Armie Hammer

Birth Name: Armand Douglas Hammer

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 28, 1986

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish [one eighth], German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16th or 1/32 Russian [approximately], 1/32 Polish, 1/32 Danish, Swiss-German, 1/128th Greek, 1/512th Cherokee Native American

Armie Hammer is an American actor. He is known for playing, in a dual role, athlete/entrepreneur twins Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss in the film The Social Network (2010), and for starring in the adventure film The Lone Ranger (2013), among other roles.

Armie is the son of Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessperson. He grew up in Los Angeles, Dallas, and the Cayman Islands. Armie is married to model, reporter, and actress Elizabeth Chambers, with whom he has two children.

Armie’s paternal great-grandfather was famous businessperson Armand Hammer, who ran the company Occidental Petroleum, specializing in oil and gas, from 1957 until 1990, his death. A picture, c. 1989, of Armie together with his great-grandfather Armand, can be seen here.

Armie has described his own background as “half Jewish.” His great-grandfather Armand was Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent). Armie’s other ancestry is German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16 or 1/32 Russian (approximately), 1/32 Polish, 1/32 Danish, Swiss-German, 1/128 Greek, and 1/512 Cherokee Native American.

Armie’s paternal grandfather was Julian Armand Hammer (the son of Armand Hammer and Olga Vadimovna Vadina-Rot). Armie’s great-grandfather Armand was the son of Julius Hammer and Rose Lifschitz/Robinson, Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire; his own father was born in Odessa.

Armie’s great-grandmother Olga was an actress, born in Sevastopol, Russia, to Vadim Rot/Root/Von Rot, a staff captain, and Lubov Karlovna Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich. Lubov’s father, Karl Kazimirovich Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich, who was Catholic, was born in Mogilev, to a family of landed gentry, of Polish descent. Lubov’s mother, Maria Pavlovna Revelioti, was of Russian Orthodox religion, and was the daughter of Pavel Feodosevich Revelioti. Armie’s great-great-great-great-grandfather Pavel was the son of Feodosiy Dmitrievich Revelioti (originally Theodosios Reveliotis), who was Greek, from Arcadia, and of Maria Pavlova. This makes Armie Hammer of 1/128th Greek descent. A picture of Armie’s great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Feodosiy can be found here.

Armie’s paternal grandmother was Glenna Sue Ervin (the daughter of Glen Williams Ervin and Bertha Estelle/Stella Bannerman). Armie’s grandmother Glenna was born in Texas. Armie’s great-grandfather Glen was the son of Robert A. Ervin and Allie Belle Williams. Bertha was the daughter of Charles William Bannerman and Frances Elizabeth Dunn. Armie’s grandmother Glenna had English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish, ancestry. One of Glenna’s six times great-grandfathers was Chief Kanagatucko, a Cherokee elder who served as the First Beloved Man of the Cherokee, from 1753 until 1760 (his death); Chief Kanagatucko’s wife, Su-Gi (Wild Onion) of the Wolf Clan, was also Cherokee. Their daughter, who was also known as Sussannah Hopper, married James William David McDaniel, Armie’s seven times great-grandfather.

Armie’s maternal grandfather is Douglas Lee Mobley (the son of William L. “Billy” Mobley and Jessie). Douglas was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. William was born in Texas, the son of John David Mobley and Lula Maxwell.

Armie’s maternal grandmother is Donna Rae Kaufman (the daughter of William S. Kaufman and June Leta Young). Donna was born in Illinois. William was born in Illnois, the son of John Peter Kaufman, who was of German and Swiss-German descent, and of Amelia/Emily Miller, who was of German ancestry. June was born in South Dakota, the daughter of John Elgen Young and Mary Luella Baden, whose own father, James Martin Baden, was Danish, from Torrild, Aarhus, and whose own mother, Nancy Elizabeth Harrison, was American, from Muscatine, Iowa.

