Hayley Orrantia

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Orrantia in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Sarah Hayley Orrantia

Place of Birth: Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1994

Ethnicity: Mexican (paternal grandfather), English, Irish, French, Swiss-French, German, Welsh

Hayley Orrantia is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs.

Her surname is of Basque origin, meaning “mountain pass,” and was inherited from her Mexican-American grandfather. Hayley is very proud of her Mexican heritage, and has said that she ticked the Hispanic box on documents in school. She is also learning Spanish as a second language. Hayley is a Christian.

Hayley’s paternal grandfather is Anastacio “Pete” Orrantia (the son of Jesus Orrantia and Isabel Zubia).

Hayley’s paternal grandmother is Janet May Blanchard (the daughter of Milton Porter Blanchard and Pearl Edwards). Milton was the son of Johannes August Blanchard, who was of Swiss-French descent, and of Albertina Auguste Mathilde Berndt, who was of German descent. Hayley’s great-grandmother Pearl was the daughter of Ellis Edwards, who was born in England, to parents of Welsh descent; and of Ella Audrey Barnard, who was born in Utah, to English parents.

Hayley’s maternal grandfather was William Howard Walker (the son of William Frank Walker and Maude Gibson Middleton). Hayley’s great-grandfather William was the son of William H. Walker and Mary Abigail “Appie” Cliburn. Maude was the daughter of John Houston Middleton and Laura Catherine “Kate” Thompson.

Hayley’s maternal grandmother was Grace Harrell (the daughter of Van Joe Harrell and Nina Beth Crawford).

Sources: Hayley talks about her Mexican ancestry – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Genealogy of Hayley’s maternal grandfather, William Howard Walker – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Hayley’s maternal grandmother, Grace (Harrell) Walker Rankin – https://familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. lzr says:

    Stop using Mexican as if it made any sense, that’s like saying someone’s ethnicity is Canadian or American.

  2. bablah says:

    *(the son of Jesus Orrantia and Isabel Zubia).

    *Janet May Blanchard (the daghter of Milton Porter Blanchard and Pearl Edwards). Milton was the son of Johannes August Blanchard and Albertina Auguste Mathilde Berndt. Johannes was of Swiss-French descent, Albertina was of German descent. Pearl was the daughter of Ellis Edwards and Ella Audrey Barnard. Ellis was born in England to parents of Welsh descent. Audrey was born in Utah to English parents.

  3. andrew says:

    her surname is actually of Basque origin

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