Thomas McDonell

McDonell in 2011, image via DFree / Shutterstock.com

Place of Birth: New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 2, 1986

Ethnicity:
*Scottish, Swedish, English, German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Thomas McDonell is an American actor, artist, and musician.

His father has Scottish, Swedish, English, and German ancestry. His maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants, from Poland and Lithuania.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was Robert Meinrad McDonell (the son of Meinrad/Meinrod Willard McDonell and Elsie J.). Meinrad was of Scottish descent, and was the son of John Andrew/Allan McDonell, who was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, and of Margaret Campbell. Elsie’s parents, Carl John and Augusta, were Swedish.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Irma Sophronia Nelson (the daughter of John Robert Nelson and Laura Sophronia/Fronie Pinney). John was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents. Laura was the daughter of Henry Fordyce Pinney and Elizabeth/Elise M. Boortz, who was of German heritage.

Thomas’s maternal grandfather was Albert Raffeld (the son of Isaac Meyer Halevi). Albert was a Jewish emigrant, from Warsaw, Poland.

Thomas’s maternal grandmother was Libby S. Gutfarb (the daughter of Baruch Gutfarb and Hannah Alperin). Libby was a Jewish emigrant, from Butrimonys, Lithuania.

Sources: Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Robert Meinrad McDonell, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Thomas’s paternal great-grandfather, Meinrad Willard McDonell – http://records.ancestry.co.uk

Thomas’s maternal grandmother, Libby S. Gutfarb, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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14 Responses

  1. Obey says:

    Every guy who has straight hair this way and size seems to be a Native American. He looks like a Native by the young face and beauty than by his Racial Genetics. He is not a Native, this affirmation would be Cultural Appropriation. He is undoubtedly white.

  2. bablah says:

    Irma Sophie Nelson-> Irma Sophronia Nelson (the daughter of John Robert Nelson and Laura Sophronia/Fronie Pinney). John was born in Minnesota to Swedish parents. Laura was the daughter of Henry Fordyce Pinney and Elizabeth M Boortz.

    Add English and German to ancestry

  3. People are saying he could claim Native American. Nope, he’s most likely a white dude with longer hair.

  4. WTF says:

    He actually does look a LITTLE bit Native American.

  5. andrew says:

    who’s this guy

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