Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 13, 1935
Ethnicity: German, Irish, Welsh, English, Scottish
Tom Atkins is an American actor. He is known as a cult favorite actor, for his starring roles in horror films, particularly The Fog (1980), Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Night of the Creeps, and My Bloody Valentine 3D.
Tom is the son of Dorothy and George Atkins. He is married to Janis, with whom he has one child.
Tom’s paternal grandfather was Charles Clinton Atkins (the son of George C. Atkins and Bridget Cecelia Morris). Tom’s grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania. George was the son of Benjamin I. Atkins and Mary Smith. Bridget was the daughter of Irish parents, Marc Morris and Bridget Cecila Dougherty.
Tom’s paternal grandmother was Emma Amelia Rosenfelder (the daughter of George Henry Rosenfelder and Caroline Henrietta Miller). Emma was born in Pennsylvania. George was the son of Henry D. Rosenfelder and Eva Dorothy Seligman, who were ethnic Germans born in Reimerswiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace. Caroline was the daughter of Henry Miller and Helena/Magdalena Schomber, who were born in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany.
Tom’s maternal grandfather was Clarence Milton “C.M.” Williams (the son of John Williams and Anna/Annie Marie/Maria Flocker). Clarence was born in Pennsylvania. John was born in Walker, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of Welsh parents, Williams L./G. Williams and Rachel. Anna was the daughter of Abraham Flocker and Mary H./Ann Bratt.
Tom’s maternal grandmother was Harriet Virginia “Hattie” Quinn (the daughter of Charles Crosby Quinn and Ada/Adelaide Grace “Addie” Tracy). Harriet was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. Charles was the son of Irish parents, John Quinn and Elizabeth A. Crosby. Tom’s great-grandmother Ada was the daughter of Perry Tracy and Jane Blake, who was born in Inveresk, Scotland.
Sources: Genealogy of Tom’s mother – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Tom’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – https://peoplelegacy.com