Birth Name: Samuel George Claflin
Place of Birth: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 27 June, 1986
Ethnicity: English, 1/16th French-Canadian, distant Scottish, Irish, and Welsh
Sam Claflin is an English actor. He is the son of Susan A. (Clarke) and Mark J. Claflin. He is married to actress Laura Haddock.
Sam is a ninth cousin, once removed, of actor Ashton Holmes, through Ashton’s maternal grandmother, and a fourth cousin, six times removed, of American suffragist Victoria Woodhull. Daniel Claflin and Sarah Edwards were the nine times great-grandparents of Sam, the eight times great-grandparents of Austin, and the three times great-grandparents of Victoria.
The “Claflin” family traces back to Robert MacClaflin, who was born, c. 1639, in Scotland, and moved to Massachusetts. The surname was eventually changed to “Claflin”.
Sam’s paternal grandfather is George K. Claflin (the son of Newton Cleveland Claflin and Lettie Mae Peloquin). Newton was the son of Ray Cleveland Claflin and Laura L. Hale. Lettie was the daughter of Peter Napoleon Peloquin, who was of French-Canadian descent, and of Hattie Isabelle Bailey.
Sam’s paternal grandmother is Yvonne J. Bush.
Sam’s maternal grandparents are Percy G. Clarke and Patricia A. Coles.
Source: Genealogy of Sam’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Nathan Collamore Claflin (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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