Birth Name: Kelli Michelle Berglund
Place of Birth: Moorpark, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 9, 1996
Ethnicity: English, one quarter Italian, one eighth French-Canadian, small amounts of German, Irish, and Scottish, 1/32 Swedish, distant Welsh and Dutch
Kelli Berglund is an American actress, model, and singer. She starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie How to Build a Better Boy.
She has said that her ancestry is “Italian, Irish, German, Swedish, English, Scottish. Lots of things!”
Kelli’s paternal grandfather is Robert Carl Berglund (the son of Dalmar Gustavas Berglund, Jr. and Aura Marie Skillman). Robert was born in Missouri. Dalmar was the son of Dalmar Gustavious Berglund, whose own father was Swedish, from Kärntorp, and whose mother had deep American roots; and of Josephine Weisenhorn, the daughter of German emigrants, from Baden. Aura was the daughter of Caryl Henry Skillman and Nellie M. Campbell, and had partly deep roots in the U.S.
Kelli’s paternal gradmother is Michelle Jeanne Montgomery (the daughter of James Williams Montgomery and Ruth Louise Markle). Michelle was born in Los Angeles, California. James was the son of Harry Sturgeon Montgomery, whose father was Irish, and of Grace C. Williams, who had deep roots in the U.S. Ruth was the daughter of Abraham B. Markle and Grace Lucile Stewart, and had partly deep American roots.
Kelli’s maternal grandfather was Robert Alan Blandy (the son of William Henry Blandy and Opell/Opal/Opel Mildred Vincent). Robert was born in Illinois. William was the son of John Decimus Blandy, the son of English emigrants, from Berkshire, and of Anna Parsons, who was an English emigrant, from Dudley, Staffordshire. Opell was the daughter of William S. Vincent and Aldea Marceau, who were born in Illinois, both of them to French-Canadian parents.
Kelli’s maternal grandmother was Claire Marie Rigoni (the daughter of Valentine Anthony “Lyno” Rigoni and Mary Ann Forte). Claire was born in Chicago, Illinois. Valentine was born in Illinois, to Italian parents, from Asiago, Veneto, Cristiano Matteo Rigoni and Elisabetta/Elizabeth Cristina Clinia Clotilde Pesavento. Mary Ann was an Italian emigrant, also from Asiago, the daughter of Santo Forte and Louise Antonini.
Sources: Kelli’s maternal grandfather, Robert Alan Blandy, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Kelli’s maternal great-grandmother, Opell/Opal/Opel Mildred Vincent, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Kelli’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William S. Vincent and Aldea Marceau – https://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Kelli’s maternal grandmother, Claire Marie Rigoni – https://familysearch.org
Kelli’s maternal grandmother, Claire Marie Rigoni, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org