Birth Name: Jillian Leigh Murray
Place of Birth: Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 4, 1984
Ethnicity: German, Scottish, Irish, distant Swiss-German
Jillian Murray is an American actress and model.
She was raised in Wyomissing in Berks County, Pennsylvania, and later Tucson, Arizona. Jillian is married to South African-born singer, songwriter, and actor Dean Geyer.
Jillian’s paternal grandfather was Robert William Murray (the son of Charles F. Murray and Catharine A. “Kate” Harrington). Robert was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, John Murray and Susan McCullough. Catharine was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, John Harrington and Bridget.
Jillian’s paternal grandmother was Lela Schmeck Potteiger (the daughter of William P. Potteiger and Katie/Kate F. Schmeck). Lela was born in Pennsylvania. William was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Adam Potteiger and Lovina Amelia Peacock. Katie was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of James Washington Schmeck and Catharine M. Fisher.
Jillian’s maternal grandfather was Charles E. Zettlemoyer (the son of Edward Franklin Zettlemoyer and Elizabeth A. Moran). Charles was born in Pennsylvania. Jillian’s great-grandfather Edward was born in Texas, the son of John Zettlemoyer and Elizabeth Rubrecht. Jillian’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Andrew J. Moran, whose parents were Irish, and of Catherine/Katharine Boran, whose parents were from Ireland and Canada.
Jillian’s maternal grandmother was Mary H. Nelis (the daughter of James Nelis and Rose Ann McClurg). Mary was born in Greenock, Scotland.
Sources: Obituary of Jillian’s father – http://legacy.com
Obituary of Jillian’s maternal grandmother, Mary H. (Nelis) Zettlemoyer – http://lutzfuneralhome.com
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