Mia Tyler

Float and 207 Grand Opening at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on April 3, 2009

Tyler in 2009, photo by Prphotos

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 grandfather was Dick/Dickran Arthur Yervant Hatzikian (the son of Arthur/Ardashes/Artashes Ara Hatzikian and Marie Avakian). Dick was born in Rhode Island, to ethnic Armenian parents, who were from Turkey. Arthur/Ardashes was born in Arapgir, the son of Arakel Hatzakorozian and Glor Tashjian.

Mia’s maternal grandmother was Virginia Haworth Clayton (the daughter of John Proctor/Preston Clayton and Edith Gorland/Garland/Gertrude/S. “Eddie” Salmon/Wilson). Virginia was born in California. 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: Genealogy of Mia Tyler (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.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

Marriage record of Mia’s maternal grandparents, Dick/Dickran Arthur Yervant Hatzikian and Virginia Haworth Clayton – https://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Mia’s maternal great-grandfather, Arthur/Ardashes/Artashes Ara Hatzikian – https://www.familysearch.org

2 Responses

  1. ann says:

    Mia’s maternal grandfather was Dick/Dickran Arthur Yervant Hatzikian (the son of Arthur/Ardashes/Artashes Ara Hatzikian and Marie Avakian). Dick Arthur was born in Rhode Island to Armenian parents. Arthur/Ardashes was born in Arapgir, Turkey and the son of Arakel Hatzakorozian and Glor Tashjian. Marie was born in Tukrey and of Armenian ancestry.

    Marriage record of Mia’s maternal grandparents – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K82S-5W6

    Death record of Mia’s great-grandfather Artashes Ara Hatzikian – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HG7J-MBZM

  2. madman says:

    *37.5% British Isles (English, distant Welsh)
    *25% Armenian
    *12.5% Italian
    *12.5% German
    *12.5% Polish

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