Birth Name: Martin Brian Spanjers
Place of Birth: Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 2, 1987
*25% British Isles [Scottish, English]
Martin Spanjers is an American actor. His roles include the shows Two of a Kind, The Hughleys, 8 Simple Rules, True Blood, and Good Luck Charlie, and the films Whisper of the Heart, The Comebacks, Sassy Pants, and Body at Brighton Rock.
His surname is Dutch for “Spaniard.”
Martin’s paternal grandfather was Mathijs Josephus Spanjers (the son of Franciscus Antonius Spanjers and Maria Petronella Franssen). Mathijs was born in Escharen, Noord Braband, The Netherlands.
Martin’s paternal grandmother was named Johanna Jacoba Willems Van Dijk (the daughter of Johannes Willems Van Dijk and Maria). Johanna was born in Noord Braband, The Netherlands.
Martin’s maternal grandfather was Richard Boykin Bennett (the son of Richard Heber Bennett, Jr. and Martha Chambers Boykin). Martin’s grandfather Richard was born in Georgia. Martin’s great-grandfather Richard was the son of Richard Heber Bennett and Mamie Bruce. Martha was the daughter of Samuel Francis Boykin and Anne Flewellen Alexander.
Martin’s maternal grandmother is Luanne Carol Brown (the daughter of Roy Herbert Brown and Lillian Christine Moessner). Luanne was born in Illinois. Roy was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, Gustav/Gustave Ferdinand/Fredrick Brown and Martha Bertholt/Berthold. Lillian was born in Wisconsin, also to German parents, Carl/Charles Friedrich Moessner and Anna Fobian.
Sources: Marriage record of Martin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Richard Heber Bennett and Mamie Bruce – https://www.familysearch.org