsequently took on the surname Thiessen.

Tiffani’s paternal grandmother was Beverly Jean Bondshu (the daughter of Albert Clarence Bondshu and Esma Amanda Hamlett). Albert was born in California, the son of Francis/Frank Albert Bondshu and Mary Elizabeth Halstead. Francis’s father, Karl/Charles Albert Bondshu, was German, from Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Tiffani’s great-grandmother Esma was the daughter of Frank B. Hamlett and Harriett Louise Turner.

Tiffani’s maternal grandfather was Robert Howell Ernest (the son of Otto Bernard Ernest and Gladys Natalie Inderlied). Robert was born in New Jersey. Otto was born in Saxony, Germany, the son of Bernhardt Otto Ernst/Ernest and Bertha Auguste Ziegler, who was from Falkenstein, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria. Gladys was born in Delaware, the daughter of Charles Franklin Inderlied and Natalie Clara Wolfe.

Tiffani’s maternal grandmother was Therese Frances Hood (the daughter of William Aaron/Alexander/Andrew Jackson Hood and Ora Irene Ecton). Therese was born in Californa. William was born in Georgia, the son of Enoch Chapman Hood and Amanda Jane Townsend. Ora was born in Utah, the daughter of Jesse Alexander Ecton and Emma Williams, who was born in Utah, to Welsh parents, her father from Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent and her mother from Swansea.

Sources: Tiffani mentions that her father was adopted by his own stepfather – http://www.tiffanithiessen.org

Genealogy of Tiffani Thiessen – https://www.geni.com

Wedding announcement of Tiffani’s paternal step-grandfather, Lowell Henry Thiessen, and Tiffani’s paternal grandmother, Beverly Jean Bondshu – http://www.newspapers.com

Genealogy of Tiffani’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Clarence Bondshu (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Tiffani’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Harriett Louise Turner – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Tiffani Thiessen (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Tiffani’s maternal grandfather, Robert Howell Ernest, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Tiffani’s maternal great-grandmother, Gladys Natalie Inderlied (through Gladys’s brother, Clarence Oscar Inderlied) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Tiffani’s maternal grandmother, Therese Frances Hood, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

odessa September 25, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Is the rest of the Saved by the Bell gang on here?

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 4:31 am

Fat ass cheeks.

Your Mom June 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

She got really fat.

shobohunter April 11, 2014 at 1:09 am

doctor oz is Turkish.

shobohunter April 11, 2014 at 1:06 am

I think only the racist European.. who obsessively distinguish between Turkish and European Christian Greek. just similarly like the jew are not white..
Armenians are consider white European.. become they are Christian.
evan those Armenians are closer to middle eastern.

ashash April 1, 2014 at 4:31 am

Perhaps she thought she was part Turkish because her grandfather died in Turkey.

follers January 30, 2014 at 5:35 am

Ethnic, is there a better picture, please? I swear she can look better.

ethnic January 30, 2014 at 7:57 am

this is a better picture

follers January 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

Thank you!

follers January 30, 2014 at 5:34 am

To people who were wondering about her Greek and/or Turkish ancestry… she isn’t.

spaceyaquarius August 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Man, she lost her looks. She was a super-hottie in “Saved By The Bell” and was still hot in “90210”, and still hot in a few episodes of “Just Shoot Me”.

Why did her face get wide and the chin got pointy the last few years?

neiltennant May 14, 2013 at 3:56 am

she looks great and i can definitely see the GREEK/TURKISH

looks a little bit like the woman of robbie williams who is also of turkish descent

neves September 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm

doesnt look great

Germanchick67 January 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

i can see the greek but not the turkish,turks are really dark skinned maybe she’s from the med part of turkey

J.J. February 5, 2014 at 1:20 am

what are you on about? turkey and Greece are right next to each other and their inhabitants look very similar, saying someone looks greek but not Turkish doesn’t make any sense. It would be like saying someone looks Norwegian but not Swedish…

ethnic February 5, 2014 at 1:26 am

but turks have a strong turkic influence so many of them look quite east Asian.

J.J. February 5, 2014 at 4:07 am

yes many turks do have a mongoloid look, but greeks and turks invaded each other an immense amount of times and look very similar, it would be like arguing the differences between Spaniards and Portuguese people, it’s very mild

andrew February 5, 2014 at 6:21 am

greeks hate turks so much..never say that!

J.J. March 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

haha, I’m aware, but I’m being realistic

Ryan January 18, 2013 at 6:03 am

All of that yet she was once considered the All-American Girl.

She is still sexy (bad picture here)

storm January 28, 2012 at 1:33 am

I always thought Tiffani was German, Greek, Turkish, and Welsh? i was for sure she was part greek.

Natasha October 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Her surname sounds Scandinavian.

inkognito March 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

No it’s German it give 2 variation of the name “thiessen” and the more common variety “theissen”

dimitris August 6, 2010 at 5:24 am

and in imdb say that her mother is greeek welsh turkish
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005485/bio

dimitris July 22, 2010 at 3:55 am

She is also Greek

ethnic July 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

where did you get that?

dimitris July 23, 2010 at 2:16 am

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