Mark Teixeira

2008 MLB - Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (9-3) - July 8, 2008

Teixeira in 2008, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Mark Charles Teixeira

Place of Birth: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 11, 1980

*father – Portuguese, English
*mother – Italian

Mark Teixeira is an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, he played for the Texas Rangers, the Atlanta Braves, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is nicknamed “Tex.”

Mark is the son of Margaret and John Teixeira. He is married to Leigh Williams, with whom he has three children. Mark’s step-brother, through his father’s remarriage, is professional baseball player Brian McCann.

Mark is a devout Catholic.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Gordon Teixeira (the son of John Gordon Teixeira and Josephine Adelaide Fernandes). Stanley was born in Georgetown, Guyana.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Carol/Carole Davis Cushman (the daughter of Lester Darrel Cushman and Hazel King Davis).

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Charles J. Canterna (the son of Domenico/Domenic Canterna and Isabella Demme). Isabella was born in Aurelia, Roma, Lazio, Italy, the daughter of Pasquale Demme, from Calabria, and of Carmella Intrieri, whose family likely also was Calabrian.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Q. Quinio (the daughter of Louis D. Quinio, Sr. and Julia Gubiotti). Louis was born in Rome, Lazio, Italy, the son of Maria Caruso.


Obituary of Mark’s paternal grandfather, Stanley Gordon Teixeira –

4 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Additional information. Maternal grandfather: Charles J. Canterna, was the son of Domenico Canterna (1887-1969) and Isabella Demme (1889-1954). Isabella was born specifically in Aurelia, Roma, Lazio, Italy, the daughter of Pasquale Demme (1862-1910) and Carmella Intrieri (1873-1914). Pasquale was born in Calabria Italy. Carmella was born generally in Italy but it appears her parents were also born specifically in Calabria, Italy as well. As for the maternal grandmothers father (Louis Quinio) he was born in 1887 in Rome, Lazio, Italy and died in 1976 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Maria Caruso (1857-1931). In conclusion, Lazio and Calabria should be added to Mark Teixeira’s Italian tags.
    Sources of maternal grandfathers parents:

  2. bearboy says:

    Hi guys Mark Teixeira has Sephardic Jewish ancestry

  3. bearboy says:

    Doesn’t Mark Teixeira have ancestry from Guyana?

  4. andrew says:

    very common Portuguese surname. His mom full name is Margaret Canterna

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