Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA, 2017 – Photo Credit: Julian Blythe/HNW / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping

Place of Birth: Nicosia, Cyprus

Date of Birth: 28 February, 1979

Ethnicity: Irish/Northern Irish, Polish, English, one eighth European Royal, German

Michael Bisping is a British professional mixed martial artist, sports analyst, and commentator. He is nicknamed “The Count.”

Michael was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, on a British military base, and was raised in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England. He is the son of Kathleen (Armitage) and Jan Konrad Bisping. His father, who was born in London, England, has Polish, English, one eighth European Royal, and German, ancestry. His mother is from Northern Ireland.

Michael is married to Australian, Rebecca, with whom he has three children, including Callum, who is a wrestler.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Andrzej/Andrew Józef Bobola Bisping von Gallen (the son of Jan Nepomucen Kamil Bisping and Countess Maria/Marie Józefa/Zamoyska Zamoyska). Michael’s grandfather Andrzej was born in Masaliany, Byerastavitsa Rayon, Hrodna Voblasts, now Belarus, and was a Polish noble and a military leader of the “Bishop’s Pings;” hence the surname Bisping and the nickname “The Count.” Michael’s great-grandfather Jan was the son of Józef Bisping and Helena Hołyńska. Michael’s great-grandmother Maria was born in Warsaw, the daughter of Count Andrzej Przemysław Konstanty Zamoyski, książę, of the Zamoyski Polish noble family; and of Princess Maria Carolina Giuseppina Ferdinanda, of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, who was born in Naples, Campania, Italy. She was of European Royal ancestry.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Greenwood.

Sources: Genealogies of Michael Bisping (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.sejm-wielki.pl

Genealogy of Michael’s paternal great-grandmother, Maria Józefa (Zamoyska) Bisping (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    her paternal great-great-grandmother was of Royal stock (Habsburg and Bourbon)


  2. The Genealogist says:

    Mother is from Northern Ireland

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