Birth Name: David Michael Hasselhoff
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 17, 1952
Ethnicity: German (paternal grandfather), Irish, English
David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessperson. He is the star of the television series Knight Rider and Baywatch. David has made a successful singing career in Europe, particularly in Germany.
David is the son of Dolores Therese (Mullinex/Mullinix) and Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff. He has two children with his former wife, actress Pamela Bach. David’s paternal grandfather was of German descent. The rest of David’s ancestry is Irish and English.
David’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Martin Hasselhoff (the son of Carl “Charles” Hasselhoff and Merrian/Mary M./A.). Joseph was born in Maryland. Carl was born in Germany, the son of Meta. Merrian was born in Maryland, to German immigrants.
David’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle Mary Bateman (the daughter of William James Bateman and Joan/Jennie Gertrude Cancannon). Myrtle was born in Maryland. William was the son of Samuel Bussey Bateman and Vadelia Leonard, who was Irish. Joan was the daughter of Patrick Concannon/Cancannon and Mary, who were also Irish.
David’s maternal grandfather was Winfred Louis Mullinex (the son of George Walter Mullinix and Sadie Elizabeth Henry). George was the son of Upton Mullinix and Jane Wolfe/Wolf.
David’s maternal grandmother was Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor (the daughter of John Thomas Taylor and Permelia Bathsheba/Beth Sheba Jones). John was the son of John Thomas Taylor and Caroline Holmes Porter. Permelia was the daughter of Thomas Jones and Martha Ann Stone.
Genealogy of David’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of David’s paternal grandparents, Joseph Martin Hasselhoff and Myrtle Mary Bateman – https://www.ancestry.com
Information about David’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Martin Hasselhoff’s, German ancestry – http://www.abenteuer-ahnenforschung.de
David’s paternal grandmother, Myrtle Mary Bateman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of David’s maternal great-grandmother, Permelia Bathsheba/Beth Sheba Jones (focusing on her father’s side) – https://old.findagrave.com
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