Matt Gaetz

Birth Name: Matthew Louis Gaetz II

Place of Birth: Hollywood, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 7, 1982

Ethnicity: German, Norwegian, English, possibly other

Matt Gaetz is an American politician and lawyer. A Republican, he has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, since January 3, 2017.

Matt is the son of Victoria and Don Gaetz, a politician, who was a Member of the Florida Senate, from November 7, 2006 to November 8, 2016, and President of the Florida Senate, from November 20, 2012 to November 18, 2014. He grew up near Fort Walton Beach.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Jerome “Jerry” Gaetz (the son of Mathew Louis Gaetz and Ethel E. Andrews). Jerry Gaetz was born in North Dakota, and was mayor of Rugby, North Dakota, and an ND state legislator. Matt’s great-grandfather Mathew was of German descent, and was the son of Anton Gaetz and Helena C. Giefer, whose own parents were from Ahrdorf, Kreis Euskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Dumpelfeld, Landkreis Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, respectively.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Olive Elvina Knutson (the daughter of Osmund Knutson and Jennie Upsahl). Olive was born in North Dakota. Osmund was the son of Ingeborg Osmundsdatter.

Matt’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Quertermous.

Source: Genealogy of Matt Gaetz (focusing on his father’s side) –

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