Birth Name: Miranda Taylor Cosgrove
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 14, 1993
Ethnicity: Irish, English, French, one eighth Mexican, some degree of German [including Alsatian], distant Welsh
Miranda Cosgrove is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her roles include School of Rock, Despicable Me, and the series Drake & Josh and iCarly.
On her Twitter account, she stated:
I’m Irish, English, and French. People always think I’m a lot of different nationalities though which I think is pretty cool :)
Oddly, Miranda did not mention her one eighth Mexican ancestry. Miranda’s maternal grandfather’s mother, Mary Castimello/Costano/Coseton, was born in Mexico, as were Mary’s parents. The spelling of Mary’s surname varies from record to record.
A picture of Miranda with her mother can be seen here.
A picture of Miranda’s paternal grandmother can be seen here.
Miranda’s maternal grandfather was William Frank Casey (the son of William John Casey and Mary Cecilia Castimello/Costano/Coseton). Miranda’s grandfather William was born in California. Miranda’s great-grandfather William was Irish, born in Brosna, County Kerry. Miranda’s great-grandmother Mary was Mexican, born in Juárez, Chihuahua. A picture of Miranda’s maternal grandfather can be seen here.
Miranda’s maternal grandmother was Lois Ann Core (the daughter of Robert Herman Core and Ida Marie Bishir/Bishop). Lois was born in Oklahoma. Robert was the son of John W. Core and Birdie Harrell. Ida was the daughter of John Bunyan Bishir/Bishop and Effie I. Jones. A picture of Miranda’s maternal grandmother can be seen here.
Miranda’s distant Bishir ancestors were Alsatian German.
Sources: Genealogy of Miranda Cosgrove (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Miranda’s maternal grandfather, William Frank Casey, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Miranda’s maternal grandfather, William Frank Casey – http://www.legacy.com
Miranda’s maternal great-grandparents, William John Casey and Mary Cecilia Castimello/Costano/Coseton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Miranda’s maternal grandmother, Lois Ann (Core) Casey – http://www.legacy.com