Bristol Palin

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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. Jordan says:

    Can anyone tell me exactly how much Scottish she is?

  2. leslie2 says:


    lmao don’t make me laugh.

    All I see is a white woman when I see her or her mother. No way do they have significant or any proof/documents to support thoughs cl

    People in Alaska (not all of course) DESPISE Natives. They blame them for petty issues, and are incredibly racist and bias towards them. They mind is set and is extremely racist. There is hardly any intermixing between the two, and most Native-Alaskans live in remote areas/very far from the major cities such as Anchorage.

    Anchorage has major drug issues there supposedly, but yet they think the Natives are scum for having some drinking issues or problems ( come on now, it’s not just Natives with issues, every race has them and people who have issues)
    When anchorage is mostly white people, and yet they let the whites go and get off Scott free for crimes without fines, but god forbid a Native commits a crime up there, they are treated badly and looked down on, and even over the top thrown to the ground and beat up.

    I’m not even joking. Ive talked to many people in Alaska who are so racist against Natives there is no point in even discussing in, and I researched and saw footage regarding what I’m talking about.

    I highly doubt the Palins ever mixed with the Natives, and she’s probably just saying it for the Native vote/support.

    Shame on this family.

    • follers says:

      In this case, the story of the Yup’ik ancestry is correct. Todd Palin is one eighth Yup’ik. Sarah Palin is from Idaho, and has not claimed Native ancestry.

      President Obama and Secretary Clinton have both claimed Native American roots, though (in their auobiographies). Both claims remain undocumented, though their family trees have been researched in detail.

      • leslie2 says:

        Thank you for finding that and pointing it out Follers,

        However, 1/8th is much to low to be native. its about 12%, making Bristol 1/16th and 6% Native. the Palins mostly identify as being White, and probably have no connection whatsoever to their tribe/reservation or even connect with Natives on any level. They are pretty much 100% white in their blood and their spirit, and her son/daughter(?) would only be about 2% Alaskan Native, again making Bristol 94% white, and her son/daughter 98% white.


      • leslie2 says:

        Interesting about Obama and Hillary, Follers, i will have to look into that before I can comment on Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

        • follers says:

          The third section here discusses them, and other politicians who have claimed Native ancestry (“In her autobiography…”).

          • leslie2 says:

            Thank you for sharing that follers. That article/website is really good and detailed.

            It seems there are MANY fakes and alot of people in politics use to as a way to get the votes/minority groups on their side, and some (including Elizabeth Warren) use it as a way to get teaching jobs. I don’t even know why noone besides certain general public are concerned about the truth and the facts, and yet the MEDIA CONTINUES TO REPORT THIS OR THAT ABOUT IT BEING A NATIVE ISSUE OR THIS PERSON IS NATIVE BECAUSE OF THEIR UNPROVEN CLAIMS.

            Honest to goodness, does no one want to know the truth? SHAME on who ever hired Elizabeth Warren and said she was Native. Does she look Native or know anything about her culture/history. NO!

            Neither would Barrack Obama or Hilary. They are both raised by WHITE women, and for barrack(Who’s fathers from AFRICA, So is he Native from his father?) Asian(Indonesian-Born and raised) stepfather. They mother’s and their families all identify as being white, so why would they all of sudden be Native?
            I couldn’t find anything on Hillary being Native, and No proof, so i highly doubt she is. I’ll look into the other politicians aswell.

            Shame on theses people. Using it for benefits only, and for getting ahead.

            They are scum, and using it to enhance their exoticness/Appeal is just as bad aswell.

            I’m not surprised atall they claim it, or others have aswell. They think they can get our votes by lying to us or pretending to be us, but we know the truth.

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