Birth Name: Taylor J. Schilling
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 27, 1984
*father – Polish, Irish
*mother – German, English, one eighth Swedish, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
Taylor Schilling is an American actress.
Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Charles Schilling (the son of Joseph Charles Schilling and Alice/Alexandria Sobieski). Taylor’s grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. Taylor’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents, Michael Schilling and Anna Poskonski. Alice was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents from Lithuania, George Sobeski and Sophie Kulwec.
Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Eileen Teresa Morris (the daughter of Patrick Morris and Bridget/Brigid Brady). Eileen was born in Legga, County Longford, Ireland.
On her mother’s side, she has colonial American roots going back to the 1600s.
Taylor’s maternal grandfather was Harry Johnson Miller, an internist and hematologist (the son of Harry Garfield Miller and Harriet Ruth Wildish). Taylor’s grandfather Harry was born in Montana. Taylor’s great-grandfather Harry was born in Iowa, to a German father, Franz Mueller, and a Swedish mother, Selma Karlson/Johanson. Harriet was the daughter of Joseph Everett Wildish and Edith Van Wormer.
Taylor’s maternal grandmother was Lucia Fairchild Taylor (the daughter of John Warner Taylor and Clara Bertram Fuller). John was the son of John Stevenson Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Steele. Clara was the daughter of artists Henry Brown Fuller and Lucia (Fairchild) Fuller, the granddaughter of figure and portrait painter George Fuller, and the great-granddaughter of Jairus C. Fairchild (Jairus Cassius Fairchild), who was the first Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. Lucia’s brother was composer and diplomat Blair Fairchild, and Lucia’s uncle, Taylor’s great-great-great-great-uncle, was Lucius Fairchild, who was Governor of Wisconsin, from 1866 to 1872.
Sources: Obituary of Taylor’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Charles Schilling – https://www.newspapers.com
Obituary of Taylor’s paternal grandmother, Eileen Teresa (Morris) Schilling – https://www.newspapers.com
Genealogy of Taylor Schilling (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Taylor’s maternal grandfather, Harry Johnson Miller, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Taylor’s maternal grandfather, Harry Johnson Miller – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogies of Taylor’s maternal great-grandparents, John Warner Taylor and Clara Bertram Fuller – https://www.wikitree.com