Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 27, 1985
*Norwegian, Swedish (mother)
Dustin Byfuglien is an American professional ice hockey player.
His father, Rick Spencer, is African-American. His mother, Cheryl Byfuglien, is of Norwegian and Swedish descent. The surname “Byfuglien” is of Norwegian origin.
Dustin’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth Glen Byfuglien (the son of Knut Byfuglien and Gunda Bernice Dokken). Knut was born in North Dakota, the son of Norwegian parents, Erick Knudsen Byfuglien and Inger Nordengen. Gunda was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Ole Knut Dokken and Bergit Pederson, from Gol, Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway.
Dustin’s maternal grandmother is Crystal Yvonne Brandt (the daughter of Gustav/Gustaf/Gust A. Brandt and Caroline/Lena Lisell). Gustav was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, to Swedish parents, Carl E. Brandt and Beda Olson. Caroline was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents, Lars Lisell and Anna Johnson.
Sources: Genealogy of Dustin Byfuglien (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Dustin’s maternal grandmother, Crystal Yvonne Brandt, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dustin’s maternal great-grandfather, Gustav/Gustaf/Gust A. Brandt, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dustin’s maternal great-grandmother, Caroline/Lena Lisell, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org