Tom Maden

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Tom Maden – 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival – MTV And Dimension TV – “Scream” Premiere – Arrivals – Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Coppell, Texas, U.S. (possibly)

Date of Birth: August 21, 1989

Ethnicity: Irish, French, Belgian [Walloon], Portuguese, African-Caribbean

Tom Maden is an American actor and model.

Tom is the son of Angela and author Mike Maden. They are pictured here and here, respectively.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was William Walter Maden, Jr. (the son of William Walter Maden, Sr. and Marian L. Costa). Tom’s grandfather William was born in California. He is pictured here. Tom’s great-grandparents William and Marian were listed as “Indian” on the 1940 U.S. Census, and as white on the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses.

Tom’s great-grandfather William was born in Arizona. William’s father, Elbert/Flhert/Ebbert W. Maden, was born in Virginia or Maryland, to black parents from the Caribbean/West Indies. Tom’s great-grandmother Marian was born in California, the daughter of Joaquin/Joaquim Costa, who was Portuguese, and of Marian Serpa, whose parents were Portuguese.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Evelyn/S. Gallez (the daughter of Daniel David Gallez and Beatrice Fleming). Daniel was the son of Abraham Edward Gallez, whose parents were French, and of Celine/Celina Glineur/Gilneur/Glinner/Golinem, who was from Labouverigue, Belgium. Beatrice was the daughter of Frank Fleming and Lizzie Smith.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Edmund “Tom/Tot” Lavin (the son of Thomas Sebastian Lavin and Helen). Tom’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of John Edward Lavin, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary Blanch/Blanche O’Connor, whose parents were also Irish. Helen was born in Tennessee.

Tom’s maternal grandmother likely is/was named Barbara A.

Sources: Divorce record of Tom’s paternal grandparents, William Walter Maden, Jr. and Dorothy Evelyn/S. Gallez –

Tom’s paternal grandfather, William Walter Maden, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Tom’s paternal great-grandparents, William Walter Maden, Sr. and Marian L. Costa –

Tom’s paternal great-grandparents, William Walter Maden, Sr. and Marian L. Costa, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Tom’s paternal great-grandfather, William Walter Maden, Sr. –

Tom’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Elbert/Flhert/Ebbert W. Maden, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Elbert/Flhert/Ebbert W. Maden on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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stlucas April 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm

I guess I found some interesting information about Maden’s paternal great-grandfather William:

1) The following newspaper records show a William W. Maden, the son of a E./Flhert Maden, as living in Oregon trt, Berkeley, California. This William was quite certainly Tom’s great-grandfather.

2) According to the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses, William’s father was born in either Virginia or Maryland.

3) The 1940 U.S. Census has a Elbert/Ebbert W. Maden, born in Virginia, c. 1862, who was living in Oregon, Berkeley, California, with his much younger wife, Cora A. (Young), and their daughter. Elbert was listed as “Negro” on that Census.

Although is impossible for Cora to be William’s mother, I strongly believe Elbert was William’s father. That would make Tom at very least 1/16th African-American.

madman April 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm

It’s not unheard of that interracial couples list both people as the same race on censuses, sometimes even when it isn’t “White”. This man’s great-great-grandparents, an interracial couple (one white, one Chinese/Hawaiian), were both listed as “Chinese” on one census, despite one of them clearly being white:

I quite enjoy finding this type of ancestries.

stlucas April 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm

You’re right. I guess we’ve also seen biracial/multiracial people listed as “Indian” in the past.

madman April 12, 2018 at 11:41 pm

True. And there’s the case of the woman of Portuguese descent whose race was listed as “Puerto Rican”:

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