Peyton List

Peyton List

List in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Peyton Roi List

Place of Birth: Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 6, 1998

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, 1/32 Danish, distant Welsh, remote French

Peyton List is an American actress and model. Her roles include the series Jessie, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films, and Hubie Halloween. Her siblings are actors Spencer List, her twin, and Phoenix List.

Peyton’s paternal grandfather is Ellis Worthington List, Jr. (the son of Ellis Worthington List and Martha Bert Milliken). Peyton’s grandfather Ellis was born in Ohio. Peyton’s great-grandfather Ellis was the son of George Edward List and Elizabeth Dale Brockrunier/Brockonier. Martha was the daughter of Lizzie L.

Peyton’s paternal grandmother is Charlene Frances/W. Messick (the daughter of Edward Pernal Messick and Francis/Frances Alice Knox). Charlene was born in Ohio. Edward was the son of John P. Messick and Julia A. Hall. Francis was the daughter of Fred Laclare Knox and Alice M. Rex.

Peyton’s maternal grandfather is Elmo Roy Mays (the son of Edgar Elmo Mays and Ruth Elizabeth Parks). Edgar was the son of Edgar Elmo Mays and Delia Elizabeth Prell. Ruth was the daughter of Leroy/Roy/Ray Moore Parks and Loretta Elizabeth Slack.

Peyton’s maternal grandmother is Bette Lee Stephens (the daughter of Lee Urgle Stephens and Florena Mary Mayer/Mayers). Bette was born in Texas. Peyton’s great-grandfather Lee was the son of Walter M. Stephens and Claudie Ellis. Florena was the daughter of Emil Robert Mayer and Bertha Beatrice Ince.

Sources: Genealogy of Peyton List –

Obituary of Peyton’s paternal grandfather, Ellis Worthington List, Jr. –

Peyton’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John P. Messick, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Peyton’s maternal grandfather, Elmo Roy Mays (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Peyton’s maternal great-grandparents, Edgar Elmo Mays and Ruth Elizabeth Parks, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Peyton’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Leroy/Roy/Ray Moore Parks and Loretta Elizabeth Slack, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Death record of Peyton’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Loretta Elizabeth Slack –

Peyton’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Slack, on the 1850 U.S. Census –

19 Responses

  1. undashing says:

    She is very beautiful.

  2. mimi says:

    she’s the most beautiful girl I’ve seen she looks like an elf, just perfect. Amanda Seyfriend is mostly German and I’m guessing the same for Peyton. I feel like Germans might not be so beautiful on average but there are the most beautiful people in the world among them.

  3. Freerk says:

    @bearboy: The majority? There are just a few names, the most are American or Israeli (3x) or Polish names. No (explicit) hint of Jewish or not. Of course the Israeli and probably the Polish are (or were) Jewish. But in the entry was written:

    Gottlieb (German for “God’s Love”) is a German name that may be used as a surname or as a male given name. The name Gottlieb was created in the 17th century, in German speaking parts of Europe, as a product of the age of Pietism, as a way of naming young men with a religiously charged name.

    “Pietism” refers to a definitely christian background.

    But on the other side I should have remembered the (Jewish) jazz drummer Danny Gottlieb whom a already have seen performing. So shame on me!

    • bearboy says:

      Sorry about that @Freerk. I meant to say the majority of names I found while looking. I am sure the majority of Gottlieb’s are in fact NOT Jewish like most German sometimes Jewish surnames.

      • Freerk says:

        You don’t need to excuse. It’s good to see both (or more) sides. ;-)

        On the German Wikipedia are, of course, by far more non-Jewish German names. :D I have looked now on English sites for some of the people, and there are a few American Gottliebs with Jewish background. More than in Germany, of course, we know why … :(

  4. passingtime85 says:


    Peyton has French heritage, through her 8th great-grandfather, I may have messed up the count, Julian Messick/Mezick.

    I thought she may also be of partial Jewish heritage as her 3rd great-grandmother, through her List side, was named Margaret Gottlieb, but I couldn’t find anything conclusive.

    • follers says:

      Thank you. I would guess the Gottlieb-List side of her family is of non-Jewish German background.

      • Freerk says:

        I once searched the internet for the name Gottlieb, because a Jewish character in “Band of Brothers” wore ths name, but the real soldier Gottlieb was a christian (of Austrian decent), and so were all hits I got.

        • bearboy says:

          The majority of famous people with the surname “Gottlieb” that I found were Ashkenazi Jewish. Adolph Gottlieb (painter/printmaker), Robert Gottlieb (writer/editor), Maurycy Gottlieb (painter), Sidney Gottlieb (Chemist).

          • bearboy says:

            Names listed on famous Gottlieb’s on wikipedia.

          • Freerk says:

            Ah, seems that I should have waited a few years!

            Or have looked again before posting … :(

            German Wikipedia: Gottlieb is a male forename and in the German-speaking language area a common surname. (“Gottlieb ist ein männlicher Vorname und im deutschen Sprachraum gängiger Familienname.”)

            Btw. I was a bit wrong in a second way: the charakter is named “Liebgott” (but that’s the same name).

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