Birth Name: Robert Kelly Slater
Place of Birth: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Date of Birth: February 11, 1972
Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, 1/8th Syrian-Lebanese
Kelly Slater is an American professional surfer and actor. With his tanned skin and hazel/green eyes, he has an intriguing background.
Kelly is the son of Judith Ann (Moriarity) and Stephen Hill Slater. His maternal great-grandfather was Syrian-Lebanese. The rest of Kelly’s ancestry is English, Irish, and German.
Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Burney Parker Slater (the son of Emmet Hill Slater and Maude Blount Atkins). Maude was the daughter of James Alexander Atkins and Lauinia Tipton.
Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Millison Slayton Ranney (the daughter of LeRoy Wilson Ranney and Millison Cutler Farr). Kelly’s great-grandmother Millison was the daughter of George A. Farr and Susan Cornelia Slayton.
Kelly’s maternal grandfather was William Bryant Moriarity (the son of Walter Moriarty and Minnie).
Kelly’s maternal grandmother was Helen Amin (the daughter of Hassan Amin and Mary Mickey). Hassan was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Mary was the daughter of Lewis Augustus Mickey and Ida Caroline “Carrie” E. Shuman; Lewis was the son of David W. Muecke/Mickey and Harriet Craumer.
Sources: Genealogy of Kelly’s paternal grandfather, Burney Parker Slater (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.ancestry.co.uk
Genealogy of Kelly’s paternal great-grandmother, Millison Cutler Farr (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://records.ancestry.co.uk
Obituary of Kelly’s maternal great-grandfather, Lewis Augustus Mickey – http://www.findagrave.com
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