Birth Name: Brett Lorenzo Favre
Place of Birth: Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 10, 1969
Ethnicity: Cajun [French], some Swiss-German and Spanish, smaller amounts of Choctaw Native American, distant German and English, remote Belgian
Brett Favre is an American professional football player. He played in the National Football League (NFL), spending most of his career with the Green Bay Packers.
Brett is the son of Bonita (French) and Irvin Ernest Favre. He is of Cajun French, some Swiss-German and Spanish, a smaller amount of Choctaw Native American, distant German and English, and remote Belgian, descent. Brett is married to Deanna Favre, with whom he has two children. Deanna is an advocate for beast cancer research, having founded the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation.
Brett’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Simon Favre, was an interpreter and linguist. Simon’s mistress, Brett’s paternal five times great-grandmother, Pistikiokonay, was a Choctaw Native American; Brett is descended from Pistikiokonay more than one time over, along with other Choctaw ancestry.
Brett’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Ernest Favre (the son of Ernest Anatole Favre and Winona Favre, both of whom were born with the surname Favre). Alvin was born in Mississippi. Brett’s great-grandfather Ernest was the son of Anatole Charles Favre and Marie Eugenie/Eugenia Lizana. Winona was the daughter of Joel Joseph Favre and Celia/Celina Thomas, or of Joseph Pedro Favre and Arsene Angela Johnston.
Brett’s paternal grandmother was Mary Angeline Spikes (the daughter of Mallett Rene Spikes and Nora Angeline Lillian Carver). Brett’s grandmother Mary Angeline was born in Mississippi. Mallett was the son of Henry R. Spikes. Nora was the daughter of Edwin Carver and Marie Angeline/Julia Favre.
Brett’s maternal grandfather was Benie/Bennie/Benny Lorenzo French (the son of Albert Reuben French and Laura Ursule/Melanie/T./W. Fayard). Brett’s grandfather Benie was born in Mississippi. Albert was the son of Henry/Henery W. French and Sarah E.
Brett’s maternal grandmother was Izella Garriga (the daughter of Ernest Garriga and C. Marie Gabrielle/Gabriel Hode/Hoda). Izella was born in Mississippi. Ernest was the son of Raymond Garriga and Theresa/Therese Malley. C. Marie Gabrielle was the daughter of Firmin Marie Hode and Lucina Cuevas. Ernest’s paternal grandfather, Ramon/Raymond Garriga, was Spanish, from Barcelona, and Brett has other Spanish roots on his family tree.
Brett’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Celeste Favre, who was born, c. 1818, in Hancock, Mississippi.
Brett is a fourth cousin, once removed, of actor and filmmaker William H. Macy. Brett’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Pierre Baptiste Cuevas and Marie/Mary Louise Ladner, were also William’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents.
Genealogy of Brett Favre (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Brett’s paternal grandfather, Alvin Ernest Favre, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy and obituary of Brett’s paternal grandmother, Mary Angeline (Spikes) Favre – https://www.findagrave.com
Brett’s maternal grandparents, Benie/Bennie/Benny Lorenzo French and Izella Garriga, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brett’s maternal grandfather, Benie/Bennie/Benny Lorenzo French, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Benie/Bennie/Benny Lorenzo French on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Brett’s maternal grandmother, Izella Garriga, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org