Jeffrey Dean Morgan

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

Morgan in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 22, 1966

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the film Watchmen and the series The Walking Dead, among many others. He is the son of Sandy and Richard Dean Morgan.

Jeffrey has two children with his partner, actress and producer Hilarie Burton.

Jeffrey’s paternal grandfather was Norman Dean Morgan (the son of Norman Dean Morgan and Zaza Oveline Saul). Jeffrey’s grandfather Norman was born in Washington, and was political figure, presidential appointee, and Boeing lobbyist. Jeffrey’s great-grandfather Norman was the son of Charles Oscar Morgan and Lizzie Nola/V. Harper. Zaza was the daughter of Samuel L. Saul and Carrie M. Woody.

Jeffrey’s maternal grandfather was Fred John Weisenbach/Weisenback (the son of Friedrich/Fred Weisenbach/Weisenback and Elvira/Elvera Maria Gotthardt). Jeffrey’s grandfather Fred was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to ethnic German parents from Hungary. Jeffrey’s great-grandfather Friedrich was the son of Friedrich Weisenbach and Elizabeth Wagner. Elvira was the daughter of Samuel Gotthardt and Paula/Pauline/Paulina Von Rapp.

Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte Marie Loughran (the daughter of John Francis Loughran and Nancy/Nan/Nannie L. Chapman). Charlotte was born in Washington. John was the son of John Francis Loughran/Laughran, who was born in England, to Irish parents, and of Clara Matilda Keegan, who was born in Washington, to Irish parents.

Sources: Obituary of Jeffrey’s paternal grandfather, Norman Dean Morgan – https://archive.seattletimes.com

Marriage record of Jeffrey’s paternal great-grandparents, Norman Dean Morgan and Zaza Oveline Saul – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jeffrey’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Oscar Morgan and Lizzie Nola/V. Harper – https://www.familysearch.org

Jeffrey’s maternal grandfather, Fred John Weisenbach/Weisenback, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jeffrey’s maternal great-grandparents, Friedrich/Fred Weisenbach/Weisenback and Elvira/Elvera Maria Gotthardt – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Jeffrey’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte Marie (Loughran) Palmer – http://www.legacy.com

Jeffrey’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Francis Loughran/Laughran and Clara Matilda Keegan, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
John Francis Loughran/Laughran and Clara Matilda Keegan on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

16 Responses

  1. madman says:

    This link says that he is of “primarily Scottish heritage.” Though it also says that he was born in 1986, so…
    http://www.buddytv.com/info/jeffrey-dean-morgan-info.aspx

  2. Harriet says:

    I find it believable that he has Welsh ancestry. My family are Welsh & he would fit in nicely in terms of his features & colouring (skin, hair, eyes etc.).
    I’ve had it in my head since I first saw him, that he has Irish ancestry…but that might be because he played an Irish man in said first sighting! :3

  3. Capricious says:

    Looks Spanish to me. The lighter skinned ones with coloured eyes…

  4. Check7t says:

    That’s Javier Bardem.

    http://thetvaddict.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/seperatedatbirth.jpg

    I was actually gonna submit this guy in tbh.

  5. andrew says:

    thank you. I read he has Scottish ancestry

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