Mike Myers

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Myers in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Michael John Myers

Place of Birth: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: May 25, 1963

Ethnicity: English, small amount of Welsh

Mike Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is known for his Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers, and Shrek characters. He reportedly also has U.S. and U.K. citizenship.

His parents, Alice E. (Hind) and Eric R. Myers, were English, born in West Derby, Liverpool, and moved to Canada. He also has some Welsh ancestry. Mike was raised as an Anglican. His brother, Paul Myers, is an indie rock singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author. Mike is married to café owner Kelly Tisdale, with whom he has three children.

Mike is sometimes described as also being of Irish and Scottish descent. It is not clear exactly which of his ancestors were Irish and/or Scottish.

Mike’s paternal grandfather was John Myers (the son of Phillip Myers and Mary Atherton). John was born in West Derby, Lancashire, England.

Mike’s paternal grandmother was Amy Laugharne (the daughter of William Laugharne and Mary Eleanor Willan). Amy was born in West Derby, and was said to have been of part Welsh ancestry.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Matthew Hind/Hinde (the son of Matthew Hind/Hinde and Alice). Mike’s grandfather Matthew was born in West Derby.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Alice Boote (the daughter of John Breden Boote and Eliza Jane Wordsworth). Alice was born in West Derby. John was the son of John Boote, whose mother was Welsh, from Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey, and of Martha Jane Corns. Eliza was the daughter of John Fawcett Wordsworth and Jane Eliza Radcliffe.

Sources: Genealogy of Mike Myers – https://www.geni.com

Mike’s maternal grandfather, Matthew Hind/Hinde, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Mike’s maternal grandmother, Alice Boote, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Myers (center) and then-wife Robin Ruzan, 1994, photo credit: Alan Light


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. RadDaddy says:

    Another ——– ——– neiltennant post.

    Ashkenazi Jews have taken nearly all gentile surnames, only an idiot like YOU thinks these ancient gentile surnames are Jewish ones…

    “Myers is a(n) Dutch, English, and German origin surname. The English origin of the surname has multiple possible sources: Anglo-Saxon England, from the Old English word maire (originally maior) meaning “mayor”,[1] the Old French mire meaning “physician”, or the Old Norse myrr meaning “marsh”.[2] The German origin of the surname Myers has the meaning “steward or bailiff,” as in the magistrate of a city or town.”

    Frederic Myers
    1811–1851), Church of England clergyman and author

    John J. Myers, Roman Catholic Archbishop, Archdiocese of Newark

    Richard Myers (born 1942), American military officer; United States Air Force general

    • RadDaddy says:

      Basically EVERY post you have on here is offensive, racist, uneducated or antisemitic.

      Can Follers people ban you from this site for spamming insanity on here endlessly?

      Neiltennant, you have a lot of nerve feigning butthurt and offense, after the troll-fest of hate you have perpetrated on this site.

  2. phaedra says:

    Wasn’t he Scottish?

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