Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: April 4, 1987
*French-Canadian, English, Irish (father)
Sarah Gadon is a Canadian actress. Her father is of French-Canadian, English, and Irish descent. Her mother is of Italian descent.
Sarah has said:
My mom has such a great background in film. When I was growing up, she would always tell me I had to watch movies with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. My Italian grandparents would say I had to watch The Bicycle Thief. The Italian roots in my family are definitely part of the reason why I love Italian film. My British grandparents are film buffs too. They’d say I had to watch Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
Sarah’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Edward Gaudon (b. 1816) and Marrianne Madore (b. 1828).
Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Harold Francis Gadon (the son of John Edward Gaudon/Gadon and Anne/Annie Marcella Garnier). Harold was Canadian, and had French-Canadian ancestry; he was born in Corner Brook, on the island of Newfoundland. John was the son of Edward Gaudon and Elizabeth Aucoin. Anne was the daughter of Francois Garnier and Elizabeth LeBlanc.
Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Moira/Mary Katherine Dowsen (the daughter of George Thomas Dowsen and Abigail Mary Healy). Moira had English and Irish ancestry, and was born on the island of Alderney, which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. George was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of George Thomas Dowsen and Mary Jane Roach. Abigail was the daughter of James Healy and Ellen Leary.
Sarah’s maternal grandfather was named Antonio Morante. Antonio was born in Ofena, Abruzzo, Italy.
Sarah’s maternal grandmother was named Antonia Salviati. A picture of Antonia can be seen here.
Sources: Genealogies of Sarah’s father’s family – http://rhowell.webspawner.com
Obituary of Sarah’s paternal grandmother, Moira/Mary Katherine (Dowsen) Gadon – http://www.legacy.com