Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Birth Name: Barack Hussein Obama II

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 4, 1961

Ethnicity:
*Luo Kenyan (father)
*English, small amounts of Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Swiss-German, French, possibly remote African (mother)

Barack Obama is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 44th President of the United States, from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. He was elected to the position in 2008 and 2012. He was previously a Member of the Illinois Senate, from January 8, 1997 to November 4, 2004, and a U.S. Senator from Illinois, from January 3, 2005 to November 16, 2008. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2009.

He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2008 and 2012.

President Obama is the first person of African descent to serve as President of the United States. President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. His father was black and his mother was white. His father, Barack Obama, a governmental economist, was born in Nyang’oma Kogelo, Rachuonyo District, Kenya Colony, and was a Kenyan of the Luo tribe. His mother, Stanley Ann (Dunham), an anthropologist, was born in Wichita, Kansas, and had English, and small amounts (to varying degrees) of Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Swiss-German, and French, ancestry. His father was a Muslim and his mother was from a family of non-practicing Baptists and Methodists. President Obama practices Protestant Christianity.

President Obama is married to lawyer and writer Michelle Obama (born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson). Their children are Malia Obama and Sasha Obama. He lived in Indonesia from six to ten years old.

Genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner wrote President Obama’s ancestral lineage out as such, with approximate fractions:

*50% Luo Kenyan
*35.06% English
*4.69% Scottish
*3.91% Irish
*3.71% German
*1.56% Welsh
*0.98% Swiss
*0.1% French

President Obama’s paternal grandfather was Onyango (whose name was changed to Hussein Onyango Obama; the son of Obama and Nyaoke). Onyango was born in Alego. President Obama’s great-grandfather Obama was the son of Opiyo and Marrgorat.

President Obama’s paternal grandmother was Habibah Akumu Nyanjoga (the daughter of Njango/Njoga and Bwogi Otore). Habibah was born in Karabondi. Njoga was the son of Okela.

President Obama’s maternal grandfather was Stanley Armour Dunham (the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham, Sr. and Ruth Lucille Armour). Stanley was born in Kansas. Ralph was the son of Jacob William Dunham and Mary Ann Kearney. Ruth was the daughter of Harry Ellington Armour and Gabriella Lee “Gabbie” Clark.

President Obama’s maternal grandmother was Madelyn Lee Payne (the daughter of Rolla Charles Payne and Leona Belle McCurry). Madelyn was born in Kansas. Rolla was the son of Charles Thomas Payne and Della Lillian Wolfley. Leona was the daughter of Thomas Creekmore McCurry and Margaret Belle Wright.

Aside from being the first person of African descent to serve as President of the United States, President Obama is the first person of African descent to be the presidential nominee of a major American party.

President Obama is the fourth black American to win a caucus and/or primary for a major American political party’s presidential nomination, having won 29+ states in 2008, and 50+ states in 2012. The previous winners are:
*Walter E. Fauntroy (1972; Democratic; won Washington, D.C.)
*Shirley Chisholm (1972; Democratic; won 3 contests, including New Jersey)
*Jesse Jackson (Democratic; in 1984, he won 2+ states; in 1988, he won 9+ states)

President Obama has distant Irish ancestry, going back to his great-great-great-grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, who arrived in the States in 1850, from Moneygall in Ireland. Research done by a team of genealogists has suggested that President Obama’s mother had remote African-American ancestry (in the 1600s), through possible descent from a slave named John Punch.

In page 13 of his autobiography, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995), President Obama writes that a distant ancestor of his mother’s “had indeed been a full-blooded Cherokee” [Native American]. No Cherokee Native American ancestry has yet been documented/verified for President Obama.

President Obama has referred to his mother’s ancestors as “Scotch-Irish mostly”, though their ancestry was predominantly English, with a smaller amount of Scots-Irish.

One of President Obama’s maternal ancestors, his ninth great-grandfather, Richard Singletary, was born, c. 1585, in Surfleet, Lincolnshire, England, to Francis Singletary and Agnes Cook. Richard’s son, Jonathan Singletary (later Dunham), was born, c. 1640, in Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony. President Obama’s “Dunham” line traces back to Jonathan.

Sources: Genealogies of President Obama – http://www.wargs.com
http://www.geni.com
http://familypedia.wikia.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://famouskin.com

Genealogies of President Obama’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com

Article about President Obama’s Irish ancestry – http://living.oneindia.in

Article suggesting that President Obama’s mother had remote African-American ancestry – http://www.nytimes.com

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342 Responses

  1. Al says:

    he is the WORST president the united states has ever had. And he was NOT born in Hawaii either. He is a bastard child who hates himself and America. He will be impeached soon…..

    • just sayin says:

      your ignorant. point blank. may you rest in the ignorance you portray as patriotism.

      • Al says:

        I’m ‘ignorant’ you say? I have a college education and have done a lot of research on your master obama. He is a fraud. YOU are the one who is ignorant :) Have a nice day

        • fuzzybear says:

          To Al

          If he’s a fraud like you say,then he’s no different than any other president before him.They are the ones that made the mess

        • fuzzybear says:

          To Al

          Then like I said,he’s no different than any other president.The mess was made long before he even thought about running for office.Now if you can’t see that,then there’s no point in talking

        • Jay says:

          Yea, this mess was made from presidents before him. The economy rose way too much where it couldn’t support it all and slowly started dropping a long while ago. So please, study your facts well before saying anything. You obviously looked at today’s details and not much into the past.

          • Jac says:

            TO AL,

            SO GO BE THE PRESIDENT AND MAKE SHIT RIGHT MR. COLLEGE EDUCATED. GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE BUSH WENT TO YALE AND DAT BASTARD IS A STUPID FUCK! THINK YOU SMARTER THAN BARACK, YOU DONT GOT HALF THE EDUCATION THIS MAN HAS AND IF NOBODY WANTED HIM TO BE THE PREZ THEN HIS ASS WOULDNTVE GOTTEN VOTED FOR.

  2. To Ethnic says:

    Moneygall is not a county, it is just a place. Offaly is the county.

  3. Anonymous says:

    u cannot get any more pure black then kenya. He is black and irish period. all those other things r irrelevant

  4. Tribe says:

    “He calls himself black.Everyone knows he’s half and half,but he sees himself as a black man;what’s the problem?Lets just tell the truth,if you didn’t know his background,you would’ve have called him a black man,plain and simple”

    Couldn’t agree more Fuzzybear, by the way a big Hello to Ethnic long time, like the new look ethnic celebs website.

  5. Dave says:

    Hes More English than irish THAT IS A FACT HIS MUMS ETHNICITY IS ENGLISH AMERICAN

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