Kristin Cavallari

Cavallari in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*German (mother)

Kristin Cavallari is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. She is known for appearing on the MTV reality series Laguna Beach and The Hills. She has stated that she is a fan of reality series Jersey Shore, based on the lives of Italian-Americans, and that her favorite character is “The Situation.”

Kristin is married to football quarterback Jay Cutler, with whom she has three children.

Kristin’s paternal grandfather was Henry Cavallari, Sr. (the son of Conrad Frank Cavallari/Cavillari and Adela/Adele Esposito/Esposti). Henry was born in New York, to Italian parents, from Fano, Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Marche. Conrad immigrated to the U.S. in 1903.

Kristin’s paternal grandmother was named Irma (the daughter of Peter and Angela). Irma’s parents were from Genoa, Liguria, Italy.

Kristin’s maternal grandfather was Edgar E. Eifrig (the son of The Rev. Charles William Gustave Eifrig and Marie Karolina Meyer). The Rev. Charles was born in Döbeln, Sachsen, Germany, and was a Lutheran minister. He was the son of Friedrich Wilhelm Eifrig. Marie was the daughter of Johann/John Christoph Meyer, who was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Marie Schroeder.

Kristin’s maternal grandmother was Mary Patricia Diehl (the daughter of Albert Fredrick Diehl and Emma G. Schmaltz). Mary was born in Ohio. Albert was the son of Christian Diehl, who was German, and of Mary Rautz. Emma was the daughter of William Albert Schmaltz and Matilda Sophia Conn.

Sources: Kristin talks about her Italian ancestry – http://kristincavallaridaily.com

Genealogy of Kristin Cavallari – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Kristin’s paternal grandfather, Henry Cavallari, Sr. – http://obits.arizonagravestones.org

Genealogy of Kristin Cavallari (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

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54 Responses

  1. California says:

    She was the biggest whore on Laguna Beach.

  2. Girll says:

    She has a typical Italian look

  3. COOLGUY2012 says:

    Haha, i am getting crazy or i just saw that someone guess that italians are not as white as other europeans? Its like saying that romanians or hungarians arent as white as other europeans neither.

    • wendyned says:

      FROM EUROPE

      I DON’T THINK YOU EVER SAW A REAL ITALIANS, KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY OR ANTHROPOLOGY OR EVER BEEN TO ITALY OR EUROPE AT ALL

      THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT SAY OR WANT TO BELIEVE THAT ITALIANS AREN’T WHITE ARE ENVY PEOPLE .

      WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT, 80 % OF WHAT EVERYBODY CALL “ITALIANS” AROUND THE WORLD ARE FROM SICILY AND OTHER SOUTHERN ITALIAN REGIONS. SICILY IS AN ISLAND LIKE HAWAII IN AMERICA THAT BECAME PART OF ITALY IN 1861. SICILIANS ANS SOUTHERN ITALIANS ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM NORTHERS ITALIANS

      SINCE IN THE PAST THE MAJORITIE OF “ITALIANS” WERE COMING FROM THE SOUTH, THEY CREATED A BIG CONFUSION AROUND THE WORLD IN REGARD ITALIANS. AND NOW THAT INTERNET IS AVAILABLE ANYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO TRAVEL IN ITALY
      BUT SOME ENVY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET ADVANTAGE OF THIS OLD AND FAKE LEGEND ABOUT ITALIANS SINCE THEY KNOW THAT NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE USE THE INTERNET FOR RESEARCH HISTORY, ANTHROPOLOGY OR ANYTHING IN REGARD OTHER COUNTRIES. SO THIS ENVY PEOPLE KNOW THAT ITALIANS ARE EVEN MORE WHITE THAN THEM BUT THEY TRY TO GET ADVANTAGE OF THE IGNORANCE OF MOST PEOPLE

      ITALY HAS 20 DIFFERENT REGIONS WITH 20 DIFFERENT CULTURE, DIALECTS, GENETIC, HISTORY

      NOW CHECK ON YOUTUBE OR YAHOO THIS NORTH ITALIAN PEOPLE

      FEDERICA FONTANA, ALESSIA MARCUZZI, PAOLA BARALE, ANTONELLA CLERICI, MADDALENA CORVAGLIA, ILARY BLASI, MARA VENIER, PAOLO BONOLIS, GABRIEL GARKO, BARBARA D’URSO, PATTY BRAVO, CARLA BRUNI, MONICA BELLUCCI, FLAVIA VENTO,

      NOW CHECK ON YOUTUBE THIS GERMAN, “JOACHIM LOW”

      NOW CHECK ON THE WEB “RACIAL REALITY WHITE AMERICAN GEOCITIES”

      CHECK ON THE WEB “RACIAL REALITY ITALIANS GEOCITIES”

      CHECK ON THE WEB “BEN FRANKLIN ON STUPID SWARTHY GERMANS”

