Taylor Kitsch

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Place of Birth: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: April 8, 1981

Ethnicity: German, English

Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor and model. The Kitsch family in Kelowna originates in Galicia, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and is of ethnic German origin. His mother’s family likely has British Isles ancestry.

Taylor’s paternal great-grandparents likely were Philip Andrew Kitsch and Elizabeth Caroline Phillips. They were from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Philip was the son of Johann Philipp Kitsch and Katherina Maria Elisabetha Schneider. Elizabeth Phillips was the daughter of August Phillips and Caroline Keib.

Taylor’s maternal grandparents were Ken Green and Marjorie.

Source: Genealogy of Taylor Kitsch – https://www.geni.com

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25 Responses

  1. madman says:

    His great-grandparents were from Galicia, so they weren’t Austrian. Being listed as born in an empire doesn’t mean you were from the core area of that country. So Austrian can be removed, along with “They were both Austrian”.

    Is there a chance they were Jewish? Many Jews came from Galicia. And how usual is “Phillips” as a German surname? But I don’t know…

  2. neiltennant says:

    kitsch is a typical polish name

    but the name is found also in the east and some other areas of germany

    kitsch means in german = ridiculous thing or trash

  3. phaedra says:

    Looks Slavic.

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