Donna Dixon

Birth Name: Donna Lynn Dixon

Place of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 20, 1957

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, French, Channel Islander [Guernsey, Jersey], Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish

Donna Dixon is an American actress and beauty queen.

She is the daughter of Mary Ruth and Earl Roy Dixon. Donna is married to Canadian actor, comedian, and musician Dan Aykroyd, with whom she has three children.

Donna’s paternal grandfather was Roy Lee Dixon (the son of Samuel Walter Dixon and Dicie Emmaline Williams). Roy was born in Tennessee, of mostly British Isles descent. For five generations, his ancestors were all or mostly all born in the U.S., largely in Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas. His most recent ancestors born outside of the country were Mathew Henry Dickson, born in 1731 in Dunnagon, Ireland, Elizabeth McLean, born in 1736 in Galashiels, Scotland, and Hugh Duggan, born in 1740 in Dromore, Northern Ireland. He also has ancestors born in France, Wales, Guernsey, Jersey, Barbados, and the Netherlands.

Donna’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Lillian Whaley (the daughter of Aaron Pinson Whaley and Emline). Mary was born in Tennessee. Aaron was the son of Isaac Whaley and Huldah Jane Ogle. Mary was of British Isles, and some Scandinavian, descent, with her ancestor Elizabeth Robeson, born c. 1730, being of mostly Swedish heritage, and other ancestors born in Denmark.

Donna’s maternal grandfather was named Adam James Johnson. Adam’s most recent ancestors born outside of the U.S. were Jacob Tarwater, born in 1745, in Hessen, Germany, and his wife Kate Wolford, born in the Netherlands.

Donna’s maternal grandmother was named Mathilda Angeline Justus. Mathilda’s most recent ancestors born outside of the U.S. were John Lewis, born in 1713 in Wales, and George Ziegler, born in 1698 in Poznań, Poland, and likely an ethnic German.

Sources: Genealogies of Donna Dixon –

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