Emily VanCamp

VanCamp in 2011, photo by kathclick/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Emily Irene VanCamp

Place of Birth: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: May 12, 1986

Ethnicity: Dutch or Belgian [Flemish], possibly other

Emily VanCamp is a Canadian actress. She is known for starring on the television series Revenge and as Sharon Carter in the Marvel saga. She is fluent in French. Her surname can be either Dutch or Belgian [Flemish]. Not much is publicly known about her ancestry.

Emily is married to British actor Josh Bowman, with whom she has a daughter.


Curious about ethnicity

10 Responses

  1. andrewcoe says:

    By accident, I came across a Peter VanCamp who emigrated from New York to Durham County (Port Perry, Emily’s birthplace, is is Durham Co.), Ontario, Canada sometime in the early 19th century. I think this might be one of her ancestors. Trying to connect the dots now.

    At any rate, Peter’s ancestor was Jan Van Campen, born 1612 in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands. Regarding the debate above about the Van Camp name – she’s Dutch.

    • andrewcoe says:

      Finally, made the connection. She is the 5th great granddaughter of Peter VanCamp. She is my 11th cousin. She is Dutch, Irish, English, Scottish I think.

  2. vitordesouza says:

    she must have other ancestry, perhaps English and Irish

  3. Ajaxfan says:

    VanCamp can both be Flemish(Belgian) and Dutch surnames, but she most likely is Dutch also this website mentions her as ”Canadian people of Dutch descent”

  4. Simon Clinch says:

    CORRECTION: The surname looks Flemish rather than Dutch. Flemish surnames often have a C or CK in them where a similar Dutch surname has a K. But van Camp implies “from a place called Camp” and google maps confirms that Camp is in Belgium, not the Netherlands

  5. ipop says:

    Fabulous looking girl

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