Julianne Moore

by ethnic on May 1, 2010

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Birth Name: Julie Anne Smith

Place of Birth: Fort Bragg, Cumberland, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 3, 1960

*German, Irish, Welsh, Ashkenazi Jewish, English (father)
*Scottish (mother)

Julianne Moore is an American actress and writer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Still Alice (2014).

Her mother, Anne McNeil (Love), was Scottish, from Greenock, and moved to the U.S. in 1951. Her father, Peter Moore Smith, a colonel and military judge, was born in New Jersey, and has German (including Alsatian), as well as Irish, English, Welsh, and one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish, ancestry. Julianne applied for British citizenship in 2011, to honor her late mother. Julianne’s brother is author Peter Moore Smith.

Julianne is married to director, writer, and producer Bart Freundlich, with whom she has two children.

Julianne’s paternal grandfather is Charles Edward Smith, Jr. (the son of Charles Edward Smith and Bertha May Roberts). Julianne’s grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania. Julianne’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Peter Moore Smith and Magdalena/Magdeline/Margaret/Maggie Lincks, who was the daughter of Alsatian German parents, Johannes Fredrick Lincks and Mary Salome Haushalter, from Departement du Bas-Rhin. Julianne’s great-grandmother Bertha was the daughter of Lewis/Louis Powell Roberts, whose parents were Welsh, and of Amanda Elizabeth Crone, who was of German descent.

Julianne’s paternal grandmother is Frances Mervil Haas (the daughter of Clement Augustine Haas, Jr. and Katherine Mervil Evelyn/Evalyne Hamburger). Frances was born in New Jersey. Clement was the son of Clemmens/Clement Augustine Haas, who was German, and of Mary Christine Kavanaugh, who was born in New Jersey, to Irish parents. Julianne’s great-grandmother Mervil was the daughter of Walter Scott Hamburger and Katherine Larkin “Kate” Blackburn. Julianne’s great-great-grandfather Walter was Jewish, the son of parents of German Jewish origin, Simeon/Simon Hamberger and Fanny/Fannie Loeb. Julianne’s great-great-grandmother Katherine Blackburn was of English and Irish descent.

Julianne’s maternal grandfather was Henry McNeil Love (the son of James Love and Janet Baxter McNeil). Henry was born in Greenock, Scotland. James was the son of James Hall Love and Mary Crighton. Janet was the daughter of Henry McNeil and Agnes Baxter.

Julianne’s maternal grandmother was Flora McMillan McLean (the daughter of Norman McLean and Annie McNeil/McNeill). Flora was born in Greenock, Scotland. Norman was the son of Angus McLean and Flora Reid.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016) stated that Julianne’s genetic ancestry is:

*99.9% European
*0.1% Sub-Saharan African

Sources: Genealogies of Julianne Moore – http://www.wikitree.com

Julianne’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage announcement of Julianne’s paternal grandparents, Charles Edward Smith, Jr. and Frances Mervil Haas – https://www.newspapers.com

Genealogies of Julianne’s paternal great-grandparents, Charles Edward Smith and Bertha May Roberts – https://www.findagrave.com

Julianne’s paternal grandmother, Frances Mervil Haas, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Frances Mervil Haas on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Julianne’s paternal great-grandfather, Clement Augustine Haas, Jr., on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Julianne’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine Mervil Evelyn/Evalyne Hamburger, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Julianne’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Simeon/Simon Hamberger and Fanny/Fannie Loeb, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Biographical information about Julianne’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob Loeb and Henriette Kramer – http://www.loebtree.com

Julianne’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Katherine Larkin “Kate” Blackburn, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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andrew October 2, 2017 at 11:50 pm

“Maggie” Lincks Smith was the daughter of Alsatian parents

andrew October 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm

genealogy of Charles Edward Smith and Bertha May Roberts: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16267064

Lewis Powell Roberts’ parents were Welsh

madman October 3, 2017 at 1:08 am

And also, more specifically, Mary Christine Kavanaugh’s parents were Irish.

I think this is Katherine Larkin Blackburn. She has the same birth year and birth place (and nickname, Katie/Kate). If so, Katherine was of half English and half Irish descent. Her father’s parents were English and her mother’s parents were Irish (which makes since if her middle name is Larkin).

Follers, are you sure that Walter Hamburger was Jewish? His mother was born in Germany and his father was born in Pennsylvania, to Pennsylvania-born parents.

follers October 3, 2017 at 3:21 am

Yes, he was definitely Jewish. I’m not sure what being born in Pennsylvania or Germany has to do with it? Do you think I haven’t looked at the census that I myself added?

Simeon/Simon Hamberger’s sister was buried in a Jewish cemetery. And Fanny/Fannie Loeb’s genealogy is already linked.

And yes, that’s the right Katherine Larkin Blackburn.

madman October 3, 2017 at 4:55 am

You wrote that his parents were German Jews, which wasn’t true since his father was American.

follers October 3, 2017 at 6:09 am

Some family trees on ancestry.com list him as born in Germany. I ultimately thought it didn’t matter that much.

andrew September 26, 2017 at 6:02 am

I think you should specify that his father has just 1/8 Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry

fuzzybear44 June 20, 2016 at 1:04 am

.1% African HAHA, I wonder where that came from

luckystar September 1, 2016 at 5:39 am

You still do not know about european DNA. lol

fuzzybear44 September 1, 2016 at 11:10 pm


LOL nothing, I know about Ashkenazi Jewish DNA. I wrote about it a year and a half ago. You’re the one that still doesn’t know very much, and can’t deal with reality

andrew June 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm
follers June 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Why do they write that Frances Mervil Haas died around 1975? As of at least earlier in 2016, Julianne’s paternal grandparents were still alive and married.

andrew June 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm

I agree with you.

celebfan April 20, 2016 at 9:33 pm

I was surprised when Ethnicelebs revealed that she is 1/16 Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

celebfan August 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

She has red hair and green eyes, an unusual and attractive combination.

andrew August 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

In Congo it would be unusual, not in some parts of Europe.

guyinsf December 10, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Red hair is not a common thing even in Europe. Not rare but not common.

athelya December 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm

i see red heads a lot

cwm85 August 10, 2015 at 8:51 am

No surprise about her ethnicity…

celebfan August 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Her mother, whose maiden name was Anne Love, was an immigrant from Scotland.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm

She is so gorgeous. One of the best actresses ever.

She looks like a sweet, white English girl to me.

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