Daryl Hannah

"The Hot Flashes" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Hannah in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Daryl Christine Hannah

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 3, 1960

Ethnicity: Scottish, German, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, English

Daryl Hannah is an American actress and environmental activist. Her roles include the films The Fury (1978), Reckless (1984), Splash, and Kill Bill.

She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah. Her stepfather was music journalist and music promoter Jerrold Wexler. Daryl is married to Canadian-born singer and songwriter Neil Young. Her sister is actress Page Hannah. Page is married to music producer Lou Adler.

Daryl’s paternal grandfather was James Andrew Hannah (the son of James Thompson Hannah and Mary Elizabeth Flahive). Daryl’s grandfather James was born in Illinois. Daryl’s great-grandfather James was Scottish, from a family from Wigtownshire, the son of John Hannah and Agnes McDowall. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas J. Flahive, who was Irish, and of Mary Ann McHugh, who was of Irish descent.

Daryl’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Marie Olsen (the daughter of Christian N. Olsen and Hannah M. Simonsen). Margaret was born in Illinois, to a Danish father, from Aalborg, and a Norwegian mother.

Daryl’s maternal grandfather was George Robert Metzger (the son of Daniel Jack Metzger and Mary Ann Hayes/Auer). George was born in Ohio, and was of German descent. Daniel was the son of Daniel Metzger and Mary Clay. Daryl’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was the daughter of George Simon Auer and Mary Grothaus.

Daryl’s maternal grandmother was Mary Jeanne R. Ferris (the daughter of Edward G. Ferris and Maisie/Mary Rhoney/Rhody). Daryl’s grandmother Mary Jeanne was born in Ohio. Edward was born in Ohio, to Irish parents, Patrick Ferris and Mary Ford. Maisie was the daughter of Hugh Rhoney and Ellen Harmon.

Sources: Daryl’s paternal grandparents, James Andrew Hannah and Margaret Marie Olsen, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Daryl’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Marie Olsen, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Daryl’s maternal grandmother, Mary Jeanne R. Ferris, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

7 Responses

  1. mycarf123123 says:

    Her mother’s surname, Metzger, is a well-known surname of Ashkenazi Jewish Rabbis. You should look further into that.

    see Chief Rabbi of Israel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yona_Metzger

  2. bablah says:

    >George was born in Ohio.

    >George Simon Auer and Mary Grothaus.

  3. jmueller says:

    Doesn’t she have Swedish heritage in her as well?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.