Birth Name: Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer
Place of Birth: Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 20, 1971
*father – Bohemian Czech, Polish
*mother – English, smaller amounts of German, Scottish, and Dutch, likely remote French
Josh Lucas is an American actor. His roles include A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, and Glory Road, among many other films.
Josh is the son of Michele and Don Maurer, an ER physician. He has a son with his former wife, writer Jessica Henriquez. Josh has said that his parents gave him the middle names Easy Dent because they were living on a Native American reservation when he was born.
Josh’s paternal grandfather was Ervin Wenzel Maurer (the son of Wenzel/Wenzil Henry Maurer and Franziska/Frances/Francis Kobilka). Ervin was born in Minnesota. Josh’s great-grandfather Wenzel was Bohemian Czech. Franziska was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Czech parents, John P. Kobilka/Kobylka and Anna Hoffhansel/Hoffhansal/Hofhanzlova.
Josh’s paternal grandmother was Helen Marie Wilk (the daughter of Alexander Paul “Alex” Wilk and Catherine/Katy E. Chudy). Helen was born in Arkansas. Alexander was Polish, the son of Paul Wilk and Tekla. Catherine was born in Arkansas, the daughter of Polish parents, Michael M. Chudy and Marcella/Marcyanna Lech.
Josh’s maternal grandfather was William Alva LeFevre (the son of Philip D. LeFevre and Grace Edna Oakley). William was born in Tarrytown, New York, and had partly deep roots in the U.S., with English, some Dutch, and more distant German, Scottish, as well as likely French, ancestry. Philip was the son of Peter D. LeFevre and Margaret Elizabeth Blass. Grace was the daughter of William B. Oakley and Julia Duryea Wicks.
Josh’s maternal grandmother was Betty May/Mae Thomas (the daughter of William Reuben Thomas and Elizabeth Smith). Betty was born in New York. William was born in Canada, the son of William Thomas, whose father was Scottish, and of Mary Elizabeth Tucker, who was an English emigrant, from Devon. Josh’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael Smith, an Alsatian immigrant, and of Mary Catherine, who was born in Canada.
Josh is a second cousin, once removed, of Nobel Prize-winning physiologist Brian Kobilka. He is a third cousin of actress Sarah Steele. Josh’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John P. Kobilka/Kobylka, was a brother of Sarah’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas Wenzel Kobilka.
Sources: Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis Kobilka, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis (Kobilka) Maurer – https://www.findagrave.com