Max Thieriot

by ethnic on October 3, 2010

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Birth Name: Maximillion Drake Thieriot

Place of Birth: Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 14, 1988

Ethnicity: German, English, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, Dutch Jewish, French Jewish, Scottish, Northern Irish

Max Thieriot is an American actor and vintner.

He is the son of Bridget and George Thieriot. His great-great-grandfather co-founded the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. Max is married to Lexi Murphy, with whom he has a son. His brother-in-law (sister’s husband) is baseball player Michael Stutes.

Max’s paternal grandfather was Ferdinand Melly Thieriot (the son of Ferdinand Thieriot and Kathleen Yvonne De Young). Max’s grandfather Ferdinand was born in California. Max’s great-grandfather Ferdinand was of German descent; Ferdinand’s own parents were Frederick Mell Thieriot, who was born in New Jersey, to a German father and to a New York-born mother, and Pauline Elise Henschel, who was born in New York, to German parents.

Max’s great-grandmother Kathleen was the daughter of Michael Henry “M. H.” De Young. Michael was the son of Michele/Michael Henri De Young/DeYoung, a Dutch Jewish emigrant, from Amsterdam, and of Amelia Michelle Morange, a French Jewish emigrant, from Gironde, France; Amelia was the daughter of Benjamin Morange and Bella. Benjamin Morange served as the Minister from France to Spain, under Napoleon. Max’s great-great-grandfather Michael co-founded the San Francisco Chronicle, along with his brother, Charles De Young. Kathleen’s mother, Max’s great-great-grandmother Katherine Isabelle “Kate” Deane, was the daughter of James Russell Deane, who was born in Daingean, County Offaly, Ireland, and of Margaret McDonald, who likely also had Irish ancestry. Katherine Deane was Catholic, and it is possible that Max’s Jewish-born great-great-grandfather converted to Catholicism.

Max’s paternal grandmother was Frances Harrison Dade (the daughter of Waller Holladay Dade and Clara L. Everhart). Frances was born in Manila, in the Philippines, to American parents. Walter Dade, who had English ancestry, was the son of Henry Fitzhugh Dade and Mary Carol Holladay. Clara’s father was Charles Augustus Everhart, whose own father, Jacob Everhart, was German, and whose own mother was named Cary Buckley Roberts. Clara’s mother was Fidelia Arabella Gee, whose parents were Daniel Gee, who was English, from Lancashire, and Emily Mary Gilbert, who was of English descent.

Max’s maternal grandfather was Donald Ross Snyder, Jr. (the son of Donald Ross Snyder and Clara Junice Anderson). Max’s grandfather Donald was born in Minnesota. Max’s great-grandfather Donald was the son of Arthur Drake Snyder, who had English and Scottish ancestry, and of Mary Magdaalene Hesseldahl, whose parents, Nicholias Gretinius Hesseldahl (from Ringsted) and Magdalena Mikkelsen Hummelshoj, were Danish. Clara was the daughter of Christ Carl Anderson, whose parents, Knud Anderson/Andersen Veim and Marthe/Marta Marie Pedersdatter, were Norwegian, and of Josephine Thorson, whose parents, Nils Moland Thorson and Johanna N. Jacobsen, were also Norwegian.

Max’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Jo Neuhalfen (the daughter of Vernon Leo Neuhalfen and Frances Eunice Cole). Nancy was born in Minnesota. Vernon was the son of August E. Neuhalfen, whose parents were German, and of Bertha Henrietta Quaday, whose parents, Charles Ludwig Quade/Quaday and Paulina W. Paschke, also were German, from Saale-Holzland-Kreis. Max’s great-grandmother Frances, who had English, and some German and Northern Irish, ancestry, was the daughter of Edgar Henry Cole and Sarah Evalena Sharpley; Edgar was the son of George Horatio Cole and Clementine Erphelia Rorman, while Sarah was the daughter of James Sharpley and Sarah Ann Finch.

Sarah Ann Finch was the daughter of Henry Finch and Barbara Mary Clindinnan, who were born in Northern Ireland. Barbara’s parents were Henry Clindinnan and Elizabeth.

Sources: Genealogy of Max Thieriot –

Genealogy of Max’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Max’s paternal grandfather, Ferdinand Melly Thieriot (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Max’s paternal great-grandfather, Ferdinand Thieriot, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Picture of Max’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Michael Henry “M. H.” De Young –

Max’s paternal great-grandfather, Waller Holladay Dade, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Max’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Fitzhugh Dade (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Max’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Carol Holladay (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Max’s paternal great-grandmother, Clara L. Everhart, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Max’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Fidelia Arabella Gee (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Max’s maternal grandparents, Donald Ross Snyder, Jr. and Nancy Jo (Neuhalfen) Snyder –

Genealogy of Max’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Magdaalene Hesseldahl –

Genealogy of Max’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Bertha Henrietta Quaday –

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew January 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm
Dogg January 2, 2015 at 7:46 am

He use to be cute. Very bad photo.

andrew June 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I’ve just watched him in “House_at_the_End_of_the_Street”, he is a very talented actor

dan January 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

thieriot doesn’t sound french at all! haha, and the pronouncing either!

lindy October 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm

“Thieriot” sounds pure french and nothing but, you must not know your french then.

nnnnn May 5, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Buffier, de Massiere, fu…ing Lafontaine are really 99%
german. Their names are from hugenot ancestors.

neiltennant December 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm

haha dan you are an idiot

THIERIOT sounds so french like guillotine

guyinsf May 10, 2018 at 12:51 am

I’m pretty sure it’s French.

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