Landon Donovan

by ethnic on September 3, 2010

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Birth Name: Landon Timothy Donovan

Place of Birth: Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 4, 1982

Ethnicity: Irish, English, distant German and Swiss-German

Landon Donovan is an American professional soccer player.

Landon is the son of Donna and Tim Donovan, a semi-professional ice hockey player. His father is from Canada. Landon is married to Hannah Bartell, with whom he has two children. He has distant ancestors who were Amish and Mennonite.

Landon’s maternal grandfather was Rex Allen Kenney (the son of Roy Alfred Kenney and Mary Velura Alexander). Roy was the son of William Walter Kenney and Caroline Ida Roth. Mary was the daughter of Alfred Cleo Alexander and Laura Luella Doan.

Source: Genealogy of Landon Donovan (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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andrew September 10, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Landon’s maternal grandfather was Rex Allen Kenney (the son of Roy A. Kenney and Mary Velura Alexander). Roy was the son of William Walter Kenney and Caroline Ida Roth. Mary Velura was the daughter of Alfred Cleo Alexander and Laura Luella Doan

genealogy of Landon’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Velura Alexander (through Mary’s bother, Edwin Keith Alexander) – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Alexander-Family-Tree-5493

He has also German (including Alsatian) and Swiss-German. These ancestors included members of Amish Mennonite communities.

andrew March 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

It would be interesting to know something about the background of the other American soccer superstar, Clint Dempsey.

bablah March 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Clint’s parents are Aubrey Dave Dempsey and Debralynn Marie Cates.
Paternal grandparents are A D Dempsey (son of Dave M Dempsey and Ida Nora Phillips) and Susie Maytrait Cureton (daughter of Giles Napoleon Cureton and Susie Myrtle Chalker).
Dave was the son of Phillip D Dempsey and Susan Smelley.
Ida Nora was the daughter of Isaac Moses Phillips and Phoebe Ann Bass.
Giles was the son of Ellias Cureton and Laura Larbie/Laribee .
Susie Myrtle was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Chalker and Emma Weldon.

Maternal grandparents are Charles Robert Cates and Jacklyn Anne Huffsmith.
Charles’ parents were possibly Loyce Millard Cates and Lena Pearl Molen.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HFLJ-HN2
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3FF-VDF
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14358276
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45288988
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2S2-V4S
https://familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/LH2Z-63G/landscape

madman March 20, 2017 at 2:52 pm

You should start publishing profiles.

bablah March 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm

I would if I had the foggiest how to do it.

andrew March 21, 2017 at 3:53 am

hit the button “submit a celeb”

andrew June 5, 2017 at 5:24 am

@bablah

Can you affirm that Clint Dempsey is fully Caucasian according to those records? I also found this: http://www.reocities.com/cureton99/NacCurenton.html

bablah June 5, 2017 at 5:58 am

@andrew
Yep, he is.

I am not the best at discerning Scottish and English, so it’d be nice if someone could submit this info instead of me. I just know Dempsey is an Irish name, but how far back the Irish goes, I don’t know.

ignorant killer 2 March 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

italian? he doesn’t look moorish

Ahmed March 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I thought he was an Italian American, but his name doesn’t sound Italian, but he looks really Italian!

Roger Is My Lover March 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I can sort of see why someone would think he was Italian.

andrew October 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm

He looks a bit like Andres Iniesta who is a famous Spanish footballer. I didnt know there were so many “soccer”, as you call it, players on the site

Hollistic January 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

I couldn’t tell what race he is with that bald head! Seriously though I thought he was also half-Mexican or something, but apparently not.

Ajaxfan December 16, 2015 at 1:24 am

Mexican isn’t a ethnicity

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