Birth Name: Nicholas Thompson Swisher
Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 25, 1980
Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian, German, English, Scottish, Welsh
Nick Swisher is an American professional baseball player. He was an outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB).
He is the son of Lillian and Steve Swisher (Steven Eugene Swisher), a professional baseball player and minor league manager. Nick is married to actress JoAnna García, with whom he has two children. He was partly raised by his paternal grandparents in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Nick’s paternal grandfather was Donald Eugene “Don” Swisher (the son of Pearl Gayle Swisher and Mary Mae/May Sinnett). Donald was born in McFarland, West Virginia. Mary was the daughter of Alfred Arland Sinnett and Mary A. Cunningham.
Nick’s paternal grandmother was Betty Lorraine Thompson (the daughter of Okey G. “Offa” Thompson and Augusta/Agusta May Lewis). Betty was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Okey was the son of Richard Ellsworth Thompson and Carrie Elsie Lockhart. Augusta was the daughter of Alonzo A. Lewis and Linnie Margaret Montgomery.
Nick’s maternal grandfather was named Richard Vaught.
Nick’s maternal grandmother was named Jennie Jannello (the daughter of Sam Jannello and Virginia Orlando). Jennie had roots in Sicily.
Sources: Genealogy of Nick Swisher – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies and obituaries of Nick’s paternal grandparents, Donald Eugene Swisher and Betty Lorraine (Thompson) Swisher – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Nick’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Mae/May (Sinnett) Swisher – http://findagrave.com
Genealogy of Nick’s paternal grandmother, Betty Lorraine Thompson (focusing on her father’s side) – http://2001gregory.tripod.com
Obituary of Nick’s mother – http://www.legacy.com