Emma Watson

2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Watson at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival excelentphoto/Bigstock.com

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.

Watson in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.comBirth

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


Curious about ethnicity

99 Responses

  1. Gavinboi says:

    I recalled seeing some online sources claim that she has a French grandmother, which clearly isn’t accurate.

  2. andrew says:

    She has a 9 years old pic. Time to change it?

  3. jackson9 says:

    Emma is 1/32 Welsh. Janet Downs (Emma’s 2nd great-grandmother) was born in Britton, Ferry, Wales. Her mother Kate Williams has a long line of ancestry from Wales even though her husband’s side is from England.
    Distant Scottish: Two of Emma Watson’s 6th great-grandparents were Scottish. Hugh Harley, August 22, 1742 born in Scotland along with his wife Ann Watson 1745 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Remote French: At least two of Emma Watson’s 10th great-grandparents were French. Michaelis Couv Reur (1604-1669) was born in Nord, France along with his wife Joanne Vermeersch (1605-1663) also from Nord, France.

  4. chris91 says:

    I thought it’s pretty common knowledge that those dark Brits either have Iberian or possibly even middle eastern/indian admixture from colonial times. Either way original europeans are light skinned with light hair and eyes. Dark eyes and dark brown hair is inherently non european. Obvious give away of their mixed ancestry(and there are a lot of those). Real Brits are Anglo-Saxons, a germanic tribe.

    • andrew says:

      “Dark Brits” LOL, such a curious Internet phenomenon. Her physical appearence is absolutely common throughout the British Isles. Also “original Europeans” were definitely darker skinned than modern ones (from what we know) and if you think that “Real Brits” descend just from Anglo-Saxons, well they’re a minority. Pathetic.

    • Obey says:

      How ridiculous is your opinion! There are countless Europeans with brown hair and eyes, and still children of purely Aryan parents! For example the singer Enya has black hair and even so it would never stop being white even if it took a tan. In the original Germanic story, Snow White had black hair as ebony and was extremely pure and white! Archaeologists have already confided that the race that gave rise to the Europeans were not so white! Study and you will know!

    • Mixed Kidd says:

      “dark Brits either have Iberian or possibly even middle eastern/indian admixture from colonial times.”
      You’re joking, right? British people and Mediterranean are completely different cultures. If anything Emma’s’dark features’ most likely could come from her German side. I doubt she has Spanish or Middle Eastern ancestry

    • Konoro says:

      Where on earth did you get this bizarre and utterly wrong view of ethnicity?

    • pedromota says:

      People with brown hair and eyes are not uncommon in Northern Europe, and this is not necessarily unique to the Mediterranean. You can find it in Great Britain, Scandinavia or Germany. Geneticists estimate that 30% of the DNA of the modern English has something from the Anglo-Saxons (Germans), less than half, the other 70% came from the indigenous populations of the region, who inhabited the island for tens of thousands of years. The term “British” comes from the Latin “Britannia”, which in turn comes from the Brythonic “Pritani”, from the Proto-Indo-European “kʷer-“, “to do something”, “to form” and Proto-Celtic “tan”, “region”, “space” (compare Lusitania or Aquitaine), according to the Romans was how the ancient Britons referred to themselves. This myth about the English people comes in the context of English nationalism, after the formation of the modern English state.

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      • muricansareallmutts says:

        Hahaha — ——— are so comical isn’t a news that the average eyes and hair colors in ALL Europe from North to South from West to East is brown which is so common in all North Europe in Scandinavia too schocking to know for you that Swedish like the rest of Scandinavians have dark hair and dark eyes if you meet the tourists you see it and more surprising the blonds are dyed not natural cause if you see better you notice that their brows and hair regrowth are brown cause their natural color is this one or if is natural is dark sand blond or medium blond not platinum this super light color you can see it on their children cause their melatonine is less and growing up it increases, another devastating info is that the lightest and —- looking of Northern Euros are Dutch not Scandinavians lots of Dutch women and men are naturally platinum blonds till adulthood and they look for real like models they have such very beautiful faces and bodies instead Brits are the ——-.
        Only ——— and the ones who believe in stereotypes the uneducated who don’t know reality can say all Northern Europeans are all light haired and light eyed and all Southern Euros are all dark of skin too, in fact there are a part of Southern Euros who have light skin, light hair and light eyes like the Alpines from Northern and Central Italy they come from Alps the highest mountains of all Europe that are placed not in North Europe not in Scandinavia but in the Central-South in Austria- North Italy- South-East France- Switzerland. Another WOOOOW news!

        • andrew says:

          Lol the comical one is you here. You come from a sheepshagger island with 4 Moors on the regional flag, and your fellows are subject of countless jokes by the rest of Italians after all. The Scandos are actually far looking from your description (who cares anyway?).

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            Says the lost —— —– who magically knows everything knowing nothing hehe.
            We mocking each others from every regions nobody of us is untouched mister multiple alias&you-don’t-know-a—–.
            The Scandinavians are exactly like I described them unlike you I live in Europe and I can see them many times like the other Euros.
            You scum.

          • andrew says:

            Do you harass tourists?

            Scandinavians dont have “dark hair and dark eyes” on average.

            You are a complete clown.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            For the thousandth time you show us your infinite ignorance you never seen them brown color that is DARK not light is so commmon in Scandinavia and it’s the average not blond it’s not like in the murican movies you see that show them all platinum blond.
            You’re the ignorant you say there aren’t black haired and black eyed Germans that is false but however there are blond&blue eyed Arabs HAHAHAHAHA guess who’s the clown here for you the few educated users are always fake and trolls not the mainly who always say terribile inaccuracies like you.
            Shut up idiot.

          • andrew says:

            Wtf you are messed up a bit

    • Thenabster says:

      Looks pretty British to me

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