Teri Hatcher

Hatcher in 2008, Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Teri Lynn Hatcher

Place of Birth: Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 8, 1964

*father – English, some Irish and Scottish
*mother – one half Syrian/Lebanese, one half Frisian

Teri Hatcher is an American actress, writer, presenter, singer, and NFL cheerleader. She has starred on the series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Desperate Housewives, and in the film Tomorrow Never Dies.

Teri is the daughter of Esther (Beshur) and Owen Walker Hatcher. Her father was a many-generations American, and had English, and some Irish and Scottish, ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was from Syria, and her maternal grandmother was of Frisian background.

Teri is sometimes said to have some degree of Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Choctaw ancestry has been verified/documented.

Teri has a daughter with her former husband, actor Jon Tenney.

Teri’s paternal grandfather was Owen Walker Hatcher (the son of James Hutson Hatcher and Anna Bell Pratt). Teri’s grandfather Owen was born in Oklahoma. James was the son of Owen Walker Hatcher and Permelia J. Hawkins. Anna was the daughter of James Pratt and Sarah “Sally” Sego/Seago.

Teri’s paternal grandmother was Mittie Mae Graham (the daughter of James Duncan Graham and Samantha Clercy Rogers). Mittie was born in Texas. James was the son of Ozias Denton Graham and Martha Matilda Thornton. Samantha was the daughter of Geogre Washington Lafayette Rogers and Sarah Ann Emaline Dean Lamb.

Teri’s maternal grandfather was Isbir Khalil Beshur/Bashur (the son of Khalil Beshur/Bashur and Rahma/Rahme Milhim/Milhem). Isbir was a dentist, who was born in Safita, Syria. At least some of the Beshur family may have had roots in Tripoli, Lebanon. They were likely related to Zerefeh Bashur, the first female licensed physician in the Levant, and prominent cardiologist Fouad Bashour. Isbir later re-married to Sarah Ann Kolar, who was of Bohemian Czech and Irish descent.

Teri’s maternal grandmother was Johanne/Hanna/Hanni Elizabeth Ontjes (the daughter of Conrad Ontjes and Gertrude de Vries). Johanne was an emigrant, from Heisfelde, Leer, Lower Saxony, Germany, and likely was of Frisian descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Teri Hatcher – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Teri Hatcher (focusing on her father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Teri’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Teri’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Birth record of Teri’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

Teri’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Teri’s maternal grandparents, Isbir Khalil Beshur and Johanne/Hanna/Hanni Elizabeth Ontjes – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Teri’s maternal grandfather, Isbir Khalil Beshur, and step-grandmother, Sarah Ann Kolar – https://familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

46 Responses

  1. litzfranco says:

    She also has Scottish ancestry. Graham is a Scottish surname and her Graham line traces back to Scotland on geni.com

  2. svondrak says:

    13-AUG-1928 wedding of Isbir Beshur and Johanne (Hanna) Elizabeth Ontjes in Chicago, IL


  3. svondrak says:

    Sarah Ann (nee Kolar) was the step-mother of Teri’s mother, Esther Beshur, and not her biological mother.

    Esther, born in 1935, was the daughter of Johanne Elizabeth Ontjes (1893-1939), who was a German immigrant from Heisfelde, Leer, Lower Saxony.Johanne (Hanna) was the daughter of Conrad Ontjes and Gertrude de Vries.

    1935 Esther Beshur birth record on FamilySearch listing Hanna as her mother.

  4. porkarella says:


  5. Hadnodiner says:

    totally unatractive.

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