Stephenie Meyer

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Meyer in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Stephenie Morgan

Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 24, 1973

Ethnicity: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Swiss-German, Welsh, remote Belgian Walloon, remote Irish

Stephenie Meyer is an American novelist and film producer. She is known for writing the vampire romance series Twilight, as well as the novels The Host and The Chemist.

Stephenie is the daughter of Candace and Stephen Morgan. She was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is married to auditor Christiaan Meyer, with whom she has three children. Stephenie is a member of the LDS (Mormon) church.

Stephenie’s maternal grandfather was Arnold Charley Faulkenham (the son of Charles Victor Faulkenham and Adelaide Pearl “Addie” Judge). Arnold was a Canadian emigrant, from Torbrook West, Nova Scotia. Charles was the son of Albert Faulkenham and Frances Jane Hannam. Adelaide was the daughter of Joseph Samuel Judge and Mildred Maud Mansfield.

Stephenie’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Bernice Smith (the daughter of Alpheus Jackson Smith and Zella Laveve Gardner). Alpheus was the son of Halma/Halmah James Van Wagenen Smith and Anna/Ann Booth Bolton. Zella was the daughter of Serenus/Syrenus Gardner and Josephine Hansen. Stephenie’s great-great-grandfather Serenus’ father, Archibald Gardner, was a Scottish emigrant, from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire. Serenus’ mother, Tarjer Serine Torjusdatter Nibe, was a Norwegian emigrant, from Søndeled, now part of Risør. Stephenie’s great-great-grandmother Josephine’s father, Christian Olsen Hansen, was a Danish emigrant, from Brorfelde, Kvanløse. Josephine’s mother, Johanna Jeppeson/Jeppesen, was a Swedish emigrant, from Heslunda, Malmo.

Sources: Genealogy of Stephenie Meyer (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Stephenie’s parents –

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    5th cousin of Amy Redford, 4th cousin once removed of Amy’s mother, Lola Van Wagenen.

  2. Manila says:

    CORRECTION: It should be Candace. Sorry for the typo.

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