Brock Lesnar

by ethnic on July 13, 2009

Brock_Lesnar_April_2014 photo by Stemoc

Birth Name: Brock Edward Lesnar

Place of Birth: Webster, South Dakota, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 12, 1977

*Polish, German (father)
*Norwegian, possibly other (mother)

Brock Lesnar is an American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler, and professional American football player.

Brock was born in Webster, South Dakota, the son of Stephanie (Bakke) and Richard Lesnar. His father is of half Polish and half German descent. His mother is of at least part Norwegian ancestry (the surname “Bakke” is Norwegian). Brock attended the University of Minnesota, where he competed as an amateur wrestler. Along with his WWE stardom, Lesnar is a decorated NCAA wrestler, and became the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009.

Brock’s ethnicity has many intrigued, as his enormous physique leaves one wondering what people could produce such a freak of nature. The UFC did not even have gloves that would fit his enormous hands.

Brock’s paternal grandfather was Edward Charles Lesnar (the son of August Lesnar/Lesner and Martha Ann Krzebiatkowski). August was born in Poland, and was the son of Józef/Joseph Lasnart/Lesnar (whose parents were Anton Lasnart/Lesnar/Lesner and Marianna Heva Naczk) and Rosalia Eva Miotke (the daughter of Franciszek/Franz “Frank” Miotke and Paulina/Pauline Uzdrowska/Uzdrowski). Martha was born in South Dakota, the daughter of Polish parents, Julius Krzebiatkowski, from Zbychowo, and Anna Burzyńska/Burzynski, from Kielno.

Brock’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle D. Baule (the daughter of John Baule, Jr. and Minnie Pigors). John was born in Iowa, to German parents. Minnie was German.

Sources: Genealogy of Brock Lesnar (focusing on his father’s side) –

Brock’s paternal grandfather, Edward Charles Lesnar, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Brock’s paternal grandmother, Myrtle D. Baule, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 8:05 am

at first glance i knew

polish :-==

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