Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Birth Name: Floyd Joy Sinclair
Place of Birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 24, 1977
Ethnicity: African-American, African-Jamaican
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer and boxing promoter. His father, Floyd Mayweather, Sr., was a professional boxer who was at one time a welterweight contender. His uncles, Roger Mayweather and Jeff Mayweather, were boxing world champions. He has four children, including three with his former partner Josie Harris. His father is African-American and his mother has Jamaican ancestry.
Floyd was born with his mother’s surname, but it was changed to Mayweather shortly after.
Floyd’s paternal grandfather is Theartha Mayweather (the son of George Washington Mayweather and Roxanna Alsenia “Roxie” Wren). Theartha was born in Monroe County, Mississippi. George was the son of Dawson Mayweather and Malicey. Roxanna was the daughter of James Valentine “Jim” Wren and Rena Tiuhan.
Floyd’s paternal grandmother was Bernice Ambrose (the daughter of Benjamin “Ben” Ambrose, Jr. and Emma Clark). Bernice was born in Okolona, Mississippi. Ben was the son of Benjamin “Ben” Ambrose and Molly Bell Wren.
Genealogy of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Floyd’s paternal grandfather, Theartha Mayweather, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Doesn’t his mom have jamaican ancestry?
It appears his mother has claimed/declared it:
I’d be interested in at least getting her mother and father’s names and places of birth, though, before adding it.
Bernice’s maiden surname is Ambrose.
Theartha was born in Monroe County, Mississippi.
I found Bernice’s obituary. She was the daughter of Benjamin “Ben” Ambrose, Jr. and Emma Clark, and was born in Okolona, Mississippi. Ben was the son of Benjamin “Ben” Ambrose and Molly Bell Wren.
Roxie A. -> Roxanna A. “Roxie” Wren
Same applies to his father and uncles.
Roxanna’s middle name is Alsenia.
glad I didn’t pay for that fight
His paternal grandparents are Theartha Mayweather (the son of George W. Mayweather and Roxie A. ?) and Bernice ?.
* Theartha’s 1930 US Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XM1Y-C46
George’s middle name is Washington. Same applied to his father and uncles.
James’ middle name is Valentine, not B.