Donald Sutherland

by follers on November 28, 2015

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Birth Name: Donald McNichol Sutherland

Place of Birth: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Date of Birth: 17 July, 1935

Ethnicity: Scottish, some English, 1/16th German

Donald Sutherland is a Canadian actor.

Donald is the son of Dorothy Isobel (McNichol) and Frederick/Fred McLea Sutherland. He has five children; three, including actors Angus Sutherland and Rossif Sutherland, with his wife, actress Francine Racette; and two, including actor Kiefer Sutherland, with his former wife, actress and activist Shirley Douglas. His granddaughter is actress Sarah Sutherland.

His father’s ancestry was Scottish, English, and 1/8th German. His mother was of entirely Scottish descent.

Donald’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Winslow Sutherland (the son of John Sutherland and Mary Angeline Pentz). John was the son of Scottish parents, Peter Sutherland, from Caithness, and Isabella McLea, from Moray. Mary Angeline was the daughter of John Martin Pentz, who was of German descent, and of Catherine Chandler.

Donald’s paternal grandmother was Louisa Condon Day (the daughter of William Day and Mary Elizabeth Benham). William was the son of John Day and Elizabeth Brown or Gordon. Donald’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Charles Benham, who was English, and of Mary Elizabeth Stuart.

Donald’s maternal grandfather was William McNichol (the son of John McNichol and Isabella Hamilton). John was born in Perthshire, Scotland, the son of James McNichol and Elizabeth Kerr. Isabella was the daughter of Scottish parents, William H. Hamilton, from Argyll, and Mary Margaret McKelvie, from Ayrshire.

Donald’s maternal grandmother was Mary Chalmers Hamilton (the daughter of Peter Hamilton and Mary Chalmers). Peter was born in New Brunswick, the son of Scottish parents, Peter Hamilton and Elizabeth Hamilton, both from the Isle Of Arran. Donald’s great-grandmother Mary Chalmers was the daughter of Scottish parents, John Chalmers, from Argyll, and Mary Galbraith.

Sources: Genealogies of Donald Sutherland (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Donald’s father –

Birth record of Donald’s father –

Genealogy of Donald Sutherland (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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