Place of Birth: Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Date of Birth: June 28, 1971
Ethnicity: English, some Dutch (Afrikaner) and German, distant French Huguenot
Elon Musk is a South African-Canadian-American inventor, businessperson, engineer, and investor.
Elon was born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. His father, Errol Graham Musk, is South African-born, and has English, Dutch (Afrikaner), and distant French Huguenot, ancestry. His mother, Maye (Haldeman), a model and dietician, is Canadian-born, from Regina, Saskatchewan, and has English, and some German, ancestry. His first name, “Elon”, is likely after the middle name of his own maternal great-grandfather, John Elon Haldeman. Elon moved to Canada in 1989. He now lives in the U.S.
Elon is the brother of Kimbal Musk, a businessperson, and Tosca Musk, a producer and director. Elon and his ex-wife, Canadian author Justine Musk, have six children.
Elon’s paternal grandfather was Walter Henry James Musk (the son of Harry Musk and Lucy Frances Champion). Walter was born in Pretoria, South Africa. Harry was the son of Eliza. Lucy was born in Caledon, South Africa, the daughter of John Irish Champion and Jacoba Louisa Theron.
Elon’s paternal grandmother was Cora Amelia Robinson (the daughter of John Robinson and Breghie Elizabeth Theron). John was born in Liverpool, England, the son of Levi Robinson and Matilda Marsh. Breghie was the daughter of Amelia Elenora van Vuuren.
Elon’s maternal grandfather was Joshua Norman Haldeman (the son of John Elon Haldeman and Almeda Jane Norman). Joshua was born in Minnesota. John was born in Illinois, the son of John O. Haldeman and Evaline. Almeda was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Joshua Norman and Almeda M.
Elon’s maternal grandmother was Winnifred “Wyn” Josephine Fletcher (the daughter of Harold Fletcher).
Source: Genealogy of Elon Musk – https://www.geni.com
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