Birth Name: Mia Abagale Tallarico
Place of Birth: Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 22, 1978
Ethnicity: Armenian (one quarter), as well as one eighth Italian, one eighth German, one eighth Polish, English, about 1/128th African-American, distant Welsh
Mia Tyler is an American actress, model, public speaker, and advocate. She is the daughter of musician Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico) and actress and model Cyrinda Foxe (born Kathleen Victoria Hatzikian/Hetzekian). Among Mia’s half-siblings are actress and model Liv Tyler and musician Chelsea Tyler.
Mia’s mother was of half Armenian and half British Isles/English descent. Mia’s father is of one quarter Italian, one quarter German, and one quarter Polish, descent, and also has English, and distant Welsh, ancestry; on the show Who Do You Think You Are?, 2017, Mia’s sister Liv discovered that their paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Robert J. Elliott, was of half or part African-American ancestry. He was married to their ancestor, English-born Elizabeth “Betsey”/”Betsy” Rollins, in New York.
Mia has a son with her partner Dan Halen.
Mia’s paternal grandfather was Victor Alphonse Tallarico (the son of Giovanni Tallarico and Constance Neidhardt/Neidhart). Victor was born in Manhattan, New York, New York. Giovanni was born in Cotronei, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, the son of Alfonso Tallarico and Stella Albi. Constance was born in New York, to German parents, Oscar Neidhardt/Neidhart, from Gerlachsheim, Lauda-Königshofen, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, and Olga Keitzman/Kitzman/Kitzmann/Kietzmann, from Berlin.
Mia’s paternal grandmother was Susan Ray Blancha (the daughter of Felix Carol/Corol/Coral Blancha, whose surname was originally Czarnyszewicz, and of Bessie June Elliott). Susan was born in Pennsylvania. Felix was a Polish emigrant, who was evidently born in Minsk, Belarus, and was the son of Franciszek/Frances Czarnyszewicz and Apolonia/Apolio Miluta/Emilit. Bessie was the daughter of Robert J. Elliott and Edna R. Tibbets.
Mia’s maternal grandmother is Virginia Clayton (the daughter of John Preston Clayton and Edith “Eddie” Garland/S. Salmon). John was the son of George Emmet Clayton and Anna Josephine Thompson. Edith was the daughter of Elbert Taylor Salmon and Sallie B. Snead.
Sources: Genealogies of Mia Tyler (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Mia’s father (through Mia’s half-sister Liv Tyler) – http://freepages.rootsweb.com
Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on Steven Tyler’s roots – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Mia’s paternal grandmother, Susan Ray Blancha, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Mia’s paternal grandmother, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico – http://www.findagrave.com
*37.5% British Isles (English, distant Welsh)