Ed O’Neill

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O’Neill in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Edward Leonard O’Neill

Place of Birth: Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 12, 1946

Ethnicity: Irish

Ed O’Neill is an American actor. He is the star of the television series Married… with Children and Modern Family. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers after playing college football.

Ed is the son of Ruth Ann (Quinlan) and Edward Phillip O’Neill, who worked at a steel mill, and was also a landscaper. His parents were of Irish Catholic background. Ed is married to actress Catherine Rusoff, with whom he has two children.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2024) stated that Ed’s genetic ancestry is:

*100% Irish

Ed’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Francis O’Neill. Joseph was born in Ohio.

Ed’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Naughton (the daughter of Cormick Naughton and Mary Welsh). Margaret was born in Ohio. Cormick was Irish. Mary was the daughter of Mary C.

Ed’s maternal grandfather was Leonard Ignatius Quinlan (the son of William J. Quinlan and Mary Ellen Keating/Kaden). Leonard was born in Ohio. William was born in Ohio, the son of Irish parents, Timothy Quinlan, from Tipperary, and Ellen Tyrrell, whose family likely was from County Offaly.

Ed’s maternal grandmother was named Ethel M. Conroy. Ethel was born in Pennsylvania.

Source: Genealogy of Ed O’Neill – https://www.geni.com

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