Birth Name: Nicholas Gene Carter
Place of Birth: Jamestown, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 28, 1980
Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Swiss-German, Luxembourgish, Welsh, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Swedish and Dutch, possibly other
Nick Carter is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He is a member of the band Backstreet Boys, along with Howie D., Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, and Kevin Richardson.
Nick is the son of Jane and Robert Carter. His siblings were actor and singer Aaron Carter and pop singer Leslie Carter. Nick is married to fitness trainer Lauren Kitt, with whom he has three children.
Nick has stated that the surname Carter is from his paternal step-grandfather, Charles C. Carter. Charles and Nick’s grandmother Barbara married in 1953, after Nick’s father was born. Charles was born in Tennessee, the son of Charles T./C. “Charlie” Carter and Vera Marie Kimbrough.
Nick’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Jean Latta (the daughter of Clifford Edward Latta and Margaret Mary/Helen Kieffer). Barbara was born in New York. Clifford was the son of John Emerson Latta and Jessie Elizabeth Badders. Margaret was the daughter of Harry Kieffer, whose parents were Luxembourgish, and of Dora Mable/Mabel Staller.
Nick’s maternal grandfather was Charles Douglas Spaulding (the son of Sherman W. Spaulding and Theresa E. Phillips). Charles was born in Pennsylvania. Sherman was the son of Ira Porter Spaulding and Caroline M. Campbell. Theresa was the daughter of Harry Wesley Phillips and Amanda Melvinia/Melvina Crippen.
Nick’s maternal grandmother is Helen Jean Neal (the daughter of Robert Henry Neal and Helen E. Fisher). Nick’s grandmother Helen was born in Pennsylvania. Robert was the son of Frank Marcus Fisher and Edna Hutton. Nick’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of James Henry Neal and Margaret Louise Laber.
A MyHeritage DNA test taken by Nick stated that his genetic ancestry is:
*62.6% North & West European
*0.9% Middle Eastern
Another version of the MyHeritage test listed Nick’s genetic ancestry as:
*61.5% North and West European
*7.9% East European
*2.5% Middle Eastern
Various internet sites have said that Nick has Blackfoot Native American and/or Jewish ancestry. His DNA results contain no obvious indicators of Native American or Jewish ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Nick Carter – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Nick Carter (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Nick Carter (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://familypedia.wikia.com
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