Tim Commerford

Audioslave Performs Live at the Aragon Ballroom

Birth Name: Timothy Robert Commerford

Place of Birth: Irvine, California

Date of Birth: February 26, 1968

Ethnicity: Irish, German, English and/or Scottish

Tim Commerford is an American musician. He is known as the bassist for the rock band Rage Against the Machine, whose other members were Zach de la Rocha, Tom Morello, and Brad Wilk, and for the supergroup Audioslave, whose other members were Chris Cornell, Morello, and Wilk.

Tim is the son of Robbie Ruth (Smith) and Gerard Lawrence Commerford.

Tim’s paternal grandparents were Eugene J. Commerford (the son of Timothy Carboy Commerford and Anna J.) and Charlotte Dorothy Meisenheimer (the daughter of Charles David Meisenheimer and Charlotte Dyckmann). Tim’s great-grandfather Timothy was the son of Irish parents, John Commerford and Margaret Carboy. Tim’s great-grandparents Charles and Charlotte were both the children of German parents.

Tim’s maternal grandparents were Joseph E. Smith and Willie Mae Murdaugh.

Sources: Birth record of Tim Commerford – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Tim’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Tim’s paternal great-grandfather, Timothy Carboy Commerford – https://familysearch.org

Tim’s paternal grandmother, Charlotte Dorothy Meisenheimer, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Finnish-Italian guy,

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Timothy Carboy Commerford’s parents were Irish


    All 4 Charlotte Dorothy Meisenheimer’s grandparents were German


    * Irish, German (father)
    * English and/or Scottish (father)

    Murdaugh is a Scottish surname (from “Murdoch”)

  2. andrew says:

    Son of Gerard Lawrence Commerford and Robbie Ruth Smith

    paternal grandparents: Eugene J. Commerford and Charlotte D. Meisenheimer

    maternal grandparents: Joseph E. Smith and Willie Mae Murdaugh

    Tim’s birth record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VL94-6KV

    marriage record of his parents: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8X2-ZX6

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