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) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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Genealogy of Tyler’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Elias Hicks Blackburn – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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

Genealogy of Tyler’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

46 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Can’t remember him in anything, what’s his most famous credit? btw really don’t get why so many people in North America can’t accept that a white person can get a tan (in his case it’s not even that deep, he can also be using makeup in his public apperiences). And he looks nothing like Johnny Depp, they have a similar background, but Depp is a bit “darker” than him. Anyway, this gentleman just looks like any west and northwestern european who just happens to have a darker than avarage hair and eyes and some olive complexion. Sometimes an specific combination of genes can give darker and broader features, just like in the cases of Josh Brolin and Taylor Lautner.

  2. madman says:

    Why is Czech and Swedish still up there?

    • follers says:

      It’s not something people tend to make up, and, technically speaking, around three of his great-grandparents aren’t genealogically known.

      • madman says:

        It turns out to be made up enough times for us to disregard it when we know as much as we do about Tyler’s ancestry. Most of the times “possibly other” is sufficient. And it’s only two great-grandparents, this is Elsie:
        https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH14-K92

        I don’t think we should assume the Lewis or the Newton side is anything other than British Isles.

        • bablah says:

          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 Parten and Elsie Grace Baker.

          Tyler’s paternal grandmother is named 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.

  3. follers says:

    “You are just another white man.”
    – said by Johnny Depp as Tonto, in The Lone Ranger (2013)

      • andrew says:

        His father does not strike as one.

        • ashash says:

          Tyler took a DNA test apparently and it revealed no Native American ancestry.

          • Oaken05 says:

            It could be completely likely he has not Native ancestry. At the same time, there has been much scholarship done on commercial DNA testing companies missing Native American ancestry because their control groups are so small. If you don’t match their narrow group of samples, then that DNA is applied to some other similar ‘region’ in your results for most tests.

            Though, 23andMe does better by leaving certain unknown dna as ‘unassigned’ in your results, but to what degree they do this, I don’t know so they may still give some ‘unknown’ DNA over to other regions in your results.

            Long story short, completely possible Tyler has no actual Native genetics, but that Native DNA is notorious for “hiding” in DNA results, so perhaps not the best example to use, yet, or Native ancestry.

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