Birth Name: Sean Thomas Harmon
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: April 25, 1988
Ethnicity: Austrian (paternal grandmother), Irish, English, Scottish, German, French
The family’s original surname was Hermann.
Sean’s paternal grandfather was football player, broadcaster, and military pilot Tom Harmon (Thomas Dudley Harmon; the son of Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose Marie Quinn). Tom was born in Indiana. Louis was the son of Marie Felix Emile/Amiel Harmon, who was born in Lutzelhause, Alsace, France, of German and French descent, and Mary Elizabeth Murphy or Cashin, who was born in New York, to Irish parents. Sean’s great-grandmother Rose was the daughter of Michael Quinn and Johanna/Hanna Keon, and was of Irish ancestry.
Sean’s paternal grandmother was actress, model, fashion designer, and artist Elyse Knox (born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath; the daughter of Frederick Kornbrath and Hermine Sophie Muck). Elyse was born in Connecticut, to Austrian parents. Frederick was born in Ferlach, Austria. Hermine was born in Vienna, Austria.
Sean’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Edgar “Gene” Dawber (the son of Frederick Dawber and Merle Pettit). Eugene was born in Michigan. Frederick was born in Michigan, to Canadian parents, George Dawber and Catharine Pennington. Merle was born in Canada, the daughter of Edgar Pettit and Lillian Bryan.
Sean’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Mae/May Fisher (the daughter of James Fisher and Florence Alice Rollin). Thelma was born in Michigan. James was born in Scotland, the son of Peter Fisher and Jean McDonald. Florence was born in Ontario, Canada, to English parents, Harry Rollin and Annie Elizabeth Turton/Robinson.
Sources: Genealogy of Sean Harmon – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Sean’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Sean’s paternal great-grandparents, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose Marie Quinn, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Sean’s paternal great-grandfather, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Sean’s paternal grandmother, Elsie Lillian Kornbrath, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Sean’s maternal grandfather, Eugene Edgar “Gene” Dawber, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Sean’s maternal grandmother, Thelma Mae/May Fisher, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org