David Hasselhoff

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

David Hasselhoff

Birth Name: David Michael Hasselhoff

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 17, 1952

Ethnicity: German (paternal grandfather), Irish, English

David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessperson. He is the star of the television series Knight Rider and Baywatch. David has made a successful singing career in Europe, particularly in Germany.

David is the son of Dolores Therese (Mullinex/Mullinix) and Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff. He has two children with his former wife, actress Pamela Bach. David’s paternal grandfather was of German descent. The rest of David’s ancestry is Irish and English.

David’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Martin Hasselhoff (the son of Carl “Charles” Hasselhoff and Merrian/Mary M./A.). Joseph was born in Maryland. Carl was born in Germany, the son of Meta. Merrian was born in Maryland, to German immigrants.

David’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle Mary Bateman (the daughter of William James Bateman and Joan/Jennie Gertrude Cancannon). Myrtle was born in Maryland. William was the son of Samuel Bussey Bateman and Vadelia Leonard, who was Irish. Joan was the daughter of Patrick Concannon/Cancannon and Mary, who were also Irish.

David’s maternal grandfather was Winfred Louis Mullinex (the son of George Walter Mullinix and Sadie Elizabeth Henry). George was the son of Upton Mullinix and Jane Wolfe/Wolf.

David’s maternal grandmother was Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor (the daughter of John Thomas Taylor and Permelia Bathsheba/Beth Sheba Jones). John was the son of John Thomas Taylor and Caroline Holmes Porter. Permelia was the daughter of Thomas Jones and Martha Ann Stone.

Sources: Genealogies of David Hasselhoff – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of David’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of David’s paternal grandparents, Joseph Martin Hasselhoff and Myrtle Mary Bateman – https://www.ancestry.com

Information about David’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Martin Hasselhoff’s, German ancestry – http://www.abenteuer-ahnenforschung.de

David’s paternal grandmother, Myrtle Mary Bateman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of David’s maternal great-grandmother, Permelia Bathsheba/Beth Sheba Jones (focusing on her father’s side) – https://old.findagrave.com

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andrew February 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Patrick Concannon/Cancannon and his wife Mary were Irish


andrew February 26, 2018 at 5:08 am
Aaron Mcdonnell Zellenburg November 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Correction: It should go like this: 62.5% English, 25% German, 12.5% Irish.

follers November 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Is it exactly 12.5% Irish? It’s hard to say. I’ll try a little something different with the way it is written.

christian April 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

hmm he has dark brown hair and blue eyes

and a face which is very common in germany and europe

but those curly hair look very strange, are they real ?

his name hasselhoff sounds german, but the ending HOFF descended from russia or eastern european

about 40 percent of germans have an eastern european or especially polish background

Testing April 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I though he had some Jewish.

Blueblood88 August 18, 2011 at 2:03 am

Hey Drake suck a cock what are you a sissy or just from one of those little fake buffer countries they invented in between Germany and Russia after WWI when Germany beat Russia ya even the mighty Poland ohhhh scary was not there. Its not like Germanic people are considered the most desirable by every other race and ethnicity because of there strength and beauty and the smartest look it up u wanna bitch German science invented everything from the car to the jet plane atomic fusion and NASA and Russian space organization that’s why German Americans and German scientists are priceless your welcome shit even allied commander was German Eisenhower if not the master race the closest one lol get pissed.

aps August 18, 2011 at 2:12 am

Why all this? In every nation there are outstanding people

nnnnn May 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I didn’t mean Hasselhof. Or Kaulitz “sisters”. Or Till “Sweigelt” Or german people, who are mixed-married.
But there are idiots “in every nation”

nnnnn May 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

You can wish, but it’s not possible to become german, even if you are 1/4 or 1/8 german.
I don’t mean german citisenship. Kevin Kuraniy
and every unemployment immigrant can have
german citisenship now

nnnnn May 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I don’t want to prove smth. And I’m speaking
about common people, not “celebrities”
“Nobel Prise” – follers, you brought me to laugh.
Should we speak about “Oscars”?

ena July 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm

He is also half arab

nnnnn May 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

One more “german”, who isn’t german, only 1/4
Greetings from Federline

Labtec September 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

Typical! Mr “German” American isn’t as German as he makes out….

Junior July 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm

German? the name Hasseholf sounds more Polish or Russian to me..

ethnic July 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

Hasselhoff isn’t a Russian name, it’s German. “Hoff” means “court” in German. There is even a German surname Hoffman or Hoffmann

nnnnn May 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm

“Yard” is “Hoff”, too

Deutschlandddddder May 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Yes you are right Amerikanisch junge. Most German mann are very handsome of course there are also the ugly men..American men who are partly German.

Sie sind noch ein hässlicher Amerikaner!
Prost! or should i say Cheers!

Mellow Yellow March 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

They most certainly do not. He use to look good when he was younger.

Drake March 29, 2010 at 7:47 am

god, germans really look horrible.

nnnnn April 27, 2013 at 12:29 am

What Dracke, dissapointed, that german women don’t
want to sleep with every old ugly sex-tourist?

dude December 31, 2009 at 10:46 am

lol obviously.

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