Birth Name: Matthew Ray Prokop
Place of Birth: Victoria, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 29, 1990
Ethnicity: three eighths Czech [Bohemian and Moravian], English, Scottish, German, Welsh
Matt Prokop is an American actor.
Matt’s father is of three quarters Czech (Bohemian and Moravian) descent. The rest of Matt’s ancestry is English, Scottish, German, and Welsh.
Matt’s paternal grandfather was Jerry Godfrey Prokop (the son of Godfrey Prokop and Francis Opela). Matt’s great-grandfather Godfrey was born in Bohemia (later Czechokoslovakia). Francis’s parents immigrated from Bohemia (Czechokoslovakia).
Matt’s paternal grandmother was Linda Carol Griffith (the daughter of Paul Warren Griffith and Agnes Lucille Bezdek). Paul was the son of Cloud William Griffith and Ethel Chester. Agnes’s parents, Rudolph Bezdek and Anna Perdock, were Moravian (Czech).
Matt’s maternal grandfather was Charles William Terry III (the son of Charles William Terry, Jr. and Agnes Ruth Karcher). Matt’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Charles William Terry and Caroline Tasin. Agnes was the daughter of Isadore Fred Karcher and Annie/Anna Hathaway. Matt’s great-great-grandfather Isadore was the son of Friedrich Franz Carl Karcher, who was born in Baden, Lower Austria, Austria, and of Fridericke Johanna Kambor, who was from Wunscha, Niederschlesischer Oberlausitzkreis, Sachsen, Germany.
Matt’s maternal grandmother was Shirley Mae Hollander (the daughter of Thomas Curron Hollander and Ora Naomi/Nomia Crawford). Thomas was the son of Thomas Curron Hollander and Lula Gray. Ora was the daughter of William George Washington Crawford and Sarah Jane Moore.
Sources: Matt’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Warren Griffith, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Matt’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Cloud William Griffith, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Matt’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ethel Chester, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Matt’s paternal great-grandmother, Agnes Lucille Bezdek (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Some of Matt’s mother’s family history – http://boards.ancestry.it
Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Agnes Ruth Karcher (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Tributes to, and genealogies of, Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Curron Hollander and Ora Naomi/Nomia (Crawford) Hollander – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Ora Naomi/Nomia Crawford (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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