Birth Name: Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis
Place of Birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 16 December, 1984
Ethnicity: Greek (paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, 1/16th German
Theo James is a British actor. He is the son of Jane I. (Martin) and Philip J. Taptiklis.
Theo’s paternal grandfather was of Greek descent. The remainder of Theo’s ancestry is English, Scottish, and one sixteenth German. Theo’s paternal grandparents moved to New Zealand, where his father was raised.
Theo’s paternal grandfather was Nicholas Theodore Taptiklis. Nicholas was Greek, originally from the Peloponnese.
Theo’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Jean Dorothy Keech (the daughter of William Neale Keech and Gertrude Violet Beard). Barbara was English, born in West Derby, Lancashire. William was the son of James Neale Keech and Emily Ingram Willis. Gertrude was the daughter of Charles Albert Beard and Supheme Louisa Florentina Hedwig, who was from Prussia, Germany.
Theo’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Martin. He was likely of English or Scottish ancestry.
Theo’s maternal grandmother was Jean Dreghorn Kinnaird (the daughter of Robert Kinnaird and Jennie/Jeanie). Theo’s grandmother Jean was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sources: Obituary of Theo’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Jean Dorothy (Keech) Taptiklis – http://announcements.thetimes.co.uk
Toronto Star article about Theo James – http://www.thestar.com
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