Birth Name: William Charles Schneider
Place of Birth: Los Angeles County, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 8, 1943
Ethnicity: English, German, Irish
Creed Bratton is an American actor, singer, and musician.
He was raised in Coarsegold, California, a small town near Yosemite National Park. His mother and grandparents were musicians.
Creed’s paternal grandfather was Gustave Adolph Schneider (the son of Jacob Schneider and Caroline Rampmeier). Gustave was born in Illinois, to German parents.
Creed’s paternal grandmother was Grace Hannah Hand (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin/B. Franklin Hand and Hannah Lafferty). Grace was born in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Benjamin was born in Bahamas, to English parents, Isaiah Barnes Hand and Sarah Ann Gardiner. Creed’s great-grandmother Hannah was the daughter of William Lafferty and Elizabeth Daniels.
Creed’s maternal grandfather was Charles Alfred Fanshier (the son of William Thomas Fanshier and Almira Etta Stevenson). Charles was born in Iowa or Kansas.
Creed’s maternal grandmother was Dottie/Dott Mack Derrington (the daughter of Levi Jackson Derrington and Minnie M. Austin). Dottie was born in Missouri. Levi was the son of William Derrington and Melinda Jane Davis, who was born in West Virginia. Creed’s great-grandmother Minnie was the daughter of M. L. Austin and Margaret Cooper.
Sources: Genealogy of Creed Bratton – https://www.geni.com
Creed’s paternal grandmother, Grace Hannah Hand, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Creed’s maternal grandfather, Charles Alfred Fanshier, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Creed’s maternal grandmother, Dottie/Dott Mack Derrington, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org