Birth Name: Tucker McNear Carlson
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 16, 1969
Ethnicity: Swedish (one quarter), English, German, Scottish, Irish, 1/16th Swiss-Italian, about 1/16th Portuguese, distant Dutch
Tucker Carlson is an American conservative television presenter, political commentator, author, and columnist. He has hosted the show Tucker Carlson Tonight since 2016. He previously hosted the debate program Tucker on MSNBC, from 2005 to 2008, and co-hosted the debate program Crossfire on CNN.
Tucker is the son of Lisa McNear (Lombardi) and Dick Carlson. His father is a former news anchor, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and director of Voice of America, who served as Director of U.S. Information Agency, from March 1, 1985 to November 10, 1986, and U.S. Ambassador to Seychelles, from October 1, 1991 to July 5, 1992. Tucker is married to Susan Andrews, with whom he has four children.
His name was changed to Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, adding Swanson for his stepmother, Patricia Caroline Swanson. Patricia was the daughter of Gilbert Carl Swanson and Roberta Empson Fulbright. Her grandfather was Carl A. Swanson, founder of Swanson frozen-food.
His maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Henry Miller (born Heinrich Alfred Kreiser), a rancher, originally from Brackenheim, Germany, who became known as the “Cattle King of California,” and was one of the largest landowners in the late 19th century U.S.
Tucker’s father was born Richard Boynton. He was adopted by W. E. Carlson and his wife.
Tucker’s biological paternal grandfather was Richard L. Boynton (the son of Frank Omar Boynton and Helen Catherine Marshall). Richard was born in Massachusetts. Frank was the son of George Fletcher Boynton and Gladys L. Ballard. Helen was the daughter of Joseph J. Marshall and Catherine A. Flynn. Jospeh’s parents, Tucker’s great-great-great-grandparents, Manuel Machado/Marshal and Marie Louise Freitas, were Portuguese emigrants, from the Azores.
Tucker’s biological paternal grandmother was Dorothy A. Anderson (the daughter of Gustaf R. Anderson and Inga/Ingeborg C. Paulsson/Paulson). Dorothy was born in Massachusetts, to Swedish parents.
Tucker’s maternal grandfather was Oliver Maurice Lombardi (the son of Maurice Ennis/C. Lombardi and Ethel Rogers Peck). Oliver was born in California. Tucker’s great-grandfather Maurice was the son of Cesar/Caesar Maurice Lombardi, who was Swiss, of Swiss-Italian descent, from Airolo, Canton of Ticino; and of Caroline Gaston Ennis. Ethel was the daughter of William Edward Peck and Lilly/Lillie Rebecca Rogers.
Tucker’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ernestine Nickel (the daughter of George Wilmarth Nickel and Ernestine McNear). Mary was born in California. George was the son of James Leroy Nickel and Ellen Sheldon “Nellie” Miller. Tucker’s great-grandmother Ernestine was the daughter of George Washington McNear and Etta Burkhalter Tucker.
Sources: Article about some of Tucker’s ancestry – https://www.politico.com
Tucker’s father writes about his own background – https://www.washingtonpost.com
Genealogy of Tucker Carlson – https://www.geni.com
Tucker’s biological paternal grandmother, Dorothy A. Anderson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary record of Tucker’s biological paternal grandmother, Dorothy A. “Dotty” (Anderson) Johns Bohnfeldt – https://www.familysearch.org
Tucker’s maternal great-grandfather, Maurice Ennis/C. Lombardi, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Tucker’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Caroline Gaston Ennis (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Tucker’s maternal great-grandmother, Ernestine McNear (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.ca