Keith Habersberger

Habersberger in 2016, pic by www.prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Carthage, Tennessee, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 18, 1987

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, Czech, Austrian, German, Welsh

Keith Habersberger is an American internet personality. He is part of the comedy group The Try Guys, along with Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang.

His father is of half Scottish descent, with the other half appearing to be a mix of Czech, Austrian, German, and possibly another other Eastern European ethnicity. Keith’s mother’s ancestry is English, Irish, and Welsh.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on YouTube stated that Keith’s genetic ancestry is:

*99.8% European
——–*92.5% Northwestern European
————*52.7% British & Irish
————*20.6% Broadly Northwestern European
————*17.2% French & German
————*2.0% Scandinavian
——–*3.7% Southern European
————*3.4% Broadly Southern European
————*0.3% Balkan
——–*0.5% Eastern European
——–*0.4% Ashkenazi Jewish
*0.2% Sub-Saharan African
*<0.1% East Asian & Native American

Keith’s paternal grandfather was Francis “Frank” Habersberger (the son of Julius Habersberger and Anna Grabner). Julius was born in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, the son of John Habersberger and Mary Balejek. Anna was born in Guntramsdorf, Austria, and was the daughter of Frank Grabner and Therese Kolar.

Keith’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Gardner Potter (the daughter of John Potter and Janet Steel McLean). John was born in Limekilns, Scotland. Janet was born in Greenock, Scotland, the daughter of Donald McLean and Mary Bayne.

Keith’s maternal grandfather was James Albert “Feets” McCarthy (the son of William Scott McCarthy and Jessie Maude Parkin). James was born in Kentucky. William was the son of James Knox Polk McCarthy, whose parents were Irish, and of Clara E. Coleman. Jessie was the daughter of Albert “Bud” Parkin, who was of half Welsh and half Irish descent, and of Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Balentine.

Keith’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Price (the daughter of DeLeon Russell Price and Zora Bell Hooner). Mildred was born in Tennessee. DeLeon was the son of M. S. Price and P. A. Russell.

Sources: Genealogy of Keith Habersberger (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Keith’s paternal grandfather, Francis “Frank” Habersberger, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Francis “Frank” Habersberger on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Keith’s paternal great-grandparents, Julius Habersberger and Anna Grabner – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Keith’s maternal grandfather, James Albert “Feets” McCarthy – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Keith’s maternal grandmother, Mildred Price – https://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Keith’s maternal great-grandparents, DeLeon Russell Price and Zora Bell Hooner – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. madman says:

    bablah, any thoughts on his grandfather? Julius Habersberger was born in Bohemia and spoke Czech, so my guess would be that he was ethnically Czech with some German roots (or even a Sudeten German father). Anna Grabner was born in Austria and spoke German. But her mother’s surname, Kolar, is definitely Slavic of some sort. Apparently it’s often found in the former Yugoslavian countries, most notably in Slovenia. Grabner sounds German to me, but could it have other origins?

    • bablah says:

      Kolar is occupational. Means “cartwright”. It’s found in many Slavic languages. I’ll look into Grabner when I get to my computer. There are similar Slavic names (ie. Grabenar), so I’ll have to check if it’s actually German or a Germanised Slavic name. Habersberger is German.

    • bablah says:

      So, what I mannaged to find is that Anna Grabner was from Guntramsdorf, Austria.
      Julius’ brother was likely Engelbert Frank Habersberger. He, unlike Julius claimed to be German. Engelbert was born in Štoky.

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