Cameron Diaz

Diaz in 2011, Dfree/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Cameron Michelle Diaz

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 30, 1972

Ethnicity:
*father – Cuban [Spanish, including Asturian, possibly other], one eighth Spanish-Venezuelan
*mother – English, Scottish, Irish, German

Cameron Diaz is an American actress, producer, and model. She starred in the films There’s Something About Mary and In Her Shoes. Cameron is married to musician Benji Madden.

Cameron’s paternal grandparents were of Cuban descent (with Spanish, including Asturian, ancestry); her father also had one eighth Spanish-Venezuelan ancestry. Cameron’s mother has English, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry. Cameron has also stated that she has Native American ancestry on her mother’s side (sometimes specified as Cherokee Native American). It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. There are no Native American ancestors, Cherokee or otherwise, in Cameron’s mother’s recent and relatively recent family tree.

Cameron’s paternal grandfather was Emilio Cadiz Diaz Jr. (the son of Emilio F. “El Gato” Díaz and Joaquina “Queenie” Cabranes Cádiz). Cameron’s grandfather Emilio was born in Tampa, Florida. Cameron’s great-grandfather Emilio was a Cuban emigrant, from Havana. Joaquina was also a Cuban emigrant, and was the daughter of a man surnamed Cabranes, and of a Venezuelan emigrant, Antonia Cádiz Sánchez, who was of Spanish descent.

Cameron’s paternal grandmother was Gertrudes Lavin (the daughter of Luis Lavín García and Mercedes Duarte Alonso). Gertrudes was born in Florida. Luis was born in Cuba, to a Spanish-born father, Francisco Felipe Lavín, and a Cuban-born mother, Gertrudes García. Mercedes was also born in Cuba, also to a Spanish-born father, Manuel Duarte, and a Cuban-born mother, Mercedes Alonso.

Cameron’s maternal grandfather was William Marion Early (the son of John Winchester Early and Chloe Kendall Allen). William was born in Missouri. John was the son of William Robin Early and Emma Rozella Fusselman. Chloe was the daughter of Charles Marion Allen and Catherine Delcina/Della Babb.

Cameron’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Jeanette Waddingham (the daughter of Joseph Herbert Waddingham and Elizabeth Rankin Withers). Cameron’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in California. Joseph was born in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, the son of Joseph Waddingham, who was born in North Cave, Yorkshire, England, and of Frances Anna Kels/Kells, who was born in Templeport Parish, County Caven, Ireland. Cameron’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was born in Illinois, to an English father, Richard James Withers, and a mother from Missouri, Nancy/Nannie S. Scott.

Sources: Genealogies of Cameron Diaz – https://gw.geneanet.org
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Cameron Diaz (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Cameron’s paternal grandmother, Gertrude/Gertrudes Lavin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Cameron’s maternal grandfather, William Marion Early, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Cameron’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jeanette Waddingham, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elizabeth Jeanette Waddingham on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Cameron’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Rankin Withers, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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251 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    delete this link: worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=cdnroots&id=I16321

  2. Manila says:

    Emilio Cadiz Diaz, Jr. was born in Tampa, Florida, and was the son of Emilio F. “El Gato” Díaz and Joaquina “Queenie” Cabranes Cádiz. Cameron’s great-grandfather Emilio was a Cuban emigrant, from Havana. Joaquina was also a Cuban emigrant, and was the daughter of a man surnamed Cabranes and of a Venezuelan emigrant, Antonia Cádiz Sánchez, who was of Spanish descent.

    Correct Cameron’s paternal grandmother to Gertrudes Lavin, and she was born in Tampa, Florida, as well as her parents’ names to Luis Lavín García and Mercedes Duarte Alonso. The correct parents of Luis are Spanish-born Francisco Felipe Lavín and Cuban-born Gertrudes García. The correct parents of Mercedes are Spanish-born Manuel Duarte and Cuban-born Mercedes Alonso.

    And, include Asturian as part of her Spanish ancestry.

  3. Pegzi says:

    I tried to edit her wikipedia page to undo the cherokee with a link to this but they said it wasn’t a reliable source… nvm

  4. Pegzi says:

    She could be part taino

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