Brant Daugherty

Daugherty in 2013, photo by kathclick/

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 –

Obituary of Brant’s maternal grandfather, Andrew/Ondrej J. Hirt –

Obituary of Brant’s maternal granduncle –

Brant’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Lelio Tessari, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

8 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    >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:

  2. madman says:

    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.!/Obituary

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