Christopher O’Neill

Birth Name: Christopher Paul O’Neill

Place of Birth: Paddington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 27 June, 1974

*50% Austrian
*25% Italian/Sicilian
*18.75% Irish
*6.25% Scottish

Christopher O’Neill is an English-American financier. He is the husband of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.

He is the son of Eva Maria (Walter) and Paul Cesario O’Neill. His father was American, and came to London in the 1960s to set up the head office of Oppenheimer & Co. His mother was Austrian. Christopher was raised in London, St. Gallen, Austria, and Germany, and has U.S. and U.K. citizenship. He has three children with Princess Madeleine. He did not take any titles upon marriage, or become a Swedish citizen.

Christopher’s paternal grandfather was Paul Holian O’Neill (the son of Joseph O’Neill and Anna “Annie” Holian). Paul was born in Massachusetts. Joseph was a Scottish emigrant, born in Glasgow, to an Irish father, from Armagh, Patrick O’Neill, and a Scottish mother, Janet Taylor, from Galston, East Ayrshire. Anna was an Irish immigrant, the daughter of Jeremiah Holian and Catherine.

Christopher’s paternal grandmother was Josephine Cesario (the daughter of Antonio Cesario and Caterina Capeci). Josephine was born in New York, to Sicilian Italians parents.

Christopher’s maternal grandfather was named Otto Walter. Otto was born in Salzburg, Austria.

Christopher’s maternal grandmother was named Maria Michl (the daughter of Karl Michl).


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4 Responses

  1. Alice says:

    Yes I find that very irritating as well. Northern Irish just means a person born in Northern Ireland. When a person is Scots-Irish they should be listed as Scottish if they have known Scottish ancestry or Irish or English etc.

  2. madman says:

    Chris’ Italian grandmother was Sicilian

  3. M-oneill-14 says:

    More confusion here, how come a person of Northern Ireland Protestant ancestry is described as “Northern Irish” whereas someone with Northern Ireland Catholic ancestry is described as “Irish”, do you not realise that the Catholics are aboriginal to Northern Ireland? The Scotch-Irish Protestants weren’t

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