Birth Name: Austin Robert Butler
Place of Birth: Anaheim, Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 17, 1991
Ethnicity: English, one eighth Finnish, as well as Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Scottish, and Welsh, distant Swiss-German and Swedish
Austin Butler is an American actor, model, and singer, also credited under his full name Austin Robert Butler. His roles include Aliens in the Attic, The Intruders, The Dead Don’t Die, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the shows Life Unexpected, Switched at Birth, The Carrie Diaries, and The Shannara Chronicles, and the title role of Elvis.
He is the son of Lori Anne and David Butler. He has American roots going back to the 1600s.
Austin’s paternal grandfather is Michael Butler (who likely is the son of Lloyd Milton Butler and Dorothy Ruby Estelle Lamar). Lloyd was born in Texas, the son of Searcy Loy Butler and Mary Ethel Hargrove. Dorothy was born in Alabama, the daughter of Oliver Michael “Mike” Lamar and Leona Almeda Langston.
Austin’s paternal grandmother is Linda Lou Hendrickson (the daughter of Charles Lonzo Hendrickson and Barbara Louise Padelford). Linda was born in California. Charles was the son of Charles Alonzo “Lonnie” Hendrickson and Ethel Gertrude/Grace Shelton. Barbara was the daughter of Fred Emerson Padelford and Grace Lillian Brewster.
Austin’s maternal grandfather is Robert Talmadge Howell (the daughter of Ernest Howell and Eva Estelle/Estell Love). Robert is from from Lucedale, Mississippi. Ernest was the son of Phillip Howell and Sarah Ellen Denmark. Eva was the daughter of Alexander Love and Margaret Jane Childress.
Austin’s maternal grandmother is Karen Ruth Bentley (the daughter of Clarence Bentley and Signe Ann Elizabeth Silampa). Karen was born in Wisconsin. Clarence was born in Illinois, the son of Matthew Bentley, whose parents were English, and of Izzie/Elizabeth May Moss. Signe was born in Michigan, the daughter of Finnish parents, Matti/Matt Sillanpää/Silampa, from Saukonkylä, Alajärvi, and Liisa/Elizabeth/Lizzie/Elisabeth Jaakontytär Järvelä/Jaaruela, from Utajärvi, making Austin Butler one eighth Finnish.
Sources: Family history of Austin Butler – https://www.hollywoodancestry.com
Genealogy of Austin Butler – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Austin’s paternal great-grandmother, Barbara Louise (Padelford) Hendrickson – https://www.newspapers.com
Marriage record of Austin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Fred Emerson Padelford and Grace Lillian Brewster – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Austin Butler (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
Austin’s maternal great-grandfather, Clarence Bentley, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org