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Ancestry of Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

James Eugene Carrey (a.k.a. Jim Carrey) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances.

Jim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He was raised a Roman Catholic. His mother, Kathleen Oram, is a homemaker of Irish and Scottish descent; John Oram, Jim’s maternal grandfather, was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. His father, John Percy Carrey, is a musician and accountant, he mainly has French-Canadian ancestry (the family's original surname is Carré and is originated from Brittany in France) but he also has some German, Swiss and English ancestry. Jim Carrey has three older siblings: John, Patricia, and Rita.

Two-time Golden Globe winner for his roles in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), Jim Carrey received U.S. citizenship in October 2004 and remains a dual citizen of the United States and his native Canada.

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Jim Carrey
French-Canadian ancestry of Jim Carrey

French-Canadian ancestry of Jim Carrey

perche-quebec.com has explored the French-Canadian ancestry of Jim Carrey. See details here.

Jim Carrey, a cousin of Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Jack Kerouac, Camilla Parker-Bowles...

Jim Carrey has many family ties with celebrities in the film industry, politics and music.

perche-quebec.com has found out not less than:
 • 271 family links with Celine Dion
 • 194 family links with Justin Bieber
 • 150 family links with Madonna
 • 142 family links with Xavier Dolan
 • 111 family links with Ryan Gosling
 • 110 family links with Angelina Jolie
 • 100 family links with Jack Kerouac
 • 93 family links with Justin Trudeau
 • 46 family links with Alanis Morissette
 • 21 family links with Hillary Clinton
 • 8 family links with Camilla Parker-Bowles

All those celebrities have in common French-Canadian pioneers, and in particular Percheron pioneers. For instance, the Percheron pioneer Zacharie Cloutier, an ancestor of most of the celebrities mentioned before, who was born in Mortagne-au-Perche.

As strange as it may seem, there is nothing exceptional about those family ties. As the Percheron pioneers were among the very first French emigrants to settle in New France, most of North Americans with French-Canadian ancestry have Percheron blood and are more or less related.

The Percheron ancestors of Jim Carrey

The French ancestors of Jim Carrey are present in the ancestry of his father, Joseph Percey Carrey.
Among them, perche-quebec.com has identified 46 pioneer ancestors originating from Perche (France). All immigrated in the 17th century.
Pioneers Baptism year Baptism (or birth) place Emigration year Death year Death place
Beauvais Jacques dit Saint-James 1623Igé16521691Montréal
Belanger François 1612*France16341687*Québec
Bisson Florent dit Saint-Cômebeginning of 17th centuryContres-en-Vairais1652*
Bisson Mathurine 1638Saint-Cosme-de-Vair1652*1691Québec
Brunet Mathieu dit Lestang 1637Rai16571708Montréal
Chauvin Marin dit Lafortune 1625Saint-Mard-de-Réno1648Canada
Chevalier Charlotte 1600*Feings / Saint-Mard de Réno (?)1653*Canada
Cloutier Zacharie1590*Mortagne-au-Perche16341677Château-Richer
Creste Jean 1626Tourouvre16491717Beauport
Dupont Xainte1595*Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1680Château-Richer
Fournier Guillaume 1620*Coulimer ou Coulmer1651*1699Montmagny
Gadois Françoise 1589*Igé1641*1689la Pointe-aux-Trembles
Gagnon Jean 1610Tourouvre1640*1670Château-Richer
Gagnon Marguerite 1598Tourouvre1643*1677Château-Richer
Gaudry Nicolas dit Bourbonnière 1620*Feings1653*1669Québec
Gaulin Marie Marguerite 1627Saint-Martin-du-Vieux-Bellême1654*1703Beauport
Giroux Toussaint 1633Réveillon1651*1715Beauport
Godé Françoise 1626Igé1641*1715Pointe-aux-Trembles
Godé Nicolas 1583*Igé1641*1657Montréal
Goulet Jacques 1615Normandel16461688L'Ange-Gardien
Gravelle Joseph-Macé dit Brindilière 1614*France1641*1686Château-Richer
Guyon Barbe 1617Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1700Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Guyon Jean 1592Tourouvre16341663Beauport
Guyon Jean 1619Mortagne-au-Perche16341694Château-Richer
Guyon Marie 1624Mortagne-au-Perche1636*1696Cap-Saint-Ignace
Jarry Eloi 1616Igé1653*1660*Canada
Laporte (de) Jacques dit Saint-Georges 1627Nocé1653*1698Contrecoeur
Lehoux Françoise 1628La Ventrouze1647*1685Beaupré
Lehoux Jacques 1580*Perche1647*1680Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
Loiseau Catherine1603*Perche16461656Trois-Rivières
Malin Jeanne 1625Saint-Pierre-des-Ormes1652*1689L'Ange-Gardien
Mullier Marguerite 1630*Perche16461692L'Ange-Gardien
Paradis Pierre 1604Mortagne-au-Perche1652*1675Sainte-Famille-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
Poisson Barbe 1631*Mortagne-au-Perche16471711Montréal
Robin Mathurineend of 16th centuryMortagne-au-Perche1636*1662Beauport
Rocheron Simon 1633Saint-Cosme-de-Vair1659*1709Québec
Roger Renée La Ventrouze1640*Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
Roullois Jacqueline 1643Notre-Dame-de-Vair1652*1718Québec
Roullois Michel 1615Saint-Pierre-des-Ormes1652*1690L'Ange-Gardien
Roussin Jean 1597Tourouvre16501682L'Ange-Gardien
Roussin Madeleine 1623Tourouvre1650*Canada
Tavernier Eloiend of 16th century /
beginning of 17th century
Perche1643*
Tavernier Marguerite 1627*Randonnai1643*1697Château-Richer
Trottier Jules1590*Perche16461655Trois-Rivières
Trottier Pierre1644Vaunoise16461693Batiscan
Voyer Pierre 1632Marolles-les-Braults16581695Château-Richer

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