Birth Name: Brant David Daugherty
Place of Birth: Mason, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 20, 1985
Ethnicity: Slovak, Italian, Mexican, other
Brant Daugherty is an American actor and dancer. He is the son of Mary and David Daugherty, an art teacher. He has said that he has Mexican ancestry. He has also said:
some St. Patrick’s Day trivia for you guys: my last name is 100% Irish, but I’m 0% Irish
Brant is married to actress and producer Kimberly Hidalgo, with whom he has a son.
Brant’s paternal grandfather was named H. Dwight “Gid” Daugherty.
Brant’s paternal grandmother was Harriett/Harriet L. Gettman (the daughter of Adam Gettman and Katharine Geiger). Harriett was born in Ohio.
Brant’s maternal grandfather was Andrew/Ondrej J. Hirt (the son of Ondrej M. Hirt and Mary Syc). Brant’s grandfather Andrew was born in Pohorela, Slovakia.
Brant’s maternal grandmother was Florence Eleanor Tessari (the daughter of Antonio Lelio Tessari and Elizabeth/Elizabetta/Elisa Menegatti/Menegotti). Florence was born in Pennsylvania. Antonio was born in Brazil, to Italian parents. Elizabeth was Italian, from Padova, Veneto.
Sources: Obituary of Brant’s paternal grandmother, Harriett/Harriet L. (Gettman) Daugherty – https://www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com
Obituary of Brant’s maternal grandfather, Andrew/Ondrej J. Hirt – http://www.vindy.com
Obituary of Brant’s maternal granduncle – http://www.tribdem.com
Brant’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Lelio Tessari, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
>Antonio Lelio Tessari
>Elizabeth was Italian, from Padova, Veneto.
Basically Antonio came back home from Brazil to Veneto, he married a local girl with whom had a daughter and then they immigrated to U.S:
Paternal grandfather was Dwight “Gid” Daugherty.
Paternal grandmother was Harriett L. Gettman (the daughter of Adam Gettman/Gettmann and Katharine/Kathryn B. Geiger). Adam was German, and was the son of Casper Gettmann and Catherine Gronnewalt. Katharine was born in Ohio, to German parents, Fred Geiger and Katherine Guenther.
whether he likes it or not, Daugherty is an Irish name.
Maybe it’s an adoptive name. Is Dwight deffinitely his biological grandfather, or alternatively is Dwight the bio son of his parents.
We don’t know either way. If there’s adoption involved, it could just as well be his father who is adopted. Or maybe his grandmother had a Mexican lover…
His father was the only child, so if anything, I’d bet he’s the one who is adopted. His grandfather had many siblings and has both older and younger siblings, so I doubt he had no biological connection to his parents.
Found his grandfather’s obituary:
His paternal grandfather was Hubert Dwight Daugherty (the son of Charles Wilson Daugherty and Mary Null). Charles was the son of Robert Henry Daugherty and Elizabeth Ellen Gordy/Gorley/Gorby. Mary was the daughter of Hymas Ahimas Null and Rachel Ann McNeely.
I’m not so sure about the “I’m 0% Irish” statement. And from where does the Mexican come?
His father was born seven years before his grandparents married.