Sidney Crosby

2010 NHL Awards - Arrivals

Crosby in 2010, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Sidney Patrick Crosby

Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of Birth: August 7, 1987

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German

Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney is nicknamed “Sid the Kid” and “The Next One.” He is the son of Trina (Forbes) and Troy Crosby, a goaltender, who played for the Verdun Junior Canadiens in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and was drafted by the Montréal Canadiens. Sidney spent his early years in Cole Harbour.

Sidney’s paternal grandfather was Patrick Benedict Crosby, Jr. (the son of Patrick Benedict Crosby, Sr. and Gertrude Ernestine Mayrand). Sidney’s great-grandfather Patrick was the son of James Crosby and Mary Agnes Code. Gertrude was the daughter of Antoine Camille Mayrand and Marie Aurore Clement, and was of French-Canadian descent.

Sidney’s paternal grandmother was Linda Faye Ball (the daughter of Sidney/Sydney Ball and Nancy Bradshaw Harvey). Linda was born in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sidney’s great-grandfather Sidney Ball was born in England, the son of Herbert Ball. Nancy was the daughter of Stewart Blackler Harvey and Margaret Jane “Maggie” Isnor/Eisner.

Sidney’s maternal grandfather was Harry/Henry Patrick Forbes (the son of Robert Forbes and Sadie Earle). Robert was the son of Robert Forbes and Melinda Perrault/Perrot, who was French-Canadian. Sadie was the daughter of George Earle and Elizabeth.

Sidney’s maternal grandmother was Mary Catherine/Katherine “Kate” McCarron (the daughter of Gregory McCarron and Julia Myrtle Firlotte). Gregory was the son of William Edward McCarron and Mary McKinnon. Julia was of Acadian (French-Canadian) descent, and was the daughter of Peter Andrew Furlotte and Marie Louise Page.

Sources: Genealogies of Sidney Crosby (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy and obituary of Sidney’s paternal grandmother, Linda Faye (Ball) Crosby –

Obituary of Sidney’s paternal grandmother, Linda Faye (Ball) Crosby –

10 Responses

  1. perez-richart says:


  2. ihatemostpeople says:

    He’s …. weird looking.

  3. andrew says:

    hockey fan?

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