Birth Name: Justin Brooks Verlander
Place of Birth: Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 20, 1983
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, one quarter Italian, some Swedish, distant German
Justin Verlander is an American professional baseball player. He is a pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Justin is the son of Kathy and Richard Verlander. His brother, Ben Verlander, has also played professional baseball. Justin is married to model and actress Kate Upton, with whom he has a daughter.
Justin’s paternal grandfather was Richard Corey Verlander (the son of Robert Harris Verlander, Sr. and Lula Olga Corey). Robert was the son of Frederick Samuel Verlander and Laura Bell/Belle Taylor. Lula was the daughter of James R. Corey and Priscilla Elizabeth Allen.
Justin’s paternal grandmother was Margaret/Margrette Nolting Peters (the daughter of Samuel Lafayette Peters and Laura Delana Smith). Margaret was born in Virginia. Samuel was the son of Jefferson Averett/Averette Fulcher, later Peters, and of Parkey/Parkie Ellis Brown.
Justin’s maternal grandfather was Milton Brooks Ryder (the son of Milton B. Ryder, Sr. and Edna Larson).
Justin’s maternal grandmother is named Olympia Caponi (the daughter of Louis Caponi and Mildred). Olympia’s parents were Italian.
Source: Genealogy of Justin Verlander (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com