Tim Tebow

by ethnic on August 16, 2010

Birth Name: Timothy Richard Tebow

Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 14, 1987

Ethnicity: English, German, some Irish and Scottish, distant Belgian (Walloon)

Tim Tebow is an American professional football and baseball player. He was born in the Philippines, to American parents. He has English, German, some Irish and Scottish, and distant Belgian (Walloon), ancestry. Tim was raised in Florida.

His patrilineal line originates with Belgian immigrants.

Tim’s paternal grandfather was Robert Ramsey Tebow (the son of Lee Robert Tebow and Alta Fern Ramsey). Lee was the son of James Ora/Oury Tebow and Cora Ann McKinney. Alta was the daughter of James Newton Ramsey and Ida Alice Neville.

Tim’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Neal Atzel (the daughter of Robert Joseph Atzel and Marie Alice Nichols). Robert was the son of John F. Atzel, who was born in Maryland, to German parents, from Hesse-Cassel and Bavaria, and of Theresa Knipschild, who was born in Ohio, also to German parents, from Prussia and Wuertemberg.

Tim’s maternal grandfather was Col. Frank Solon Pemberton (the son of Redden Herbert Pemberton and Marian/Miriam Maidie/Maddie Taylor). Redden was the son of Solon Licurgus Pemberton and Emma C. Blanton. Marian was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Taylor and Lucy Jane Thompson.

Tim’s maternal grandmother was Rachel “Rae” Wynona Rawlings (the daughter of Henry Nathan Rawlings and Orabel Cheek). Henry was the son of James Rawlings and Lana. Orabel was the daughter of George W. Cheek and Mary J. Dizmang/Gezmany.

Sources: Genealogies of Tim Tebow – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Notes on Tim’s patrilineal genealogy – http://www.littletonbooks.com

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 July 29, 2015 at 11:50 am

For some reason thought be was polish.

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 1:32 pm

reminds me of that guy of ACE OF BASE
you know the brother of the two girls

the nightmare of my childhood :-))

GLXY July 28, 2014 at 5:20 am

According to a genealogist he is Belgian, so what’s the truth ?


follers July 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Yes, he has distant Belgian ancestry. That doesn’t conflict with anything else here.

Petrarca May 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

He looks soooooooooooo Jewish but I know that he is not a Jew at all.

neiltennant June 28, 2015 at 1:35 pm

because of his nose or what ? :-))

those are stereotypes

and mind that there are several i mean tons of eastern or northern european people with strange and big noses

for example i know a lot of hungarian and yugoslavian and swedes with big noses

sadie March 28, 2012 at 1:48 am

This is truly a fine young man who loves his family and God. It is so nice to see someone of his stature being so respectful and yet he is a little naive which is sweet. I hear he is seeing Taylor Swift and she is in the same category. I hope they take it slow.

Juliet Ging February 24, 2012 at 1:51 am

So flattered to have a Born Again Christians who’s shining and is still willing to be used in God’s glory.. Thank God for what He have done in their lives. Keep it up Tim Tebow. And just so proud, Philippines had a part in your life.. I am Filipino and I’m proud of you.

Miss Göring :) January 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

I knew he had to have some German in him. This makes me adore him even more. I mean, a good Christian man with German blood…what more could someone ask for?! Du siehst gut aus! ♥

mick January 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

I’ll bet a dollar he is of Polish descent. He looks it (or Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian). Perhaps Tebow is a shortened form of Tebowski?

Abigal December 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I love the fact that he’s a born- again christian. Timothy Tebow<3

teresa villalba March 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Wish you played for the dolphins. You are soooooo great. Yould make my life if you played for my sons team

Coming Out October 9, 2010 at 8:10 am


DENVER March 12, 2011 at 12:45 am


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