Luke Hemsworth

Hemsworth in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: 5 November, 1980

Ethnicity: Dutch (maternal grandfather), Irish, English, as well as 1/16th German and 1/16th Scottish

Luke Hemsworth is an Australian actor.

Luke is the son of Leonie and Craig Hemsworth. He is the brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth.

Luke’s maternal grandfather was a Dutch immigrant. The rest of Luke’s ancestry is approximately 11/32 English, 9/32 Irish, 1/16th German, and 1/16th Scottish.

Luke’s uncle, by marriage, was bushman Rod Ansell, who inspired the character “Crocodile” Dundee. Rod was married to Luke’s aunt (Luke’s mother’s sister), Joanne van Os, an author. Luke is married to Samantha, with whom he has four children.

Luke’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced to John Hemsworth, who was born, c. 1804, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Luke’s paternal grandfather was Keith Hemsworth (the son of William Hamilton Hemsworth and Frances Margaret Jobson). William was born in Footscray, Victoria, Australia, the son of John Richard Hemsworth, who was of English descent, and of Carroline/Caroline Sophie Fahle, who was the daughter of German emigrants, Heinrich Conrad Fahle, from Minden, Westphalia, then belonging to Prussia, and Carroline/Caroline Schwer, from Hannover. Luke’s great-grandmother Frances was the daughter of John/Jack Jobson, who was of English and Scottish descent, and of Janet Bibby; Janet’s father, Thomas John Bibby, was born in Argyle, Scotland, and Janet’s mother, Ann/Anne/Annie McKeown/McEwan, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Luke’s paternal grandmother was Gladys Priscilla Outen (the daughter of Charles Whynam Outen and Priscilla Louise Dainton). Charles had English and Irish ancestry, and was the son of Charles George Outen and Bridget Cross. Luke’s great-grandmother Priscilla was the daughter of James Henry Dainton, who was born in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England, and of Elizabeth Victoria Parker, who was born in Devon, England.

Luke’s maternal grandfather is Martin van Os (the son of Johannes Has Van Os and Petronella Nel Verhoeven). Martin is a Dutch immigrant. Johannes was born in Veghel, Noord-Brabant, the son of Petrus Johannus Van Os and Theodora Van Der Heijden. Petronella was born in Vorstenbosch, Bernheze, Noord-Brabant, the daughter of Everardus Martinus Verhoeven and Maria Van Der Sanden.

Luke’s maternal grandmother was Rosemarie Therese O’Sullivan (the daughter of Thomas Augustus O’Sullivan and Mary Christina Denham). Thomas was the son of Irish parents, Daniel O’Sullivan, from Kerry, and Catherine Flynn, from Tipperary. Mary Christina was the daughter of Henry Albert Denham, who was English, from Somerset, and of Margaret Catherine O’Neill, who was of Irish origin; Margaret was the daughter of Samuel O’Neill and Mary Alicia Bryce.

Sources: Genealogy of Luke Hemsworth –

Genealogy of Luke Hemsworth (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Luke’s paternal great-grandmother, Frances Margaret Jobson (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Luke’s maternal great-grandmother, Petronella Nel Verhoeven (through Petronella’s sister, Adriana Maria Verhoeven) –


Curious about ethnicity

37 Responses

  1. me says:

    well most australians came from ireland,england and scotland.

  2. alex says:

    they have to be swedish or norwegian as well. matt damon is norwegian and swedish (+english) and sometimes they can look just like him.

    • evea says:

      actually matt damon is also a quarter finnish. he might be more finnish than swedish or norwegian, i’m not sure. anyway, finnish, swedish, norwegian -they’re all pretty much the same. as to the hemsworth brothers being scandinavian just because you think they look like matt damon -well that’s not much of a proof don’t you think?

      • noora says:

        fnnish people are the same like norwegian and swedish people? are you seroius?! finnish is completely different from all european languages including those scandinavian ones!

        • nnnnn says:

          Not only language, heritage, too. Finns etc and
          partly hungarians came from Ural Mountains in Asia

        • eve says:

          I am native Finn, born and raised, with 100% Finnish ancestry, and judging by your name I assume that you are too. Of course everyone knows that the Finnish language is not related to Norwegian, Swedish or any other indoeuropean language. But language isn’t the same as genetics. If you’d have had your facts checked, you’d know that Finns are actually genetically most closely related to other nordics (swedes, norwegians, danes) and to the dutch (and just generally to western/northern europeans). We are not even close to, for example, hungarians, even though they are linguistically related. A small part of Finns have some small percentage of genes that are not common western/northern european. But most of us really are pretty much the same as other nordics. The theory about “mongoloid genes” that was so much promoted by some researchers some time ago, has been shown by studies to be just urban legend crap, that has little or nothing to do with reality.

