Hugh Grant

by follers on October 24, 2012

Birth Name: Hugh John Mungo Grant

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 9 September, 1960

Ethnicity: Scottish (mostly), English, with distant Irish, Welsh, Cornish, and Dutch, remote French and Belgian (Walloon)

Hugh Grant is a British actor and producer.

Hugh is the son of Fyvola Susan (MacLean) and James Murray Grant, who served in the military. His father’s ancestry was almost entirely Scottish, and his mother was of part Scottish descent. Hugh also has English, and more distant Irish, Welsh, Cornish, and Dutch roots, as well as remote French and Belgian (Walloon) ancestry.

Hugh has four children, two with Chinese-born Tinglan Hong, and two with Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein.

Hugh’s paternal grandfather was Major James Murray Grant (the son of Ronald Charles Grant and Mina Waller Stewart). Ronald was the son of James Murray Grant and Matilda Jane Fynn, who was born in South Africa. Mina’s family was from Edinburgh, Scotland, and she was the daughter of James Stewart and Willamina Stephen.

Hugh’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Hamilton Martin (the daughter of William Martin and Isabella/Isabelle Hamilton Robertson). Jessie was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland. William was the son of James Martin and Agnes Fulton. Isabella was the daughter of Alexander Robertson and Jessie Hamilton.

Hugh’s maternal grandfather was Captain James Cassilis MacLean (the son of Rear-Admiral John Cassilis Birkmyre MacLean and Maude Hewlett). John was the son of Alexander Maclean, who was Scottish, from Bute, and of Margaret Janet Davidson Cassilis, who was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Scottish parents. Maude was born in Ireland, the daughter of English parents, Ebenezer Hewlett and Susannah Harris.

Hugh’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Isabel/Isobel Randolph (the daughter of Felton George Randolph and Emily Margaret Nepean). Felton was the son of The Rev. Cyril Randolph and Frances Selina Hervey. Emily was the daughter of Sir Evan Colville Nepean and Elizabeth Anne Jenner.

Hugh’s maternal grandmother Margaret’s sister, Barbara May Randolph, was a maternal great-grandmother of actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster. This makes Hugh and Thomas second cousins, once removed.

Sources: Genealogies of Hugh Grant –

Genealogy of Hugh Grant (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

chris91 March 26, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Well whatever he is he definetely made a disgrace of himself

andrew June 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm
visokozen May 11, 2015 at 8:52 am

Just watched about a boy then I come here and saw that picture… He aged bad.

Uniscorn August 9, 2014 at 4:12 am

He looks very French/Walloon to me.

roman2886 August 6, 2014 at 7:56 am

I have 13 ethnicities I’m a bit of a Mongrel that’s a lot of ethnicities for a British person I’m a Eurasian mutt I have a wide range of European ethnicities and Asian ethnicities Hugh Grant has 8 ethnicities which is a lot for a British person my dad had 7 ethnicities not quite 8 ethnicities at first I thought he had 6 but he had 7 he was Euromutt a wide range of European ethnicities he had a lot of European in him Hugh Grant is a Euromutt he has a wide range of European ethnicities he has a lot of European in him I have a lot of European and Asian in me.

roman2886 August 6, 2014 at 7:45 am

It’s very common in England Wales America Canada maybe even Ireland and Scotland too all four ethnicities English Irish Scottish and Welsh I have all 4 ethnicities along with Filipino English people have ancestries in Ireland and others part of the UK Western Europe Southern Europe South East Europe South West Europe Northern Europe and Eastern Europe and Central Europe English people even have Middle Eastern North African and Sub Saharan African ancestry English people are Mongrels England has been invaded so many times.

roman2886 August 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

My nephews also have a similar English Irish Scottish Welsh Austrian German Italian French Filipino Spanish Chinese Japanese Indonesian and Malaysian.

roman2886 August 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

I have a similar ethnic background English Irish Scottish Welsh Austrian German Italian Filipino Spanish Chinese Japanese Indonesian and Malaysian.

andrew October 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm
andrew October 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm

his lineage is full of Scottish surnames. Can u tell me where the Irish, Welsh, Dutch part come from?

follers October 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

The Irish – Henry Francis Fynn (born Donegal, Ireland). The Welsh – Margaret Jones (from Wales).

The Dutch – Dorothea Adriana van der Schyff.

andrew October 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm

interesting, also he could have Afrikaner ancestry through Pretorius and Villiers (originally De Villiers) common South African surnames (Dutch and French)

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