Birth Name: Mark John Douglas Messier
Place of Birth: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Date of Birth: January 18, 1961
Ethnicity: French-Canadian, English, Irish
Mark Messier is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was a center for the National Hockey League.
Mark is the son of Mary-Jean and Doug Messier, an ice hockey player and coach. His brother, Paul Messier, is also an ice hockey player. Mark is married to Kim. He has three children, including Lyon Messier, who has also played professional hockey.
Mark’s paternal grandfather was Edmond Messier (the son of Avila Messier and Clara Provost). Edmond was of French-Canadian descent. Avila was the son of Amable Messier and Marie Leonice Racicot. Clara was the daughter of Pierre Provost and Adele.
Mark’s paternal grandmother was Elsie Margaret Smith (the daughter of Herbert Hewitt Smith and Margaret Dickenson). Elsie was born in Saskatchewan, to English parents.
Mark’s maternal grandfather was named Jack Dea. The surname Dea usually is of Irish origin.
Genealogy of Mark Messier (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.famillemessierfamily.org