Birth Name: Edward Michael Grylls
Place of Birth: Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, U.K.
Date of Birth: 7 June, 1974
Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Cornish, 1/32 Jewish (Sephardi and Ashkenazi), distant Scottish and Welsh
Bear Grylls is a British adventurer, writer, and television presenter. Bear is the son of Sally (Ford) and William Michael John Grylls. His father was a Conservative politician.
Bear’s paternal grandfather William Edward Harvey Grylls (the son of William Edward John Grylls and Helen Aline Combe). Bear’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Richard Grylls, who was born in Saltash, Cornwall, England, and of Ada Jane Atwood. Helen was the daughter of Boyce Albert Combe and Helen Edith Barrow. Bear’s great-great-grandmother Helen’s father, Bear’s great-great-great-grandfather Lousada Barrow, was Jewish (of both Sephardi and Ashkenazi descent, with roots in Slovakia, Austria, and the Netherlands, among other countries).
Bear’s paternal grandmother was Rachel Elizabeth Knapp (the daughter of Kempster Kenmure Knapp and Lilian Wingate Cowan). Kempster was the son of John Harvey Knapp and Marianna Stabb.
Bear’s maternal grandfather was Neville Montague Ford (the son of Lionel George Bridges Justice Ford and Mary Catherine Talbot). Lionel was the son of William Augustus Ford and Katherine Mary Justice. Bear’s great-grandmother Mary Catherine was the daughter of Edward Stuart Talbot and Lavinia Lyttelton.
Bear’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Smiles (the daughter of Walter Dorling Smiles and Margaret “Maggie” Heighway). Walter was the son of William Holmes Smiles and Lucy Dorling.