Sam Rockwell

by follers on May 20, 2015

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Birth Name: Sam Rockwell

Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 5, 1968

Ethnicity: Irish, English, German, distant Dutch

Sam Rockwell is an American actor. He is the son of actors Penny Hess (Penelope Ann Hess) and Pete Rockwell.

Sam’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Rockwell, who was born, c. 1591, in Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England, and to his wife, Susanna Capen. They arrived in New England in 1630.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was John Hobart Rockwell, Jr. (the son of John Hobart Rockwell and Mary Margaret Higgins). Sam’s great-grandfather John was the son of Henry Hobart Rockwell and Lavina Mitchell. Mary Margaret had Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of John M. Higgins and Mary Simon.

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis V. Butler (the daughter of James Joseph Butler and Irene M. Noonan). James was born in California, to Irish parents. Irene was also of Irish descent.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Chester Edward Hess (the son of John A. Hess and Katie Honald). Chester was born in Virginia.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore (the daughter of William B./D. Moore and Ruth Minnie Johnson). Elizabeth was born in California, the daughter of parents from Ohio. William was the son of Thomas B. Moore and Rebecca Bauchey. Ruth was the daughter of Whittaker/Whitacre Johnson and Caroline Rosina Hachtel, whose parents were from Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Sam Rockwell (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Sam’s paternal grandfather, John Hobart Rockwell, Jr., on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sam’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Lemuel Rockwell (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Sam’s paternal grandmother, Phyllis V. Butler, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal grandparents, Chester Edward Hess and Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore – https://www.familysearch.org

Sam’s maternal grandparents, Chester Edward Hess and Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Sam’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” Moore, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Sam’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Jane/Jean “Betty” (Moore) Hess Davis – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Sam’s maternal great-grandparents, William B./D. Moore and Ruth Minnie Johnson – https://www.familysearch.org

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andrew December 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

genealogy of Sam’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Lemuel Rockwell (focusing on his farher’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Rockwell-Family-Tree-2017

Sam’s patrilineal line can be traced back to William Rockwell, born c. 1591, in Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England, and to his wife, Susanna Capen. They arrived in New England in 1630.

andrew May 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

I wanted to add him at some point

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