Timothy Olyphant

by follers on April 3, 2013

Timothy Olyphant

Birth Name: Timothy David Olyphant

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 20, 1968

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish, small amounts of German, Dutch, and Irish, remote French Huguenot

Timothy Olyphant is an American actor.

One of Timothy’s maternal great-grandfathers was a Russian Jewish immigrant. The rest of Timothy’s family lines have been in the United States for many generations; their roots include mostly English, as well as German, Scottish, Dutch, Irish, and remote French Huguenot, ancestry.

Timothy is a great-great-great-great-grandson of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877). Timothy is also a ten times great-grandson of Anthony Janszoon van Salee (1607-1676), who was born in Cartagena, Spain, to a Dutch father and a mother who is sometimes stated to have been of Moroccan or Moorish background. Through his Vanderbilt line, Timothy is a third cousin, once removed, of journalist Anderson Cooper, and a fourth cousin of filmmaker James Vanderbilt. Timothy’s three times paternal great-grandparents, William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam, were also the two times maternal great-grandparents of Anderson Cooper and the three times paternal great-grandparents of James Vanderbilt.

Timothy’s paternal grandfather was John Kensett Olyphant, Jr., a banker (the son of John Kensett Olyphant and Nannie Humphreys Heilman). Timothy’s great-grandfather John was the son of Robert Morrison Olyphant and Anna Vernon; Robert was a prominent businessmen, and the son of businessman David Olyphant, and Anna was a great-granddaughter of Richard Ward, who was Governor of Rhode Island. Timothy’s great-grandmother Nannie was the daughter of Horace Binney Heilman and Nannie Humphreys.

Timothy’s paternal grandmother was Adele Sloane Hammond (the daughter of John Henry Hammond and Emily Vanderbilt Sloane). Adele was the sister of prominent music producer John Hammond. Timothy’s great-grandfather John Hammond was the son of John Henry Hammond, a Civil War general, and of Sophia Vernon Wolfe. Timothy’s great-great-uncle, Ogden H. Hammond, was a U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Timothy’s great-grandmother Emily Vanderbilt Sloane was an author, philanthropist, and socialite, and was the daughter of William Douglas Sloane and Emily Thorn Vanderbilt; Timothy’s great-great-grandmother Emily was an heiress, whose father, businessman William Henry Vanderbilt, doubled the Vanderbilt family fortune.

Timothy’s maternal grandfather was David Bickford Gideon (the son of Abraham Getmon/Getman Gideon and Edith Mary Young). Abraham was a Russian Jewish immigrant, born in Toula (Tula), Russia, the son of Myron O. Getmon/Getman and Reba Rubens. Edith’s parents’ surnames were “Young” and “Bickford”.

Timothy’s maternal grandmother was Virginia Lyon (the daughter of Horace Dinsmore Lyon and Katherine/Catharine Hamilton Sickels). Horace was the son of Edward Holden Lyon and Francis Collins “Fannie” Dinsmore. Katherine was the daughter of Henry D. Sickels and Ellen/Ella Frances Botts.

Sources: Family history of Timothy Olyphant – http://www.countyhistorian.com

Marriage announcement of Timothy’s parents – http://newspaperarchive.com

Genealogy of Timothy Olyphant – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Timothy Olyphant (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Timothy’s paternal grandparents, John Kensett Olyphant, Jr. and Adele Sloane (Hammond) Olyphant) – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Timothy’s paternal grandmother, Adele Sloane Hammond – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Timothy’s maternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catharine Hamilton Sickels (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Timothy’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – http://en.wikipedia.org

Timothy’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Anthony Janszoon van Salee – http://en.wikipedia.org

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew December 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Vanderbilt family and Humphrey Bogart descend from a couple of a French Huguenots, Joris Janse Rapalje and Catharina Jeronimus Trico, who moved from Netherlands to the New World in the 1600s

andrew December 24, 2016 at 4:01 pm

genealogy of Timothy’s paternal great-grandmother, Emily Vanderbilt Sloane: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Sloane-Family-Tree-148

Timothy is also related to guitarist John P. Hammond (the son of John Hammond)

andrew November 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm
ashash January 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Timothy is 1/8th Jewish. :)

Mark January 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Olyphant is a Scottish name.

Will Johnson January 5, 2014 at 9:37 am

You lifted my research directly without giving me a credit. *I* am the one who found those citations that you post without crediting my work.

ethnic January 6, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Hi will which citation did you find? You can be included in the sources I’d you’d like.

Rudedude June 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I was certain that he had at least a little bit of Hawaiian blood.

fuzzybear44 April 5, 2013 at 4:02 am

justified is a crazy show

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