Tyler Blackburn

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Blackburn in 2014, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Tyler Jordon Blackburn/Snow

Place of Birth: Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 12, 1986

Ethnicity: English, Croatian, Welsh, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Tyler Blackburn is an American actor, singer, and model. He has starred on the shows Pretty Little Liars, Ravenswood, and Roswell, New Mexico.

Tyler has English, Croatian, Welsh, German, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry. A picture of Tyler with his father can be seen here.

Tyler had once said that he has Comanche Native American, Cherokee Native American, and Czech roots. However, in 2020, he stated that he took a 23andMe DNA test which detected no Native American ancestry. He does not evidently have Czech ancestry, either.

Tyler’s paternal grandfather was Harold Dean Snow (the son of Collins Andrew Snow and Elsie Opal Parten/Partin). Harold was born in Texas. Andrew was the son of Moses Moran Snow and Purleen/Pearl L. Guthrie. Elsie was the daughter of Peter/Pete K. Parten and Elsie Grace Baker.

Tyler’s paternal grandmother is Phyllis Gene Lewis (the daughter of Earl Rogene Lewis and Ethel Marie Newton). Phyllis was born in California. Earl was the son of Archie Earl Lewis and Elcy Arvilla Bartholomew. Ethel was the daughter of Floyd Newton and Ethel Mae Hughes.

Tyler’s maternal grandfather is Jerry Donald Blackburn (the son of Darrell Lester/F. Blackburn and Betty Griffin). Jerry was born in California. Darrell was the son of Alma Lester Blackburn and Vida Dean Mulliner. Tyler’s Blackburn line can be traced to John Blackburn, who was born, c. 1675, in Loughgall, Armagh, Ireland, the son of John Blackburn and Elizabeth.

Tyler’s maternal grandmother is Judith Yakovich (the daughter of Anthony Smith Yakovich and Paloma Susan Mellor/Millor). Judith was born in California. Anthony was the son of Croatian parents, Anton/Anthony Smith Yakovich and Antonia Mihelcich/Mehilich. Paloma was the daughter of James William Mellor, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Haycock.

Sources: Genealogy of Tyler’s paternal grandfather, Harold Dean Snow (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Tyler’s paternal great-grandmother, Elsie Opal Parten/Partin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Tyler Blackburn (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.blackburn-tree.org

Genealogy of Tyler’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Alma Lester Blackburn (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Tyler’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Vida Dean (Mulliner) Blackburn – https://www.findagrave.com

46 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Wikipedia says: “He is of English, Welsh, Czech, Swedish and Chinese descent.”

    The source is a dead link, but the text says: Erica (June 6, 2012). “Chatting with Tyler Blackburn from Pretty Little Liars”. ABC Family.

    So it seems like it’s something Tyler actually said. I wonder if it’s still available somewhere.

  2. bablah says:

    Delete Yugoslavian and just leave Croatian.

  3. Adrian1Cram says:

    looks like someone from my class

  4. Justinian says:

    I’m not seeing any Native ancestry. That Italian girl (Ariana Grande) more Native than he does.

    Taylor Lautner is obviously mixed and looks like a mestizo. This guy looks totally white.

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