Elon's paternal grandmother was British, and he also has Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.
Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, the son of Maye, a model from Regina, Canada; and Errol Musk, a South African-born electromechanical engineer. He has a younger brother, Kimbal (born 1972), and a younger sister, Tosca (born 1974). His paternal grandmother was British, and he also has Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk lived mostly with his father in locations in South Africa.