Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: September 25, 1978
*father – Scottish, some English, 1/16th German
*mother – French-Canadian
Rossif Sutherland is a Canadian actor. He is the son of actors Donald Sutherland and Francine Racette. His mother is from Joliette, Québec. Rossif’s half-brother is actor Kiefer Sutherland, and his half-niece is actress Sarah Sutherland. Rossif is married to British actress Celina Sinden, with whom he has a son.
He was named after Montenegro-born director Frédéric Rossif.
Rossif’s paternal grandfather was Frederick/Fred McLea Sutherland (the son of Frederick Winslow Sutherland and Louisa/Louise Condon Day). Rossif’s grandfather Frederick was born in Lockeport, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Rossif’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of John Sutherland, whose parents were Scottish, and of Mary Angeline Pentz, whose father was of German descent. Louisa was the daughter of William Day and Mary Elizabeth Benham, whose father was English.
Rossif’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Isobel/Isabel McNichol (the daughter of William McNichol and Mary Chalmers Hamilton). Dorothy was born in Hopewell, Pictou, Nova Scotia. William was the son of John McNichol, who was born in Perthshire, Scotland, and of Isabella Hamilton, whose parents were Scottish, her father from Argyll and her mother from Ayrshire. Mary Chalmers was the daughter of Peter Hamilton and Mary Chalmers, who were the children of Scottish parents.
Rossif’s maternal grandfather was Rosaire Racette (the son of Azarie Racette and Marie Louise Arbour). Azarie was the son of Joseph Racette and Marie Grenier. Rossif’s great-grandmother Marie was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Arbour and Adéline Beauparlant.
Rossif’s maternal grandmother was Gabrielle Bernard (the daughter of Georges Bernard and Ernestine Rhéaume). Georges was the son of Joseph Bernard and Amanda Laquerre. Ernestine was the daughter of Félix Trébert and Elzire Lachance.
Sources: Genealogy of Rossif Sutherland (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Rossif’s paternal grandfather, Frederick/Fred McLea Sutherland – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Rossif’s paternal grandfather, Frederick/Fred McLea Sutherland – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Rossif’s paternal grandmother, Dorothy Isobel/Isabel McNichol – https://www.familysearch.org