Sean Harmon

Harmon in 2012, photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sean Thomas Harmon

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 25, 1988

Ethnicity: Austrian (paternal grandmother), Irish, English, Scottish, German, French

Sean Harmon is an American actor. He is the son of actors Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber. His father is also a prominent former football player. His cousin is actress Tracy Nelson.

The family’s original surname was Hermann.

Sean’s paternal grandfather was football player, broadcaster, and military pilot Tom Harmon (Thomas Dudley Harmon; the son of Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose/Rosa Marie Quinn). Tom was born in Indiana. Louis was the son of Emile/Emil/Amiel Harmon, who was born in Lutzelhause, Alsace, France, of German and French descent, and of Mary Elizabeth Maher/Cashin/Cashion, who was born in New York, to Irish parents. Sean’s great-grandmother Rose was the daughter of Michael Quinn and Johanna/Hanna/Hannah Keon, and was of Irish ancestry.

Sean’s paternal grandmother was actress, model, fashion designer, and artist Elyse Knox (born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath; the daughter of Frederick Kornbrath and Hermine/Mina Sophie Muck). Elyse was born in Connecticut, to Austrian parents. Frederick was born in Ferlach, Karten, Austria. Hermine was born in Vienna, Austria.

Sean’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Edgar “Gene” Dawber (the son of Frederick Dawber and Merle Pettit). Eugene was born in Michigan. Frederick was born in Michigan, to Canadian parents, George Dawber and Catharine Pennington. Merle was born in Canada, the daughter of Edgar Pettit and Lillian Bryan.

Sean’s maternal grandmother was Thelma Mae/May Fisher (the daughter of James Fisher and Florence Alice Rollin). Thelma was born in Michigan. James was born in Scotland, the son of Peter Fisher and Jean McDonald. Florence was born in Ontario, Canada, to English parents, Harry Rollin and Annie Elizabeth Turton/Robinson.

10/01/2012 – Sean Harmon with mother Pam Dawber – Mark Harmon Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 1, 2012 – Hollywood Walk of Fame – Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 2 – – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Sources: Genealogy of Sean Harmon –

Genealogy of Sean’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Marriage record of Sean’s paternal great-grandparents, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose/Rosa Marie Quinn –

Sean’s paternal great-grandparents, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose/Rosa Marie Quinn, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Sean’s paternal great-grandfather, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Sean’s paternal grandmother, Elsie Lillian Kornbrath, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Sean’s maternal grandfather, Eugene Edgar “Gene” Dawber, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Sean’s maternal grandmother, Thelma Mae/May Fisher, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. madman says:

    What exactly was the ancestry of Sean’s maternal grandfather? Only English and/or Scottish? Any French-Canadian (Pettit)?

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