Birth Name: Margo Cathleen Harshman
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 4, 1986
Ethnicity: German, Swiss-German, Danish, Norwegian, English, Irish, Scottish, distant French
Margo Harshman is an American actress. She is known for her roles on the series Even Stevens, as Tawny Dean, The Big Bang Theory, and NCIS.
Her maternal grandfather was of three quarters Danish and one quarter Norwegian descent. Her other ancestry is German, Swiss-German, English, Irish, Scottish, and distant French.
Her patrilineal surname was spelled Hirschmann many generations back, originating with her German ancestors.
Margo’s paternal grandfather was Ray/Roy Eugene Harshman (the son of George Wilbur Harshman and Velma Louise/Lois Anderson). Ray was born in Cridersville, Ohio. George was the son of Martin Kassner Harshman and Sarah Ann Shaffer. Velma was the daughter of William Edward Anderson and Cora Belle Pierson.
Margo’s paternal grandmother was Emma Jeanne Budd (the daughter of Willard John Budd and Margaret Irene Wallace). Jeanne was born in Michigan. Willard was the son of Clark Christian Budd and Eliza Emmaline Emma Rundio/Rudio. Margaret was the daughter of George Frederick Wallace and Mary Elma Parlett/Parlette.
Margo’s maternal grandfather was Vernon Clyde Sorenson (the son of Clyde Rudolf Sorenson and Christine J. Peterson/Petersen). Vernon was born in Minnesota. Margo’s great-grandfather Clyde was born in Minnesota, to Danish parents, Henry Christian Sorenson and Anna Sophia Stangeland. Christine was born in South Dakota, to a Norwegian father and a Danish mother.
Margo’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Genell Knous (the daughter of Clifford Allen Knous and Stella Leota Gallimore). Evelyn was born in Ohio. Clifford was the son of James William Knous and Hannah Elizabeth Cowhick. Stella was the daughter of Samuel Wesley Gallimore and Minia/Mina/Mima Howell.
Sources: Marriage record of Margo’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Edward Anderson and Cora Belle Pierson – https://www.familysearch.org
Margo’s maternal grandfather, Vernon Clyde Sorenson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Margo’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Genell (Knous) Sorenson – http://www.findagrave.com
Margo’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn Genell Knous, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org