Danny McBride

Danny McBride

McBride In 2011, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Daniel Richard McBride

Place of Birth: Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 29, 1976

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish

Danny McBride is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He has also been credited as Daniel R. McBride.

Danny is the son of Kathy and James McBride. He was raised Baptist. His parents are both of the Baptist religion.

Danny’s father is of heavily English ancestry, along with Scottish, Scots-Irish/Ulster-Scots, and Irish roots. Some of Danny’s father’s lines go back to Colonial America of the 1600s. Danny has stated that his father has ancestry from County Tyrone. One of Danny’s maternal great-grandfathers was Ashkenazi Jewish, while the rest of his mother’s ancestry includes English and German.

Danny is married to art director Gia Ruiz, with whom he has two children.

Danny’s paternal grandfather was James Elisha McBride (the son of William Alexander McBride and Alice Josephine Beall). James was born in Florida. William was the son of James Alexander McBride and Isabella Brewer. Alice was the daughter of Elisha Beall and Laura Polk Russell.

Danny’s paternal grandmother is Susan Catherine Berry (the daughter of Madison Monroe Berry and Nancy C. D. Bush). Susan was born in Florida. Madison was the son of Kinnan/Kinnon/Kenson Berry and Katherine/Catherine Tharpe. Nancy was the daughter of Greenberry Bush and Mary Susannah “Susan” Reddick. One of Danny’s paternal great-great-great-grandfathers, John Berry, was born in Ireland, and was likely of Ulster-Scots background.

Danny’s maternal grandfather was George Albert Chaby (the son of Percy R. Chaby and Louise/Louisa Dewald). George was born in Pennsylvania. Percy was Jewish, and had been born in Russia, the son of Reuban Chaby and Ida. Louise was almost certainly not of Jewish ancestry. Louise’s parents were George Dewald and Kathryn Bissell, who were from Bavaria, Germany. George Albert Chaby, Danny’s grandfather, has a cross on his gravestone.

Danny’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Marie Malz (the daughter of William Charles Malz and Edith Viola Durrwachter). Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania. William’s parents were German immigrants. William’s father was named Charles Malz. Edith’s father, George or Charles Bernard Durrwachter, was the son of German immigrants, Jacob Durrwachter and Jacobine Goodyear. Edith’s mother was Mary Sarah Williams, whose parents were born in Pennsylvania, and who was most likely of British Isles descent.

Sources: Wedding announcement of Danny’s parents – http://news.google.com

Obituary of Danny’s great-uncle, Martin M. Berry (brother of Danny’s paternal grandmother, Susan Catherine Berry) – http://www.findagrave.com

Danny’s paternal great-grandfather, Madison Monroe Berry, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Danny’s paternal great-grandfather, Madison Monroe Berry – http://boards.ancestry.com

Gravestone of Danny’s maternal grandfather, George Albert Chaby – http://www.findagrave.com

Danny’s maternal great-grandfather, Percy R. Chaby, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Danny’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Marie Malz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

5 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Additional information about Louisa Dewald (1903) (great-grandmother). Her parents George (1860) and Kathryn (1861) were from Bavaria, Germany. George Dewald was the son of John Dewald and Clara Braun (1821).

  2. Jackalope says:

    Its not a misunderstanding at all Scotch-Irish people are just as Irish as the “Irish” people and indeed a lot of early Irish-American culture was started by the Scotch-Irish such as the NY St Patricks day parade I would say that to call the Scotch-Irish Northern Irish is a mistake as the Northern Irish government came into being in 1922 and nearly all Scotch-Irish immigration to America was a long time before that when Ireland was all one country and also Northern Ireland does not contain all of Ulster which nearly all Scotch-Irish immigrants come from Donegal for example which is part of the Republic of Ireland has a significant Scotch-Irish community.

  3. GLXY says:

    It’s always like that in the south, people say they’re of Irish descent when in fact they’re mostly of English/Scotch-Irish descent with a bit of Scottish, German, French or Welsh.

    Nowadays it’s more cool and interesting to say i’m an Irish American

    • Alice says:

      I’ve had discussions with follers about this in a few posts. It does seem that a lot of people who claim they are Irish are possibly not but McBride is an Irish name. It is interesting you say that it is more cool to claim Irish ancestry but why would that be? I think that a lot of these people are possibly misinformed. They have possibly being told by family they are Irish when they are most probably of Scotch-Irish background. It could be a similar think with people claiming Native American ancestry. It has come down through the family without anybody actually checking the accuracy. Anybody else got any ideas of why this occurs?

      • GLXY says:

        I know what you mean. I have a hypothesis to explain why it’s more cool to say I have Irish background. Irish Americans are a perfect example of the American dream like John F. Kennedy, so I can see why people like to identify themselves as an Irish rather than an other ancestry. Also Americans love the Irish culture like St.Patrick’s day and other Celtic traditions. They’re one of the great contributors to the American culture.

        The term Scotch-Irish is not very common about people so it’s more simple to say Irish or Scottish. Also Scotch-Irish were considered Irish before the big wave of Irish Catholic immigration in the 19th century, it’s only after that we started to call them Scotch-Irish
        ake the difference, so I can understand the misunderstanding.

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