Matt Bomer

Bomer in 2012, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Matthew Staton Bomer

Place of Birth: Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 11, 1977

Ethnicity: English (predominantly), Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Swiss-German, German, remote French

Matt Bomer is an American actor, producer, director, and singer.

Much of Matt’s ancestry is English. His maternal great-great-grandmother, Bessie L. Hocker, was of Swiss-German descent. Matt also has more distant Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German roots, as well as remote French ancestry (in the late 1500s).

Matt is married to publicist Simon Halls, with whom he has three children.

Matt’s Bomer line leads to a man named John Bomar, who was born, c. 1660, in Devonshire, England.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was John O’Neill Bomer III (the son of John O’Neill Bomer, Jr. and Lamar Gertrude Ryals). Matt’s grandfather John was born in Tennessee. Matt’s great-grandfather John was the son of John O’Neill Bomer and Blanche Gates Anderson. Lamar was the daughter of John Bryan Ryals and Emma Lurene Mobley.

Matt’s paternal grandmother is Mary Jane Moore (the daughter of James Rawlins Moore and Hannah Neal Hunter). Mary Jane was born in Tennessee. James was the son of Joseph Burney Moore and Martha/Mattie Lee Coppedge. Hannah was the daughter of Samuel Thompson Hunter and Mary Frankie/Frances Edwards.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Victor Bruce Staton (the son of Victor Bryant Staton and Anne Elizabeth “Annie” Howard). Matt’s grandfather Victor was born in Virginia. Matt’s great-grandfather Victor was the son of Napoleon/Napolean B. Staton and Pattie/Patty B. Harton. Anne was the daughter of William James Howard and Mary Elizabeth/L. Riley.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Martha Alice Macy (the daughter of Ishmael Wilford Macy and Fanny/Fannie Elizabeth Heller). Martha was born in Indiana. Ishmael was the son of Edward Burton Macy and Bessie Lou Hocker. Fanny was the daughter of John Hebert Heller and Martha Alice Peterson.

Sources: Genealogies of Matt Bomer –

Genealogy of Matt’s paternal grandfather, John O’Neill Bomer III (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of Matt’s paternal grandfather, John O’Neill Bomer III –

Matt’s paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Moore, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Matt’s maternal great-grandparents, Victor Bryant Staton and Anne “Annie” Elizabeth Howard –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-grandmother, Fanny Elizabeth Heller –

Genealogy of Matt’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Maria Dorwin (focusing on her father’s side) –

38 Responses

  1. savanna says:

    According to IMDB, “Distant cousin of Justin Timberlake. Both share common descent from an Edward Bomer, who was born in 1690.” Not sure the exact relation there.

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