This page describes the family of Elias Charles Disney (son of Kepple Disney and Mary Richardson Disney), the father of Walter Elias "Walt" Disney.
The family name, originally d'Isigny ("from Isigny"), is of Norman French derivation, coming from the canton of Isigny-sur-Mer. The Disneys, among others, descended from Normans who settled in England around the 11th century.
Relatives active in entertainment or media include singer/voice actress Melissa Disney, TV Guide executive Anthea Disney, musician Colin Thomas, College Gameday host Lee Corso, surfer Derrick Disney, and Makela Disney.
Gloria Disney-Isaac is the great granddaughter of Robert S. Disney, Sr. (Walt's Uncle who lent him money for business)
Gloria Disney-Isaac is also the daughter of Janet Diane Disney (the daughter of Robert S. Disney, Jr.)
Meredith A. Disney (LodeStar Pictures Est. 1956 executive) is a relative of Walt Disney.
Charles Elias Disney (LodeStar Pictures Est. 1956 executive) is a relative of Walt Disney.
Daniel H. Disney (LodeStar Pictures Est. 1956 executive) is a relative of Walt Disney.
Kirk Herbstreit (College GameDay host) is a distant relative of Walt Disney.
Woody Paige of Around the Horn is distantly related to Walt Disney.
James Robert Disney, Howard Disney, Robert Disney, Christina Disney of Colorado Springs.
^"Disney Family Crest and Name History." Disney Name History, Name Meaning and Family Crest. Swyrich Corporation, n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.