Question by  Anna (21)

What is Elvis Presley's ethnic heritage?


Answer by  Sarafan (19)

Elvis has a various ethnic heritage. His Gt/gt/gt grandmother was a Cherokee Indian. His background also includes German, Scottish and French.

Reply by habellhill (1):
Cherokee Indian?! So cool! No wonder he was exotic, handsome, unhibited to perform, rode horses, and adventurous! Also watch, "ELVIS '68 Comeback" on DVD! Sings song,"Memories", in memory of Martin Luther King's death during that era. Elvis wasn't all fluff, a kind human being . . .  add a comment
posted by Anonymous
Think your mistaken he sang If I Can Dream in 68 comeback about all that was wrong in the world Including the death of Martin LUTHER kING.  add a comment

Answer by  patti (29325)

Elvis's background has been extensively researched. His ancestors include German, Scottish (the Presley name arriving in America in 1700), French, and Cherokee Indian (great-great-grandmother).


Answer by  bunnygirl (779)

Elvis is mostly Caucasian. His family was mostly Scots-Irish or French Norman. On some family accounts, his mother had some Cherokee or Jewish blood from her great grandmothers.


Answer by  trashcat (241)

It is believed that Elvis Presley was of German, Scottish, French, Jewish and Cherokee ancestry. The last name Presley was traced back to be of Scottish heritage. There is also a rumor of Welsh.


Answer by  Michele13 (1188)

Elvis Presley had a varied ethnic heritage.His great,great,great grandmother,whom he was decended from twice,was a Cherokee Indian named Morning Dove.This was his mother's ancestor,and his mother also had Jewish ancestors.Elvis Presley was also German,French,and Scottish.


Answer by  sashangeljaz (992)

Elvis had a multi-ethnic heritage. There was a strong European strain which included Irish, Scotch, and French. His mother's side of the family included relatives who were Jewish and Native Americn. Elvis was born on January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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