Birth Name: Dane Jeffrey Cook
Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Birth: March 18, 1972
Ethnicity: Irish, English, some Scottish and German
Dane Cook is an American comedian and actor.
Dane is the son of Donna Jean (Ford) and George Francis Cook.
Dane’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Elias Cook, who was born, c. 1675, and lived in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Dane’s paternal grandparents were George Wilfred Cook (the son of Ernest Arthur Cook and Mary Magdalene McLean) and Agnes Emiline/Emmeline/Emma Hagan (the daughter of Francis Hagan and Mary Emily Hughes). George and Agnes were both born in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Dane’s maternal grandfather was James Christopher Ford (the son of Edward Ford and Mary Lombard). James was born in Massachusetts. Edward and Mary were Irish immigrants.
Dane’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis May Smith (the daughter of Clifford Albert Smith and Florence Avilla Creighton). Florence was the daughter of Harlan Page Creighton and Delia A. Howe. Dane’s grandmother Phyllis had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Some of Phyllis’s ancestral lines went back to Massachusetts in the 1600s, and to some of the earliest English immigrants to the United States.
Sources: Genealogy of Dane’s paternal grandfather, George Wilfred Cook – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Dane’s maternal grandfather, James Christopher Ford, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dane’s maternal grandmother, Phyllis May Smith – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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