Birth Name: Gregor Verbinski
Place of Birth: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 16, 1964
Gore Verbinski is an American film director, screenwriter, and musician.
Gore is the son of Laurette Ann (McGovern) and Victor Vincent Verbinski. Gore’s father was a first-generation American, of Polish descent. All of Gore’s mother’s grandparents were Irish.
Gore’s paternal grandparents were Benjamin “Benny” Verbinski and Pauline Jachimowicz/Zackmowicz/Yackavomisk. Benjamin and Pauline were from Poland.
Gore’s maternal grandfather was Patrick Joseph McGovern (the son of Owen McGovern and Bridget McGovern). Patrick was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from the Binkeeragh and Tongelee Townlands, County Cavan, Ireland. Owen was the son of Patrick McGovern and Bridget Dolan. Gore’s great-grandmother Bridget McGovern was the daughter of James McGovern and Anna Curran.
Gore’s maternal grandmother was Loretta Ferrick (the daughter of Michael Ferrick and Sarah O’Melia). Loretta was born in New York, to parents from Ireland.
Sources: Gore’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Gore’s father – http://www.legacy.com
Marriage record of Gore’s paternal grandparents, Benjamin “Benny” Verbinski and Pauline Jachimowicz/Zackmowicz/Yackavomisk – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Gore’s maternal grandfather, Patrick Joseph McGovern – http://www.ancestry.com
Gore’s maternal grandmother, Loretta Ferrick, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
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