Armie Hammer

by ethnic on October 1, 2010

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, 1/16 or 1/32 Russian (approximately), 1/32 Polish, 1/32 Danish, Swiss-German, 1/128 Greek, 1/512 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 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 later became 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 “Billy” L. Mobley and Jessie). Douglas was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has English and Scottish 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). 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 the daughter of John Elgen Young and Mary Luella Baden, whose father, James Martin Baden, was Danish, and whose mother, Nancy Elizabeth Harrison, was American.

Sources: Genealogy of Armie Hammer – http://www.geni.com

Armie’s great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Armie’s paternal great-grandfather, Armand Hammer – http://articles.latimes.com

Picture and biography of Armie’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Karl Kazimirovich Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich – http://www.kostsyushko.chersonesos.org

Armie’s Native American ancestry, at Ancestry.com – http://corporate.ancestry.com

Chart showing Armie’s descent from Sussannah Hopper and her father, Chief Kanagatucko – http://i.imgur.com

Genealogy of Armie’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John David Mobley (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Armie’s maternal grandmother, Donna Rae Kaufman, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage announcement of Armie’s maternal great-grandparents, William S. Kaufman and June Leta Young – http://www.newspapers.com

Armie’s maternal great-grandfather, William S. Kaufman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Armie’s maternal great-grandmother, June Leta Young, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

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Greyface April 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm

slightly hairier version of leelee sobieski

ashash April 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm
Alyx July 5, 2016 at 8:38 pm
follers August 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm
andrew August 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Aloni sounds Italian and it results to be a surname from Milan
http://www.gens.info/italia/it/turismo-viaggi-e-tradizioni-italia?cognome=aloni&x=34&y=16#.UggcMLUj2Vg
Is Michael’s dad Italian?

follers August 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

“Aloni” is a Hebrew word that’s a nickname for “Alon”, which means oak tree.
http://www.allhebrewnames.com/hebnames/en/name_details.seam?nameID=7811&cid=2815

It’s a common Israeli surname. A lot of Jews took it when they moved to Israel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloni

andrew August 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm

good to know..languages are tricky

follers August 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Are you sure there are Italians named “Aloni”? Rootsweb only lists Jews (non-Italian Jews).
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?surname=Aloni&given=

andrew August 12, 2013 at 3:32 am

yes, on linkedin there are ppl named Aloni from Lombardy. Aloni is also plural of the Italian word “alone”, it means “stain” and other stuff

http://www.wordreference.com/iten/alone
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=798898

follers August 12, 2013 at 3:44 am
andrew August 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

@follers

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

follers August 31, 2013 at 2:10 am

I don’t know about that… most famous Alonis are Israeli.

andrew August 31, 2013 at 3:53 am

@follers

well, you’re right

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloni

follers August 31, 2013 at 3:59 am

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

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

cwm85 July 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm

He’s mixed basically with every European nation! LOL Damn…

ann April 17, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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) – http://www.kostsyushko.chersonesos.org/biography.php

follers April 17, 2015 at 6:16 pm

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).

ann April 18, 2015 at 2:14 am

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 – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:REVELIOTIS-TH.jpg?uselang=ru
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…

shobohunter December 2, 2014 at 7:40 am

maby he is giant considering Americans are midget on average. lol

Check7t December 1, 2014 at 11:58 pm

How Cherokee is he?

follers December 2, 2014 at 3:06 am
ashash November 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm

More than Johnny Depp and Kim Basinger. :)

ethnic June 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm

You must be a giant (or decent sized troll) if you say 6’5 isn’t tall.

ashash July 20, 2014 at 6:50 am
scott December 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm
andrew December 28, 2013 at 10:10 am

definitely a giant, it could be a problem for his Hollywood career

a July 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm

no,because he is kinda handsome,this is important for a career

H.Schlickmann February 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm

One ginormously, humongously tall handsome Jew next to 2 sweet but shrimpy Jews and one curly Timberlake showing that partial Jews can be gargantuan. LOL!

follers February 19, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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. :-)

fuzzybear44 June 22, 2013 at 4:56 am

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)

follers June 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm

He is just named after his great-grandpa, Armand Hammer.

fuzzybear44 June 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

@Follers

Well I thought it was a funny name because,the second I saw it,it reminded me of a popular baking soda here:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Arm_%26_Hammer_logo.svg

But hey,neither my siblings or I like our first or middle names.There all Spanish and french names,and we’re black.

Blahby June 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Lol, that’s because your people wish they were Spanish and French and not black.

fuzzybear44 June 24, 2013 at 4:36 am

@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.

follers June 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

This is Armie’s brother, Viktor Hammer (on the left).
http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/lf/celebration_of_dreams_171112/viktor-hammer-the-dream-foundations-11th-annual_4178697.jpg

This is their dad.
http://www.knowledgebringsmoney.com/images/Michael-Hammer-back-to-the-secret-garden.jpg
(on the left)
http://www.worldpeacecoin.org/images/Micheal%20A.%20Hammer.jpg

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

andrew June 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

they have a mother side too

follers June 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I know. That is my point. Armie’s brother must really look like their mother.

andrew June 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

or she cheated with another man

follers June 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Doubtful.

ashash December 27, 2014 at 9:36 pm

They look nothing alike.

andrew June 4, 2013 at 5:16 am

Odessa is in Ukraine

kay October 27, 2012 at 1:53 am

yup. Definitely a handsome guy.

APS August 22, 2012 at 9:04 am

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.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cbFIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=swENAAAAIBAJ&pg=922,1138675&dq=reaches-into-her-gypsy-songbag-for-tunes-to-give-to-posterity&hl=en
http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=root
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armie_Hammer#cite_note-.26re-7

ethnic September 21, 2012 at 8:35 am

Nice article you found. thanks.

levangelista36 August 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

He’s traditionally handsome, Jewish, successful, and intelligent. He’s the perfect man. There’s nothing more you could ask for.

levangelista36 August 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm

He’s cute.

levangelista36 June 19, 2012 at 2:58 am

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.

Anicy March 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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.

dee May 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

hmm his maternal grandmas name was Kaufman, so maybe more Jewish in there.

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