Andrew Taggart

Place of Birth: Freeport, Maine, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 31, 1989

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, German

Andrew Taggart is an American musician. He is one-half of the duo The Chainsmokers, along with Alex Pall.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather was William James Taggart, Jr. (the son of William J. Taggart and Augusta Amelia Bickhardt). Andrew’s grandfather William was born in New York. Andrew’s great-grandfather William was born in New York, the son of Irish parents, James Taggart and Ellen Cruthers. Augusta was born in New York, the daughter of Andrew Bickhardt, who was born in Grusen, Waldeck-Frankenberg County, Hessen, Germany, and of Johanna Catherine Riedel, who was born in New York, to German parents.

Andrew’s paternal grandmother was Joan E. Mitchell (the daughter of James Mitchell and Elsie Wright). Joan was born in Massachusetts, to English parents.

Andrew’s maternal grandfather was Leo Albert Girr (the son of Francis Xavier Girr and Kathryn P. Curry). Leo Girr was born in Rhode Island, and had a prominent sports memorabilia store, Sports Central; a radio and television show, Sports Roundtable; and he wrote the book Media Baseball Bible. Francis was the son of James A. Girr, who was born in France, likely of ethnic German descent, and of Johanna/Joanna Dillon. Kathryn was the daughter of Michael J. Taggart and Lucy Hurton.

Andrew’s maternal grandmother was named Margaret “Peggy”.

Sources: Genealogy of Andrew’s father –

Andrew’s paternal grandmother, Joan E. Mitchell, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Andrew’s paternal grandmother, Joan E. (Mitchell) Taggart –

Genealogy of Andrew’s maternal grandfather, Leo Albert Girr –

Obituary of Andrew’s maternal grandfather, Leo Albert Girr –

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1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    He looks like South African rugby player Willie Le Roux

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