Birth Name: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 20, 1942
*English, German, Irish (father)
Joe Biden is an American politician. A Democrat, he is the 47th Vice President of the United States, having served in the position since January 20, 2009. He was elected to the position in 2008 and 2012. He was previously a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from January 3, 1973 to January 15, 2009.
He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2008.
Vice President Biden is the son of Catherine Eugenia “Jean” (Finnegan) and Joseph Robinette Biden. His father was of English, Irish, and German descent (the latter from his “Bomberger” and “Launderslager” lines), and also possibly had distant French roots (from the family surname “Robinette”). Vice President Biden’s mother’s ancestry was entirely Irish. His son, Beau Biden, who served as Attorney General of Delaware, died in 2015.
Vice President Biden is married to Jill Biden.
Vice President Biden’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Harry Biden (the son of George T. Biden and Mary Emily/Emeline Lidell/Liddell). George was the son of Joseph J./Harry Biden and Lydia Ann Randle. Mary was the daughter of Robert Theodore Lidell/Liddell and Susan E. Bomberger.
Vice President Biden’s paternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Robinette (the daughter of George Hamilton Robinette and Mary Ann Hanafee). George was the son of Moses Johnson Robinette and Jane Elizabeth/Eliza Pumphrey. Vice President Biden’s great-grandmother Mary Hanafee was the daughter of John Hanafy/Hanafee, who was Irish, and of Mary Ward, who was born in London, to Irish parents, from Galway, Gaillimh, Ireland.
Vice President Biden’s maternal grandfather was Ambrose Joseph Finnegan (the son of James Finnegan and Catherine Roche). James was born in Ireland, the son of Owen Finnegan and Jane Boyle. Catherine was born in New York, to Irish parents, Thomas Roche and Bridget.
Vice President Biden’s maternal grandmother was Geraldine Catherine/Catharine Blewitt (the daughter of Edward Francis Blewitt and Mary Ellen Stanton). Edward, a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Irish parents from Rappagh, co., Patrick Blewitt and Catharine/Catharine “Kate” Scanlon. Mary was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, James Stanton and Mary.
Family history of Joe Biden (focusing on his mother’s side), by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://irishamerica.com