Birth Name: Kathryn Marie Hahn
Place of Birth: Westchester, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 23, 1973
Ethnicity: German (62.5%), Irish, small amount of English
Kathryn Hahn is an American actress and comedian. Her roles include Step Brothers, The Visit, Parks and Recreation, Mrs. Fletcher, and I Know This Much Is True, among others.
She was raised Catholic. Her father is of half German and half Irish descent. Her mother’s ancestry is three quarters German, with the rest being Irish and English.
Kathryn is married to actor Ethan Sandler, with whom she has two children.
A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2022) stated that Kathryn’s genetic ancestry consists of:
*40% England & Northwestern Europe
*22% Germanic Europe
Genetically, she was found to have a common ancestor with actress and director Regina King, through her mother’s side, through shared European ancestry.
Kathryn’s paternal grandfather was George Joseph Hahn (the son of John Nicholas Hahn and Mary Elizabeth Weber). George was born in Ohio. John was German. Mary Elizabeth was born in Ohio, the daughter of German parents, John B. Weber and Johanna.
Kathryn’s paternal grandmother was Frances Jane O’Connell (the daughter of Charles David O’Connell and Ella Madeline Harrington). Frances was born in Ohio. Charles was born in Michigan, the son of Irish parents, John Edmond/Edmund O’Connell and Mary Daly, from Limerick. Ella was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Irish parents, David Harrington and Mary Brown.
Kathryn’s maternal grandfather was Norman Frederick Bunker (the son of Henry F. Bunker and Mary Ann Motsch). Norman was born in Ohio. Henry was born in Ohio, and was likely the son of Ferdinand Bunker, who was German, and of Julia A. DeWitt, who was born in Ohio, to German parents. Mary Ann was also born in Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Motsch, who was born in Ohio, to Bavarian German parents, and of Elizabeth Oster, who was born in Ohio, to Prussian German parents.
Kathryn’s maternal grandmother was Mary Catherine Lunenschloss (the daughter of Edward Joseph Lunenschloss and Mary Margaret “Mae” Dougherty). Kathryn’s grandmother Mary Catherine was born in Wisconsin. Edward was born in Wisconsin, the son of Francis Xavier “Frank” Lunenschloss, who was born in Wisconsin, to German parents, with roots in Barmen, Dusseldorf, Rhineland, and Köln, Rhineland; and of Anna “Annie” Riek/Rieck, who was also born in Wisconsin, also to German parents. Kathryn’s great-grandmother Mary Margaret was born in Wisconsin, of Irish and English descent, including roots in County Donegal, and was the daughter of Clement Francis Dougherty and Kansas A. Elliott.
Genealogy of Kathryn Hahn (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Kathryn’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Ann Motsch – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Kathryn’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Margaret Dougherty, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org