Birth Name: Drew Allison Carey
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 23, 1958
Ethnicity: Welsh, German, English, as well as 1/256th Spanish
Drew Carey is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. He is the son of Beulah (Neal) and Lewis E. Carey. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Drew’s paternal grandparents were Elmer Ellsworth Carey (the son of George T. F. Carey and Mary Jane Williams). Elmer was born in Pennsylvania. George was the son of Hamilton Carey, who may have been English, and of Elizabeth Flouting, who was German, from Saxony. Mary Jane was born in Pennsylvania, to Welsh parents, Archer Williams and Sarah Ann Norrish.
Drew’s paternal grandmother was Cecile/Cecil/Ceciel May Atwell (the daughter of Thomas Atwell and Jane Louise Jones). Cecile was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was born in Wales, to English parents. Jane was Welsh.
Drew’s maternal grandfather was John Ernest Neal (the son of John Neal and Lulu Smith). Drew’s grandfather John was born in Indiana.
Drew’s maternal grandmother was Hannah Ola Walker (the daughter of Newton Arwine Walker and Mary Vida Tracy). Hannah was born in Indiana. Newton was the son of Dudley R. Walker and Elizabeth Catherine Waltman, who had German, and 1/16th Spanish, ancestry. Mary was the daughter of Joshua Tracy and Hanna Coultis.
Sources: Genealogy of Drew Carey – http://gw.geneanet.org
Genealogy of Drew Carey (focusing on his father’s side) – https://web.archive.org
Drew’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Ellsworth Carey, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Elmer Ellsworth Carey on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Elmer Ellsworth Carey on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Drew’s paternal great-grandfather, George T. Carey, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Drew’s paternal grandmother, Cecile/Cecil/Ceciel May Atwell, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Cecile/Cecil/Ceciel May Atwell on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Drew’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Catherine Waltman – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Drew’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Catherine Waltman (through her brother) – https://findagrave.com
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