Thomas Dekker

by Gabriel on March 29, 2013

Thomas Dekker

Birth Name: Thomas Alexander Dekker

lace of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 28, 1987

Ethnicity:
*50% Welsh
*37.5% English (approximately)
*12.5% Dutch

Thomas Dekker is an American actor and musician. Thomas’s father was American, of one quarter Dutch and three quarters British Isles (likely English), ancestry. Thomas’s mother is Welsh.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Henry Dekker (the son of John A. Dekker and June Gertrude Watson). John was a Dutch immigrant, the son of Abraham Dekker and Marie Catherine Godyn. June was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Jabez Poole Watson and Hannah Amelia Griffin.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Bernice Richardson (the daughter of John S. Richardson and Trixie/Trix Palmiter). John was born in South Carolina. Trixie was born in Kansas.

Thomas’s maternal grandfather was Alun Williams (born David Alun Williams). Alun was a radio presenter and well-known radio announcer for the BBC (British Broadcast Corporation).

Thomas’s maternal grandmother had the surname “Payne”.

Sources: Obituary of Thomas’s father – http://nevadaobit.com

Thomas’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Henry Dekker (through Joseph’s sister, June Louise Dekker) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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celebfan October 10, 2016 at 8:24 pm

Thomas Dekker’s maternal grandfather was a celebrity in his own right. He was Alun Williams (born David Alun Williams, 1920-1992), a well-known radio announcer for the British Broadcast Corporation.

This is a brief bio of his mother mentioning it:

http://www.welshleagueofsocal.com/hilary-wyn-williams.html

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

He’s sort of cute, reminds me of Jared Leto.

HarrietmJones October 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I’m happy to see that my guess is correct. :) I’ve seen him in two films (I thought he was a separate actor in both), but I thought he was of part Welsh ancestry. He’s got some Welsh features such as his ‘button’ nose.

neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 6:28 am

he must have something Jewish

Dekker = is a german surname, but a lot of Jews have this name
Deckert/Decker(Dekker

and he has those eyes , reminds me of a young danny elf man (who also is Jewish)

wolf July 10, 2013 at 6:32 am

I’m from the Netherlands and Dekker is not a German surname, but a common Dutch surname in the Netherlands. His surname refers to his dutch ancestry

andrew July 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

agree. Dekker is quite Dutch. There were some Dutch professional cyclist with that surname, I have heard South Africans named Dekker too

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