Tim McGraw

by ethnic on September 16, 2008

Birth Name: Samuel Timothy McGraw

Place of Birth: Delhi, Louisiana, United States

Date of Birth: May 1, 1967

*Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Bohemian Czech, English, Scottish, German, Dutch, French Huguenot (father)
*Italian, Irish (mother)

Tim McGraw is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He is married to singer and actress Faith Hill.

His father, Frank Edwin “Tug” McGraw, Jr., was a baseball player who was a pitcher for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies; he was of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Bohemian (Czech), English, Scottish, German, Dutch, and French Huguenot, ancestry. His mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Ann (D’Agostino), has Italian and Irish ancestry. Tim was raised by his mother and stepfather, Horace Smith.

Tim’s paternal grandfather was Frank Edwin McGraw (the son of Andrew Henry McGraw and Ella May Nave). Andrew was the son of William McGraw, who was born in County Down, Ireland, and of Mary Ann Crofton. Ella was the daughter of David Robert Nave and Amelia Chrisman.

Tim’s paternal grandmother was Mable Madeline McKenna (the daughter of Frank McKenna and Marie Suchanek). Mable was born in California. Frank was born in California, to a father from Kansas and a mother from Missouri. Tim’s great-grandmother Marie was an immigrant from Bohemia (of Czech ancestry), the daughter of Joseph Suchaner and Frantiska Jiroutek.

Tim’s maternal grandfather was John Joseph D’Agostino (the son of Daniel Agusta Dā€™Agostino and Elizabeth Isabella DeSilverstri). John was born in Washington, D.C., to a father from Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy, and a mother from Rome, Lazio, Italy. Elizabeth was the daughter of Anthony DeSilverstri.

Tim’s maternal grandmother was Annie Catherine Welch (the daughter of Samuel Timothy Welch and Annie Pearl Temple). Annie was born in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, to parents from Louisiana. She was of either entirely or partially Irish ancestry.

Sources: Genealogies of Tim McGraw ā€“ http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Tim mentions some of his ancestry, on CNN – http://transcripts.cnn.com

image via Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Faith Danielle Patteson November 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Wow that’s so cool I always go to ethicelebs website to look up peoples ethnicity

neiltennant November 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm

on this pic he looks like RITA MORENO

GLXY July 22, 2013 at 9:10 am

I don’t see his English and Scotch-Irish ancestry, his father seems mostly Dutch and German

follers July 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

His dad is actually 1/4 Czech (Marie Suchaner)! You can also see the Irish on these trees. The English is at least on the second tree (Nave, Bowers, Gustin).

ethnic January 31, 2013 at 6:46 am

Nah just trying to type on an ipad. for some reason ipads and wordpress dont go together.

Jo March 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

You are the first person who has actually gotten it right in every word. I applaude you!

reginald chesterfield February 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

you can always tell who has italian heritage by the size of someones chin. a lot of italians seem to have long flat chins.

justanothernative March 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

hell no he doesn’t look native. that cornball borderline racist song of his just screamed that all he knew of natives was old hollywood westerns

stevric March 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

WoW who would have Knew he was irish

ethnic February 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Scots-Irish are people of both Scottish and Irish descent.

stevric March 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

i never knew that

Paul(: February 10, 2010 at 3:33 am

It says his dad is of Scots-Irish descent, although you have him down as Scottish.
I did some research on the “Scots-Irish” and from what I’ve found it is just an Americanism for “Northern Irish” which should just make Tim Irish and Italian.

ethnic December 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

I think he looks quite Italian.


Anonymous July 5, 2010 at 7:16 am

wow…..quite italian. Italians can be blonde, red haired, brown,
black with every color eye imagineable. The dark olive
skinned stereotype of Hollywood is based on sicillians who are
in general darker than main land italians because they have
been invaded by many many people,

Boo August 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

As a Sicilian, I can tell you we come in all shades, NOT just darker skin. We are brunette, red headed or blond and some are darker skinned, some are very light. Annoyed needs to research more about what real Sicilians look like and not subscribe to the Hollywoood stereotype about all of us being swarthy. Sicilians are NOT any darker than the Italians on the mainland, in fact, I know a lot of people who have travelled to Sicily and are surprised that we are actually lighter than those on the mainland. Oh and by the way, we are Latin and not WASPs. American gets that wrong too. They lable Latins as people coming from S. America, Latin America. They are Latino, not Latin. The Spanish brought them their culture, language and their religion, but their DNA is still mainly that of the native people from those countries. If you think you’re Latin, than you should be Italian or Sicilian, Spanish (from Spain), Portuguese or French, who are also Gallic.

andrew January 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm

sicilians are not different from the other Italians , that must be an American obsession

VeRoni December 26, 2009 at 10:22 am

Really i could’ve sworn he had some native american in him his eyes they look like native american eyes know what i mean?!

stevric March 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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