Elon Musk

by follers on May 6, 2014

2012 Environmental Media Awards - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

Date of Birth: June 28, 1971

Ethnicity: English, French Huguenot, Afrikaner/Dutch, German, Swiss-German

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 French Huguenot, ancestry. His mother, Maye (Haldeman), a model and dietician, is Canadian-born, from Regina, Saskatchewan, and has English, and some German and Swiss-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 has six children with his former wife, Canadian author Justine Musk.

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 born in Exning, Suffolk, England, and 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 born in Beaufort West, South Africa, the daughter of Johannes Nicolaas Theron and 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).

Sources: Genealogy of Elon Musk – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Elon’s father (through his own brother, Michael Musk) – http://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Elon’s paternal great-grandmother, Lucy Frances Champion – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Elon Musk (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

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ashash March 9, 2018 at 8:55 pm

Does he speak Afrikaans?

Manila February 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

He also has Swiss-German ancestry.

andrew November 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

his documented Afrikaner ancestry actually include more French Huguenot ancestors than Dutch or German.

ashash October 31, 2017 at 6:11 pm

Andrew, do you have more in-depth on his Afrikaner side? I know he is related to Charlize Theron but what about Behati, Candice, Arnold, Roger Federer, Oscar Pistorius, F.W. de Klerk, B.J. Vorster, etc.?

neiltennant October 21, 2017 at 2:40 am

he has pseudo asian eyes

is there a chance that he has some dutch indonesian blood

ashash October 21, 2017 at 7:30 am

Afrikaners have very distant Chinese ancestry from a slave, but it wouldn’t give them “pseudo-Asian eyes.”

neiltennant October 21, 2017 at 10:10 am


ashash October 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

I mean it is unlikely that an ancestor from 500 years ago will affect your phenotype.

andrew October 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Harry Musk was born in Exning, Suffolk, England

Genealogy of Lucy Frances Champion: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Champion-Family-Tree-330

andrew October 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm
neiltennant July 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

he has pseudo asian eyes on some pictures i have seen

on tv i have seen him different times and his eyes were pseudo asian

i say extra PSEUDO ASIAN because there are some people in poland, netherlands, germany etc. who have clear blue eyes but their eyes are asian like

neiltennant December 30, 2016 at 12:23 pm

he looks 10 years younger than he is

i first saw him on BIG BANG THEORY HAHA

follers May 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

“Celebs with similar background” – the first one to appear is Charlize Theron. Interesting, since she is almost certainly a cousin of some sort to Musk (through his great-grandmother, Breghie Elizabeth Theron).

andrew October 10, 2017 at 4:45 pm

They both descend from Jacques Therond (born c. 1688), but they could share more recent ancestors on other ancestral lines.

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