Birth Name: Brittany Leanna Robertson
Place of Birth: Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 18, 1990
Ethnicity: English, along with German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
Britt Robertson is an American actress. Her roles include television’s The Tenth Circle, Avalon High, Life Unexpected, The Secret Circle, Under the Dome, Girlboss, For the People, Big Sky, and The Rookie: Feds, and the films Keeping Up with the Steins, Dan in Real Life, From Within, Cherry (2010), Triple Dog, Scream 4, The Family Tree (2011), The First Man, Delivery Man, White Rabbit (2013), Ask Me Anything, The Longest Ride, Tomorrowland, Jack Goes Home, Mother’s Day (2016), Mr. Church, A Dog’s Purpose, The Space Between Us, I Still Believe, Books of Blood, and About Fate. She has also been credited as Brittany Robertson.
She is the daughter of Beverly and Ryan Robertson, a restaurant owner. She was raised mostly in Greenville, South Carolina. Britt is married to Paul Floyd.
Britt’s paternal grandfather is Jerry Thomas Robertson (the son of James Britt Robertson and Hettie “Grace” Hull). Jerry was born in North Carolina. James was the son of Albert Brown Robertson/Robinson and Minnie Melton. Hettie was the daughter of Claude Franklin Hull and Mary Lula Miller.
Britt’s paternal grandmother is Helen Shuler Hartman (the daughter of James B. Hartman and Helen Shuler). Britt’s grandmother Helen was born in North Carolina. James was the son of James Franklin Hartman and Maud/Maude Miller. Britt’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of The Rev. Frederick Hawkins Shuler, a Protestant minister, and of Mary Weaver Whitmire.
Britt’s maternal grandfather is Fields Kirkpatrick Hayes (the son of Robert Franklin/Frank Hayes, Sr. and Elizabeth Anne/Ann “Annie” Pressley). Fields was born in South Carolina. Robert was the son of Robert Lucius Hayes and Emma Johnson Wilkes. Elizabeth was the daughter of Adam Sandifer Pressley and Delia Irene Kirkpatrick.
Britt’s maternal grandmother is Virginia Rebecca Guinn (the daughter of Samuel Barber Guinn and Sadie V. Ramsey). Samuel was the son of Daniel A. Guinn and Elizabeth Rebecca Hanna “Lizzie” Spray. Sadie was the daughter of William Marshall/Wade Ramsey and Cornelia Francis Ella/Eller Coker.
Britt is a seventh cousin, once removed, of singer and actor Elvis Presley, an eighth cousin of Elvis’s daughter, musician Lisa Marie Presley, and an eighth cousin, once removed, of Lisa Marie’s daughter, actress and model Riley Keough. Britt’s maternal seven times great-grandparents, Andreas “Andrew” Preslar and Antje “Ann” Wells, were also the six times great-grandparents of Elvis Presley.
Sources: Genealogy of Britt Robertson – http://gw.geneanet.org
Genealogy of Britt Robertson (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Britt’s paternal great-grandfather, James B. Hartman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Biography of Britt’s paternal great-great-grandfather, The Rev. Frederick Hawkins Shuler – http://genealogytrails.com
Obituary of Britt’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Anne/Ann “Annie” (Pressley) Hayes – http://bapresley.com
>James was the son of James Franklin Hartman and Maud Miller.
* Britt’s maternal grandmother is Virginia Rebecca Guinn (the daughter of Samuel B. Guinn and Sadie V. Ramsey). Samuel was the son of Daniel Guinn and Elizabeth Rebecca Hanna “Lizzie” Spray.
A cousin of Elvis. How cool!
Brad Pitt and Izzy Stadlin (Jeff Isbell) of Guns N’ Roses are 8th cousins through Benjamin Isbell
I wish I was related to Elvis. I could be… having English and scottish ancestry like he did.
It’s a pretty distant relation, although it is through the “Presley” line.
Guinn(grandmother) is an Irish name.
Where did you get the “Scots-Irish” from?
Robertson’s ancestor Hugh Torrence/Torrance is one.
You shouldn’t really call them “Scots” – they wanted to call themselves North Britons to distinguish themselves from despised Highlanders/ Irish!
Me thinks Gel has a problem with us Scots. Anyway, Robertson and Torrance are both SCOTTISH names, not Irish thus the Scots-Irish distinction being made.