by Jean-François Loiseau
published on December 27, 2017
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 Carre 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.
perche-quebec.com has explored the French-Canadian ancestry of Jim Carrey. See details here.
The French-Canadian ancestry of Jim Carrey is published by perche-quebec.com on Geneanet, an external website. Access to the entire database is free but after consulting some data, you must have a free Geneanet account to continue exploring genealogical data.
Jim Carrey has many family ties with celebrities in the film industry, politics and music.
perche-quebec.com has found out not less than:
273 family links with Celine Dion
257 family links with Justin Bieber
180 family links with Jack Kerouac
148 family links with Madonna
144 family links with Xavier Dolan
115 family links with Ryan Gosling
114 family links with Angelina Jolie
111 family links with Justin Trudeau
52 family links with Alanis Morissette
21 family links with Hillary Clinton
8 family links with Camilla, Queen of the United Kingdom
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 settlers to arrive in what was then known as New France, most of North Americans with French-Canadian ancestry have Percheron blood and are more or less related.
|Emigrants||Baptism year||Baptism (or birth) place||Emigration year||Death year||Death place|
|Beauvais Jacques dit Saint-James||1623||Ige||1652||1691||Montreal|
|Bisson Florent dit Saint-Come||early 17th||Contres-en-Vairais||1652*||-||-|
|Brunet Mathieu dit Lestang||1637||Rai||1657||1708||Montreal|
|Chauvin Marin dit Lafortune||1625||Saint-Mard-de-Reno||1648||-||Canada|
|Chevalier Charlotte||1600*||Feings / Saint-Mard de Reno (?)||1653*||-||Canada|
|Fournier Guillaume||1620*||Coulimer or Coulmer||1651*||1699||Montmagny|
|Gaudry Nicolas dit Bourbonniere||1620*||Feings||1653*||1669||Quebec|
|Gaulin Marie Marguerite||1627||Saint-Martin-du-Vieux-Belleme||1654*||1703||Beauport|
|Gravelle Joseph-Mace dit Brindiliere||1614*||France||1641*||1686||Chateau-Richer|
|Guyon Barbe Marie||1617||Mortagne-au-Perche||1652*||1700||Saint-Pierre-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans|
|Laporte Jacques dit Saint-Georges||1627||Noce||1653*||1698||Contrecoeur|
|Lehoux Françoise||1628||La Ventrouze||1647*||1685||Beaupre|
|Robin Mathurine||end 16th||Mortagne-au-Perche||1636*||1662||Beauport|
|Roger Renee||-||La Ventrouze||1640*||-||Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre|
|Tavernier Eloi||end 16th / early 17th||Perche||1643*||-||-|