Birth Name: Mark Richard Hamill
Place of Birth: Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: September 25, 1951
Ethnicity: Swedish (maternal grandfather), English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Mark Hamill is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is the son of Virginia Suzanne (Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill.
Mark’s father had English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Mark’s mother had Swedish and English ancestry.
Mark’s paternal grandfather was William Thomas Hamill (the son of Hockley Thomas Hamill and Katherine Bernadette Haggert). Hockley was the son of William Arthur Hamill and Priscilla Leedom McKee. Katherine was the daughter of James H. Haggert and Catherine G. McNulty.
Mark’s paternal grandmother was Helyn Harriette Mumford (the daughter of Frederick Albert Mumford and Elizabeth Keating). Frederick was the son of Frederick Augustus Mumford and Mary Harvey. Elizabeth was born in Castlecomer, County Kilkenney, Ireland.
Mark’s maternal grandfather was Luther Nathaniel Johnson (the son of Swan Johnson and Hannah/Hanna Josephine Peterson). Swan was born in Sweden, the son of John Månsson and Pernilla Sonesdotter. Hannah was born in Iowa, to Swedish parents, John P. Peterson and Hanna Bengtsdotter.
Mark’s maternal grandmother was Alice Catherine Rhodes (the daughter of Edward Alonzo Rhodes and Effie Alexander Hull). Edward was born in Michigan, to parents from New York. Effie was born in Michigan, to parents from Canada. Effie’s parents were likely Oscar Hull and Ester A.
Sources: Genealogy of Mark Hamill (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Mark’s mother, Virginia Suzanne Johnson (“Virginia S. Johnson”), on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mark’s maternal grandfather, Luther Nathaniel Johnson, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mark’s maternal grandmother, Alice Catherine Rhodes, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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