Will Forte

by follers on November 27, 2013

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Birth Name: Orville Willis Forte IV

Place of Birth: Alameda County, California

Date of Birth: June 17, 1970

Ethnicity: English, as well as French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, Dutch

Will Forte is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He he has English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch, ancestry.

Will’s paternal grandfather was Orville Willis Forte, Jr. (the son of Orville Willis Forte, Sr. and Helen MacAllister Henkels). Will’s great-grandfather Orville, Sr. was born in Middlesex, Massachusetts. Will’s patrilineal great-great-grandfather was Nepthali Forté, who was born in Canada, to French-Canadian parents François-Xavier Frêté and Rosalie-Constance Monette. Nepthali’s wife, Will’s great-great-grandmother, Julia Agnes Mahoney, was the daughter of John Mahoney and Margaret, and had Irish ancestry. Will’s great-grandmother Helen was born in Delaware, to John Bernard Henkels, who had German and Swiss-German ancestry, and Ida May MacAllister, who likely was of at least part Scottish descent.

Will’s paternal grandmother was Constance S. Collins (the daughter of Frank Ivory Collins and Mabel Leverett White). Frank was the son of Frank Leslie Collins and Annie Etta Grant. Mabel was the daughter of John Leverett White and Mary Anna Jones.

Will’s maternal grandfather was William Penn Stivers (the son of William Benjamin Stivers and Mary Rebecca Newell). Will’s great-grandfather William was the son of Norman John Strong Stivers and Mary Magdalene Trexell. Will’s great-grandmother Mary Rebecca was the daughter of William P. Newell and Mary A. Wilson.

Will’s maternal grandmother was Helen Louise Cummings (the daughter of William P. Cummings and Cecelia Myrtle Highfill). Cecelia was the daughter of Louis John Highfill and Rosa E. Begley.

Sources: Genealogy of Will Forte – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Will’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Bernard Henkels (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Will’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Louis. J. Highfill (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

follers November 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Picture……….. please.

ethnic November 30, 2013 at 1:51 am
follers November 30, 2013 at 2:12 am

Thank you!

andrew November 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

You should write “..is an American actor known for..”, wtf is Will Forte? I know it’s an American site but most if not all new celebs are still unknown abroad

follers November 30, 2013 at 2:13 am

There is no one more famous than him.

andrew November 30, 2013 at 3:21 am

he’s not in A-list

follers November 30, 2013 at 3:23 am

Correct. He’s above it.

andrew November 30, 2013 at 6:12 am

he’s a nobody out of US.

follers November 30, 2013 at 6:27 am

He’s bigger than Brando.

shobohunter May 31, 2014 at 7:19 pm

i agree with you. he is still very unknown for non-American and I am one. I can now recognized him in that one small episode in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

andrew November 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Forte is an Italian surname, not French

follers November 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I don’t know much about his “Forte” ancestry beyond Francois Forte and Rosalie Constance Minette, but perhaps the name was changed from “Fortier” or something.

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