Birth Name: Thomas Edward Brady, Jr.
Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 3, 1977
*father – Irish, small amount of English
*mother – Polish, one quarter Swedish, one quarter Norwegian, German
Tom Brady is an American professional football player. He is a quarterback, and has played for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was voted Super Bowl MVP for Super Bowl XXXVI (2002), XXXVIII (2004), XLIX (2015), LI (2017), and LV (2021). He is 6′4″.
Tom is the son of Galynn Ann (Johnson) and Thomas Edward Brady. His father is of Irish, and a small amount of English, descent. His mother is of approximately one quarter Swedish, one quarter Norwegian, three eighths Polish, and one eighth German, descent. Tom is married to Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen. Tom has a son with his former partner, actress Bridget Moynahan; and two children with Gisele. His brother-in-law is professional baseball player Kevin Youkilis, who is married to Tom’s sister, Julie.
His great-uncle, Michael Buckley, Jr., was the first American prisoner of war in World War II.
Tom’s paternal grandfather was Harry Christopher Brady (the son of Philip F. Brady and Ellen/Nellie G. Donahue). Harry was born in San Francisco, California. Philip was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, John Brady, from County Monaghan, and Bridget Bailey/Bayley. They left Ireland because of the Great Famine, and moved to Boston, and then San Francisco. Tom’s first cousin, three times removed, was Major League Baseball player “Steady” Pete Meegan, who was the son of Ann, Bridget’s sister. Tom’s great-grandmother Ellen was born in California, the daughter of Dennis Donahue, who was from County Derry, Ireland, and of Margaret Devenney, who also had roots in Derry.
Tom’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Patricia Buckley (the daughter of Michael J. Buckley and Barbara Lally). Margaret was born in Fresno County, California. Michael was born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, the son of Irish parents, Patrick Buckley, from Inniscarra, County Cork, and Bridget Donlan, from Ennis, County Clare. Tom’s great-grandmother Barbara was born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, the daughter of Martin Lally and Elizabeth Moore, whose own father was born in Ireland and whose own mother was born in England.
Tom’s maternal grandfather was Gordon Emanuel Johnson (the son of Arthur W. Johnson and Rena Lund). Gordon was born in Browerville, Todd, Minnesota. Arthur was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents, Isaac Johnson and Martha. Rena was born in Norway.
Tom’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Theresa Obitz (the daughter of Charles John Obitz/Opitz and Anna M. Stish). Bernice was born in Todd County, Minnesota. Charles was born in Minnesota, the son of Wilhelm/William Opitz/Obitz, who was an ethnic German, and of Maria/Mary Ulke, who was Polish. Anna was born in Ashton, Sherman, Nebraska, of Polish descent, the daughter of Peter J. Stish, from Opole, and of Nancy/Nancie/Nartazzice Kowschliski, who herself was the daughter of Julius Kowschliski and Rosalin Kanopikofek.
Sources: Family history of Tom Brady – http://www.makemyfamilytree.com
Genealogies of Tom’s maternal grandparents, Gordon Emanuel Johnson and Bernice Theresa Obitz – https://www.findagrave.com
Tom’s maternal grandfather, Gordon Emanuel Johnson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Tom’s maternal grandmother, Bernice Theresa Obitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org