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 – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Armie Hammer (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.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 paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Ward (through Martha’s sister, Mary (Ward) Clark) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogies of Armie’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John David Mobley (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.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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52 Responses

  1. APS says:

    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

  2. levangelista36 says:

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

  3. levangelista36 says:

    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.

  4. Anicy says:

    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.

  5. dee says:

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

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