John Mayer

Birth Name: John Clayton Mayer

Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 16, 1977

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, as well as German, Luxembourgian, and Swedish (mother)

John Mayer is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer. His father is Jewish. His maternal grandfather was of German, Luxembourgian, and Swedish descent, and his maternal grandmother was of English descent.

John has said, “I’m half Jewish… I find myself relating to Judaism.”

John’s paternal grandfather was Carl Mayer. Carl was a German Jewish immigrant, born in Trier.

John’s paternal grandmother was Helen Sackett (the daughter of Samuel Abraham Sacofsky/Sackett and Reve Rebecca Lipscher). Helen was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Samuel was the son of Louis Zachevsky/Sacofsky/Sackett and Rose. Reve was the daughter of Abraham Lifschitz/Lipscher and Malka Chai Postol.

John’s maternal grandfather was Henry Clayton Hoffman (the son of Henry Charles Hoffman and Bertha Anderson). John’s grandfather Henry was born in Connecticut. John’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Henri Hoffman, who was born in Nassau, Germany, and of Agnes Fabricius, who was born in Luxembourg. Bertha was the daughter of August Anderson and Sara Carlton, who were Swedish.

John’s maternal grandmother was Annie J. Jackson (the daughter of John Thomas Jackson and Margaret Ann Edwards). Annie was English, and was born in Lancashire.

Sources: Genealogy of John Mayer – https://www.geni.com

John’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of John’s paternal grandfather, Carl Mayer – https://www.newspapers.com

John’s paternal grandmother, Helen Sackett, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of John’s mother – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

John’s maternal grandfather, Henry Clayton Hoffman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

John’s maternal great-grandparents, Henry Charles Hoffman and Bertha Anderson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of John’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Charles Hoffman – http://www.greenerpasture.com

Obituary of John’s maternal grandmother, Annie J. (Jackson) Hoffman – http://nl.newsbank.com

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48 Responses

  1. Kimmel says:

    He looks an old Rabi in the above picture. I no longer have doubts about how much of Jew he is.

  2. neiltennant says:

    im glad that LEA MICHELE did not give him a chance

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