Birth Name: David Keith Lynch
Place of Birth: Missoula, Montana, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 20, 1946
*English, Irish, Scottish (father)
*Finnish, German (mother)
David Lynch is an American director, artist, musician, actor, and writer.
David is the son of Edwina and Donald Walton Lynch. He is married to actress Emily Stofle. He has four children, including director and screenwriter Jennifer Lynch.
David’s paternal grandfather was Austin Eugene Lynch (the son of Alexander Harris Lynch and Mary Ann Stewart). Austin was born in Washington. Alexander was born in Illinois, the son of Patrick Henry Lynch, who was Irish, from County Cavan, and of Margaret Crawford Harris. Mary Ann was born in Iowa, the daughter of John M. Stewart, who was Scottish, and of Jane Mary Bradford.
David’s paternal grandmother was Maud/Maude Mable Sullivan (the daughter of Samuel Parker Sullivan and Eliza Ann Walton). Maud was born in Idaho. Samuel was the son of Aaron Sullivan and Jane Lippincot. Eliza was the daughter of Pierson Rathburn Walton and Prudence Mahala Hodges.
David’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Edward Sundholm (the son of Victor R./Johan Sundholm and Susanna/Susan Henricsdotter Konsteri). Arthur was born in New York, to Finnish parents. Victor was born in Säkylä, Säkylä Municipality, Satakunta, the son of Stephen Sundholm and Mary/Maria Adriana Ahren/Örn. Susanna was born in Laihia Municipality, Ostrobothnia, the daughter of Henrik Konsteri and Anna Lisa Mänty.
David’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Jacoby (the daughter of John Conrad Jacoby and Hermine Henrietta Still). Lillian was born in New York, to German parents.
Sources: Genealogy of David Lynch – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of David Lynch (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
David’s maternal grandfather, Arthur Edward Sundholm, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
>Samuel was the son of Aaron Sullivan and Jane Lippincot. Eliza was the daughter of Pierson Rathburn Walton and Prudence Mahala Hodges
->David’s maternal grandfather was named Arthur Edward Sundholm (the son of Victor R. Sundholm and Elsa). Arthur was born in New York, to Finnish parents.
I don’t think this is entirely correct. Edward’s mother was Susanna/Susan Konsteri, who died in 1894. Elsa was his second wife. Victor was the son of Stephen Sundholm and Mary/Maria Adriana Ahren/Örn. Susanna was the daughter of Henrik Konsteri and Anna Lisa Mänty.
So, unless this is some rare example of a Swedization, the maternal grandfathers roots are definitely at least partially from the ethnic Swedish minority in Finland.
Possibly but not definitely. Historically, Finns in high status professions often took on Swedish or German surnames. Victor was a carpenter, so that specifically isn’t very likely.
I often try to look at language on censuses and birth places. Sometimes the censuses say something like Fin. Swedish, like with Matt Damon’s ancestor. Generally, Swedes are more plentiful in the coastal areas, regions which historically has had a large Swedish population. Victor Johan Sundholm was born in Säkylä, Satakunta. Not a historically very Swedish region but it can’t be ruled out.
thank you follers