Birth Name: Dylan Christopher Minnette
Place of Birth: Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 29, 1996
Ethnicity: English, as well as Scottish, Irish, German, distant Welsh
Dylan Minnette is an American actor and musician. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, spent time in Champaign, Illinois, and then moved to Los Angeles. His roles include the films Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Goosebumps, Don’t Breathe, Scream (2022), and The Open House. He is a member of the band Wallows. He is a member of the band Wallows, with Braeden LeMasters and Cole Preston.
Dylan’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-grandparents, John Edward Minnette/Minnett, who was born in Ohio, to Irish parents, Martin Minnett and Bridget Kelly, and Elizabeth Jane Elliott, who was born in Kentucky, to Kentucky-born parents, James H. Elliott and Mary Ann Taylor.
Dylan’s paternal grandfather is Richard Joseph Minnette II (the son of Richard Joseph Minnette and Ruth Hazel Hartz). Dylan’s great-grandfather Richard played in a band, the Dixieland Playboys, with his brothers and sisters. He was the son of Robert Carroll Minnette and Olivia M. Fisher. Ruth was the daughter of Edward P. Hartz and Mary Jane Minto, and was of German descent.
Dylan’s paternal grandmother is Ann Wallace (the daughter of James B. Wallace and Martha Von Faust). James was the son of Ernest Forrest Wallace and Missouri Lelia Page. Martha was the daughter of Mont Clair Faust and Ethel Dement Von Berg/VonBerg.
Dylan’s maternal grandfather was James Harry Maker (the son of James Verran Maker and Thelma Gertrude Coleman). Dylan’s grandfather James was born in Florida. Dylan’s great-grandfather James was the son of George Lucas Maker and Esther Kendall. Thelma was the daughter of Otis William Coleman and Ida Lee Harvey.
Dylan’s maternal grandmother is Carolyn Gwen Taylor (the daughter of Virgil Roy Taylor and Elva Roline Bourn/Bourne). Virgil was the son of Samuel Joseph Taylor and Mary Byrd. Elva was the daughter of James Richard Bourne and Minnie North.
Sources: Family histories of Dylan Minnette – https://www.hollywoodancestry.com
Dylan’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Carroll Minnette, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Dylan’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Edward P. Hartz and Mary Jane Minto – https://www.familysearch.org
Family history of Dylan’s paternal grandmother, Ann Wallace – http://indianagenweb.com
Obituary of Dylan’s paternal great-grandmother, Martha Von Faust Wallace – http://www.commercial-news.com
Obituary of Dylan’s maternal grandfather, James Harry Maker – http://www.andersonpatterson.com
Dylan’s maternal great-grandfather, Virgil Roy Taylor, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
>Minnette and Ruth Hazel Hartz).
>Ruth was the daughter of Edward Hartz and Mary Minto.
>Taylor and Elva Roline Bourn/Bourne).
>Elva was the daughter of James Richard Bourne and Minnie North.
He looks like he can be at least 75% African!
More like 89%
Minette not a French surname?
Thought it might be Italian. I guess it could be Irish based on their linguistics, but it does sound ‘different’ to the norm.
it’s of Norman origin indeed, hence the reason.