Dane DeHaan

by follers on October 19, 2012

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Birth Name: Dane William DeHaan

Place of Birth: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 6, 1986

Ethnicity: Dutch, German, Italian/Sicilian, English, with distant Welsh and Northern Irish

Dane DeHaan is an American actor and model. He is married to actress Anna Wood, with whom he has a daughter.

Dane’s ancestry is Dutch, German, Italian/Sicilian, English, and a small amount of Welsh and Northern Irish. His surname, de Haan or DeHaan, means “the rooster” in Dutch.

Dane’s paternal grandfather was William Robert DeHaan (the son of William DeHaan and Ethel Margaret Ande). Dane’s great-grandfather William was born in New Jersey, to Dutch parents, Frank DeHaan and Margaret. Ethel was born in New Jersey, the daughter of William Ande, who was of German descent, and of Nellie/Lillie Vanderbeck, who was of Dutch origin.

Dane’s paternal grandmother was Beth Ellen Sine (the daughter of Edwin Randolph Sine and Katherine M. Kosegarten). Edwin’s father, Charles Rush Sine, was a minister in Tonawanda, New York. Edwin’s mother was Ella H. Grieser. Edwin had mostly German, as well as Welsh and Northern Irish, ancestry. Katherine’s father, Otto Frederick Kosegarten, was the son of German immigrants, Frederick J. Kosegarten, from Neukalen, Mecklenburg, and Caroline Salchow. Katherine’s mother, Augusta E. “Gussie” Halstead, was born in Pennsylvania, to Charles Halstead and Augusta Bell. The surnames Halstead and Bell are English.

Dane’s maternal grandmother was born Laura M. Boscia (the daughter of Frank Paul Boscia and Anna Mae Fahr). Frank was an Italian immigrant, born in Messina, Italy, to Nicholas Boscia and Concetta Olla. This makes Dane DeHaan of at least 1/8th Italian descent. Dane’s great-grandmother Anna had German ancestry, and was the daughter of Jacob Fahr and Bertha S. Deemer.

Sources: Dane’s paternal great-grandfather, William DeHaan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Dane’s paternal grandfather, William Robert DeHaan (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.chaseyourtale.com

Genealogy of Dane’s paternal great-grandfather, Edwin Randolph Sine (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.thevillagerose.com

Dane’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine M. Kosegarten, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Some of the Kosegarten genealogy – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Some of Dane’s Welsh ancestry, from Dane’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Pugh – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Dane’s maternal grandmother, Laura M. (Boscia) Cicale – http://obits.lehighvalleylive.com

Obituary of Dane’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Mae (Fahr) Boscia – http://articles.mcall.com

Dane DeHaan 2

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew October 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Frederick J. Kosegarten was born in Neukalen, Mecklenburg, Germany.

madman February 20, 2017 at 9:59 am

Did/does his maternal grandfather have the surname “Cicale”? Since that is the surname of his maternal grandmother on her obituary. If it is, then it should be mentioned in the text.

andrew February 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

Cicale is an Italian surname

follers February 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm

I think “Cicale” is the surname of DeHaan’s step-grandfather. DeHaan’s mother used the surname “Boscia” both before and after her marriage to DeHaan’s father. Her siblings use “Cicale”.

madman February 19, 2017 at 9:08 am

William R. DeHaan —> William Robert DeHaan

Dane’s great-grandmother Ethel’s full name was Ethel Margaret Ande, and she was the daughter of William Ande, who was of German descent, and Nellie/Lillie Vanderbeck.

Genealogy of paternal grandfather – http://www.chaseyourtale.com/fbAandejhn.html

savanna December 2, 2015 at 6:51 am

His Italian ancestor is from Messina, so he’s Sicilian?

Petrarca February 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Looks like Leo Di, another German/Italian mix.

Capricious April 7, 2015 at 3:10 am

Except he looks more Dutch/German.

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 4:51 am

He also looks like a young David Bowie.

neiltennant February 21, 2017 at 10:29 am

THE same thing i have mentioned years ago

ME June 9, 2014 at 8:31 pm

He looks a young version of Leonardo DiCaprio

M June 9, 2015 at 6:45 am

A busted version.

nathtisdale June 6, 2014 at 11:12 am

my little brother thinks I look like hime and I’m just English

andrew May 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

1/8 sicilian

ethnic April 7, 2014 at 6:35 am

Double your pleasure!

follers April 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Thank you!

Would you mind if I moved the older picture after the text (i.e. “image via kathclick/Bigstock.com”), so his ethnicity would show up earlier?

ethnic April 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm
follers April 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Thank you.

neiltennant November 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm

he looks like david bowie mini

cecile September 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

he looks like he’s dutch with a bit of british. I am dutch and he could pass for a dutch person that is a bit mixed with british ppl. I don’t really see the german ore italian ethnicity in him

follers September 30, 2013 at 2:49 am

He’s 1/8th Dutch.

andrew September 6, 2013 at 6:01 am

that nose

follers September 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

David Bowie is too ugly to look like Dane.

andrew September 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Dane should be proud to look like a legend as Bowie

follers September 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Dane is much handsomer.

andrew September 6, 2013 at 6:00 am
ethnic April 14, 2013 at 5:50 am
ethnic April 16, 2013 at 4:18 am
ethnic April 17, 2013 at 8:38 am

no worries mate!

andrew April 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

what a performance in “The Place Beyond the Pines”

ethnic April 13, 2013 at 2:54 am

He looks good here lol. Ok I’ll have a look. No promises though:)

beyfox February 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

he looks Scottish

andrew April 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

I disagree but I think this kind of comments is useless..there’s one Scottish look and this guy apparently doesnt have Scottish heritage

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