Birth Name: Mark Charles Teixeira
Place of Birth: Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 11, 1980
*Portuguese, English (father)
Mark Teixeira is an American professional baseball player.
Mark is the son of Margaret and John Teixeira. His father has Portuguese and English ancestry. His mother was of Italian descent. Mark 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 – http://obits.nj.com