Birth Name: William Anthony Parker
Place of Birth: Bruges, Belgium
Date of Birth: May 17, 1982
*25% mix of German, English, and Irish
Tony Parker is an American professional basketball player. He was born in Bruges, Belgium, and raised in France. His father, Tony Parker, is an American basketball player, who is African-American. His mother, Pamela (Firestone), is a model, who is white, and of German, English, and Irish descent on her own father’s side, and of Dutch descent on her own mother’s side.
Tony has represented France by being a member of the French national team.
Tony’s maternal grandfather was William Firestone-Baars (the son of Theo Dunwody Baars and Mary Elizabeth Firestone). Theo was born in Florida, the son of Heinrich “Henry” Gerhardt Sophus Baars, who was from Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Mary Ellison Dunwody. Tony’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was born in Nebraska, the daughter of Elmer Sylvanias/Sylvanus Firestone and Mary Elizabeth Costello. Tony’s great-great-grandfather Elmer was the brother of Harvey Samuel Firestone, a famous businessperson, who founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
Tony’s maternal grandmother was Jetta Maria Wienese (the daughter of Peter Henri Wienese and Susanna de Jager). Jetta was Dutch, from Amsterdam. Peter was born in Rotterdam, the son of Jean Wienese and Adriana Walraven.
Tony’s great-uncle, his grandmother’s brother, Jan Wienese, is an Olympic rower.
Sources: Genealogy of Tony Parker – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Tony’s maternal grandfather, William Firestone-Baars – http://www.findagrave.com
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