Thomas Mann

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Mann in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: Thomas Randall Mann, Jr.

Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 27, 1991

Ethnicity: Bohemian Czech, English, German, Scottish, Dutch, distant Irish

Thomas Mann is an American actor. His roles include the films It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Fun Size, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Beautiful Creatures, Welcome to Me, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Barely Lethal, The Preppie Connection, Memoria, Emily & Tim, Blood Father, Some Freaks, Brain on Fire, Kong: Skull Island, Amityville: The Awakening, Maine, Our House (2018), The Land of Steady Habits, Them That Follow, The Highwaymen, Lady and the Tramp (2019), Halloween Kills, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, and About Fate.

He was born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Dallas, Texas. His family is from the American South.

Thomas’s patrilineal line can be traced to his great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, John W. Mann and Mary Kemp, who were born, c. the late 1700s, in North Carolina.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Dudley Mann, Jr. (the son of Thomas Dudley Mann, Sr. and Frances/Fannie Myrtice Powell). Thomas’s grandfather Thomas was born in Texas. Thomas’s great-grandfather Thomas Dudley Mann, Sr. was the son of Vernon Doak Mann and Annie Louise Martin. Frances was the daughter of James Thomas Powell and Lucy Virginia Witt.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Dolores/Delores Ann Melcher (the daughter of Erwin John Melcher and Adela Albina Ermis). Dolores was born in Texas. Erwin was the son of William Christian Melcher, whose parents were German, and of Anna Hannig, who was Bohemian (Czech). Adela was the daughter of John Ermis, who was born in Texas, to Czech parents, and of Francis Pechal, who was Czech.

Thomas’s maternal grandfather was William Melvin “Bill” Coleman (the son of William McKinley Coleman and Iza Anita Vodra). Thomas’s grandfather William was born in Illinois. Thomas’s great-grandfather William was the son of James Marshall Coleman and Arminda Caroline Hatley. Iza was the daughter of Jesse Linn Vodra and Iza Veretta Young.

Thomas’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Ann Van Vranken (the daughter of Garrett Israel Van Vranken and Nellie Bernice Van Dyke). Barbara was born in Iowa. Garrett was the son of Garrett Van Vranken and Margaret Ann Ross. Nellie was the daughter of Charles Clifford Van Dyke and Cleo Bina Osborn (who was the daughter of Jasper N. Osborn and Sabina O. Condit).

Sources: Obituary of Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Dudley Mann, Jr. –

Thomas’s paternal great-grandmother, Adela Albina Ermis, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage announcement of Thomas’s maternal grandparents, William Melvin “Bill” Coleman and Barbara Ann Van Vranken –

Obituary of Thomas’s maternal grandfather, William Melvin “Bill” Coleman –

Obituary of Thomas’s maternal grandmother, Barbara Ann (Van Vranken) Coleman –

1 Response

  1. Freerk says:

    “Hannig” is a German, not a Czech name. But Anna Hannig is most possibly a mixture. Both peoples lived in “Bohemia”.

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