Shayne Skov

Birth Name: Shayne Miller Skov

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 9, 1990

*father – English, Irish, Scottish, 1/32 Italian, 1/32 Peruvian
*mother – African-American

Shayne Skov is an American professional football player. A linebacker, he plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).

Shayne is the son of Terri and Peter Skov. His father is white and his mother is black.

Shayne’s paternal grandfather was John Skov (born John Shiels Crall, the son of John E. Shiels Woolrich Crall and Margery/Margary Menefee). Shayne’s grandfather John took on the surname of his own stepfather, Robert Smith Skov. The surname is Danish. Shayne’s great-grandfather John was the son of Edward Stephen Woolrich and Leonora A. Shiels. Margery was the daughter of Percy Lee Menefee and Ruth Ghirardelli. Ruth was the daughter of Domingo Ghirardelli, who was born in Lima, Peru; Domingo’s father, Domenico/Domingo Ghirardelli, was born in Rapallo, Italy, and founded the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, in San Francisco, California. Shayne’s great-great-great-grandfather Domingo’s mother, Carmen Alvarado, was Peruvian. Ruth’s mother, Shayne’s great-great-great-grandmother, was Addie Cook.

Shayne’s paternal grandmother was Susan Allen Smith (the daughter of Rogers P. Smith and Jane Williams). Rogers was the son of Arden Lee Smith and Caroline C.

Sources: Genealogy of Shayne Skov (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Shayne’s paternal grandparents, John Skov and Susan Allen Smith –

Birth record of Shayne’s maternal grandfather, John Shiels Crall –

Obituary of Shayne’s paternal grandfather, John Skov –

Genealogy of Shayne’s paternal great-grandmother, Margery/Margary Menefee (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Shayne’s paternal great-grandmother, Margery/Margary Menefee, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Shayne’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Percy Lee Menefee and Ruth Ghirardelli, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Shayne’s paternal grandmother, Susan Allen (Smith) Skov –

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Grandparent’s marriage record:

    Grandfather’s obituary:

    Only says he was great-grandson of Domingo Ghirardelli, so that means he must have Italian and Peruan ancestry (Domingo’s wife Carmen Alvarado Martin was Peruan).
    His mother’s last name was Menefee.

    Grandmother’s death record:

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