Abby Huntsman

Birth Name: Abigail Haight Huntsman

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

Date of Birth: May 1, 1986

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, 1/16th Norwegian, 1/16th Swedish, 1/32 Danish, distant Swiss-German and Dutch, remote French Huguenot

Abby Huntsman is an American journalist, television personality, and political commentator.

She is the daughter of Mary Kaye (Cooper), an activist, and Jon Huntsman, Jr., a politician, diplomat, and businessman. Her father has served as a Governor of Utah, a U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, a U.S. Ambassador to China, and U.S. Ambassador To Russia. Abby is married to Jeffrey Livingston, with whom she has three children.

A picture of Abby’s father can be seen here. A picture of Abby’s mother can be seen here.

An AncestryDNA test whose results were displayed on the show The View (2018) stated that Abby’s genetic ancestry is:

*69% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe
*16% Sweden
*12% Ireland & Scotland
*3% Norway

Abby’s paternal grandfather was Jon Huntsman, Sr. (Jon Meade Huntsman, the son of Alonzo Blaine Huntsman and Sarah Kathleen Robison). Abby’s grandfather Jon was born in Idaho. He was a billionaire businessperson and philanthropist, who founded the Huntsman Chemical Corporation. Alonzo was the son of Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman and Nellie Dean Melville. Sarah was the daughter of Joseph Alfred Robison and Mary Elizabeth/Mattie Keith.

Abby’s paternal grandmother is Karen Christina Haight (the daughter of David Bruce Haight and Ruby Mildred Olson). Karen was born in California. Abby’s great-grandfather David B. Haight was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS church. David was the son of Hector Caleb Haight and Clara Josephine Tuttle. Ruby was the daughter of Pehr Olofsson/Olson, who was born in Ofratop, Kvistbro, Sweden, and of Christena Maria Larsen, who was born in Utah, to Norwegian parents.

Abby’s maternal grandfather is Charles Floyd Cooper (the son of Ruby Floyd Cooper and Gladys Irene Boyce). Charles was born in Florida. Ruby was the son of Henry Allen Cooper and Anna/Annie Bell Turlington. Gladys was the daughter of James F. Boyce and Kate Garrett.

Abby’s maternal grandmother is Mary Anne Galloway (the daughter of John Leon Galloway and Helen R. Goetchius). Mary Anne was born in Florida. John was the son of Jefferson Davis Galloway and Sarah Florence Swain. Helen was the daughter of Charles B. Goetchius and Elizabeth G. Daniel.

Abby is a third half-cousin, twice removed, of politician Mitt Romney. Abby’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, early LDS leader Parley Parker Pratt, was also Mitt’s paternal great-great-grandfather.

Sources: Genealogy of Abby Huntsman –

Genealogy of Abby’s father –

Genealogies of Abby’s paternal great-grandparents, Alonzo Blaine Huntsman and Sarah Kathleen Robison –

Genealogies of Abby’s paternal great-grandparents, David Bruce Haight and Ruby Mildred Olson –

Wedding announcement of Abby’s maternal grandparents, Charles Floyd Cooper and Mary Anne Galloway –

Genealogy of Abby’s maternal great-grandfather, Ruby Floyd Cooper –

Obituary of Abby’s maternal great-grandfather, Ruby Floyd Cooper –

16 Responses

  1. follers says:

    -18.75% Scandinavian ancestry.

    -19% Scandinavian result.

    Not bad.

  2. Capricious says:

    She’s a mix of the most whitest European ancestries? Seriously?

    She looks rather exotic. Try Spanish, Italian, Jewish….

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