Place of Birth: Garðabær, Capital Region, Iceland
Date of Birth: 6 March, 1987
Ethnicity: Icelandic, distant Danish, German, and Norwegian
Ragnar Þórhallsson is an Icelandic musician. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist, along with Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, of the Icelandic indie folk band Of Monsters and Men. He is the son of Þórhallur Andrésson and Sigríður Thorsteinsson. His father’s last name is patronymic while his mother’s last name is a family name.
Ragnar’s paternal grandfather was Andrés Reynir Kristjánsson (the son of Christian August Otto Kornerup-Hansen and Guðrún Andrésdóttir). Christian was born in Roskilde, Denmark, to Carl Vilhelm August Hansen and Inger Marie Kornerup. Guðrún was the daughter of Andrés Andrésson and Kristín Pálsdóttir.
Ragnar’s paternal grandmother was Dóra Gígja Þórhallsdóttir (the daughter of Þórhallur Þorgilsson and Bergþóra Einarsdóttir). Ragnar’s great-grandfather Þórhallur was the son of Þórgils Friðriksson and Halldóra Ingibjörg Sigmundsdóttir. Bergþóra was the daughter ofEinar Guðjón Einarsson and Bergþóra Einarsdóttir.
Ragnar’s maternal grandfather was Ragnar Thorsteinsson (the son of Geir Thorsteinsson and Sigríður Hafstein). Geir was the son of Þorsteinn Thorsteinsson and Kristjana Zoëga. Kristjana was of Danish, German, and Norwegian descent, aside from her Icelandic ancestry. Ragnar’s great-grandmother Sigríður was the daughter of Hannes Þórður Hafstein and Ragnheiður Stefánsdóttir.
Ragnar’s maternal grandmother was Elísabet Maack (the daughter of Pétur Andreas Maack and Hallfríður Hallgrímsdóttir). Pétur was the son of Pétur Andreas Maack and Vigdís Einarsdóttir. Hallfríður was the daughter of Hallgrímur Benediktsson and Elísabet Jónsdóttir.
Sources: Genealogy of Ragnar Þórhallsson – http://w3aett.rhi.hi.is
Obituary of Ragnar’s paternal grandfather, Andrés Reynir Kristjánsson – http://www.mbl.is
Obituary of Ragnar’s paternal great-grandmother, Bergþóra Einarsdóttir – http://www.mbl.is
Genealogy of Ragnar’s mother – http://timarit.is
Obituary of Ragnar’s maternal grandfather, Ragnar Thorsteinsson – http://www.mbl.is
Obituary of Ragnar’s maternal great-grandfather, Geir Thorsteinsson – http://timarit.is
Obituary of Ragnar’s maternal grandmother, Elísabet (Maack) Thorsteinsson – http://www.mbl.is
Obituary of Ragnar’s maternal great-grandfather, Pétur Andreas Maack – http://timarit.is
Obituary of Ragnar’s maternal great-grandmother, Hallfríður (Hallgrímsdóttir) Maack – http://timarit.is