Janet Mock

Janet Mock – “Everything is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted” New York City Special Screening – Arrivals – The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PRPhotos.com

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

Date of Birth: March 10, 1983

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Portuguese, English (maternal grandfather)
*Native Hawaiian (maternal grandmother)

Janet Mock is an American writer, television host, and transgender rights activist.

Janet is the daughter of Elizabeth (Barrett) and Charlie Mock III. Her father is African-American. Her maternal grandfather was of Portuguese and English descent, and her maternal grandmother was a Native Hawaiian. Janet is married to photographer Aaron Tredwell.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2017) stated that Janet’s genetic ancestry is:

*42.8% African
*27.9% European
——–*7.8% Iberian
——–*6.0% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*3.8% British & Irish
——–*3.6% Broadly Southern European
——–*3.0% Scandinavian
——–*1.9% French & German
*17.6% East Asian & Native American
*10.9% Oceanian
*0.8% No Match

Janet’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Henry Mock, who was born, c. 1847, in Louisiana or Georgia, and to his wife, Lucinda Ward.

Janet’s paternal grandfather was Charlie Mock, Jr. (the son of Charlie Mock and Veader Nelson). Janet’s great-grandfather Charlie was the son of Harold Mock and Vannie Kay or King.

Janet’s paternal grandmother was named Shellie Jean Gipson.

Janet’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Amorin Barrett (the son of Howard Roscoe Barrett and Emily/Amalia Amorin). Arthur was born in Honolulu. Howard was the son of Parnoble N. Barrett and Mary Alice Leachman. Emily was of Portuguese descent, and was the daughter of John DeMedeiros/de Medeiros Amorin and Antonia de Jesus de Freitas.

Janet’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Lawae Kahanoai (the daughter of David Kahanoai and Winifred “Winnie” Pomakai/Pomaikai). Pearl was born in Honolulu, of Hawaiian descent. David was born in Kau, the son of Abraham Kahanoai and Theresa. Winifred was the daughter of Michael Pomakai/Pomaikai and Kaili Lawai; Kaili was the daughter of Keaho Lawai and Kamawae.

Source: Genealogy of Janet Mock – https://www.wikitree.com

6 Responses

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    I wonder do they re-test or say update their dna test like ancestry does

    • andrew says:

      I think her Native Hawaian grandmother’s ancestry is contained in the *17.6% East Asian & Native American and *10.9% Oceanian, but an additional 2.5% East Asian is from her African-American side.

      However don’t trust too much in these tests. For example to put “French&German” in the same category is messy, because average French person differs from a German one.

      • fuzzybear44 says:

        The funny thing is for me , I already had the French, they added the Germany plus Norwegian . Like I didn’t already have enough European ancestry

        • andrew says:

          You don’t have to be pissed off because you have a lot of European ancestry, you are not black, after all. You are mixed-race, nothing wrong with that. Deal with it.

          About the “Norwegian” thing, I don’t know what exactly it means, because immigrants from Norway are relatively recent, but people from parts of Northern Europe may genetically score “Norwegian”

          Take Vanessa Williams’ DNA test, which has weird results on her European side. There is a lot of stuff in that is not historically backed. Unless we are not aware about a Finnish/African-American kinship (also there is Southern Euro well above average)

          And about the Sub-Saharan tested DNA, there are alwais references to countries which did not exist back then. It’s pretty weird too.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            Quote(You don’t have to be pissed off because you have a lot of European ancestry, you are not black, after all. You are mixed-race, nothing wrong with that. Deal with it.)

            First off Shut-up. I am same black man I was before I took the dumb test

            Quote(About the “Norwegian” thing, I don’t know what exactly it means, because immigrants from Norway are relatively recent, but people from parts of Northern Europe may genetically score “Norwegian”)

            In Louisiana all types of Europeans came after the Creole women including Norwegian men pass through , Russian, Irish , etc.places like Storyville. foreigner really flooded into that area.They did their sex thing and then shipped out. I also have Irish and Scottish ancestry, so maybe I got Norwegian that way. Also Finnish showed up in mine and my siblings, so something was going on.

            Quote(And about the Sub-Saharan tested DNA, there are alwais references to countries which did not exist back then. It’s pretty weird too.)

            Well yes, none of them really existed. Alot of these people have been shuffled around, and these fake boundaries have been put in place. For a black person over here, We have to take a different test to find out who we really come from. Although there’s another problem with that. Simply because we’re mixed with so many different groups on the avg. I have ancestry coming from all over the place.

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    This is a pretty go one, tricked me .

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