Adam West

Adam West Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 5, 2012

Birth Name: William West Anderson

Date of Birth: September 19, 1928

Place of Birth: Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.

Date of Death: June 9, 2017

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

*Swedish (father)
*English, small amounts of Welsh, German, and Irish, remote Scottish (mother)

Adam West was an American actor. He is known for playing Batman in the 1960s television series and film, and for voicing Mayor West, who was named after him, on the series Family Guy.

He was the son of Audrey Volenne Flothow (Speer) and Otto West Anderson. He had four children, two with his wife, Marcelle Tagand Lear, and two with his former wife, Tahitian dancer Ngahra Frisbie Dawson.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Jöns Peter “John” Anderson (the son of Anders/Andrew Bengtsson/Bangston and Boel/Bula Johansdotter/Johnston). Jöns was born in Malmohus, Skåne län, Sweden. Boel was the daughter of Johan Pålsson and Karna Mikelsdotter.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Anna Fredrika/Fredricka Gamberg (the daughter of Gustof Nilson Gamberg and Anna Lisa Danielsdotter). Adam’s grandmother Anna was born in Krakemala, Kalmar län, Sweden. Gustof was the son of Nils Persson Gamberg and Stina Pehrsdotter. Adam’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Daniel Jonsson and Lisa Cajsa Petersdotter.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was William Felix Speer (the son of James Speer and Elizabeth Jane Garred). James was the son of John Speer and Margret White. Elizabeth was the daughter of Felix Walter Garred and Sarah Jane/E. Lewis; Elizabeth’s maternal second great-grandfather, Abraham Sneethen, was born in Germany.

Adam’s maternal grandmother was Ina E. Hunter (the daughter of Peter Hunter and Miriam/Mirriam Adams). Peter was the son of Peter Hunter and Eliza Hannan. Miriam was the daughter of Samuel Adams and Diadama Moore.

Sources: Genealogies of Adam West –

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4 Responses

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    by far my favorite batman. I mean ,What other batman could pull a bat bullet proof shield from underneath his cape, Or make a bat skateboard from a pill

  2. madman says:

    His mother’s ancestry is: English, small amounts of Welsh, German, and Irish, remote Scottish. French and Breton is not worth mentioning.

    Genealogies of Adam West –

  3. savanna says:

    “Nobody messes with Adam We!”

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