Birth Name: Zachary Edward Snyder
Place of Birth: Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 1, 1966
Ethnicity: German, English
Zack Snyder is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He has directed the Dawn of the Dead remake (2004), 300, Man of Steel, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, among others.
Zack is the son of Marsha Manley (Reeves), a painter and photography teacher, and Charles Edward Snyder, an executive recruiter. He was raised in Christian Science.
Zack is married to producer Deborah Johnson. He has had four children with his former wife Denise Weber; two children with his former partner, line producer Kirsten Elin; and two children with Deborah.
Zack’s paternal grandfather was named Henry L. Snyder (who likely was the son of Charles Snyder and Emma Hibler). Henry was born in New Jersey.
Zack’s paternal grandmother was Harriett Weidner (the daughter of David Crawford Weidner and Meta A. Roes). Harriett was born in New York. David was the son of Charles Hermon Weidner and Harriet Melinda Holyoke. Meta was born in Germany, the daughter of John Roes and Adelheide Schrieff.
Zack’s maternal grandfather was Edgar Earl Reeves (the son of Edgar/Edward Roger/E. Reeves and Catherine Derby). Zack’s grandfather Edgar was born in Tupper Lake, New York. Zack’s great-grandfather Edgar was the son of Joseph Reeves and Adeline “Addie” Hickok. Catherine was the daughter of George Monroe Derby and Amelia S. Sheffield.
Zack’s maternal grandmother was Helen Danforth Manley (the daughter of John R. Batchelder Manley and Jennie Minerva Danforth). Helen was born in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. She was a Mayflower descendant. John was the son of John Batchelder Manley and Ellen Biscoe Lord. Jennie was the daughter of Oliver Harwood Danforth and Sarah Hills.
Sources: Genealogies of Zack Snyder (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Zack’s maternal grandparents, Edgar Earl Reeves and Helen Danforth Manley – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Zack’s maternal grandmother, Helen Danforth Manley – http://www.ancestry.com
Birth record of Zack’s maternal grandmother, Helen Danforth Manley – https://www.familysearch.org
Father of 8? wow.
Problably more distant scottish, irish, and welsh too. Also would not be surprised if he has remote french ancestry. The classic white american background is mostly English, Irish, and German, with more distant Scottish, Welsh, and remote French. Robin Williams was an example of that, and he was from this area of the U.S that Zack is from.
Henry L. Snyder’s parents were most likely Charles Snyder and Emma Hibler.
Zack’s paternal grandmother was named Harriett Weidner (the daughter of David Crawford Weidner and Meta A. Roes). Harriett was born in New York. David was the son of Charles Hermon Weidner and Harriet Melinda Holyoke. Meta was born in Germany, to John Roes and Adelheide Schrieff.
He is also a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Richard Warren.
Richard Warren > Abigail Warren > Lydia Snow > Deborah Skiffe > Kezia Pressbury > Skeefe Freeman > Salome Freeman > Edmund Manley > John Batchelder Manley > John Batchelder Manley > Helen Danforth Manley > Marsha Manley Reeves > Zack Snyder