Francesca Eastwood

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Birth Name: Francesca Ruth Eastwood

Place of Birth: Redding, Shasta, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 7, 1993

*father – English, Scottish, Irish, smaller amounts of German and Dutch, remote Welsh
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish, Norwegian

Francesca Eastwood is an American actress, socialite, model, and television personality.

She is the daughter of actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood (Clinton Eastwood) and actress Frances Fisher (Frances Louise Fisher). Among her half-siblings are actress and makeup artist Kimber Eastwood; actress and filmmaker Alison Eastwood and jazz musician Kyle Eastwood; actor Scott Eastwood; and actress Morgan Eastwood. Francesca has a son with her former partner, trainer and actor Alexander Wraith.

Francesca’s father has English, Scottish, Irish, smaller amounts of German and Dutch, and remote Welsh, ancestry. Francesca’s mother was born in New Forest, Hampshire, England, to American parents, and spent some of her teenage years in Orange, Texas. Francesca’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, of Russian Jewish and Hungarian Jewish descent. Francesca’s maternal grandmother had Norwegian ancestry.

Francesca’s Eastwood line apppears to trace to Richard Eastwood, who was born, c. 1620, in England. Richard moved to Virginia, United States.

Francesca’s paternal grandfather was Clinton Eastwood (the son of Burr Eastwood and Jesse Mabel Anderson). Clinton was born in San Francisco, California. Burr was the son of Asa Bedesco/Bodisco Eastwood and Emily/Emma “Mabel” Young. Jesse was the daughter of Matthew Anderson, who was Scottish, and of Lois/Louise Sabra/Helen A. Gaskill.

Francesca’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Ruth “Betty” Runner (the daughter of Waldo Errol Runner and Virginia May McClanahan). Margaret was born in Alameda County, California. Waldo was born in Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, the son of Charles Claude “C.C.” Runner and Sophia Aurelia Bartholomew. Virginia was the daughter of James William McClanahan and Matilda Belle “Mattie Bell” Boyle; Matilda’s parents were John Pearis Boyle and Eliza D. Patterson.

Francesca’s maternal grandfather was William Irving Fisher, Sr. (the son of Louis Fisher and Fannie Miller). William was born in New York. Louis was a Russian Jewish immigrant, the son of David Fisher and Anna. Fannie was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant. Fannie’s father was Rabbi Moshe Miller.

Francesca’s maternal grandmother was Olga Rosine Moen (the daughter of Marcus M. Moen and Rosine Caroline Preus). Olga was born in Iowa. Marcus was Norwegian, the son of John Mortenson Moen and Pauline Olsdatter Hagerud. Rosine was born in Wisconsin, to a Norwegian father, Hans Nicolai Preus, and Ludoviska Christophora Suckow, who was born in New York, and whose ancestry may have been Danish, Norwegian, and/or German.

Sources: Genealogies of Francesca Eastwood –

Genealogies of Francesca’s father –

Genealogy of Francesca’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Ruth Runner –

Francesca’s maternal grandmother, Olga Rosine Moen, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

2 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Ludoviska Christophora Suckow was born in New York, not Norway. Her heritage is unclear. The 1900 census says her father was born in New York and her mother was born in Denmark. The 1860 census says her father was born in Norway. To me both her parents’ surnames sounds German.

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