Birth Name: Kourtney Mary Kardashian
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: April 18, 1979
*English, as well as Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch (mother)
Kourtney Kardashian is an American socialite, television personality, and model. 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 Kim Kardashian, Khloé 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. Kourtney has three children with businessperson Scott Disick, including Penelope Disick. Kourtney’s niece is North West.
Kourtney’s father was of Armenian descent. Kourtney’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.
Kourtney’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). Kourtney’s family’s last name was spelled “Kardaschoff” in Russia. Kourtney’s great-grandmother Hamas was born in Armenia, the daughter of Demos/Tom Shakarian and Goolisar/Grace Yesilbashian/Thomson.
Kourtney’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.
Kourtney’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.
Kourtney’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.
Kourtney’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.
Obituary of Kourtney’s paternal grandfather, Arthur Kardashian – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Kourtney’s paternal grandmother, Helen Jean (Arakelian) Kardashian – http://www.findagrave.com
Kourtney’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lou Ethel Wyatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Kourtney’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com