Alice Cooper

by ethnic on October 7, 2008

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Birth Name: Vincent Damon Furnier

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 4, 1948

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, some Welsh and German, as well as distant French Huguenot and Dutch

Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He is famous for leading the band Alice Cooper. His career spans five decades.

Alice is the son of Ella Mae (McCart) and Ether Moroni Furnier. His father was a preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ, of which his grandfather was an apostle. Alice has English, Scottish, some Welsh, and distant French Huguenot and Dutch, ancestry. The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France from the 16th to the 18th century. Alice is married to ballerina instructor and choreographer Sheryl Goddard, with whom he has three children.

Alice has said that he has some Sioux Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Alice’s paternal grandfather was Thurman Sylvester Furnier (the son of John Washington Furnier and Emma Eliza Byers). Thurman was born in Pennsylvania. John was the son of Simon/Simeon Furnier and Jane M. Stout. Emma was the daughter of Robert C. Byers and Emily F. Churchman.

Alice’s paternal grandmother was Birdie M. Riggen (the daughter of James B. McClelland Riggen and Rose Lee Haney). Birdie was born in Pennsylvania.

Alice’s maternal grandfather was Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart (the son of Francis Marion McCartt and Sarah Walker). Samuel was born in Tennessee. Francis was the son of Pleasant McCartt and Adeline Elizabeth Hamby. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Walker and Mary Ann Elizabeth Hutson.

Alice’s maternal grandmother was named Ellen Sexton. Ellen was born in Tennessee.

Sources: Genealogies of Alice Cooper –

Genealogy of Alice Cooper (focusing on his father’s side) –

Alice’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Alice’s maternal grandfather, Samuel/Sam Wesley McCartt/McCart, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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andrew December 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Genealogy of Alice Cooper (focusing on his father’s side) –

andrew July 21, 2017 at 4:16 am
andrew January 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

he has also (at least 1/64) German ancestry, through Johan Tobias Horien and his wife Elizabeth Possert/Poussert, who lived in the mid 1700s

andrew January 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm
andrew September 10, 2016 at 7:21 am
bleachsoda December 29, 2015 at 12:12 am

he has sioux ancestry he’s at least quarter native american here’s his mother she looks very native american

neiltennant July 27, 2017 at 10:30 am


she does look very european

0 percent native

don’t be ridiculous

Devotion November 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm

He looks Italian.

nnnnn March 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

I like not only his music, but he’s interviewes, too. He’s very
intelligent and not crazy at all

neiltennant December 2, 2015 at 10:06 am

Yes some can be very intelligent by supporting republicans

sort of fascism

Alice January 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Alice has French Huguenot, Sioux Native American, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Alice January 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Alice has French Huguenot, Sioux Native American, English, Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Bullshit January 20, 2011 at 7:54 am

He’s French, Irish, and Sioux Indian, you dumb pieces of shit.

Anonymous March 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

That would better explain his physical appearance, if it is in fact true.

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