Tara Reid

LOS ANGELES - FEB 11:  Tara Reid at the "The Hungover Games" Pre

Reid in 2014, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 8, 1975

Ethnicity: Irish, English, one eighth Italian, one eighth German, distant Scottish and Dutch

Tara Reid is an American actress and model. She is known for starring in the American Pie films.

Tara is the daughter of Donna and Thomas Reid.

Tara’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Lawrence Reid, Sr. (the son of John/Jack Reid and Margaret Brown). John was born in England, to an Irish father and an English mother. Margaret was born in England, to an English father, William Brown/Browne, and to a mother of Irish and Scottish descent, Mary Jordan.

Tara’s paternal grandmother was Helene/Helena M. Hannan (the daughter of Patrick J. Hannan and Julia A. Sheehan). Helene was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents. Julia was the daughter of Daniel Sheehan and Sarah Murphy, who was from Cork.

Tara’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Joseph Russo (the son of Angelantonio/Antonio Russo and Mary Magdelene Mayer/Majer). Anthony was born in New York. Angelantonio was born in Marsicovetere, Basilicata, the son of Giovanni Russo and Laura. Mary was born in Gánt, Hungary, to parents of German descent, Anton Majer/Mayer and Theresa Haas.

Tara’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Adele Lynch (the daughter of John Howard Lynch and Hazel Adel Castiaux). Dorothy was born in New Jersey. John was born in Connecticut, the son of Michael Lynch, who was born in the U.S., to Irish parents, and of Catherine/Kate, who born in England, to Irish parents. Hazel was the daughter of John A. Castiaux, whose father was born in Ireland, and of Ida H. Losey.

Sources: Tara’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Lawrence Reid, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Tara’s paternal grandmother, Helene/Helena M. Hannan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Tara’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Adele Lynch, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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15 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Well, with her full ancestry put up, it looks like she is mostly of Irish ancestry. Then she is 1/8 English, 1/8 German, 1/8 Italian and roughly 1/32 Scottish. Castiaux is obviously a surname of French origin and “Losey” is a tricky one (a sort of anglicization).

  2. bablah says:

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/528775530/
    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-russo&pid=16672171

    Tara’s maternal grandfather was Anthony Joseph Russo (the son of
    Angelantonio/Antonio Russo and Mary Magdelene Mayer/Majer). Angelantonio was born in Marsicovetere, Basilicata, to Giovanni Russo and Laura. Mary was born in Gánt, Hungary, to parents of German descent, Anton Majer and Theresa Haas.

    Tara’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Adele Lynch (the daughter of John Howard Lynch and Hazel Adel Castiaux). John was the son of Michael Lynch and Catherine/Kate. Michael was born in the United States, to Irish parents. Kate was born in England to Irish parents. Hazel was the daughter of John A. Castiaux and Ida H. Losey. John’s father was born in Ireland.

    • bablah says:

      Tara’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Lawrence Reid, Sr. (the son of John/Jack Reid and Margaret Brown). John was born in England to an Irish father and an English mother. Margaret was born in England to an English father, William Brown/Browne, and a mother of Irish and Scottish descent, Mary Jordan.

      Tara’s paternal grandmother was Helene M. Hannan (the daughter of Patrick J. Hannan and Julia A. Sheehan). Helene was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents.

  3. andrew says:

    Her surname is usually Scottish, but also common in Ireland. The Italian part often goes along with the Irish, and she is also from N.J., hence it’s plausible. French and Hungarian…I dunno…verification needed.

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