Taylor Swift

LOS ANGELES – FEB 08: Taylor Swift arrives to the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA photo by DFree/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Taylor Alison Swift

Place of Birth: West Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 13, 1989

Ethnicity: German, English, some Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and 1/16th Italian, as well as distant French, Swedish, Dutch, and Belgian Walloon

Taylor Swift is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has also been credited as Nils Sjöberg.

Taylor is the daughter of Andrea and Scott Swift. Her brother is actor Austin Swift.

Taylor is descended from a number of German immigrants to the United States, in the 1800s and earlier. Some of her ancestral lines also trace back to Colonial America of the 1600s, and to English immigrants of that time period. Aside from other German and English lines, her ancestry includes Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, one sixteenth Italian, and distant roots in France, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Belgium, with Walloon ancestors.

Taylor’s Swift lines traces to a William Swift, who was born, c. 1619, in Bocking, Essex, England.

Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Lt. Col. Archie Dean Swift, Jr. (the son of Archie Dean Swift and Bernice Maude Thompson). Taylor’s grandfather Archie was born in Pennsylvania. Taylor’s great-grandfather Archie was the son of Charles Julius/James Judson Fox Swift and Josephine Reno; the Reno line originates with French ancestry. Bernice was the daughter of Wilbur Willard/Willie Thompson and Barbara Maria Jane Kingsley.

Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Rose Baldi Douglas (the daughter of Charles Gwynn Douglas and Louise Eurindine Baldi). Rose was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was the son of Charles Douglass and Mary Jane Gwynn. Louise was the daughter of Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi, an Italian man, born in Castelnuovo Cilento, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy, and of his wife, Louisa/Louise Eurindine Sobernheimer, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents, Frederick Sobernheimer and Catherine Louise Hammel. Thus, Taylor Swift is of 1/16th Italian ancestry. C. C. A. Baldi was a community leader, who organized a bank and owned a daily Italian-language newspaper, among other businesses.

Taylor’s maternal grandfather was Robert Bruce Finlay (the son of Lancelot George “Lance” Finlay and Eleanor A. “Ella” Mayer/Meyer). Robert was born in Ohio. Lancelot was born in Southampton, England, to a Scottish-born father, George Finlay, and to an Irish-born mother, Emma Lynch. Eleanor was the daughter of German parents, Julius Mayer, from Bavaria, and Delia Gunther.

Taylor’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie Moehlenkamp (the daughter of Elmer Heinrich/Henry Moehlenkamp and Cora Lee Morrow). Marjorie was born in Tennessee. Elmer was the son of Henry Johann/John Moehlenkamp and Emma Anna Eterina Bruns, who were of German descent. Cora was the daughter of Sanford Hewitt Morrow and Sallie Wells Faulkner.

Swift in 2011, kathclick/bigstock.com

“The Silence Breakers” won Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017, women speaking out about sexual harassment/abuse. Taylor was one of six persons chosen to represent that title on the magazine’s cover, along with Isabel Pascual, Adama Iwu, Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, and a woman who chose to remain anonymous.

Taylor is a first cousin, once removed, of Charles Douglas III, who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire, from 1989 to 1991. She is also a great-great-niece of politicians Charles Baldi, Jr. and Joseph Baldi.

Sources: Genealogies of Taylor Swift – http://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Taylor Swift (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies and obituaries of Taylor’s paternal grandparents, Lt. Col. Archie Dean Swift, Jr. and Rose Baldi Douglas – http://www.findagrave.com

Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi and Louisa/Louise Eurindine Sobernheimer, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Biography of Taylor’s Italian paternal great-great-grandfather, Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi – http://www.baldims.org

Obituary of Taylor’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Charles Carmine Antonio “C. C. A.” Baldi – http://www.pennsylvaniaburialcompany.com


Curious about ethnicity

502 Responses

  1. M-oneill-14 says:

    That is foolish, “Northern Irish” ancestry is Irish the same as the Irish republic, the Scotch-Irish were the planters here whereas O and Mac surnames are native northern Irish, the Scotch Irish have English and Scottish surnames, not Northern Irish ones. What about the people of southern Ireland with Scottish ancestry? Is Conor MacGregor Scotch-Irish?

    • M-oneill-14 says:

      plus I must state that many people in Donegal and Monaghan in the Irish republic have Scotch-Irish ancestry, names like Blair, Tony Blair is a fine example

      • Alice says:

        I agree and have stated so previously. It is very annoying. Northern Irish are still just “Irish” and Scots-Irish is a completely American category. Someone should have either Scottish ancestry or Irish ancestry not Scots-Irish or Northern Irish they are more political designations not ancestry related.

  2. mexicanpride says:

    What a oridinary white girl. Why is she famous when she’s nothing special? German, English, Irish and Welsh are like the worst races you can possible be. You’re part of the Nazi/Hitler race.

    • Daron says:

      German , English, Irish and Welsh are NOT RACES there all ethnicities/nationalites.

    • M says:

      I agree with you. I’m so sick of this mediocre bitch. She doesn’t even have a womanly body……… Something about her features reminds of a rat.

      Oh and she can’t sing worth a shit either, IDK why white America likes this stale saltine skank.

    • Blerman says:

      your really racist and what being mexian is so great right as I really whites get tons of jobs while mexian have like 8 different job getting paid like a quarter per job plus hitler race hitler was Austrian not german and his dad he had no children and shes not Austrian plus the Nazis got killede and punished for there crime against humanity in 1944 at least her people don’t have sneak through the border or stow away on trucks

    • capagggez123 says:

      Orco Saltamuro enano mexichago color caca, en el fundó querés ser blanco.

  3. GypsyQueen says:

    She’s not exotic at all and she sucks at singing. People look like her all over the streets. Why do people make such a big deal out of Taylor Swift?

  4. GypsyQueen says:

    Why are girls with blonde hair and blue eyes treated like they’re so special when they all look alike? Taylor is overrated and looks like a rat. No offense. I was fine with her a few years ago but now I’m sick of her.

  5. abbracci says:

    Boring person and boring ethnicity

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