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’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