Birth Name: Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt
Place of Birth: Falmouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 12, 1975
Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant French and Swiss-German, remote Swedish and Welsh
Casey Affleck is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Casey’s maternal grandfather was of half German and half Irish ancestry. Much of the rest of Casey’s ancestry is English, along with some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, other German, distant French and Swiss-German, and remote Swedish and Welsh. Casey’s maternal grandmother was from a family with roots in the American South.
Casey’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-grandfather, William F. Affleck, who was born, c. 1825, in Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Casey’s paternal grandfather was Myron Hopkins Strong Affleck, Jr. (the son of Myron Hopkins Strong Affleck and Frances Lucretia Perkins). Casey’s grandfather Myron was born in Rhode Island. Casey’s great-grandfather Myron was the son of William Robert Affleck and Mary Hoyt Strong. Frances was the daughter of Willard Clifford Perkins and Rachel/Rachael Harris Rathburn Cross.
Casey’s paternal grandmother is Nancy Louise Byers (the daughter of Allen Dewey Byers and Dorothy Elizabeth McGuire). Nancy was born in Michigan. Allen was the son of Allen C. Byers and Lulu Lee/Lori French. Dorothy was the daughter of George Woolverton McGuire and Viola M. Naylor.
Casey’s maternal grandfather was William O’Brien Boldt (the son of Joseph Raymond Boldt and Anne Rita Lenihan). William was born in New Jersey. Joseph was born in Rhode Island, the son of German immigrants, Heinrich/Henry Boldt and Eliza/Ida Luttuch/Lettich/Hanckal; Heinrich is known for discovering the 10th century concave gold disc, the Curmsun Disc, when he was twelve years old. He found the door to the cellar crypt while playing with friends at the Groß- Weckow village in Pomerania. Casey’s great-grandmother Anna was born in County Down, Ireland, the daughter of Edward Lenihan and Anne/Annie Smyth.
Casey’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth N. Roberts (the daughter of Lawrence Lester Roberts and Margaret McLain). Elizabeth was born in New York. Lawrence was born in the District of Columbia, the son of parents from the state of Georgia, Flournoy Carter Roberts and Margaret V. Cole. Casey’s great-grandmother Margaret McLain was born in Mississippi, the daughter of parents who were also born there, Gordentia Waite McClain and Harriet M. Roberts. One of Casey’s maternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfathers was Adam Rankin Alexander, a U.S. Congressman, of the Jacksonian Republican party, from Tennessee (from 1823 to 1827).
A DNA test taken by the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Casey’s brother, Ben Affleck’s, genetic ancestry is:
——–*46% British & Irish
*0.2% Middle Eastern and North African
*0.1% Sub-Saharan African
In his 2016 book about the show, Finding Your Roots, Season 2: The Official Companion to the PBS Series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that among Ben’s genetic ancestry was a “small amount” of Ashkenazi Jewish.
Family history of Casey Affleck – https://archive.is
Genealogy of Casey’s paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Elizabeth McGuire (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Casey’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Raymond Boldt – http://select.nytimes.com
Casey’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth N. Roberts, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Casey’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth N. (Roberts) Boldt Shaw – http://www.nytimes.com