Birth Name: Alexander James McLean
Place of Birth: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Date of Birth: January 9, 1978
*50% mix of English, Scottish, and Irish
*25% Puerto Rican
A.J. McLean is an American musician, singer, dancer, actor, and entertainer. He is known as a member of the band Backstreet Boys, along with Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson.
A. J. is the son of Denise Irma (Fernandez) Solis and Robert B. “Bob” McLean. His father is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. His mother is of half Puerto Rican and half German ancestry.
A. J.’s maternal grandparents were Adolph Henry Fernandez (the son of Adolfo/Adolph Fernandez and Benedicta Rodriguez) and Ursula Margerat/Margaret Maier (the daughter of Wilhelm/William Maier and Kate Bubendey). A. J.’s grandfather Adolph was Puerto Rican. Ursula was born in Germany, and moved to the U.S. around 1925.
Sources: A. J.’s maternal grandfather, Adolph Henry Fernandez, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of A. J.’s maternal grandfather, Adolph Henry Fernandez – http://www.legacy.com
A. J.’s maternal grandmother, Ursula Margerat/Margaret Maier, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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