Birth Name: Shane Lee Yaw
Place of Birth: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 19, 1988
Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, 1/16th Swedish, 1/32 Greek, 1/32 Spanish, Cajun French, Welsh, Scottish, Dutch
Shane Dawson is an American YouTuber, actor, filmmaker, writer, comedian, director, make-up artist, and musician. He was one of the first YouTubers to become known, in the late 2000s. His output includes the song “Superluv!,” the podcast Shane and Friends, the series The Chair, Conspiracy Series with Shane Dawson, and The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star, and the films Smiley, Not Cool, which he also directed; and Internet Famous. His videos have accumulated billions of views.
Shane is the son of Teresa and Kyle Yaw. He is married to YouTuber Ryland Adams.
A 23andMe DNA test whose results were displayed on YouTube stated that Shane’s genetic ancestry is:
*92.1% Northwestern European
——–*69.8% British & Irish
——–*16.7% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*3.7% French & German
*5.3% Southern European
——–*2.5% Broadly Southern European
*2.1% Broadly European
*0.5% West African
Shane’s paternal grandfather was Kyle Eugene Yaw (the son of Thomas Edward “Tommy” Yaw and Edith Inez Moore). Kyle was born in Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Thomas was the son of Ray Steven Yaw and Margariet May “Maggie” Areno, whose father Thomas Areno was Greek, and whose mother was of at least half Cajun descent. Edith was the daughter of George Ward Moore and Mattie Lee Andrews.
Shane’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Lou Welch (the daughter of Roy Lee Welch and Alice Minnie Nevill/Neville). Nancy was born in California. Roy was the son of Thomas Welch and Ada Smith. Alice was the daughter of James Thomas Nevill/Neville and Dorothy Nina Allen.
Shane’s maternal grandfather was Clifford Thomas Bruce (the son of Edgar Cornelius Bruce and Elizabeth Anne “Bessie” Collins). Clifford was born in Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa. Edgar was the son of Cornelius D. Bull/Bruce, who was English, from Hilton, Huntingdonshire, and of Lucy Bell Ayers. Elizabeth was the daughter of Ignatius Thomas “I.T.” Collins, whose father was Irish and whose mother was Spanish; and of Elizabeth Meylor, whose parents were Irish.
Shane’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Jennie Meyers (the daughter of Lewis Arthur Meyers and Eva Armenta Forsberg). Ethel was born in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. Lewis was the son of Lewis Meyers. Eva was the daughter of Lars Forsberg, who was Swedish, from Hälsingland, and of Nancy Jeane Hill.
Sources: Marriage record of Shane’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of Shane’s paternal grandparents, Kyle Eugene Yaw and Nancy Lou (Welch) Yaw – https://www.findagrave.com
Marriage record of Shane’s paternal grandparents, Kyle Eugene Yaw and Nancy Lou Welch – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Shane’s paternal great-grandfather, Roy Lee Welch – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Shane’s paternal great-grandmother, Alice Minnie Nevill/Neville – http://genealogy.az.gov
Genealogies of Shane’s maternal grandparents, Clifford Thomas Bruce and Ethel Jennie (Meyers) Bruce – https://www.findagrave.com