Hilary Duff

Duff in 2007, Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Birth name: Hilary Erhard Duff

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 28, 1987

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, French, possibly 1/16th Polish

Hilary Duff is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and author. She is known for playing Lizzie McGuire in the television show and film bearing the same name.

Hilary is the daughter of Susan and Robert Duff. She has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, French, and possibly 1/16th Polish, roots. Her middle name, Erhard, comes from German ancestors.

Her sister is actress and singer Haylie Duff (Haylie Katherine Duff). Hilary is married to singer, songwriter, and DJ Matthew Koma. Hilary has a son with her former husband, Canadian professional ice hockey player Mike Comrie; and three children with Matthew. Mike Comrie’s father and uncles founded The Brick furniture company.

Hilary’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Robert Duff (the son of Luke Ralph Duff and Willie Gertrude Roberts). Kenneth was born in Oklahoma. Luke was the son of Matthew A. Duff and Margaret A. Gillis.

Hilary’s paternal grandmother was Mary Pearl Erhard (the daughter of Earl/Earle Chester Erhard and Ann/Annie Pearl Windrow). Mary was born in Texas. Earl was the son of Chester Charles Erhard and Mary Eliza Trigg. Pearl was the daughter of William Henry Windrow and Anna H. McCord.

Hilary’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Clark “Sam” Cobb, Jr. (the son of Samuel/Sam Clark Cobb, Sr. and Eva/Era Hamil Whitaker). Hilary’s grandfather Samuel was born in Cameron, Texas. Hilary’s great-grandfather Samuel was the son of Clark/Charles Griffin Cobb and Mary Cornelia P. Smith.

Hilary’s maternal grandmother was Amy Beulah Schlemmer (the daughter of Albert Lee Schlemmer and Eula Belle Angell). Amy was born in Cameron, Texas. Albert’s parents, Ernst/Earnest Schlemmer and Anna/Anne/Annie Westowska, were German, with his father from Rhine and his mother from Posen; Anna may have been of Polish descent, though her language is listed as German. Eula was the daughter of Charles Frank Angell and Rosie Beulah Rogers.

Sources: Genealogies of Hilary Duff – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogy of Hilary’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Robert Duff (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Hilary’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Robert Duff, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Hilary’s paternal great-grandmother, Ann/Annie Pearl Windrow – https://www.wikitree.com

Hilary’s maternal grandmother, Amy Beulah Schlemmer, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Hilary’s maternal great-grandfather, Albert Lee Schlemmer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Hilary’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna/Anne/Annie (Westowska) Schlemmer – https://www.familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. peekaboo mewmew-ricans says:

    She has part of Hispanic/Amerindian and little Asian also that is characteristic of Amerindians too if we see the other pics we see it her sis Is the One more Hispanic and the clear proof the Duffs are part latinas.

  2. jonasbsjr says:

    Already over 30? wow, saw some recent pics of her, she looks fantastic, about 8 years younger i would say…She has a typical white texan background, its pretty safe to assume her documented ancestry is 100% correct, to me she looks like a 50/50 british+german ”mix”. Anyway, very classy and charismatic actress, also great vocal talent!

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