Al Gore

by follers on November 21, 2014

Birth Name: Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: March 31, 1948

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, distant German, remote Welsh, as well as 1/1024 Portuguese

Al Gore is an American politician, advocate, philanthropist, and environmentalist. A Democrat, he served as the 45th Vice President of the United States, from January 20, 1993, to January 20, 2001, under President Bill Clinton. He was elected to the position in 1992 and 1996. He was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1985, and a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, from January 3, 1985 to January 2, 1993. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2000, when he won the popular vote, but not the certified electoral vote. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 1988 presidential nomination.

Vice President Gore is the son of Pauline (LaFon) and Albert Allen Gore, who served as a United States Representative (1939-1953) and Senator (1953-1971) , both from Tennessee. Vice President Gore is married to Tipper Gore (born Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson), with whom he has four children, including journalist and author Karenna Gore and author and screenwriter Kristin Gore. Tipper’s first cousin, once removed, is actor and comedian Zach Cregger.

Most of Vice President Gore’s recent ancestors were American-born, going back many generations. Vice President Gore is of mainly English descent, with some Scottish, a smaller amount of German (including one of his great-great-great-grandfathers, James Box, who was born, c. 1786, in Germany), and remote Welsh. Also, his eight times great-grandfather, Domingo Madeiras/Madeiros, was Portuguese, making Vice President Gore of 1/1024th Portuguese ancestry.

Vice President Gore’s mother’s maiden name, LaFon, might indicate French ancestry. However, his LaFon family originates in Germany.

Vice President Gore’s paternal grandfather was Allen Arnold Gore (the son of Charles Claiborn/Clairborn Gore and Elizabeth T. Robinson). Allen was born in Tennessee. Charles was the son of Mounce Gore and Rebecca Simcock. Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Allen Robinson and Martha Patsy Stanford.

Vice President Gore’s paternal grandmother was Margie Bettie/Elizabeth Denny/Denney (the daughter of Wiley Brown Denny and Sarah Elizabeth Waggoner). Margie was born in Tennessee. Wiley was the son of Wiley Brown Denny/Denney and Clary Enoch. Sarah was the daughter of Jacob E. Waggoner and Celia Enoch.

Vice President Gore’s maternal grandfather was Walter Lewis LaFon (the son of Simpson Whit/Washington LaFon and Luna Effie/Effa Mae Stephenson). Walter was born in Tennessee. Simpson was the son of Emanuel/Emmanuel M. LaFon and Louisa Jane Alexander. Luna was the daughter of Sollomon Malcus/Malkus “Mack” Adonis/Adonia/Adourum Stephenson and Anna/Annie Eliza Joyner Stunston.

Vice President Gore’s maternal grandmother was Maude/Maud Mae Gatlin (the daughter of Thomas Taylor Gatlin and Claudia McNeil). Maude was born in Arkansas. Thomas was the son of William Gatlin and Angeline Box. Claudia was the daughter of Larkin Baker McNeill and Frances Elizabeth Thompson.

Vice President Gore is a fifth cousin, twice removed, of actor, writer, and director John Huston, through their shared ancestors, John Gore and Mary Madeiras/Madares.

Sources: Genealogies of Vice President Gore –

Genealogies of Vice President Gore’s parents –

Information about Vice President Gore’s paternal eight times great-grandfather, Domingo Madeiras/Madeiros –

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew April 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

When you wrote “he may have other German roots”, he does from his “Wagoner” line

andrew August 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm
andrew August 14, 2017 at 3:58 am


why didn’t you add the genealogical link between Al and John Huston?

andrew August 28, 2016 at 3:43 pm
bearboy April 4, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Al Gore is also part Welsh. Last Welsh ancestor was Robert Edwards born 1608 in Wales and died 1681 in Virginia.

jacksonjajas March 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

question looking at the conversation above is it possible that Gore could have Jewish roots around the year 950 A.D. ???

bunnymcboy January 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

“CORRECTION’ French he has French ancestry and “LaFon” is a distinctly French surname

follers January 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm

I suppose he might have French ancestry, but have any of his family lines been traced back to France? Some English people have “La” names for whatever reason.

bunnymcboy January 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm

The problem is that side of the family doesn’t go to the time before living in the U.S.A. But there is another side but that does go very far back

brotothefifth November 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm

“CORRECTION’ Al Gore’s ancestor, “James Box” was said to be born in Germany in 1786 according to the source used

follers November 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Thank you! Added.

brotothefifth November 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

LaFon, Al Gore’s mother’s maiden name, is a very distinctly French name. According to the earliest of the LaFon’s were in the United States but many of them originated from France.
Oh btw Al Gore is a descendant of a Russian Princess named Erzsebet of Galicia. Born in 1212 in Galicia, Poland. Died 1239 in Ukraine according to

brotothefifth December 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

“CORRECTION’ Irish, because the Gore’s lead back it Ireland.
Al Gore’s father was Albert son of Allen son of Charles son of Mounce son of Isaac son of John son of Henry son of John son of Joseph son of John Gore first of them born in England and not the USA but son of Paul Capt GOre 1600 in Donegal Ireland

follers December 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Capt. Paul Goare was born in Ireland, but according to this, his own father was from London, Middlesex, England. His mother, Isabella Wycliffe, is listed as born in Ireland, but she may have been of English descent, too?

brotothefifth December 3, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thanks for explaining! I am wondering is reliable for ancestry because it claims back in 952 there was an ancestor that was born in Judea???

brotothefifth December 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Because if the website is accurate then “CORRECTION’ Azariah / עזריה ., High Priest born in Judea high Jewish priest

follers December 3, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I don’t know if it’s accurate, but 952AD? Isn’t that kind of far? I imagine most Europeans are descended from Azariah then, probably all of them.

brotothefifth December 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm

But by that time Christianity already began and a lot many more people would have been converted

follers December 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm

That was a loooooong time ago. People who lived in the 900s AD have probably hundreds of millions of descendants.
For example:

Through which line did Azariah end up in Gore’s family tree, anyway?

andrew June 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

he is related to writer Gore Vidal

neiltennant August 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

the maker of vidal sassoon ?

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