Place of Birth: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: April 8, 1981
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, possibly other
Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor and model. He has starred in the films John Carter, Battleship, and Savages, and the series Friday Night Lights, among many other roles.
Taylor’s paternal grandfather was Rudolf/Rudolph Kitsch (the son of Philip Andrew Kitsch and Elizabeth/Elisabeth Caroline Phillips). Rudolf was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, to parents of ethnic German descent, from Zelenyi Yar, Ukraine. Philip was the son of Johann Philipp Kitsch and Katherina/Katharina Maria Elisabetha Schneider. Taylor’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of August Phillips and Caroline Keib.
Taylor’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Margaret Paisley (the daughter of William Paisley and Barbara McKrindle). Patricia was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, to Scottish parents. William was born in Maybole, Ayrshire. Barbara was the daughter of John Young and Jane Smith.
Taylor’s maternal grandparents were named Ken Green and Marjorie.
Sources: Genealogy of Taylor Kitsch – https://www.geni.com
Taylor’s paternal grandfather, Rudolf/Rudolph Kitsch, on the 1926 Canada Prairie Provinces Census – https://www.familysearch.org