Ancestry of Alfred Hitchcock

The family tree of Alfred Hitchcock, the writer and film director

This Knol gives a brief investigation into the ancestry of the writer and film director Alfred Hitchcock


This Knol is part of my series "Celebrity Family Trees"
This Knol should be cited as:
"Ancestry of Alfred Hitchcock", by Will Johnson,, Professional Genealogist.  Copyright 2009, All Rights Reserved.

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1 Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born 13 Aug 1899 in Leytonstone, county Essex, England, the son of William Hitchcock and his wife Emma Jane Wheland.

Although it was actually his third film, the one that he considered his "first" was The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog.  His assistant director on that film was Alma Lucy Reville, who had been born 14 Aug 1899 in Nottingham, England to Matthew Edward Reville and his wife Lucy Somebody.   Alfred and Lucy were married, on 2 Dec 1926 (a few months before the film was released) at Brompton Oratory, London. Alfred and Alma had an only child Patricia "Pat" Hitchcock born 7 Jul 1928 in London.  She retained her maiden name in credits to such films as The 39 Steps (1935) where she is credited as "Continuity - Alma Reville".

Hitchcock directed several movies, while living in England.  His complete filmography is here. Then, in March 1939, David O Selznick, signed Hitchcock to a seven-year contract and the family relocated to Los Angeles, California.  His Wikipedia article states that "He remains one of the most popular and most recognized filmmakers of all time."  You can watch his film Dark Victory here and another one, The 39 Steps here on "Dramatic Movies on YouTube", and Notorious here on 1940s Movies on YouTube, and 1934's The Man Who Knew Too Much and 1936's Secret Agent, and 1940's "Rebecca"

Alfred Hitchcock died 29 Apr 1980 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles County and his wife Alma followed him on 6 Jul 1982 in the same place.  Their daughter Pat married, had three children, and lives with her husband in California.

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2 William Hitchcock

William Hitchcock was born 4 Sep 1862 in Stratford, co Essex, England the son of Joseph Hitchcock and Anne Mahoney.  In Jul/Sep 1887 in West Ham, co Essex, England he married Emma Jane Wheland, a native of that place.  They had three children: William, Nellie were both born in Stratford, but their last child a son Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, co Essex, England.  In the 1901 census the family is living at Leytonstone St John the Baptist , co Essex.  William died in 1915.

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3 Emma Jane Wheland

Emma Jane Wheland was born sometime between 1862 and 1869 possibly in West Ham, co Essex, England the daughter of John Wheland and Emma Mears.  In Jul/Sep 1887 in West Ham, co Essex, England she married William Hitchcock.  In 1901, the family is living in Leytonstone and with them are living two other female Wheland's marked as "servants" but I think they might be Emma's sisters.  She died in 1942, but I'm not yet sure where.

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4 Joseph Hitchcock

Joseph Hitchcock was born about 1829 in Stratford, co Essex, England, the son of Charles Hitchcock and his wife Sarah Somebody.

5 Anne Mahoney

Anne Mahoney was born about 1827 in Stratford, co Essex, England, the daughter of Patrick Mahoney and his wife Julia Somebody.

6 John Wheland

7 Emma Mears

8 Charles Hitchcock

9 Sarah

10 Patrick Mahoney

11 Julia




15 Julia

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