Travis Van Winkle
Birth Name: Travis Scott Van Winkle
Place of Birth: Victorville, San Bernardino, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 4, 1982
*father – Ukrainian, German, Dutch, Irish, English, Welsh
*mother – Irish, Polish
Travis Van Winkle is an American actor. His roles include the films Accepted, Transformers, Friday the 13th (2009), and Bloodwork, and television’s The Last Ship and You.
He is a Bahá’í. He was raised partly in Oscoda, Michigan, and Peachtree City, Georgia.
Travis’s paternal grandfather was Charles Harry Van Winkle (the son of Arthur Charles Van Winkle and Margaret Maliva Weeks). Arthur was the son of Henry “Harry” VanWinkle and Blanche G. Flanagan. Margaret was the daughter of an American father, Malvin Harry Weeks, and of a Welsh mother, Martha Letitia “Mae” Johnson.
Travis’s paternal grandmother is Antonia/Antonina “Nina” Stark (who likely is the daughter of Johann Stark and Tatjana Pavlovna). Antonia’s family lived in Landau, a German village in the Russian Empire, and may have been of German and Ukrainian descent.
Travis’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Reynolds Fitzgerald (the son of Edward Fitzgerald and Katherine/Catherine Bridget Mulcahy). Thomas was born in Michigan. Edward was the son of Edmund Fitzgerald, who was born in Paliskenny, Limerick, Ireland, and Anna Reynolds, whose family was also from Limerick. Katherine was the daughter of Irish parents, James Mulcahy, who was from Glanmire, County Cork, and Margaret Manning, who was from Watergrasshill, County Cork.
Travis’s maternal grandmother was Lucille Joan Zielinski (the daughter of Stephen Zielinski and Margaret Wesolek/Wesolik). Lucille was born in Michigan. Stephen was Polish, the son of Frank Zielinski and Tillie Urbanowski. Margaret was born in Michigan, to Polish parents, Frank Wesolek/Wesolik and Mary Kaczmarek.
Source: Travis’s maternal grandmother, Lucille Joan Zielinski, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org