Name: Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Date of Birth: 15 April, 1990
Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/32 German, distant Welsh, remote Scottish
Emma Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. She is known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter world, as well as for her roles in the films The Tale of Despereaux, My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, Noah (2014), Colonia, Regression, Beauty and the Beast, The Circle (2017), and Little Women (2019), and the BBC film Ballet Shoes. She has modeled for Burberry and Lancôme, promoted sustainable brand People Tree; and created Renais, a gin brand, with her brother Alex Watson. She has been a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, launched the UN campaign HeForShe, advocating for gender equality, and helped launch Time’s Up UK.
Emma was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Chris Watson and Jacqueline Luesby, both lawyers. Her father was born in Surrey South Western, Surrey, and her mother in Boston, Lincolnshire. She lived in Paris until the age of five, before moving to England, living in London and Oxfordshire. She can speak some French.
Emma has said that her father was born in Iran, where her paternal grandparents, who were English, spent some time; though his birth is registered in Surrey South Western.
One of Emma’s paternal great-great-great-grandfathers, Charles William Rudolph Duerre, was German, from Memel, Prussia. Charles was the son of Carl Gottlieb Dürre and Amalie Carolina Schroeder.
Emma’s paternal grandfather is Philip/Phillip James Watson (the son of Harry/Harold Kenneth Watson and Gwendoline Elsie Tiller). Philip was born in Brentford, Middlesex, England. Harry was the son of Thomas Watson and Ethel Louise Riley. Gwendoline was the daughter of James Tiller and Jennet/Janet Down, whose own mother was of Welsh origin.
Emma’s paternal grandmother is Freda E. Duerre (the daughter of Frederic E. Duerre and Susannah Martha Pannell). Freda was born in Lambeth, London, England. Frederic was the son of Ernest Frederick Duerre and Ellen Emma Soul. Susannah was the daughter of Albert Isaac Pannell and Susannah Sarah Hutchings.
Emma’s maternal grandfather is Colin Luesby (the son of Horace Luesby and Edith Speck). Colin was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. Horace was the son of John Peake Luesby and Susan Ward. Edith was the daughter of Robert Speck and Fanny Smith.
Emma’s maternal grandmother is Greta M. Dickinson (the daughter of John George Dickinson and Winifred Jane Bonsor). Greta was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. John was the son of George Dickinson and Elizabeth Rebecca A. Walton. Winifred was the daughter of William Bonsor and Mary Jane Tanser.
Both of Emma’s maternal grandparents were from families that had lived in Lincolnshire for several generations.
Sources: Family tree of Emma Watson – http://emmawatsonupdates.files.wordpress.com
Genealogy of Emma Watson (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com