Birth Name: Daniel Cooley Uggla
Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Date of Birth: March 11, 1980
Ethnicity: Swedish (one eighth), English, Irish, German, Dutch, Scottish
Dan Uggla is an American professional baseball player. He was a second baseman in Major League Baseball, and played for the Florida Marlins, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, and the Washington Nationals. Uggla is a Swedish surname that means “owl.” The surname comes from a noble family in Sweden.
Dan is the son of Elizabeth and John Uggla. Dan is married to Janette Repsch. He has three children, including a daughter with Janette.
Dan’s paternal grandfather was Arnold Helmfrid Uggla (the son of Carl Magnus Helmfrid Uggla and Annie Myra Price). Arnold was born in New York. Carl was born in Kils socken, Örebro Municipality, Sweden, the son of Pontus Helmfrid Uggla and Malvina Sofia Ulrika Berggren. Annie was the daughter of James Price and Elizabeth Cleverley, who was born in England.
Dan’s paternal grandmother was Helen Jane Ryder (the daughter of John Marvin Ryder and Helen Stamford/Stanford Brown). Dan’s grandmother Helen was born in New York. John was the son of John Daniel Ryder, who was born in New York, to German parents, and of Rose Melligan. Dan’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of William Henry Brown, whose parents were Irish, and of Alida Groot/Groat Lansing, who was of Dutch descent.
Dan’s maternal grandfather was Hollis Welbourn Cooley (the son of Hollis Moseley Cooley and Page Edloe Welbourn). Dan’s grandfather Hollis was born in Maryland. Dan’s great-grandfather Hollis was the son of Mortimer Elwyn Cooley and Carolyn Elizabeth Moseley. Edloe was the daughter of John Emory Welbourn and Lucy Harrison Armistead. Dan’s great-great-grandfather Mortimer Elwyn Cooley was a mechanical and consulting engineer, a U.S. Naval officer, and a politician. He was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture, at the University of Michigan; and also president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, from 1919 to 1920.
Dan’s maternal grandmother was Carey Shands (the daughter of Claire Walton Shands and Carey Jacqueline Risque). Dan’s grandmother Carey was born in Missouri. Claire was the son of Thomas Shands and Ella Talmadge. Dan’s great-grandmother Carey was the daughter of John Pickerell Risque and Jane Stewart Robinson.
Sources: Genealogy of Dan Uggla (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogy of Dan’s maternal grandfather, Hollis Welbourn Cooley – http://www.findagrave.com