Birth Name: Hugh Michael Jackman
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Birth: 12 October, 1968
Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is known for his roles as Wolverine in the X-Men films, and for starring in Swordfish, The Prestige, and Australia, among many other films. Hugh was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2008. He is the first Australian-born man to have been given this title by the magazine (Chris Hemsworth, in 2014, is the second).
His parents, Grace McNeil (Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, were born in England. One of Hugh’s paternal great-grandfathers was Greek, and Hugh’s maternal grandmother was of Scottish descent. Most of or all of the rest of Hugh’s ancestry is English.
Hugh grew up in Sydney, Australia, and spent one year in England, in 1986. He is married to actress and producer Deborra-Lee Furness, with whom he has two children.
Hugh’s paternal grandfather was Percival Henry Jackman (the son of Percival John Jackman and Elsie Violet Nutley). Hugh’s grandfather Percival was born in Brentford, London. Hugh’s great-grandfather Percival was the son of James Robert Jackman and Matilda Mary Robertson.
Hugh’s paternal grandmother was Glory Margaret Bellas (the daughter of Nicholas Isidor Bellas and Dora Furniss). Glory was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire. Nicholas was Greek, and was born, c. 1861, in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire. Dora was English, the daughter of Charles Furniss, who was born in Derby, and of Margaret Ann Leslie, who was born in Bolton, Lancashire.
Hugh’s maternal grandfather was Bennett John Greenwood (the son of Matthew Bennett Greenwood and Rhoda Ann Whiterod). Bennett was born in Forehoe, Norfolk, England. Matthew was the son of Matthew Bennett Greenwood and Mary Ann Rebecca Tice. Rhoda was the daughter of Joseph Fairfax Whiterod and Elizabeth Smith.
Hugh’s maternal grandmother was Agnes Milroy (the daughter of John Milroy and Margaret Cowan McNeil). Agnes was born in West Derby, Lancashire, England. John was of Scottish descent, the son of William Milroy and Mary Anderson. Margaret was Scottish, born in Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, the daughter of Patrick McNeil and Mary Harriet Mitchell.
Sources: Genealogy of Hugh Jackman (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Hugh’s paternal grandmother, Glory Margaret Bellas – http://blog.1911census.co.uk
Genealogy of Hugh’s maternal grandfather, Bennett John Greenwood (through John’s sister, Lucy Greenwood) (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Hugh’s maternal grandfather, Bennett John Greenwood, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Hugh’s maternal grandmother, Agnes Milroy, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
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