List of Welsh Americans

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This is a list of notable Welsh Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Welsh American or must have references showing they are Welsh American and are notable.


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Sophie Dee-(Actor and Entertainer) She's resides from Wales,Llanelli

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  1. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/karen-allen
  2. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/christina-applegate
  3. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/matt-bomer
  4. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/aaron-carter
  5. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/nick-carter
  6. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Biography". Fox News. 1 August 2007. 
  7. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/kevin-costner
  8. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/courteney-cox
  9. ^ [1] "Bette Davis, just one of the many famous Welsh actors... Bette Davis has Welsh connections from her father Harlow Davies whose family hail from Wales. She even visited Wales when in Britain acting to trace her family roots"
  10. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/james-dean
  11. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/dane-dehaan
  12. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/johnny-depp
  13. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/hilary-duff
  14. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/robert-duvall
  15. ^ http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=6592
  16. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/anna-faris
  17. ^ [2] mentioned as one of "100 Welsh Stars"
  18. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/zach-galifianakis
  19. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/heather-graham
  20. ^ Bush praises role of Welsh in US history on St David's Day - icWales
  21. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/mark-hamill
  22. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/paris-hilton
  23. ^ [3] "Welsh Americans have helped settle the American frontier, build our cities, and defend our liberty... to the sharp wit of Bob Hope"
  24. ^ [4] "classically trained and highly regarded Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins" [5] "Later, at a brief press conference, Hopkins, who was born in Wales, was asked why he recently became an American citizen. "I've lived here some years. I feel at home in America. I suppose it was a pretty bold decision, but America has been very generous to me. There was a bit of an outburst in the British press. I was branded as some sort of turncoat, but so be it.""
  25. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/julianne-hough-2
  26. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/val-kilmer
  27. ^ http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ted-levine-is-not-a-bad-guy/Content?oid=877172
  28. ^ [6] blakelewisfans.org: "I was wondering, what is your heritage? Blake: Welsh, German, and Irish. I'm a mutt."
  29. ^ [7] "She often refers to her Welsh ancestry."
  30. ^ Paternal great-grandparents were from Wales
  31. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/rob-lowe
  32. ^ [8] included in the book "100 Great Welsh Women" [9] "Although she is of Scotch and Welsh descent, she has been accused of being Egyptian, Chinese, Eurasian and other nationalities."
  33. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/seth-macfarlane
  34. ^ [10] "Welsh-born U.S. actor."
  35. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jack-nicholson
  36. ^ Donny Osmond Coming Home from the BBC
  37. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/brad-pitt
  38. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/denise-richards
  39. ^ http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/blogs/kyle-richards/drama-in-the-city?page=1
  40. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jason-ritter
  41. ^ Smolenyak, Megan (27 February 2011). "Julia Roberts Isn't a Roberts". Huffington Post. 
  42. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/liev-schreiber
  43. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jaclyn-smith
  44. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/kevin-spacey
  45. ^ [11]
  46. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/britney-spears
  47. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jamie-lynn-spears
  48. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/taylor-swift
  49. ^ http://ryanseacrest.com/2011/11/10/celebrities-you-didnt-know-were-greek-list/
  50. ^ Smolenyak, Megan (16 June 2010). "Betty White: White-Hot in Cleveland or Not". Huffington Post. 
  51. ^ http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1206619.php/Robin_Williams_talks_about_rehab_and_alcoholism
  52. ^ "Vanessa Williams's ancestry revealed: One great great grandfather escaped slavery... the other was a politician who left 'a legacy more precious than gold'". Daily Mail (London). 
  53. ^ ,http://ethnicelebs.com/bruce-willis
  54. ^ a b c d e f g h i j [12] mentioned as several people who were "Welsh" or "Welsh American"
  55. ^ [13] "The illegitimate son of an astrologer and a Welsh farm girl"
  56. ^ [14] "The Welsh in America"
  57. ^ a b c d e [15] Listed as one of several "Welsh-American Presidents"
  58. ^ Official Report of the Welsh Assembly 06/07/99
  59. ^ [16] "James J. Davis, a Welsh-born puddler who served as US Secretary of Labor from 1921–1930"
  60. ^ a b c [17] "Of the four New York signatories, three were Welsh; Lewis Morris, Francis Lewis and William Floyd."
  61. ^ AmericanHeritage.com / WHO’S GOT BUTTON’S BONES?
  62. ^ mentioned as one of several "Welsh Americans" at [18], [19] "The only child of a pious American Baptist mother and an immigrant Welsh minister"
  63. ^ [20] "His father's name was Peter Jefferson. His ancestors were Welsh people."
  64. ^ [21] "Robert E. Lee... also were Welsh Americans..."
  65. ^ [22] "General Isaac Shelby (born in 1750), a Maryland-born Welsh American"
  66. ^ mentioned as one of several Welsh-Americans here
  67. ^ [23] Wynne Family history
  68. ^ [24] "Welsh-born Howard Stringer"
  69. ^ a b [25] "Meriwether Lewis himself was Welsh American, as was frontiersman Daniel Boone" [26] "Daniel Boone’s mother, Sarah Morgan, was a member of a Welsh family that came to Pennsylvania in 1683 and later settled in Gwynedd"
  70. ^ [^ "New Beauty Queen Ideal". New York Times. 1922-09-10. "The Ideal Beauty Queen"]
  71. ^ GENUKI: National Library of Wales journals
  72. ^ [27] "A Welsh-American invented the first automobile"
  73. ^ [28] "No Gangster More Bold: Murray Humphreys, the Welsh Political Genius Who Corrupted America"
  74. ^ [29] "His great grandfather, Robert Lewis, a Welsh officer in the British Army... The Meriwether family was also Welsh, well connected, and land-rich with sizable holdings near Charlottesville. Lucy's father was a respected friend of Thomas Jefferson."
  75. ^ Broadwater, Robert P (2009). General George H. Thomas: a biography of the Union's "Rock of Chickamauga". McFarland. p. 5. ISBN 0-7864-3856-8. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  76. ^ [30] "Frank Lloyd Wright was of Welsh ethnic heritage"
  77. ^ [31] "Elihu Yale - The Great Welsh American"
  78. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/olympics08/phelps.htm