Birth Name: Sarah Jane Hyland
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 24, 1990
Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, German
Sarah Hyland is an American actress. She is known for her role on the ABC comedy Modern Family. Sarah is the daughter of actors Edward James Hyland and Melissa Canaday. Her brother is actor Ian Hyland (Ian Donovan Hyland).
Sarah’s ancestry is Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, and German.
Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Edward James Hyland, Sr. (the son of Thomas Francis Hyland, Jr. and Sarah Agnes O’Neill). Thomas was the son of Irish parents, Thomas Francis Hyland and Rosanna “Rose” Fay. Sarah’s great-grandmother Sarah O’Neill was the daughter of David/Daniel C. O’Neill and Bridget Shea/Shearer, both of Irish origin.
Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Florence S. Strachan (the daughter of John Strachan and Elizabeth Lucy Long Julian). John was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Strachan and Susan. Elizabeth was born in Lancashire, England, the daughter of Richard Vigus Julian and Sarah O’Neill, and had Irish and English ancestry.
Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Alonzo Jackson “Jack” Canaday (the son of Alonzo J. Canaday and Mary Elizabeth Darden). Alonzo was born in Missouri, to a father from Missouri and a mother from Tennessee. Sarah’s great-grandfather Alonzo was the son of Alonzo Canaday and Leona Hawkins. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Francis “Frank” Marion Darden and Alice Addie Phillips.
Sarah’s maternal grandmother was Diane Skirvin (the daughter of Clifford Donovan Skirvin and Mary Louise Stroope). Diane was born in Oklahoma, to a father from Michigan and a mother from Oklahoma. Clifford was the son of Clifford James Skirvin and Nellie Weagant Kitchel. Mary Louise was the daughter of Millard A. Stroope and Daisy Gertrude McDaniel.
Sources: Genealogy of Sarah Hyland – http://gw.geneanet.org
Sarah’s paternal grandfather, Edward James Hyland, Sr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Sarah’s paternal grandfather, Edward James Hyland, Sr. – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Marriage record of Sarah’s maternal grandparents, Alonzo Jackson “Jack” Canaday and Diane Skirvin – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Sarah’s maternal grandfather, Alonzo Jackson “Jack” Canaday – http://nl.newsbank.com
Genealogy of Sarah’s maternal great-grandfather, Clifford Donovan Skirvin – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com