Tom Brady

NFL Fan Rally in London's Trafalgar Square on October 27, 2012

Brady in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Thomas Edward Brady, Jr.

Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 3, 1977

*50% Irish, with possibly small amount of English
*25% mix of Swedish and Norwegian
*25% Polish, possibly small amount of German

Tom Brady is an American football player. He is a quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was voted MVP for Super Bowl XXXVI (2002), XXXVIII (2004), XLIX (2015), and LI (2017).

Tom is the son of Galynn Patricia (Johnson) and Thomas Brady. His father is of Irish descent, with possibly a small amount of English. His mother is of approximately one quarter Swedish, one quarter Norwegian, and one half Polish (with possibly some German), ancestry. Tom is married to Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, with whom he has two children. Tom also has a son with his former partner, actress Bridget Moynahan. His brother-in-law is baseball player Kevin Youkilis, who is married to Tom’s sister, Julie.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was Harry Christopher Brady (the son of Phillip/Philip F. Brady and Ellen G. Donahue). Harry was born in California, to Irish parents.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Patricia “Peggy” Buckley (the daughter of Michael J. Buckley and Barbara G. Lally). Margaret was born in California. Michael was born in Wisconsin, the son of Patrick Buckley, from Inniscarra, County Cork, Ireland, and of Brigid Donlon/Donlen, from Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. Barbara was born in Staffordshire, England, and was possibly of Irish and English ancestry.

Tom’s maternal grandfather is Gordon E. Johnson (the son of Arthur W. “Art” Johnson and Rena Lund). Gordon was born in Minnesota. Arthur was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents. Rena was born in Norway.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Theresa Obitz (the daughter of Charles John “Charley” Obitz and Anna/Annie Stish). Bernice was born in Minnesota. Charles was born in Minnesota, the son of Wilhelm/William Opitz/Obitz, who was possibly an ethnic German, and of Maria/Mary Ulik, who was Polish. Anna was born in Nebraska, of Polish descent, the daughter of Peter Stish, from Opole, and Katarzyna Anastasia Koslicki.

Sources: Family history of Tom Brady –

Genealogy of Tom Brady –

Genealogy of Tom Brady (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Tom’s maternal grandparents, Gordon E. Johnson and Bernice Theresa Obitz –

Tom’s maternal grandfather, Gordon E. Johnson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Tom’s maternal grandmother, Bernice Theresa Obitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census –


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37 Responses

  1. TeddyBearBoy says:


  2. neiltennant says:

    and he should be naked and should wear his MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN cap

    • passingtime85 says:

      I really really wish you were banned

      • follers says:

        Oh, no, no, no. Then “Comments” should just be changed to “adding links to the genealogy of someone’s great-great-grandmother (focusing on her own mother’s side) (through her sister).” At least neiltennant makes me laugh.

        And that awful fading in thing… it even fades in when you go back!

        • andrew says:


          Aren’t you the one who started that kind of genealogical researches, so I don’t get the point about the complaint. Basically you’re pissed off because other users has ripped you, but I think your reaction is still legit.

        • passingtime85 says:

          Follers, he’s such a waste of space on this site. I’m surprise anyone with moderation power tolerates him. At least the worst of his comments can be edited I guess.

          • neiltennant says:

            im sorry i won’t post anything bad in the future

            i have changed totally ! I have become wise

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