Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal – 2007 Official New York Oscar Night Celebration – St. Regis Hotel – New York City, Photo Credit: Steve Mack / Photorazzi -Prphotos

Birth Name: Patsy Louise Neal

Date of Birth: January 20, 1926

Place of Birth: Packard, Kentucky, U.S.

Date of Death: August 8, 2010

Place of Death: Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish, English, small amounts of German, Swiss-German, Dutch, 1/512th French, 1/512th Norwegian

Patricia Neal was an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hud (1963).

She was married to writer Roald Dahl.

Patricia was the daughter of Eura Mildred (Petrey) and William Burdette Neal. Her father had English and Irish ancestry. Her mother was of English, as well as small amounts of German, Swiss-German, Dutch, 1/256th French, 1/256th Norwegian, and 1/256th Irish, descent. Some of the surnames in Patricia’s family tree might indicate Welsh ancestry as well.

Patricia’s paternal grandfather was William David Neal (the son of Abram Thomas Neal and Mary Owen). Abram was the son of David J. Neal and Martha Burnett.

Patricia’s paternal grandmother was Mary Lou Fitzgerald (the daughter of Peter Fitzgerald and Mary O’Connor). Patricia’s grandmother Mary was born in Virginia, to Irish parents.

Patricia’s maternal grandparents were Pascal/Paschal Gennings Petrey (the son of Samuel Petrey and Elizabeth Bryant). Samuel was the son of Adam Petrey/Petre and Frances “Frankie” Oakes. Elizabeth was the daughter of William Henry Bryant and Anna Eaton.

Patricia’s maternal grandmother was Florence “Flora” Jane Siler (the daughter of Green Adam Siler and Susan Jones). Green was the son of John Wesley Siler and Lucinda Evans. Susan was the daughter of Isham Jones and Jane “Jennie” Stanfield/Stanfill.

Sources: Genealogies of Patricia Neal –

Genealogies of Patricia Neal (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Patricia Neal on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Patricia’s mother –

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