Birth Name: Spencer Thomas Boldman
Place of Birth: Collin, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 28, 1992
Ethnicity: German, Irish, some English and Scottish
Spencer Boldman is an American actor. His roles include the show Lab Rats and the film Cruise (2018).
Spencer’s patrilineal line can be traced to John Boldman, who was born, c. 1739, in New York, and to his wife, Mary Bellinger Helmer.
Spencer’s paternal grandfather is Irvin Harlow Boldman (the son of Thomas Lowell Boldman and Marjorie Shellagh Young). Irvin was born in Ohio. Thomas was the son of John I. Boldman and Ruby Irene Herman. Marjorie was born in La Brusse, France, to an American father, Arthur Robert Young, and Mary Louise Kirby, who was Canadian.
Spencer’s paternal grandmother is Eleanor Theresa McDonald (the daughter of Lawrence John McDonald and Margaret Mary Hynes). Eleanor was born in Ohio. Lawrence was the son of Archibald A. McDonald, who was born in Canada, to a Scottish father and an Irish mother, and of Mary Elizabeth Walsh, who was born in Ohio, to Irish parents. Spencer’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Ohio, to Irish parents, Patrick Joseph Hynes and Mary Ellen Hayes.
Spencer’s maternal grandfather was Jacob Peter Schaefer (the son of Anthony Joseph Schaefer and Florence Marie Wetli). Jacob was born in Ohio. Anthony was born in Ohio, to German parents, Jacob Rudolph Schaefer and Caroline Marie Wehrle. Florence was also of German descent, the daughter of Frank Peter Wetli and Susan Cecelia Arendt.
Spencer’s maternal grandmother is Patricia Ann McCalla (the daughter of Eugene Derck McCalla and Catharine Elizabeth Heck). Patricia was born in Ohio. Spencer’s great-grandfather Eugene the son of John Henry McCalla and Lucinda Elizabeth Derck, and was of mostly German ancestry, with a small amount of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) roots. Spencer’s great-grandmother Catharine was of German and English origin, the daughter of Edward Heck and Alice Mae Perl.
Sources: History of the Boldman family – http://www.boldman.org
Genealogy of Spencer’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com
Spencer’s paternal grandfather, Irvin Harlow Boldman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Spencer’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Lowell Boldman – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Spencer’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor Theresa McDonald, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Spencer’s paternal great-grandfather, Lawrence John McDonald, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Spencer’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Mary Hynes, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Spencer’s maternal grandfather, Jacob Peter Schaefer – http://www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
Spencer’s maternal great-grandparents, Anthony Joseph Schaefer and Florence Marie Wetli, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Spencer’s maternal grandmother, Patricia Ann McCalla, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Spencer’s maternal great-grandmother, Catharine Elizabeth Heck, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Looks like a painted doll. Probably got Taiwan stamped on the back of his neck.
my first guess without knowing his ethnicity: German and Italian.
are you sure his documented ancestry is mainly German?
I don’t really understand the question. His German lineage is laid out in detail above. His mother is a little over 3/4 German, and his father is a bit German.
which is the origin of Boldman surname?
I asked because he has substantial British ancestry too.
Well, he’s almost half German. The rest is mostly many-generations American, which is probably split between English and Scottish.
Enormous assumption! – regularly made here.
For instance, Kirby and Hynes are Irish.
You are correct. Spencer Boldman is of about 1/4 Irish descent. His paternal grandmother was either of 7/8ths Irish or of fully Irish descent.
Think he has an Irish look – eg. Pierce Brosnan!:
He looks exotic, at least the eye area.
So stupid in Lab Rats. Lol.