Blake Shelton

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Birth Name: Blake Tollison Shelton

Place of Birth: Ada, Oklahoma, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 18, 1976

Ethnicity: English, small or distant amounts (to varying degrees) of German, Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, Irish, and French

Blake Shelton is an American country singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. He is the son of Dorothy (Byrd) and Richard Lee Shelton. He was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2017. Blake is married to singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress Gwen Stefani.

Blake’s paternal grandfather was Dolphia T. Shelton (the son of Monroe L. Shelton and Mary Abigail Moore). Dolphia was born in Oklahoma. Monroe was the son of Elias Coleman Shelton and Mary T. Oden. Blake’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of Joseph Deshay/Desha Moore and Nancy Frances Peavler.

Blake’s paternal grandmother was Ruby Lamb Mead (the daughter of McDonald/Donald Meade/Mead and Etta/Hetta May Floyd). Ruby was born in Kansas. McDonald was the son of Robert Mead and Malinda J. Roten. Etta was the daughter of John D. W. Floyd and Malinda J. Shepherd.

Blake’s maternal grandfather was R. A. “Bud” Byrd (the son of Obediah Dare Byrd and Mary Elizabeth Clapp). R. A. was born in Oklahoma. Obediah was the son of Joseph Franklin Byrd, Jr. and Nancy Jane Inman. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Elisha Clapp and Josephine Smith, whose mother was born in France.

Blake’s maternal grandmother was Samuel Jane Johnson (the daughter of Samuel/Sammie J. Johnson and Ida Belle Sommers/Summers). Blake’s grandmother Samuel was born in Arkansas. Blake’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Josiah H. Johnson and Asenath/Asentha/Asenith Elizabeth Woods/Wood.

Sources: Genealogies of Blake Shelton –

Blake’s maternal grandfather, R. A. “Bud” Byrd, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

3 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    I really mean no disrespect to Blake Shelton, huge fan of his music. but how does People’s Magazine choose sexiest person alive??? Beauty is all so subjective anyway.

  2. McFarland20 says:

    Most country singers from the south are of English ancestry.

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