Cindy Crawford

2012 International Press Academy of Beverly Hills' Satellite Awards

Crawford in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

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 and actress. She 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, who is Jewish; 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, along with her then-husband, actor Richard Gere, were selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Couple Alive” in 1993 (instead of the annual “Sexiest Man Alive”).

Cindy’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Leroy Crawford (the son of David Paul Crawford and Amelia Christine/Christina Marie Hansen/Hanson). Kenneth was born in Wisconsin. David was in Ballymoney, co. Arntrim, 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 Marie/Mary Christine Christenvisen/Christensen.

Cindy’s paternal grandmother was Ramona Eileen Hemingway (the daughter of Frank Randall Hemingway and Hazel Mae Brown). Ramona was born in Minnesota. Frank was the son of Louis Randall Hemingway and Carrie Mae/May Salisbury. Hazel was the daughter of Thomas William Brown and Mary Jane Marsh.

Cindy’s maternal grandfather was James Richard Walker (the son of James Dudley Walker and Leola Margaret Wheeler). Cindy’s grandfather James was born in Tennessee. Cindy’s great-grandfather James was the son of William Samuel Grundy Walker and Mary Williams Sneed. Leola was the daughter of Samuel Simeon 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 Illinois. Almon was the son of Thomas Jefferson Montgomery and Rachel Ann Le Master/LeMaster/Lemasters. Ada was the daughter of Frederick/Fred J. Kallembach and Sarah/Sally/Sallie C. Pardon.

Sources: Twitter comment about her ancestry –

Genealogies of Cindy Crawford –

Genealogies of Cindy’s paternal grandparents, Kenneth Leroy Crawford and Ramona Eileen Hemingway –

Genealogy of Cindy Crawford (focusing on her mother’s side) –


Finnish-Italian guy,

53 Responses

  1. ses101 says:

    Scottish surname.

  2. Fatmonkey says:

    On an old forum about Cindy’s ancestry, a member wrote he had heard she is of “part Yugoslav ancestry”. I never found any Yugoslav-sounding surname in her family tree, so I’m guessing the guy likely mixed her up with Catherine Oxenberg (Serbian) or Stephanie Seymour (Croatian).

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