Devon Bostick

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Bostick in 2010, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Devon Kenneth-Thomas Bostick

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 13, 1991

*father – English, German, Norwegian, Scottish, and smaller amounts of Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch
*mother – English

Devon Bostick is a Canadian actor. He is known for his roles in the films Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Survival of the Dead, and Adoration, among others.

He is the son of actor and film fight co-ordinator Joe Bostick and casting director Stephanie Gorin. His brother is actor Jesse Bostick, who is pictured here.

Devon’s father is from the United States, and has English, German, one quarter Norwegian, as well as Scottish, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch, ancestry.

Devon’s maternal grandparents are English immigrants. Devon’s mother’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Gorin, who was born, c. 1744, in Gloucestershire, England.

Devon once tweeted:

Person “what’s your ethnicity?”
Me “British/Norwegian”
Person “so basically you’re white?”
Me “yeah”
Person “you look ethnic”.
Me “thanks”

A picture of Devon’s father can be seen here. A picture of Devon’s mother can be seen here.

Devon’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Edward Bostick (the son of Samuel Louis Bostick and Ruth Elizabeth Shoultes). Thomas was born in Washington, and had English, German, Scottish, and more distant Welsh, Irish, French, and Dutch, ancestry. Samuel was born in Texas, the son of Jefferson Ewell Bostick and Charlotte Elnora Camp. Ruth was born in Washington, the daughter of Seymour Shoultes and Elizabeth Agnes Baird.

Devon’s paternal grandmother is Betty Alvina Triebel (the daughter of Walter Carl Frederick Triebel and Clara Reeder). Betty was born in North Dakota. Walter was born in Minnesota, to German parents, August Triebel and Ida Lumpe. Clara was born in North Dakota, to Norwegian parents.

Devon’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth “Ken” Gorin (the son of Frederick George Gorin and Eva May Overton). Kenneth was born in Wandsworth, London, England, to a father from London and a mother from Lincolnshire. Frederick was the son of Rupert George Gorin and Emma Sophia Willis.

Devon’s maternal grandmother is Hazel I. Ayres (the daughter of Charles Ayres and Ivy Scott). Hazel was born in Willesden, Middlesex, England.

Sources: Devon’s brother’s birth announcement –

Wedding announcement of Devon’s paternal grandparents, Thomas Edward Bostick and Betty Alvina Triebel –

Genealogy of Devon’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Edward Bostick –

Devon’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Edward Bostick, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Devon’s paternal great-grandfather, Samuel Louis Bostick –

Genealogy of Devon’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Taliaferro –

Devon’s paternal great-grandparents, Walter Carl Frederick Triebel and Clara, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Biographical notations on Devon’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth “Ken” Gorin and Hazel I. Ayres –

41 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Really can’t see him as being this “super exotic” type. His pale complexion, nose, lips, and height totally match his documented ancestry. He is just a bit “darker” than the rest of his family, this can happen, gene exchanging is messy, and the shape of his eyes are not surprising at all, since he’s also scandinavian (funny enough, the most mixed indignous european population, mostly mixed with the inut and sami peoples). Bostick is yet another one of those “Johnny Depp cases”, when americans think a guy is super exotic looking while for the rest of the world he looks just plain white lol…

  2. real_list says:

    His mother’s surname might be of Jewish origin:

  3. andrew says:

    Even though it’s remote, Samuel Louis Bostick descends from the legendary Bartholomew Taliaferro.

    This is his paternal great-great-grandmother’s tree:

  4. lelo4 says:

    He looks Turkish or Askhenazi Jew.

  5. bleachsoda says:

    bet you his norwegian side was those sami inuits either way he can pass as half native

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