Tobey Maguire

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Maguire in 2012, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Tobias Vincent Maguire

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 27, 1975

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, one eighth Austrian, one eighth Puerto Rican, one eighth Polish, 1/16th Danish, 1/16th French, distant Cornish

Tobey Maguire is an American actor and producer. He is known for playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and for having starred in the films Seabiscuit, Deconstructing Harry, Pleasantville, Wonder Boys, The Great Gatsby, and Pawn Sacrifice.

Tobey is the son of Wendy and Vincent Maguire. He has two children with his wife, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer. Jennifer’s father is entertainment executive Ronald Meyer.

Tobey’s paternal grandfather likely is Albert E. Maguire (the son of Albert E. Maguire and Charlotte Marie Hansen). Tobey’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of Charles Francis Maguire, whose parents were Irish, and of Louise Marie Lospitalier, whose parents were French. Charlotte was the daughter of Frederick “Fred” Waldemar Hansen, whose parents were Danish, and of Leonia/Leona/Lena A. Malloy, who had Irish and German ancestry.

Tobey’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Bartholomeus/Barth Kropfl and Ana/Anna Benejam González, later Ana G. Benjamin. Bartholomeus was an Austrian emigrant, who was born in Hohenthurn, Villach-Land, Carinthia, and was the son of Bartholomeus Kropfl, from Draschitz, Villach-Land, and of Luzia Kugi, who was born in Hohenthurn. Tobey’s great-grandmother Ana was born in Isabela, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Isidro Benejam Font/Pont and Francisca González Ortiz.

Tobey’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Bernard Brown (the son of Walter John Brown and Gertrude Mary Fredericks/Frydrychowski). Kenneth was born in California. Walter was the son of Isaac Brown and Lena Paterson/Peterson, who was of German origin. Gertrude was the daughter of Victor/Wictor Walter Frydrychowski/Fredericks/Fredricks, who was born in Illinois, to Polish parents; and of Bertha/Bronisława Kate Amborski/Amborska, who was born in Indiana, also to Polish parents.

Tobey’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Joan Bathurst (the daughter of Edward Bathurst and Daisy Henrietta Blight). Margaret was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and moved to the U.S. with her family c. 1933. Edward was born in Hartlepool, Durham, England. Daisy was born in Cape Town, the daughter of English parents, William Henry Blight and Annie Marie Crewdson Jones. Daisy also had small amounts of German and Cornish ancestry.

Sources: Notes on Tobey’s genealogy –

Genealogy of Tobey Maguire –

Likely Tobey’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert E. Maguire, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Likely Tobey’s paternal great-grandmother, Charlotte Marie Hansen, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Tobey’s maternal grandparents, Kenneth Bernard Brown and Margaret Joan Bathurst –

Tobey’s maternal grandfather, Kenneth Bernard Brown, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage records of Tobey’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter John Brown and Gertrude Mary Fredericks/Frydrychowski –

Tobey’s maternal great-grandfather, Walter John Brown, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Tobey’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Mary Fredericks/Frydrychowski, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Gertrude Mary Fredericks/Frydrychowski on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Death record of Tobey’s maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Mary (Fredericks/Frydrychowski) Brown –

38 Responses

  1. transemacabre says:

    I found great-grandmother Ana’s Puerto Rican birth registration. Her name at birth was Ana Benejam González, which was anglicized to Ana G. Benjamin. Her father was Isidro Benejam Font (or Pont), son of Lorenzo Benejam Dominguez and Josefa Font Medina.

    Ana’s mother was Francisca González Ortiz, also born in Isabela PR, daughter of Eduardo González Rodriguez and Dolores Ortiz.

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