Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 17, 1985
Ethnicity: English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16th Danish, 1/32 Swedish, French
Derek Hough is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor, and singer. His sister is dancer, singer, and actress Julianne Hough.
Derek is a second cousin of actor and singer Ross Lynch. Their maternal grandmothers are sisters.
Derek’s paternal grandfather was Robert Virgil “Bob” Hough (the son of Virgil Hough and Margaret Maude Pearl “Peggy” Revert). Robert was born in Oklahoma. Derek’s great-grandfather Virgil was the son of Thomas Hough and Eva Adella Truex. Maude was the daughter of William Perry Revert and Jesse/Jessie Clyde Lucas.
Derek’s paternal grandmother is Colleen Pearl Henrietta Wood (the daughter of Alexander August Wood and Wilamina Bertha Tena Vredevelt). Colleen was born in Washington. Alexander was born in Canada, to French-Canadian parents, Joseph Oliver DuBois, from Québec, and Elizabeth Marie Elzira/Alzire “Lizzie” Plante, from Ontario. The family changed their name to Wood from Dubois (“bois” means “wood” in French). Wilamina was born in Washington state, to Dutch parents, Jan/John Vredevelt, from Beilen, Midden-Drenthe, Drenthe, and Henderkien/Henrietta/Hendrekje “Reta” Vos, from Groningen.
Derek’s maternal grandfather is Don Oliver Heaton (the son of Vernon Harris Heaton and Rosella/Rozella Cleverley/Cleverly). Don was born in Idaho, and his ancestry is English, Northern Irish, Scottish, and one eighth Swedish. Vernon was the son of Jonas Sinclair Heaton and Annie/Anne Jane Harris. Rosella was the daughter of George Franklin Cleverley/Cleverly and Hannah Peterson.
Derek’s maternal grandmother is Beth Romaine Young (the daughter of Phares Philip Young and Thelma Frandsen). Beth was born in Idaho, and her ancestry is English and one quarter Danish. Phares was the son of Alfred Phillip Young and Jeanette/Janet Holden “Nettie” Millward. Thelma was the daughter of Thomas Christian Frandsen, who was born in Grenaa, Randers, Denmark, and of Mary Elizabeth Haycock.
Sources: Genealogy of Derek Hough – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Derek’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Derek’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Derek’s paternal grandmother, Colleen Pearl Henrietta Wood, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Derek’s maternal great-grandfather, Vernon Harris Heaton – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Derek’s maternal great-grandmother, Rosella/Rozella Cleverley/Cleverly – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Derek’s maternal grandmother, Beth Romaine Young – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com