Khloé Kardashian

by ethnic on September 25, 2009

Birth Name: Khloé Alexandra Kardashian

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 27, 1984

*Armenian (father)
*English, as well as Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch (mother)

Khloé Kardashian is an American socialite and television personality. She is the daughter of Robert Kardashian, a lawyer for OJ Simpson during Simpson’s murder trial, and Kris Jenner (born Kristen Mary Houghton), a socialite. Her siblings are Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian, and her half-siblings are Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Through her ex-stepparent, Caitlyn Jenner, she was a stepsister of socialite Brody Jenner and musician Brandon Jenner. Khloé’s nieces are Penelope Disick and North West.

Khloé’s father was of Armenian descent. Khloé’s mother is from a family that has lived in the United States for many generations, and has English, as well as smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch, ancestry.

Khloé’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Kardashian (the son of Tatos “Thomas” Saghatel Kardashian and Hamas “Hanna” Shakarian). Arthur was born in Los Angeles. Tatos was born in the Russian Empire, of Armenian descent, the son of Saghatel/Sam Kardashian/Kardaschoff and Hrepsema/Harom/Mary Mooschekiav/Varsoff/Yousbahian, who were ethnic Armenian Molokan Jumpers from Karakale, Kars, Russian Empire (now Turkey). Khloé’s family’s last name was spelled “Kardaschoff” in Russia. Khloé’s great-grandmother Hamas was born in Armenia, the daughter of Demos/Tom Shakarian and Goolisar/Grace Yesilbashian/Thomson.

Khloé’s paternal grandmother was Helen Jean Arakelian (the daughter of John Arakel Mgrditchian Arut Arakelian and Vartanoosh/Rose Miroyan/Mirayan). Helen was born in Los Angeles. John was born in Armenia. Vartanoosh was born in Turkey, of Armenian descent, the daughter of Hovhannes Miroyan and Luciag Chorbajian.

Khloé’s maternal grandfather was Robert True Houghton (the son of True Otis Houghton and Mary Lee Pickens). True was the son of Otis Sewall Houghton and Lula Laura Bernard/Barnard. Mary Lee was the daughter of Charles/Charlie Luran A. Pickens and Lizzie/Elizabeth Mae/Mary A. Douglas/Douglass.

Khloé’s maternal grandmother Mary Gorden/Jo Campbell (the daughter of Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt). Gorden was the son of Jefferson Davis Campbell and Freedonia/Fredonia May Teaney. Lou was the daughter of Walter Alba Wyatt and Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt.

Khloé’s matrilineal line can be traced back to her great-great-great-great-grandmother, S. Margaret “Maggie” Gray, who was born, c. 1833, in Mississippi.

Sources: Genealogies of Khloé Kardashian –

Obituary of Khloé’s paternal grandfather, Arthur Kardashian –

Obituary of Khloé’s paternal grandmother, Helen Jean (Arakelian) Kardashian –

Khloé’s maternal great-grandmother, Lou Ethel Wyatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Khloé’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt –

Genealogies of Khloé’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob James VanZandt/Van Zandt and Margaret Elizabeth Magee –

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neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 8:30 am

am i right that she is the only kardashian with light eyes ?

her mother and father had coffee brown eyes

luckystar July 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

the dna test from that show was a joke they said kim was 90 something % armenian even though her mom isnt armenian

maestro November 27, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Ugliest woman I’ve ever seen!

neiltennant July 23, 2017 at 8:29 am

only jealous people would say that

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:41 am

She looks like a fair-skinned Armenian woman to me.

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

She’s Armenian?

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:17 am
luckystar July 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm
mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:13 am

She’s not Armenian. She looks White.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:42 am

Armenians are white, dummy. Ever heard of Caucasus mountains? They’re in around Armenian. Supposedly that’s where Caucasians originate from. So if anything, Armenians are the “truer” whites.

Shocking huh? Go figure.

Adrian1Cram February 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

No they aren’t.

phaedra April 26, 2016 at 4:26 am

Then Italians and Greeks are also not white.

passingtime85 October 20, 2014 at 11:04 am


Khloe and Kim both to a DNA admixture test on Lopez Tonight. Khloe’s results were that she was 97% European, 3% Native American. While this tests can sometimes have results that may be chalked up to genetic noise, her results were similar to her sister Kim’s results who exhibited an admixture of 94% European, 6% Native American. One test could have false results, but for the test to incorrectly designate both of them with Native American DNA is unlikely.

Native American should be added to her profile.

follers October 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm

George Lopez’s DNA tests also stated that Larry David is 37% Native American, so I don’t know what to make of them. With the Kardashian sisters, perhaps they just made the same mistake (though I suppose they confirmed that the two sisters were full biological sisters, a frequent subject of media speculation?). For all I know, Lopez’s tests read Eastern European ancestry as Native American, or are just wrong, or who knows what else. They’ve gotten somewhat better in the years since.

follers October 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak discussed Lopez’s tests here:

“This same test pegged me as eight percent Native American and six percent African, which is curious, given that I’m half-Irish/half-Slavic and most of my family has only been in America for three or four generations. More current testing identified me as one hundred percent European – admittedly blander, but certainly more credible for someone of my ancestry.”

andrew October 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

those tests are a joke

passingtime85 October 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I don’t know about that, I’ve taken a DNA admixture test and it pegged me perfectly.

What was funny about that episode of Lopez Tonight was when he gave the results to Kardashians.

I seem to recall he said Kim was “Armenian” while Khloe was “European”. Khloe was befuddled and asked “Wait, so am I Armenian?” George responded yes, but it seemed like he knew he obviously messed up somehow. Maybe it was his dyslexia at play, but made me think Khloe and Kim maybe not be full siblings.

follers October 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm

More recent DNA tests are more accurate.

bleachsoda February 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm

the dna test from that show was a joke they said kim was 90 something % armenian even though her mom isnt armenian

neiltennant May 18, 2017 at 9:23 am


if they test EUROPEANS whose ancestors always had been living in europe they will found out that even CATHERINE ZETA JONES

has native american roots

ihatemostpeople May 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Honestly I laughed when OJ Simpson claimed to be her biological father, but now that I look at her features….. she does look a little black. It is possible for a mulatto to look “white”. Mariah Carey and Rashida Jones are perfect examples. Also, that guy from Prison Break. They’re all white-passing!

ndnprincesa February 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

Khloe Kardashian is not Robert Kardashian’s biological child. Her real father’s name is Alex Roldan, who was Kris Jenner’s hairdresser and former lover while married to Robert. Khloe would look more like her real father, but she had a nose job at an early age. She is very beautiful, but has always felt different mainly because when she was young she didn’t know that she had a different father. She appears to me to be the classiest and most levelheaded in her family. I wish her the best.

Gurrl February 27, 2014 at 11:20 am
ndnprincesa February 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

it will always be an allegation. as long as she’s not broke she is not going to air her dirty laundry. the girl is smart.

angrygirl19 May 1, 2014 at 6:34 pm

She something but she ain’t Armenian. Put her and Alex side by side and you can easily tell that’s her daddy

lenkastyle January 6, 2014 at 3:14 am

she dont look armenian. armenian women always have a dark or dark brown hair and many armenian are tan and with increased hairiness. but she look more english,dutch. khloe is my favorite!

Daron January 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Stop being racist. She may not have Armenia features but it dosnet mean she isn’t. Its all about genes that gives ous our looks.

lenkastyle January 8, 2014 at 8:06 am

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