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 Finlay (born Marjorie Moehlenkamp, the daughter of Elmer Heinrich/Henry Moehlenkamp and Cora Lee Morrow). Marjorie was born in Tennessee, and was an opera singer and television personality. 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

537 Responses

  1. Akwaba says:

    @Junya.K You have serious self hate issues

  2. passingtime85 says:

    These are goofy questions. Taylor is between 5’9″at her shortest and 5’11” is probably her maximum possible height. If the height you claimed is accurate you’re not all that shorter, or may even match her. Men are supposed to have larger faces than women. Like I said height is not all leg based some people have longer torsos than legs, some the opposite, some peoples torsos and legs are about equivalent.

    You’re taller than the average Japanese man, be happy with that. The national average for American men is 5’10”. You’re doing fine height wise.

  3. danishcookie7 says:


    • danishcookie7 says:

      But she is white. Most White Americans are 100% European with no other mix.

      • fey123feyy says:

        That’s true.

        • liathecrazyflower says:

          yeah i know, but i just think that everyone in America not can be just white, but yeah my sense and my english still horrible everyday

          • liathecrazyflower says:

            but. i’m brasil have whites maybe in poland, german, but why you know that everyone it’s just someone thing, but one day i see in a site that koreans they are a pure race, but now you see more mixed kids, now that kpop still a show buiness, you can have a brazilian kid white or black with a asian

  4. Aiden says:

    Is funny that she is white? The United States is the country with most white people in the world lmao

    • passingtime85 says:

      An unanswerable question. Opinions vary.

      • jackson9 says:

        No. I have family in Western Europe (Ireland and Norway) and I think Japanese people are beautiful. Also, I have to respectfully disagree with the statement “most beautiful” western European. Have you seen Abigail Breslin? Mindy Sterling? I understand different strokes for different blokes. She is pretty though she is like a unique female Donald Trump mixed with some Jon Stewart. But I will say if you want to marry someone like her go for it!

      • passingtime85 says:

        Bearboy you are ever the rapscallion. Junya.K you seem to be carrying on the internet tradition of oddly subversive comedic statements put on display for world.

        Anyway how exactly would you know how long her legs are, have you measured them? Her torso may be longer than her legs, and that may mean the two of you, have legs of the same length.

        There’s been studies on attraction and phenotype/aesthetics. For East Asian men and their Pacific Island cousins… Men of such backgrounds seem to be the ones that are the least often chosen to be romantic partners, by other ethnic groups.

        Idk why I feed trolls.

      • jackson9 says:

        @Passingtime85, didn’t mean to offend with my goofiness, sincerely apologizes.. Anyway, I think Junya, K was serious and not trolling in his defense. BTW do you have the studies on attractions for most attractive women? interested to know the studies on that.

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