Sources: Genealogy of Armie Hammer –

Genealogy of Armie Hammer (focusing on his father’s side) –

Armie’s great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Armie’s paternal great-grandfather, Armand Hammer –

Picture and biography of Armie’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Karl Kazimirovich Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich –

Armie’s Native American ancestry, at –

Chart showing Armie’s descent from Sussannah Hopper and her father, Chief Kanagatucko –

Genealogy of Armie’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Ward (through Martha’s sister, Mary (Ward) Clark) –

Genealogies of Armie’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John David Mobley (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Armie’s maternal grandmother, Donna Rae Kaufman, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage announcement of Armie’s maternal great-grandparents, William S. Kaufman and June Leta Young –

Armie’s maternal great-grandfather, William S. Kaufman, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Armie’s maternal great-grandmother, June Leta Young, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Armie’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, James Martin Baden and Nancy Elizabeth Harrison, on the 1880 U.S. Census –
James Martin Baden and Nancy Elizabeth Harrison on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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52 Replies to “Armie Hammer”

          1. @follers

            there are probably more Aloni in Lombardy, where nearly 10 millions of ppl live, than Israel

          2. All these “Alonis” changed their surname from something more Ashkenazi.

            Probably Michael’s grandfather had the surname “Hammer” when he came to Israel.

  1. Olga Vadimovna Vadina-Rot was born in 1900 in Sevastopol. Her parents were staff captain Vadim Rot (or Root), sometimes he called his name as Von Rot (Root) and Lubov Karlovna Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (the daughter of Karl Kazimirovich Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich and Maria Pavlovna Revelioti). Karl was born in Mogilev (now Belarus) April 20, 1847, in the landed gentry family of Polish origin and he was Roman Catholic.
    Maria Pavlovna Revelioti was Russian Orthodox and could be a descendant of Greek general, but it’s not clear.
    Karl Kazimirovich Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich (Armie’s great-great-great granfather) –

    1. Impressive. Added.

      So he’s 1/32 Russian?

      BTW, you wouldn’t happen to know if Armie’s maternal great-grandfather, William Kaufman, was Jewish? (husband of June Leta Young).

      1. It’s hard to say, but yes, approximately 1/32 Russian.
        Maria Revelioti’s father was Pavel Feodosevich Revelioti (son of Feodosiy Dmitrievich Revelioti (originally Theodosios Reveliotis) and Maria Pavlova). Feodosiy was Greek from Arcadia, Greece.
        Feodosiy Revelioti –
        And I’m pretty sure that Olga’s father Vadim was not only German.
        I found nothing about William Kaufman origin, sorry. German or Jewish for sure, but that exactly…

      1. I think the tallest “mainstream” (i.e. doesn’t just play roles based on his height) actor in Hollywood is Brad Garrett, who’s six foot eight and Jewish. :-)

  2. This guy is actually named (Armie Hammer).Why don’t parents just put a sign on their child,that says beat me up.However I guess it’s no worst than(North West,Blue ivy,and Audio Science)

          1. @Blahby

            Well my people are of Spanish and French ancestry for your information.Anyone on this site will tell you,I more than happy to say I’m a black person.You must have skimmed over the part,where i said we did not like our names.

  3. This is Armie’s brother, Viktor Hammer (on the left).

    This is their dad.
    (on the left)

    Interesting how genetics works… I think the only thing Armie and Viktor have in common is being tall.

  4. His paternal great-grandmother also was Russian actress Olga Von Root. Her father was Baron Vadim Nicolaevitch Root (The link says his name like “Vadin”, but this is likely an error no such name), which were most likely ethnic Russians with probably part of Dutch or English ancestry, cuz Root not a Russian last name.,1138675&dq=reaches-into-her-gypsy-songbag-for-tunes-to-give-to-posterity&hl=en

  5. He is classically handsome. I enjoyed his performance in The Social Network. He is supposed to play alongside Johnny Depp in “The Lone Ranger.” Johnny Depp will be Tonto.

  6. Armie attended Grace Christian School in the Cayman Islands ( founded by his father). He also attended Los Angeles Baptist High School in the San Fernando Valley.

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