Birth Name: David Michael Hasselhoff
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Date of Birth: July 17, 1952
Ethnicity: German (paternal grandfather), English, some Irish
David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessperson. He is the star of the television series Knight Rider and Baywatch. David’s paternal grandfather was of German descent. The rest of David’s ancestry is English, with some Irish. David has made a successful singing career in Europe, particularly in Germany.
David’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Martin Hasselhoff (the son of Carl “Charles” Hasselhoff and Merrian M.). 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 had English and Irish ancestry. William was the son of Samuel Bussey Bateman and Vadelia Leonard. Joan was the daughter of Patrick Concannon and Mary.
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 Jones). John was the son of John Thomas Taylor and Caroline Holmes Porter. Permelia was the daughter of Thomas Jones and Martha Ann Stone.
Genealogy of David’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Information about David’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Martin Hasselhoff’s, German ancestry – http://www.abenteuer-ahnenforschung.de
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