Tim Tebow

Tebow in 2010, left eyed photography/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Timothy Richard Tebow

Place of Birth: Makati, Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 14, 1987

Ethnicity: English, German, some Irish and Scottish, distant Belgian [Walloon]

Tim Tebow is an American professional football and baseball player, and sports broadcaster. He has played for the Denver Broncos, the New York Jets, the New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). In baseball, he has played for the Scottsdale Scorpions, the Columbia Fireflies, the St. Lucie Mets, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, and the Syracuse Mets.

He was born in Manila, Philippines, to American parents, Pamela Elaine (Pemberton) and Robert Ramsey Tebow II, who were serving as Baptist missionaries there at the time. A doctor expected Tim to be stillborn and recommended an abortion, but his parents proceeded with his birth. He has English, German, some Irish and Scottish, and distant Belgian [Walloon], ancestry. Tim was raised mostly in Jacksonville, Florida. He is married to South African beauty queen and model Demi-Leigh Tebow.

Tim is a devout Christian.

His patrilineal line originates with Belgian immigrants.

Tim’s paternal grandfather was Robert Ramsey Tebow (the son of Lee Robert Tebow and Alta Fern Ramsey). Tim’s grandfather Robert was born in Ohio. Lee was the son of James Ora/Oury Tebow and Cora Ann McKinney. Alta was the daughter of James Newton Ramsey and Ida Alice Neville.

Tim’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Neal Atzel (the daughter of Robert Joseph Atzel and Marie Alice Nichols). Patricia was born in Ohio. Robert was the son of John F. Atzel, who was born in Maryland, to German parents, from Hesse-Kassel and Bavaria, respectively; and of Theresa Knipschild, who was born in Ohio, also to German parents, from Prussia and Wuertemberg.

Tim’s maternal grandfather was Col. Frank Solon Pemberton (the son of Redden Herbert Pemberton and Marian/Miriam Maidie/Maddie Taylor). Col. Frank was born in Florida. Redden was the son of Solon Licurgus Pemberton and Emma C. Blanton. Marian was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Taylor and Lucy Jane Thompson.

Tim’s maternal grandmother was Rachel Wynona “Rae” Rawlings (the daughter of Henry Nathan Rawlings and Orabel Cheek). Rachel was born in Oklahoma. Henry was the son of James Rawlings and Lana. Orabel was the daughter of George W. Cheek and Mary J. Dizmang/Gezmany.

Sources: Genealogies of Tim Tebow – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com


Curious about ethnicity

12 Responses

  1. cwm85 says:

    For some reason thought be was polish.

  2. GLXY says:

    According to a genealogist he is Belgian, so what’s the truth ?


  3. Petrarca says:

    He looks soooooooooooo Jewish but I know that he is not a Jew at all.

  4. sadie says:

    This is truly a fine young man who loves his family and God. It is so nice to see someone of his stature being so respectful and yet he is a little naive which is sweet. I hear he is seeing Taylor Swift and she is in the same category. I hope they take it slow.

  5. Juliet Ging says:

    So flattered to have a Born Again Christians who’s shining and is still willing to be used in God’s glory.. Thank God for what He have done in their lives. Keep it up Tim Tebow. And just so proud, Philippines had a part in your life.. I am Filipino and I’m proud of you.

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