Josh Lucas

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Birth Name: Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer

Place of Birth: Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 20, 1971

Ethnicity: Polish, Czech/Bohemian, French, other

Josh Lucas is an American actor.

Josh is the son of Michele (LeFevre) and Don Maurer, an ER physician. He has a son with his former wife, writer Jessica Henriquez.

Josh is a second cousin, once removed, of Nobel Prize-winning physiologist Brian Kobilka.

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/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 surnamed LeFevre.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was named Betty May/Mae Thomas.

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.

Sources: Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis Kobilka, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis (Kobilka) Maurer –

Josh’s paternal grandmother, Helen Marie Wilk, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Helen Marie Wilk on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituaries of Josh’s paternal grandmother, Helen Marie (Wilk) Maurer –


Curious about ethnicity

17 Responses

  1. Freerk says:

    Just refering to the surnames: Maurer and Hoffhansel are German names; Kobilka is Czech, Lech, Wilk and Chudy Polish (Wilk is also common in Germany), LeFevre French.

  2. madman says:

    Anna Hoffhansel spoke German in her home country.

    • follers says:

      I think you’re too pre-occupied with what language was listed on these records.

      • madman says:

        I disagree. It is the best thing we have to determine people’s ethnicity if the actual country listed isn’t helpful. It’s mostly useful when it comes to smaller languages, I would normally not see it as definite when it says “German” or “Russian” etc. (since many people listed those as their language, even though it wasn’t thier ethnicity; Mitch Hedberg’s Czech ancestors are an example). But in this case her surname “Hoffhansel” is clearly German as well.

        • follers says:

          “Hoffhansel” is a very rare last name. It may be a misspelling. I’m not so sure it’s clearly German.

          “Maurer” is largely a German surname, though.

          • 55Delray says:

            The name spelling in the mid 1800 was Hofhansl, they lived in the Třeboň District of South Bohemia.

  3. Alyx says:

    He looks british.

  4. Anisa says:

    On wikipedia it says his grandparents are both Polish?

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