Katy Perry

Perry in 2010, Left Eyed Photography/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson

Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 25, 1984

Ethnicity: Portuguese/Azorean (3/16ths), along with German, English, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, distant French, remote Manx/Isle of Man

Katy Perry, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her hit songs include “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot n Cold.” She is also known as Katy Hudson and Katheryn Perry.

Katy is the daughter of Mary and Maurice Hudson, who are Pentecostal pastors. She has a daughter with her fiancé, English actor Orlando Bloom.

Katy’s father has English, and smaller amounts, to varying degrees, of Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, French, and remote Manx/Isle of Man, ancestry. Katy’s mother is of three eighths Portuguese, one eighth Irish, one quarter German, and approximately one quarter English/British Isles, descent. Three of Katy’s maternal great-great-grandparents were from the Azores, islands belonging to Portugal; including from Horta, Faial Island, in the Azores. Katy’s uncle, her mother’s half-brother, was director Frank Perry. The family’s Perry surname was originally Pereira.

A DNA test whose results Katy displayed on her Instagram page stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*86.7% Northwestern European
——–*36.1% British & Irish
——–*34.4% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*13.9% French & German
——–*2.3% Scandinavian
*11.3% Southern European
——–*5.3% Iberian
——–*4.9% Broadly Southern European
——–*1.0% Italian
*1.8% Broadly European
*<0.1% Ashkenazi Jewish
*<0.1% Unassigned

Katy’s paternal grandfather was Robert C. Hudson (the son of Robert Carlock Hudson and Merla Douglas). Katy’s grandfather Robert was born in Tennessee. Katy’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of Joseph Sidney Hudson and Lula Ada Carlock.

Katy’s paternal grandmother was Annie/Ann Pearl Robison (the daughter of Hulet Lender Robison and Lassie Leodifyne Meadows). Annie was born in Arkansas. Hulet was the son of Julius Walter Robison and Millie Maud Knight. Lassie was the daughter of Joseph Hasard Meadows and Nannie N. Garrett.

Katy’s maternal grandfather was Frank Joseph Perry (the son of Antonio Perry and Sarah Adeline Denis). Frank was born in California. Antonio was of Portuguese descent, the son of Frank Perry. Sarah was the daughter of Vincente Denis, a Portuguese immigrant, and of Hannah A. Mulhaire, who was Irish, from Eyrecourt, County Galway.

Katy’s maternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Vilsack (the daughter of Aloysius Joseph “Ollie” Vilsack and Gladys Matilda Brace). Mary Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania. Aloysius was of German descent, the son of Leopold Vilsack, a famous brewer and banker, and of Dorothea/Dorothy A. Blank. Gladys had English ancestry, and was the daughter of Napoleon Collins Brace and Mary Elizabeth Craig.

Katy is a second cousin, once removed, of politician Tom Vilsack. Katy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Leopold Vilsack and Dorothea/Dorothy A. Blank, were also Tom’s paternal great-grandparents.

Katy is also a third cousin of actress Cozi Zuehlsdorff. Katy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Napoleon Collins Brace and Mary Elizabeth Craig, were also Cozi’s maternal great-great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogies of Katy Perry – http://www.geni.com

Family history of Katy Perry, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (at The Huffington Post) – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Katy’s paternal grandmother, Annie/Ann Pearl Robison, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Katy’s maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Vilsack) Perry Walton – https://findagrave.com

Katy’s maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Vilsack, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

143 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    She gave birth to a baby girl. Congratulations!

  2. Hill says:

    yes blue eyes and blonde hiar are very common in spain and portugal xD

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