Birth Name: Amanda Leigh Moore
Place of Birth: Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 10, 1984
*75% British Isles [English, Irish, Scottish]
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
Mandy Moore is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. Early in her career, she was labeled as one of the “pop princesses,” along with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Mandy is the daughter of Stacy and Donald Moore. She is married to singer, songwriter, and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith.
Mandy’s father has English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Mandy’s maternal grandfather was a Jewish American soldier, of Russian Jewish and Galician Jewish descent. Mandy’s maternal grandmother was an English war bride, who also had some Irish ancestry. The two married in 1945. Mandy was raised Catholic.
Mandy is described on the internet as having Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear where this claim originated, if Mandy herself has stated so, or if her Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Mandy’s paternal grandfather was named Benjamin B. Moore, Jr. (the son of Benjamin B. Moore).
Mandy’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Karen Croley (the daughter of John Quincy Adams Croley and Minnie Lee Page). Mildred was born in Alabama. John was the son of John Tyler Croley and Susan Martha Thomas. Minnie was the daughter of Jeptha Amos Page and Colie Rebecca Lee Stephens.
Mandy’s maternal grandfather was Julian Leonard Friedman (the son of Samuel Wolf Friedman and Anna Rotter). Julian was born in Maryland. Samuel was born in St. George In The East, London, England, to Russian Jewish parents, Harry F. Friedman and Jennie Wolfson. Anna was born in New York, the daughter of Jewish emigrant parents, Adolf/Adolph Rotter, who likely was from Oświęcim, Galicia, and Becky/Beckie/Bettie/Betty Kellner, who was born in New York, to an Austrian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother.
Mandy’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Mary Hardy (the daughter of William Hardy and Caroline Ellen Barney). Eileen was born in Hackney, London, England. Caroline was the daughter of Sydney Barney, whose mother was Irish, from Cashel, and of Maria Smith. Sydney’s parents lived in Australia for a time.
Sources: Mandy’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2018 – https://www.youtube.com
Genealogy of Mandy Moore – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Mandy’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://records.ancestry.com
Obituary of Mandy’s maternal grandfather, Julian Leonard Friedman – http://articles.orlandosentinel.com
Birth record of Mandy’s maternal great-grandfather, Samuel Wolf Friedman – https://www.familysearch.org
Mandy’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Adolf/Adolph Rotter and Becky/Beckie/Bettie/Betty Kellner, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org