Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett Ethnicity ancestry

Hartnett in 2006, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Joshua Daniel Hartnett

Place of Birth: St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. [unconfirmed]

Date of Birth: July 21, 1978

*31.25% Swedish
*25% Irish
*25% German
*18.75% Norwegian

Josh Hartnett is an American actor and producer. He has starred in the films Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Faculty, Here on Earth, The Virgin Suicides, Blow Dry, Town & Country, Pearl Harbor, O, Black Hawk Down, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Hollywood Homicide, Wicker Park, Stories of Lost Souls, Frank Miller’s Sin City, Mozart and the Whale, Lucky Number Slevin, The Black Dahlia (2006), Resurrecting the Champ, 30 Days of Night, August (2008), I Come with the Rain, Bunraku, Girl Walks into a Bar, Stuck Between Stations, Stories USA, The Lovers (2013), Parts per Billion, Wild Horses, Oh Lucy!, The Ottoman Lieutenant, 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, She’s Missing, Inherit the Viper, Target Number One, Valley of the Gods, Wrath of Man, Ida Red, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, and Oppenheimer, and on the series Cracker and Penny Dreadful.

Josh is the son of Wendy and Daniel Hartnett. His father is of half Irish and half German ancestry. His mother is of five eighths Swedish and three eighths Norwegian descent. Josh has stated that he has visited a peninsula in Ireland where his Irish ancestors are from, and where he found a Hartnett Laundromat.

Josh is married to English actress and model Tamsin Egerton, with whom he has four children.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Lawrence Hartnett (the son of Daniel Lawrence Hartnett and Anastatia “Statia” McGovern). Josh’s grandfather Daniel was born in Minnesota. Josh’s great-grandfather Daniel was born in Minnesota, to Irish parents, Maurice Hartnett and Ellen Savage, who was born in Kerry. Anastatia was born in Iowa, the daughter of Martin A. McGovern and Mary Ann McGarrity, who were of Irish descent.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Irene Clare Huch (the daughter of William John Huch and Irene Caroline Scherer). Irene was born in Minnesota. William was the son of Ignastius/Ignaz Huch, who was German, and of Mary Barbara Weinard, who was born in Minnesota, to German parents. Josh’s great-grandmother Irene was the daughter of John Adam Scherer and Clara M. Weiss, who were also of German origin.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Adolph Gustav “Jack” Kronstedt, Jr. (the son of Adolph Gustav Kronstedt, Sr. and Verna Dell Hovde). Josh’s grandfather Adolph was born in Minnesota. Josh’s great-grandfather Adolph was the son of Peter Gustaf Kronstedt, who was Swedish, and of Marie/Mary Randena Andriansen, who was Norwegian. Verna was the daughter of Norwegian parents, Mikkel Johanenson Hovde and Petra Amelia Anderson.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Isabelle Maxine Anderson (the daughter of Leonard Oscar Anderson and Jennie Walstrom). Isabelle was born in Wisconsin. Leonard was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents. Jennie was born in Wisconsin, to Swedish parents, Eli Walstrom and Annie.

Sources: Genealogy of Josh Hartnett –

Josh’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Lawrence Hartnett, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Josh’s paternal great-grandfather, Daniel Lawrence Hartnett, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Josh’s maternal grandmother, Isabelle Maxine Anderson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

36 Responses

  1. muricansareallmutts says:


  2. visokozen says:

    Looks a bit like Rafa nadal;)

  3. theropod says:

    He looks 100% Caucasian/European.

    Eye shape doesn’t always determine your race. I’ve seen a lot of Middle Eastern people and North Africans with such small eyes (like his), now what, do they also have “Sami” or “Mongoloid” ancestry? -_-

    FYI, Sami people have epicanthal folds or slants, atypical to Asians. He DOES NOT.

  4. alberto.r7 says:

    He is white but by his facial features he probably has some Sami ancestry on his Norwegian-Swedish side.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.