Birth Name: Rebecca Sara Newton
Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 4, 1978
Ethnicity: English, one eighth Bohemian/Czech, one eighth Norwegian, as well as French, German, Irish, Scottish
Becki Newton is an American actress. She starred on the series Ugly Betty. Her older brother is actor Matt Newton. Her aunt is violinist Stephanie Chase. She is married to Canadian actor Chris Diamantopoulos, with whom she has two children.
Becki is a half-first cousin, once removed, of actress Sienna Miller. Becki’s paternal great-grandfather, Dr. Charles Spurgeon Miller, was also Sienna’s paternal grandfather.
Becki’s paternal grandfather was Dr. Robert Floyd Newton (the son of Floyd Irwin Newton and Ruby Margaret Cordonnier). Floyd was the son of James D. Newton and Ella Louisa Littlefield. Ruby was the daughter of Frank A. Cordonnier, who was of French descent, and Mary Margaret Goiter Galler, who was was of German descent.
Becki’s paternal grandmother was Martha Miller (the daughter of Dr. Charles Spurgeon Miller and Ethel Bayard). Martha was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was the president of the Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He was the son of The Rev. Calvin H. Miller and Mary Minerva Mohney. Ethel was the daughter of Stephen A. Bayard and Sarah/Sadie Kidney, who was of Irish and Scottish descent.
Becki’s maternal grandfather was Bruce Chase (Robert Bruce Chase, a composer and arranger, the son of George Robert Chase and Alice Lillian Collins). Bruce was born in Muscatine, Iowa.
Becki’s maternal grandmother was Fannie/Fanny Bernice Paschell (a violinist and teacher, the daughter of Peius/Pius Francis/Frank Paschell and Mattie/Matie Marie Hanson). Fannie was born in Iowa. Peius was born in Rokitntz, Bohemia, the son of Anthon Paschell and Marie Hanisch. Mattie was Norwegian, the daughter of Hans Hanson and Christine Hanson.
Sources: Obituary of Becki’s paternal grandmother, Martha (Miller) Newton – https://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Becki’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Spurgeon Miller and Ethel Bayard – https://www.newspapers.com
Becki’s maternal grandmother, Fannie/Fanny Bernice Paschell, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Becki’s maternal great-grandparents, Peius/Pius Francis/Frank Paschell and Mattie/Matie Marie Hanson – https://www.familysearch.org