Birth Name: Cynthia Ann Crawford
Place of Birth: DeKalb, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 20, 1966
Ethnicity: English, one eighth Danish, as well as Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, distant Irish and Welsh, remote French and Jersey Channel Islander
Cindy Crawford is an American supermodel, actress, and television personality. She was one of the biggest models of her era. She also starred in the film Fair Game.
Cindy is the daughter of Jennifer Sue (née Walker; re-marriage surname Moluf) and Daniel Kenneth Crawford. Cindy is married to businessperson and model Rande Gerber; their children are Presley Gerber and Kaia Gerber, both of whom have also modeled.
Cindy has English, one eighth Danish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, German, distant Irish and Welsh, and remote French and Jersey Channel Islander, ancestry. Some of her family lines have lived in the United States since the 1600s.
Cindy’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Leroy Crawford (the son of David P. Crawford and Amelia Christina/Christine Maria/Marie Hansen/Hanson). Kenneth was born in Luck, Polk, Wisconsin. David was in Ballymoney, co. Antrim, Ulster, Ireland, the son of James Paul Crawford and Isabella McCaughey. Amelia was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Danish parents, Ebbe Hansen and Agathe Mary/Marie Christine Christenvisen/Christensen.
Cindy’s paternal grandmother was Ramona Eileen Hemingway (the daughter of Frank Randall Hemingway and Hazel Mae/May Brown). Ramona was born in Winnebago, Faribault, Minnesota. Frank was the son of Louis Randall Hemingway and Carrie May/Mae Salisbury, whose parents were Canadian. Hazel was the daughter of Thomas William Brown, whose parents were English, and of Mary Jane Marsh.
Cindy’s maternal grandfather was James Richard Walker (the son of James D. Walker and Leola M. Wheeler). Cindy’s grandfather James was born in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. Cindy’s great-grandfather James was the son of William Samuel Grundy Walker and Mary Williams Sneed. Leola was the daughter of Samuel S. Wheeler and Rachel/Rachael Jane “Jennie” Carman.
Cindy’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy May/Mae Montgomery (the daughter of Almon Montgomery and Ada Belle Kallembach). Dorothy was born in DeKalb County, Illinois. Almon was the son of Thomas Jefferson Montgomery and Rachel Ann Lemasters/Le Master/LeMaster. Ada was the daughter of Frederick/Fred J. Kallembach and Sarah/Sally/Sallie C. Pardon.
Sources: Twitter comment about her ancestry – https://twitter.com
Genealogies of Cindy’s paternal grandparents, Kenneth Leroy Crawford and Ramona Eileen Hemingway – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Cindy Crawford (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com