Hamish Linklater

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Place of Birth: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 7, 1976

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, German, Swedish, Irish, remote Belgian Flemish

Hamish Linklater is an American actor. He is the son of Kristin Linklater, an acting teacher, director, and author, and James Lincoln Cormeny.

Hamish’s father, who was American, was of German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish descent. Hamish’s mother is Scottish, and is of approximately one half Scottish, three eighths English, one eighth Swedish, and distant Belgian (Flemish), ancestry.

Hamish has a daughter with his partner, actress Lily Rabe, and a daughter with his former wife, playwright, screenwriter, and television writer Jessica Goldberg.

Hamish’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Joseph Carmany/Karmanee, who was born, c. 1738, in Sudliche Weinstrasse, Germany, to Johannes/John Carmane and Maria Catherina Krauss.

Hamish’s paternal grandfather was Alvin Elmore Cormeny (the son of Alvin Eugene Cormeny and Gladys Collins). Hamish’s great-grandfather Alvin was the son of George Henry Cormeny and Matilda A. Ramsey.

Hamish’s paternal grandmother was Meredith Daphne Storr (the daughter of Percy Thomas Storr and Ethel Lilian Peterson). Percy was born in Illniois, to an English father and a Swedish mother. Ethel’s father was Swedish.

Hamish’s maternal grandfather was Eric Linklater (Eric Robert Russell Linklater, the son of Robert Baikie Linklater and Mary Elizabeth Young). Eric was born in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, and was raised in Scotland; he was a writer who also helped found the Scottish National Party. Hamish’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of Magnus Linklater, from Harray, Orkney, and of Mary Marwick, from Birsay. Hamish’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of James Young, who was Swedish, and of Sarah Elizabeth, who was from Braunston, Northamptonshire, England.

Hamish’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie MacIntyre (the daughter of Ian MacIntyre and Ida Van der Gucht). Ida was English, and had distant Belgian (Flemish) ancestry through her surname, Van der Gucht.

Sources: Genealogy of Hamish’s paternal grandfather, Alvin Eugene Cormeny (focusing on his father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Hamish’s paternal great-grandfather, Alvin Eugene Cormeny, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Hamish’s paternal great-grandfather, Percy Thomas Storr, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Hamish’s paternal grandmother, Meredith Daphne (Storr) Cormeny – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Hamish’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://robertwhitton.eu

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2 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    i thought INDIAN

  2. madman says:


    His mother’s ancestry is approximately one half Scottish, three eighths English, and one eighth Swedish. And distant Belgian roots, of course.

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