Oliver Hudson

Oliver Hudson at The WB Network's 2004 All Star Party- Red Carpe

Hudson in 2004, photo by Starfrenzy/bigstockphoto

Birth Name: Oliver Rutledge Hudson

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 7, 1976

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian (paternal grandmother), Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandmother), English, 1/16th German, remote French

Oliver Hudson is an American actor.

He is the son of musician and actor Bill Hudson and actress, director, singer, and producer Goldie Hawn. He was raised by his mother and his mother’s partner, actor Kurt Russell. His sister, Kate Hudson, is also an actor, as is his half-brother, Wyatt Russell, who is also a professional hockey player. Oliver is married to actress Erinn Bartlett, with whom he has three children.

Oliver’s paternal grandmother was of Italian/Sicilian descent, and Oliver’s maternal grandmother was from a Hungarian Jewish family. Oliver’s grandfathers both had English ancestry, with his paternal grandfather also having remote French roots (from an ancestor named Hester le Mahieu, born, c. 1585, in Leiden, Holland, Netherlands) and his maternal grandfather also having one quarter German ancestry.

Oliver’s sister, Kate, has stated that she was raised in her maternal grandmother’s Jewish religion. His family has also practiced Buddhism.

Oliver’s paternal grandfather was William Louis Hudson (the son of John L./Dixon Hudson and Blanche Viola Babcock). William was born in California. Blanche was the daughter of Samuel Alonzo Babcock and Sessie Anna Holmes.

Oliver’s paternal grandmother was Eleanor Salerno (the daughter of Giuseppe/Joseph L. Salerno and Theresa Maruco). Eleanor was born in Washington. Giuseppe was from Carlentini, Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Theresa was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.

Oliver’s maternal grandfather was Edward Rutledge Hawn (the son of Otto Delphia Hawn and Claire Estelle Johnson). Edward was born in Arkansas. Otto was the son of Aaron Madison Hawn, who was of German descent, and of Nannie Ada Hevrin. Claire was the daughter of Henry Spencer Johnson and Mary Frances Hall.

Oliver’s maternal grandmother was Laura Steinhoff (the daughter of Michael/Max B. Steinhoff and Frances “Fanny/Fannie” Weiss). Laura was born in Pennsylvania, to Hungarian Jewish parents. Frances was the daughter of Menachem Mendel Weiss and Esther Schwartz; Esther was the daughter of Ignatz Schwartz and Goldie.

Sources: Genealogy of Oliver Hudson – http://gw.geneanet.org

Oliver’s paternal grandfather, William Louis Hudson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Oliver’s paternal grandmother, Eleanor Salerno, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Oliver Hudson (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Oliver’s maternal grandmother, Laura Steinhoff, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Laura Steinhoff on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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