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. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196530,00.html
  7. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/kevin-costner
  8. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/courteney-cox
  9. ^ "BBC News: Entertainment: US stars' British ancestry shown". BBC Newswebsite (BBC). 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  10. ^ "Hillary traces roots to Durham". TimesOnline website (Times Newspapers Limited). 25 June 2006. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  11. ^ [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"
  12. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/james-dean
  13. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/dane-dehaan
  14. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/johnny-depp
  15. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/hilary-duff
  16. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/robert-duvall
  17. ^ http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=6592
  18. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/anna-faris
  19. ^ [2] mentioned as one of "100 Welsh Stars"
  20. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/zach-galifianakis
  21. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/heather-graham
  22. ^ Bush praises role of Welsh in US history on St David's Day - icWales
  23. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/mark-hamill
  24. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/paris-hilton
  25. ^ [3] "Welsh Americans have helped settle the American frontier, build our cities, and defend our liberty... to the sharp wit of Bob Hope"
  26. ^ [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.""
  27. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/julianne-hough-2
  28. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/val-kilmer
  29. ^ http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ted-levine-is-not-a-bad-guy/Content?oid=877172
  30. ^ [6] blakelewisfans.org: "I was wondering, what is your heritage? Blake: Welsh, German, and Irish. I'm a mutt."
  31. ^ [7] "She often refers to her Welsh ancestry."
  32. ^ Paternal great-grandparents were from Wales
  33. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/rob-lowe
  34. ^ [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."
  35. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/seth-macfarlane
  36. ^ [10] "Welsh-born U.S. actor."
  37. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jack-nicholson
  38. ^ Donny Osmond Coming Home from the BBC
  39. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/brad-pitt
  40. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/denise-richards
  41. ^ http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/blogs/kyle-richards/drama-in-the-city?page=1
  42. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jason-ritter
  43. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-smolenyak-smolenyak/julia-roberts-isnt-a-robe_b_828778.html
  44. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/liev-schreiber
  45. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jaclyn-smith
  46. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/kevin-spacey
  47. ^ [11]
  48. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/britney-spears
  49. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/jamie-lynn-spears
  50. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/taylor-swift
  51. ^ http://ryanseacrest.com/2011/11/10/celebrities-you-didnt-know-were-greek-list/
  52. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-smolenyak-smolenyak/betty-white-white-hot-in_b_614937.html
  53. ^ http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/news/article_1206619.php/Robin_Williams_talks_about_rehab_and_alcoholism
  54. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1354054/Vanessa-Williamss-ancestry-revealed-Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are.html
  55. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/bruce-willis
  56. ^ http://ethnicelebs.com/reese-witherspoon
  57. ^ a b c d e f g h i j [12] mentioned as several people who were "Welsh" or "Welsh American"
  58. ^ [13] "The illegitimate son of an astrologer and a Welsh farm girl"
  59. ^ a b c d e [14] Listed as one of several "Welsh-American Presidents"
  60. ^ Official Report of the Welsh Assembly 06/07/99
  61. ^ [15] "James J. Davis, a Welsh-born puddler who served as US Secretary of Labor from 1921–1930"
  62. ^ a b c [16] "Of the four New York signatories, three were Welsh; Lewis Morris, Francis Lewis and William Floyd."
  63. ^ AmericanHeritage.com / WHO’S GOT BUTTON’S BONES?
  64. ^ mentioned as one of several "Welsh Americans" at [17], [18] "The only child of a pious American Baptist mother and an immigrant Welsh minister"
  65. ^ [19] "His father's name was Peter Jefferson. His ancestors were Welsh people."
  66. ^ [20] "Robert E. Lee... also were Welsh Americans..."
  67. ^ [21] "General Isaac Shelby (born in 1750), a Maryland-born Welsh American"
  68. ^ mentioned as one of several Welsh-Americans here
  69. ^ [22] Wynne Family history
  70. ^ [23] "Welsh-born Howard Stringer"
  71. ^ a b [24] "Meriwether Lewis himself was Welsh American, as was frontiersman Daniel Boone" [25] "Daniel Boone’s mother, Sarah Morgan, was a member of a Welsh family that came to Pennsylvania in 1683 and later settled in Gwynedd"
  72. ^ [^ "New Beauty Queen Ideal". New York Times. 1922-09-10. "The Ideal Beauty Queen"]
  73. ^ GENUKI: National Library of Wales journals
  74. ^ [26] "A Welsh-American invented the first automobile"
  75. ^ [27] "No Gangster More Bold: Murray Humphreys, the Welsh Political Genius Who Corrupted America"
  76. ^ [28] "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."
  77. ^ 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. 
  78. ^ [29] "Frank Lloyd Wright was of Welsh ethnic heritage"
  79. ^ [30] "Elihu Yale - The Great Welsh American"
  80. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/olympics08/phelps.htm