Bristol Palin

Palin in 2010, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin

Place of Birth: Wasilla, Alaska, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 18, 1990

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Dutch, 1/16th Yup’ik Native Alaskan, distant Scottish

Briston Palin is an American public speaker, reality television personality, and real estate agent. She is the daughter of Todd Palin and former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin (born Sarah Louise Heath). Bristol has a son with her former fiancé, fellow Alaskan Levi Johnston; and two children with her former husband Dakota Meyer, a marine who won the Medal of Honor.

Birstol has English, German, Irish, Dutch, and 1/16th Yup’ik Native Alaskan (one of her paternal great-great-grandmothers was a Yup’ik Native Alaskan) ancestry, as well as distant Scottish roots.

Bristol’s paternal grandfather is James F. Palin (the son of Frederick William Palin and Harriet/Harriett Eliza/Lorraine Alma Gallagher/Gallaher). Frederick was born in Manitoba, Canada, the son of Richard Palin, who was born in Blackburn, Lancaster, England, and of Florence/Florentne Stange.

Bristol’s paternal grandmother is named Blanche Roberts (the daughter of a father surnamed Roberts, and of Helena “Lena” Andree, whose Yup’ik name is Tikchu). Helena was the daughter of Billy Bartman, who was Dutch, and of Ahchitmook “Amalia,” who was Yup’ik.

Bristol’s maternal grandfather is Charles Richard “Chuck” Heath (the son of Charles Francis Heath and Nellie Marie Brandt). Birstol’s grandfather Charles was born in Los Angeles County, California. Bristol’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Charles R. Heath and Alice Adaline/Adeline Oriel. Nellie was the daughter of Henry Charles Brandt, whose father was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, and of May/Mary Belle Ruddock.

Bristol’s maternal grandmother is Sarah “Sally” Sheeran (the daughter of Clement James Sheeran and Helen Louise Gower). Sarah was born in Richland, Benton, Washington. Clement was the son of Michael James Sheeran, who was of Irish descent, and of Ida Henrietta Miller/Mueller, who was of German ancestry. Helen was the daughter of James Carl Gower, whose mother was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and of Cora Godfrey Strong.


A story discussing Todd Palin’s Yup’ik ancestry –

Genealogy of Bristol Palin –

Genealogy of Bristol Palin (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Bristol’s mother –

Notes on some of Bristol’s distant relatives –


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. J Chapman says:

    Diana – you need to check yourself. Bristol is Native Alaskan (Indian) her ancestry was featured (yes the actual natives) on Sarah Palin’s show. They are down-to-earth REAL people who could take care of themselves with no doubt if and when this world falls apart. All indicitive of native skills………..

  2. Diana says:

    Where does the native Alaskan come into play? Yes, she lives in Alaska, but her mother isn’t part Native, nor is her father. You have come to this conclusion based on her physical appearance. European people have many different features. She looks very similar to Ivanka Trump, who is 100% Caucasoid.

  3. Anonymous says:

    She is not the one in the red!! She is the one holding the baby!!

  4. Veronica says:

    she looks very “Native Alaskan”

  5. Anonymous says:

    You need to put an S in her its Bristol.

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