Birth Name: Lily-Rose Melody Depp
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Date of Birth: May 27, 1999
Ethnicity: French, English, along with smaller amounts of Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French-Canadian, Dutch, Flemish Belgian, German, 1/128th Italian, as well as 3/4096 African
Lily-Rose Depp is a French-American actress and model. She is the daughter of American actor Johnny Depp and French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose has dual citzenship with the United States and France. Her father is from Owensboro, Kentucky. Her mother is from Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France.
Much of more Lily-Rose’s father ancestry traces back to England. He also has smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, French-Canadian, Dutch, Belgian Flemish, and German ancestry, as well as 3/2048 African ancestry (through Elizabeth Key Grinstead, who is his ancestor twice over). Lily-Rose’s patrilineal line is traced to Pierre Deppe, who was born, c. 1706, in France, and to Pierre’s wife, Angelica/Angeline LeVillian/le Villian.
Lily-Rose’s father has often mentioned having Native American ancestry to one degree or the other. It does not appear that this Native American ancestry has been documented. All of Lily-Rose’s father’s grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as “White” on United States Censuses. No verified Native American ancestry has been produced for Lily-Rose’s father.
Lily-Rose’s paternal grandfather is John Christopher Depp, Sr. (the son of Oren Larry Depp and Violet Mattie Grinstead). John was born in Daviess County, Kentucky. Oren was the son of Oren Richard Depp and Effie A. Palmore. Violet was the daughter of Robert Fauntleroy “Roy” Grinstead and Mary E. Bailey.
Lily-Rose’s paternal grandmother was Betty Sue Palmer (born Betty Sue Wells, the daughter of Walter Everett/Everette Wells and Bessie Whitaker). Betty was born in Floyd County, Kentucky. Walter was the son of Richard Mack/Mac Wells and Annie/Anna Cooper. Bessie was the daughter of Branch Whitaker and May/Mae Slone.
Lily-Rose’s maternal grandfather was André René Paradis (the son of René Auguste Paradis and Raymonde Irène Couillais). André was born in Paris. Lily-Rose’s great-grandfather René was the son of Raymond René Paradis and Angèle Lucienne Robin. Lily-Rose’s great-grandmother Raymonde was the daughter of Albert François Couillais and Jeanne Vernet.
Lily-Rose’s maternal grandmother was Corinne Alice Denise Pain (the daughter of Maurice Pain and Jacqueline Frézier). Corinne was born in Paris. Maurice was the son of Adrien Félix Pain and Marie Antoinette Rose Revol.
Lily-Rose is paternally descended from a woman, Martha, who born in 1612, and who was of African descent. Martha had a daughter, Elizabeth Key Grinstead, married to William Grinstead, who were Lily-Rose’s ancestors. Elizabeth’s father, Thomas Key, was caucasian, of English descent. Elizabeth was the first woman of African ancestry to successfully take legal action to free herself from slavery. This happened in 1656. Lily-Rose is descended from Martha twice (on one family tree, she is both one of her nine times great-grandmothers, and one of her ten times great-grandmothers). That would mean that Lily-Rose is of 3/4096 African ancestry.
Some family trees state that Lily-Rose’s nine times paternal great-grandmother was a woman named Nicketti Opechancanough, who is said to have been of Powhatan Native American ancestry. If true, that would make Lily-Rose of 1/4096 Powhatan Native American descent. However, stories about her are believed to be a myth. Scholarly research and records dispute the existence of Nicketti Opechancanough.
Genealogy of Lily-Rose’s paternal great-grandparents, Oren Larry Depp and Violet Mattie Grinstead – http://www.findagrave.com
Lily-Rose’s paternal great-grandfather, Oren Larry Depp (“Laramore Depp”), on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lily-Rose’s paternal great-grandmother, Violet Mattie Grinstead (“Violet M. Grinstead”), on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lily-Rose’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Christopher Tompkins Grinstead and Martha S. “Mattie” Sanders, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy and obituary of Lily-Rose’s paternal grandmother, Betty Sue (Wells) Depp Palmer – https://www.findagrave.com
Lily-Rose’s paternal great-grandfather, Walter Everett/Everette Wells (“Everette Wells”), on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lily-Rose’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Richard Mack/Mac Wells (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Lily-Rose’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Annie/Anna (Cooper) Wells, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Lily-Rose’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, William M. “Bill” Cooper and Sallie/Sarah Kelly/Craft, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lily-Rose’s paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Whitaker (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Lily-Rose’s paternal great-grandmother, Bessie Whitaker, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Article about Lily-Rose’s ancestor, Elizabeth (Key) Grinstead – http://www.womenhistoryblog.com
Genealogy of Lily-Rose’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org