Kenny Wormald

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Wormald in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Kenneth Edgar Wormald

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 27, 1984

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Lithuanian

Kenny Wormald is an American actor, dancer, and reality TV star. He played the lead in the remake Footloose (2011).

Kenny’s patrilineal line can be traced to James Wormald, who was born, c. 1791, in Yorkshire, England.

Kenny’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth Edgar Wormald (the son of Edgar Wormald and Frances Evelyn LeGay). Kenny’s grandfather Kenneth was born in Massachusetts. Kenny’s great-grandfather Edgar was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, the son of Benjamin Wormald and Florence Stell/Steele. Frances was born in Massachusetts. Frances’s father, Percy Henry LeGay, was born in Mount Pleasant, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Henry Alexander LeGay and Rebecca S. Wilkie/Whilcky/Whickley. Percy was of at least part German ancestry; it is not clear if he had French ancestry from the surname LeGay. Kenny’s great-grandmother Frances’s mother, Delia Edith Parker, was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Matthew/Mathew Parker and Mary A. Coughlin, who were Irish, with Matthew being from Waterford.

Kenny’s paternal grandmother was Brenda M. DeGazio (the daughter of Alphonse Joseph Degazio and Mildred C./K. Hollman). Brenda was born in Massachusetts. Alphonse was born in Massachusetts, to an Italian-born father and to a Massachusetts-born mother, Donata Mary/Maria J. Degrandzia. Mildred was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Olaf Hollman, who was Swedish, and of Matilda, who was born in Finland, to a Finnish father and a Swedish mother. Matilda spoke Swedish in Finland.

Kenny’s maternal grandfather is named Michael Cobb.

Kenny’s maternal grandmother is Corinne Ann Drinan (the daughter of Robert G. Drinan and Constance Elizabeth Lapenus/Lapanus). Robert’s father, Robert B. Drinan, was born in Rhode Island, of Irish descent, the son of John T. Drinan and Mary Ann Gleason. Kenny’s great-grandfather Robert’s mother, Nellie V. Cosgrove, was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of John Cosgrove and Mary Bowdren, who were Irish.

Kenny’s great-grandmother Constance Lapenus/Lapanus was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Jacob A. Lapenus/Lapanus and Sophie A. Webber, who were Lithuanian immigrants.

Sources: Obituary of Kenny’s paternal grandfather, Kenneth Edgar Wormald –

Kenny’s paternal great-grandfather, Edgar Wormald, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Kenny’s paternal great-grandmother, Frances Evelyn LeGay, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage records of Kenny’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Percy Henry LeGay and Delia Edith Parker –

Obituary of Kenny’s paternal grandmother, Brenda M. (DeGazio) Wormald –

Kenny’s paternal great-grandmother, Mildred C./K. Hollman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kenny’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert G. Drinan, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kenny’s maternal great-grandmother, Constance Elizabeth Lapenus/Lapanus (“Kastansi Lapinis”), on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Constance Elizabeth Lapenus/Lapanus (“Constance Lapunas”) on the 1930 U.S. Census –

20 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Kenny’s maternal grandfather is named Michael Cobb.

  2. madman says:

    What makes you think Percy LeGay had German ancestry? I would guess he was of French-Canadian and British Isles descent.

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