Birth Name: Isaiah Israel Adams (likely)
Place of Birth: Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 22, 1994
Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of German, Scottish, and Irish, more distant Swiss-German, remote Cornish and Jersey [Channel Islander]
Israel Broussard is an American actor. He has starred in the films The Bling Ring (2013), Happy Death Day (2017), and Happy Death Day 2U (2019), among others.
Israel was born to Angela and Lawrence Adams. His father, who died when Israel was a child, was from New Hampshire, and had deep roots in New England, going back to the 1600s; he was of entirely or almost entirely English descent. Israel’s surname, Broussard, comes from his adoptive stepfather, Gil, who is of almost entirely Cajun (French) descent. The Broussard surname goes back to Jean Francois Broussard and Catherine Richard, who were the parents of Acadian leader Joseph Broussard. Singer/actress Beyoncé Knowles is a descendant of this couple.
On his mother’s side, Israel has English, German, Scottish, Irish, more distant Swiss-German, and remote Cornish and Jersey [Channel Islander], ancestry. While the name Israel has a Jewish association, Israel Broussard is not of Jewish heritage.
Israel’s paternal grandfather was Richard Arnold Adams (the son of David Leslie Adams and Lettie Lester Woodman). Richard was born in New Hampshire. David was the son of William H. Adams and Narcissa A. Varney. Lettie was the daughter of True William Woodman and Harriet Helen/N. Thompson.
Israel’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Byrl Stilson (the daughter of Charles Henry Stilson and Mabel/Mable Lenori/Lenore Morrison). Dorothy was born in New Hampshire. Charles was the son of Sherman Stilson and Luella/Louella Almora/M. Bennett. Mabel was the daughter of Justin George Morrison and Maud/Maude Iola Glover.
Israel’s maternal grandfather is Aubrey Allan Clapp (the son of Aubrey Austin Clapp and Norma Lucille Baumgardner). Israel’s great-grandfather Aubrey was the son of Albert Austin Clapp and Edna Esther Bailey. Norma was the daughter of Frank M. Baumgardner and Jessie Mae Allen.
Israel’s maternal grandmother is Valeria Lee Ebert (the daughter of William Walter Ebert, Jr. and Nancy Patricia Megee). William was the son of William Walter Ebert, Sr. and Margaret Mae Kidwell. Nancy was the daughter of Henry Edward Megee, whose father was Scottish, and of Myrtle Clifford Wilkerson.
Sources: The Broussard genealogy – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Israel Broussard – http://www.geni.com
Genealogical information/genealogies and obituaries of Israel’s paternal grandparents, Richard Arnold Adams and Dorothy Byrl (Stilson) Adams Hill – https://image2.findagrave.com
Israel’s paternal grandfather, Richard Arnold Adams, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Israel’s paternal great-grandmother, Lettie Lester Woodman, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Israel’s paternal great-great-grandfather, True William Woodman – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Israel’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Byrl Stilson – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Marriage record of Israel’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Henry Stilson and Mabel/Mable Lenori/Lenore Morrison – https://familysearch.org
Israel’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Henry Stilson and Mabel/Mable Lenori/Lenore Morrison, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Israel’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Henry Stilson (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Israel’s paternal great-grandfather, Charles Henry Stilson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Israel’s paternal great-grandmother, Mabel/Mable Lenori/Lenore Morrison, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mabel/Mable Lenori/Lenore Morrison on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Israel’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Henry Harvey Clapp – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Information about Israel’s maternal great-grandmother, Norma Lucille (Baumgardner) Clapp Nevins – http://s3.amazonaws.com