Tyler Blackburn

by annfast on July 24, 2014

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Birth Name: Tyler Jordon Blackburn

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 12, 1986

Ethnicity: English, Croatian, Welsh, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Czech, Swedish, possibly Cherokee Native American, possibly Comanche Native American

Tyler Blackburn is an American actor and singer.

Tyler’s mother has English, Croatian, Welsh, German, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry. Tyler has also said that he has Czech, Swedish, Comanche Native American, and Cherokee Native American ancestry. This ancestry could possibly be from his father. It is not clear if this Comanche or Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Tyler’s Blackburn line can be traced back to John Blackburn, who was born, c. 1675, in Loughgall, Armagh, Ireland, the son of John Blackburn and Elizabeth.

Tyler’s maternal grandfather is Jerry Donald Blackburn (the son of Darrell Lester/F. Blackburn and Betty Griffin). Darrell was the son of Alma Lester Blackburn and Vida Dean Mulliner.

Tyler’s maternal grandmother is Judith Yakovich (the daughter of Anthony Smith Yakovich and Paloma Susan Mellor). Anthony was the son of Croatian parents, Anton/Anthony Smith Yakovich and Antonia Mihelcich/Mehilich. Paloma was the daughter of James William Mellor, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Haycock.

Sources: Genealogy of Tyler Blackburn (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.blackburn-tree.org

Genealogy of Tyler’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Alma Lester Blackburn (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Tyler’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Elias Hicks Blackburn – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Tyler’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vida Dean (Mulliner) Blackburn – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Tyler’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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andrew November 14, 2017 at 12:41 pm
andrew November 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm
andrew November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm
madman August 11, 2017 at 4:47 am

Wikipedia says: “He is of English, Welsh, Czech, Swedish and Chinese descent.”

The source is a dead link, but the text says: Erica (June 6, 2012). “Chatting with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars”. ABC Family.

So it seems like it’s something Tyler actually said. I wonder if it’s still available somewhere.

bablah May 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

Delete Yugoslavian and just leave Croatian.

andrew December 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm
neiltennant June 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm



Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:53 pm

looks like someone from my class

Justinian October 30, 2015 at 2:05 am

I’m not seeing any Native ancestry. That Italian girl (Ariana Grande) more Native than he does.

Taylor Lautner is obviously mixed and looks like a mestizo. This guy looks totally white.

Ajaxfan November 28, 2015 at 7:24 am

You. Are. A. Dumbass

Sarsari87 September 23, 2015 at 4:16 am

Those cheekbones!!

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Yep, the Native American part of him.

sarahle September 18, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Yacovich is also a jewish last name. means son of jacob.

Gurrl August 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Based on his appearance his claims of native heritage is actually believable unlike 99.9999% of celebs.

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 12:17 am

He actually does look part Native American, unlike 99% of people who claim to be part Native American.

neiltennant June 27, 2016 at 3:48 pm
andrew October 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm


Check7t October 29, 2014 at 1:53 am

“Cherokee Native American.”


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