Troy Garity

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Birth Name: Troy O’Donovan Hayden

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 7, 1973

*father – Irish
*mother – Dutch, English, Scottish, French-Canadian, around 1/64th Italian, smalls amount of German and Belgian [Flemish], remote Norwegian and Cornish

Troy Garity is an American actor. He is the son of political activist Tom Hayden and actress Jane Fonda (Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda), a grandson of actor Henry Fonda, a nephew of actor Peter Fonda (Peter Henry Fonda), and a cousin of actress Bridget Fonda. Troy is married to actress Simone Bent.

Troy’s father was of Irish descent. Troy’s mother’s roots include Dutch, English, Scottish, French-Canadian, around 1/64th Italian, small amounts of German and Belgian [Flemish], and remote Norwegian and Cornish.

The Fonda surname is said to originate with an Italian man who moved to the Netherlands in the 1400s or 1500s. It is not clear if this has been genealogically verified. One of Troy’s last traceable patrilineal ancestors, Jacob Harmense Fonda, was born in the Netherlands, c. 1515. However, one of Troy’s maternal grandmother’s great-great-great-grandfathers, Giovanni Gualdo, was Italian, from Vicenza, Veneto, making Troy of around 1/128th Italian ancestry.

Troy’s paternal grandfather was John Francis Hayden (the son of Thomas Francis Hayden and Mary Agnes Ducey). John was born in Wisconsin. Thomas was the son of Thomas Emmet Hayden and Alice Foley.

Troy’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Isabelle Garity (the daughter of Emmet Owin Garity and Ethel Mary Olwell). Genevieve was born in Wisconsin. Emmet was the son of John Garrity and Ann Clinton.

Troy’s paternal grandfather was Henry Jaynes Fonda (the son of William Brace Fonda and Herberta Elma Jaynes). Henry was born in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska. William was the son of Ten Eyck/TenEyck Hilton Fonda and Harriet/Harriett/Harrite/Hattie/Hettie McNeil/McNeill. Herberta was born in Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin, the daughter of Henry Silas Jaynes and Elma/Eleanor L. Lanphear/Lamphear/Lampher/Lanphere.

Troy’s paternal grandmother was Frances Ford Seymour (the daughter of Eugene Ford Seymour and Sophie Mildred Bower). Frances was born in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Eugene was born in New York, New York, the son of George DeVillers Seymour and Frances Gabriella Ford. Sophie was born in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Harvey Bower and Frances Marcella C. Capel.

Sources: Genealogy of Troy Garity –

Genealogy of Troy Garity (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Troy’s mother –

Genealogies of Troy’s maternal grandparents, Henry Jaynes Fonda and Frances Ford Seymour –

Genealogy of Troy’s maternal grandfather, Henry Jaynes Fonda (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Troy’s maternal grandmother, Frances Ford Seymour, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Troy’s maternal great-grandfather, Eugene Ford Seymour, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

3 Responses

  1. Check7t says:

    Looks Italian.

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