Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian peasant, an experienced traveller, a mystical faith healer, and trusted friend of the family of Nicholas II, the last Tsar of the Russian Empire.
1869 Birth and Parents
Rasputin was born a peasant in the small village of Pokrovskoye, along the Tura River in the Tobolsk Governorate (now Tyumen Oblast) in Siberia.According to official records, he was born on 21 January [O.S. 9 January] 1869 and christened the following day.
He was named for St. Gregory of Nyssa, whose feast was celebrated on 10 January. 
He was the son of Yefim Rasputin, who was born in Pokrovskoye in 1842. Yefim was a peasant farmer and church elder,
 who also worked as a government courier, ferrying people and goods between Tobolsk and Tyumen
Grigori's mother was Anna Parshukova, who was married to Yefim in 1863.
The couple had seven other children, all of whom died in infancy and early childhood;  there may have been a ninth child, Feodosiya. 
Rasputin's daughter, Maria Rasputin (born Matryona Rasputina) (1898–1977), emigrated to France after the October Revolution, and then to the United States. There, she worked as a dancer, and then a lion tamer in a circus.