    • AngloSaxonDude says:

      Such ignorance.

      Do you realize that many European countries aren’t that homogeneous? You can find varrying phenotypes in most European countries. Just because you find an Italian who looks Nordic means he’s actualy half North European? No it does not. You are clueless about the history of Europe. You’re no doubt American.

    • nnnnn says:

      They don’t look like him at all

  3. Jessica says:


    I agree with you completely. Just like Paul Walker. The Hemsworth look a little too Nordid influenced to be completely Anglo. One thing i know about Anglos is the ones that are darker tend to have Mediterranean admixture from the Romans. The ones who could fit in with Germanic nations such as those in Scandinavia generaly have some obvious Nordic input. Even their height makes it apparent they can’t be all Anglo.

    • Jimenez says:

      Really? Don’t you know that “Anglo” comes from Angles, which were a Germanic people, probably from the southern parts of the Jutlandic peninsula, and many people (but not all) from that area are tall and light. The actual “Anglo” type is exactly the lighter, taller invader type, which is also fairly prominent in north eastern and eastern England, where the Danelaw was and where the Saxons and Angles settled- but it can be found all over Britain and also in Ireland.

      The darker Brits are most common in the areas which were never captured by the Romans: Wales and Scotland (and Ireland) – although it’s also common in England. They’re probably the aboriginal Brits – the very original people who came to England via a land bridge many thousand of years ago, and who probably originated from south-western Europe.

      And neither the Hemsworth brothers nor Paul Walker look especially Norwegian or Swedish, they clearly look British or Irish.

    • AngloSaxonDude says:

      Both the Hemsworth brothers & Paul walker look of clear Anglo Saxon origin. You’re cluess about the terms ‘Nordic’ because not even most Swedes are Nordic. You understand that its a skull shape right? Most Scandinavians ARE NOT NORDIC their skull shapes vary from Baltid to Crogmagnid like Marcus Hedbrandh. Please learn what Nordic is before you start using the term incorrectly. Because there is no such thing as a ‘dominantly nordic nation’ Not even the Scandinavian nations are mostly Nordic.

      • AngloSaxonDude says:

        Jimenez is also right.

        Please stop going around spreading this false BS about the British being more ‘Mediterranean’ than other Germanics its completely unfounded. Swedes are as closely related to the Brits as they are Germans. The Romans never captured that area. Once again Americans please stop speaking on European history when you know nothing about it.

      • nnnnn says:

        You are right. There are a lot of immigrants and mixed-
        marriages in GB (and the whole europe), and the “second
        generation” claims, that “typical brits” are “dark”, and
        Zeta-Jones and Coleman are “pure british”.
        Even Romans were tall and blond. Modern Italians and
        other meditiranian people are dark, cuz they are “mixed”
        with some moors

      • eve says:

        I’m interested in what you think is “Scandinavian”? Do you think that the “Scandinavian nations” you talked about are Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark (and Iceland)? Most people outside these countries, and especially Americans, seem to think that Scandinavia=the countries mentioned above. While in reality Scandinavia means Scandinavian peninsula, which consists ONLY of Sweden and Norway. Sweden, Norway and Finland together are Fenno-Scandia and all of the five countries mentioned are The Nordic Countries. Not Scandinavia. So, for example, I am Finnish so most foreign people would classify me as Scandinavian, while in reality I am not, I am Nordic. Nordic might be a skull shape when you talk about looks, but when you talk about geography or ethnicity as in different types of europeans, there is a term called Nordic which is real & official. I have no idea what my skull shape is classified as, perhaps it’s Nordic, perhaps not. But I know I AM Nordic. Period.

    • nnnnn says:

      Their height? They are not especially tall. Of cource,
      in comparrison with mini-women like Lawrence or

    • nnnnn says:

      Ha-ha-ha, I can imagine, that Jessica and danaesucks are bitter cuz of all those arrogant “only WASPs are white” and user Viking, but really, her commentar is ridiculous. “Their height makes..”Their high is app 180, and that’s why “they are not anglo”, british people are some Pigmean tribe from Africa?
      BTW, antic Romans hadn’t mediteranian look
      Hems and Walker are “too nordid”, just cuz they have
      middle-brown, not pitch black hair?
      I understand, hate makes blind, but look for more
      factual arguments

  4. Lola says:

    @danae Maybe they’re part Maori like Russell Crowe?

  5. danaeSUCKS says:

    they def got to have more than anglo australian.

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