Birth Name: Bradley Mitchell Silberling
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Date of Birth: September 8, 1963
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Irish, distant German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian (mother, who converted to Judaism)
Brad Silberling is an American television and film director.
Brad is the son of Joyce and Robert Silberling, who was a television executive and producer. Brad’s father was from a Jewish family. Brad’s mother, who has English, Irish, and distant German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian, ancestry, converted to Judaism. Brad is married to actress Amy Brenneman, with whom he has two children.
Brad’s maternal grandfather was Elsworth/Ellsworth Horsford/Hosford “Tom” Tucker (the son of Edgar Ruthven Tucker and Annie Lillian Horsford/Hosford). Elsworth was born in Massachusetts. Edgar was the son of Warren Chandler Tucker and Sarah Elizabeth Stanles/Staples. Annie was the daughter of Joseph Horsford and Katherine Withers, who were from Ireland.
Brad’s maternal grandmother was Dora F. Moser (the daughter of Horace Edward Moser and Ethel Frances Gilday). Dora was born in Massachusetts. Horace was the son of Edwin B. Moser and Grace Lillian Eaton. Ethel was the daughter of Irish parents, William Gilday and Mary Ellen Murphy.
Sources: Obituary of Brad’s father – http://www.ccgfuneralhome.com
Brad’s maternal grandfather, Elsworth/Ellsworth Horsford/Hosford “Tom” Tucker, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Brad’s maternal great-aunt (grandfather’s sister) – http://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Brad’s maternal great-aunt (grandfather’s sister) – http://www.genlookups.com
Marriage record of Brad’s maternal great-grandparents, Edgar Ruthven Tucker and Annie Lillian Horsford/Hosford – http://www.familysearch.org
Brad’s maternal grandmother was Dora F. (Moser) Tucker (1913), in Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Horace Edward Moser (1885-1965) and Ethel Frances Gilday (1884-1961). Horace was the son of Edwin B. Moser and Grace Lillian Eaton. Ethel was the daughter of Irish parents William Gilday and Mary Ellen Murphy. Edwin had some French-Canadian ancestry. His grandmother was Elizabeth Boutilier (1794-1873). very French last name.
Moser is a common Austrian surname. Also some Germanized people (Ladins) in Trentino-Alto Adige carry it, like the great Francesco Moser.
Interestingly Tobias Moretti’s character in “Inspector Rex” series was named Richie Moser (after a creator of the series)
The Moser lineage leads to Johann Jacob Mosher (1740-1824) born in Switzerland died in Canada. His spouse was Anna Maria Wentzel (1736-1784) from Germany died in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Switzerland…interesting. Do you know the exact birthplace?