Gretchen Mol

by stlucas on May 5, 2017

Birth Name: Gretchen E. Mol

Place of Birth: Deep River, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 8, 1972

Ethnicity: English, French, Irish, Welsh, possibly Dutch

Gretchen Mol is an American actress.

Gretchen is the daughter of Janet (Morgan) and James Curtis Mol. She has a brother, Jim.

Gretchen’s father had possibly Dutch (through the surname “Mol”), along with English and Irish, ancestry. Gretchen’s mother is likely of Welsh, French, and English descent.

Gretchen’s paternal grandfather was William “Bill” G. Mol, Sr.

Gretchen’s paternal grandmother was Lucille Winston Gray (the daughter of Joseph Curtis Gray and Minnie Gray). Joseph was the son of George Gray and Montra Meekins. Minnie was the daughter of Little Cyrus Gray and Melvina P. Midgett.

Gretchen’s maternal grandparents were Henry Morgan and Betty Chappuis.

Sources: Obituary of Gretchen’s father, James Mol –

Obituary of Gretchen’s paternal grandfather, William “Bill” G. Mol, Sr. –

Obituary of Gretchen’s paternal grandmother, Lucille Winston (Gray) Mol –

Obituary of Gretchen’s uncle (mother’s brother), Harry Morgan –

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madman May 6, 2017 at 2:25 am

How is “Mol” a Dutch surname?

Also, “Morgan” is often Welsh.

stlucas May 6, 2017 at 9:39 am

I’ll quote andrew here: “short surnames can be tricky”.
Still, from what I’ve researched, most people with the surname “Mol” in the U.S. have origins in the Netherlands.

stlucas May 6, 2017 at 9:44 am
madman May 6, 2017 at 10:03 am

Yes, looks like that’s correct.

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