      CHECK ON THE WEB “GERMANY REDISCOVER ITS ROMAN ROOTS

      CHECK ON THE WEB “ARE THE FINNS THE MONGOLIANS OF EUROPE”

      ANGELA MERKEL ISN’T BLONDE BUT SHE HAS A DARK HAIR AND SHE IS HALF POLISH
      HITLER WAS SHORT WITH BLACK HAIR

      CHUCK NORRIS CAMERON DIAZ, KIM BASINGER ARE ALL BLONDE BUT GUESS WHAT? THEY ALL HAVE A CHERONEE INDIAN ANCESTRY, SO THEY AREN’T PURE WHITE

      WHITE IS A COLOR OF THE SKIN NOT THE HAIR, YOU CAN CAN HAVE BLONDE BROWN BLUE HAIR AND RED BLUE BLACK EYES BUT IF YOU HAVE AN ANCESTRY NOT PART OF CAUCASIAN YOU AREN’T PURE WHITE

      ITALIANS ARE PART OF THE CAUCASIAN RACE. THE ROMAN EMPIRE RULED AND CONQUERED EUROPE FOR 1000 YEARS, UK AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND FRANCE SPAIN EVEYBODY WHERE PART OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      ITALY IS PARTLY ALPINE AND PARTLY MEDITERRANEAN

      CHECK ON THE WEB THIS NORTHERN ITALIAN PLACES ”

      CHECK ON THE WEB “ITALIA – Spotlight On – The Alps in ItalY”

      CHECK ON THE WEB THIS NORTH ITALIAN CITIES “SOUTH TYROL, VALLE D’AOSTA, MILAN, COURMAYEUR, MONTE BIANCO, ITALIAN ALPS, DOLOMITE, SESTRIERE

      ITALIANS ARE THE FOURTH LARGEST EUROPEAN ANCESTRY IN AMERICA, ALL THIS PEOPLE BELOW HAVE AN ITALIAN ANCESTRY BY MOM, DAD OR BOTH ITALIAN PARENTS

      JOHN TRAVOLTA, LINDSAY LOHAN, LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, LADY GAGA, KYLE CUOCO, VIN DIESEL, ROBERT DE NIRO, AL PACINO, MADONNA, STALLONE, JOE PESCI, SUSAN SARANDON, PARIS HILTON, BRITNEY SPEARS, TAYLOR SWIFT, HAYDEN PANETTIERE, FRANK SINATRA,

      NOW ARE AMERICANS WHITE IF ITALIANS AREN’T WHITE? LOL

  4. levangelista36 says:

    These discussions about Italians and Southern Europeans in general are repetitive and irritating. Most of you sound like broken records. Mediterraneans are darker in skin tone, hair color, and eye color. Are all of them? No. Definitely not. This is still a stereotype.

    While the Moors are a part of their history, I will be the first one to admit that their genetic impact on Sicilians is exaggerated and overstated. An estimated 10% of Italians have African ancestry. People love to exaggerate this as well because I see most of them forget to mention that the amount in each individual averages at 3%. In some populations, it averages at 0.5%, and it is usually East African. When they spout this out, they usually forget to mention that other European nations average around the same, and that a third of white Americans have African ancestry with their average being 2.5% in each individual. So when discussing the genetics of Italians, this is simply gratuitous. The Moors were mostly Berber. I find it very telling that out of all their history, all people seem to be able to speak about are the Moors.

    There is not much genetic difference at all between Northern and Southern Italians. Italy was occupied by several Germanic tribes in both the North and the South, and they both share ancestry with some tribes from the Levant.

    For those of you who think Southern Italians, and Sicilians in particular, have more in common with North Africans and Arabs, you are very wrong. They strongly cluster with Greeks, and they were always Mediterranean in appearance. The idea that they somehow looked like Swedes before the Arabs came and overruled them is ridiculous.

    I also hate how there are these drawn out conversations about Italians every time, but the non-European components in European ethnic groups outside of the South are ignored. This makes it virtually clear that there is some sort of agenda. No one discusses the Slavs, Finnics, or Balkans on here.

    As for this discussion about who is white and who is not, I do not see why this even matters. But if you desire an answer, mine would most certainly be yes.

    I find it strange that people in the United States even question whether Italians are white or not. According to statistics, Italian is the third or fourth largest ethnic group reported among white Americans. There was an influx of Italian immigrants in the United States, and everyone from Paris Hilton to Rick Sanctorum to Britney Spears to Lindsay Lohan to Rooney Mara to Hayden Panettiere to Taylor Swift to Frank Sinatra to Elisabeth Hasselbeck have Italian in them.

    The two last Miss U.S.A. winners, Alyssa Campanella and Olivia Culpo, were of Italian descent.

    I find it odd that you even consider it to be “exotic.” It’s not exactly rare. The East Coast is rife with Italians and Jews to boot. So is California.

    Greece is the cradle of Western civilization and Europe, not England.

  5. levangelista36 says:

    Does anyone know from where in Italy her paternal ancestry is from?

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