Kourtney Kardashian

by ethnic on August 13, 2009

Birth Name: Kourtney Mary Kardashian

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 18, 1979

*Armenian (father)
*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 her former partner, 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 Saghatel “Thomas” Kardashian and Hamas “Hanna” Shakarian). Arthur was born in Los Angeles, California. 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, California. 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). Robert was born in California. 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 is Mary Gorden/Jo Campbell (the daughter of Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt). Kourtney’s grandmother Mary was born in Arkansas. Gorden was the son of Jefferson Davis Campbell and Freedonia/Fredonia/Fredom 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.

Sources: Genealogies of Kourtney Kardashian – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies and obituaries of Kourtney’s paternal grandparents, Arthur Kardashian and Helen Jean (Arakelian) Kardashian – http://www.findagrave.com

Kourtney’s maternal great-grandmother, Lou Ethel Wyatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Kourtney’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Kourtney’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob James VanZandt/Van Zandt and Margaret Elizabeth Magee – https://www.ancestry.co.uk


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andrew December 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm
Adamina September 10, 2016 at 12:31 am

She looks North African to me (mostly Egyptian) and a bit mestizo.

This is an old photo of hers


Samiiraa January 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm
fuzzybear44 January 11, 2018 at 11:49 pm

interesting who you picked

Alyx August 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

She looks a mix of white, asian and black.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 5:47 am

She looks like a Filipino or Thai who has Arab or Indian ancestry.

She is too “ethnic” looking to even be just Armenian, let alone English and Scottish. Most Armenians look like Sandra Bullock.

Check7t April 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Most Armenians have an Armenoid phenotype, I’ve seen some Armenians who look straight Arabid too.

She’s overly-tanned in this picture, her is her without a tan:


She looks within the range of Armenia and certain parts of Europe.

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 1:45 am

She still looks tanned here. Sorry, she doesn’t look Armenian or European at all. Even Sicilians don’t look like that.

There’s something Filipino or South East Asian about her eyes. She can pass as someone from the Philippines or Indonesia, or at least a South Asian mixed with these ethnicities.

Arabs do NOT look like that in general.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:32 am

She looks like Amerie (who is half Korean; half black). http://rollingout.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/related-Kourtney-and-Amerie.jpg?769134

You’re right, Kourtney looks part Asian.

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Yep, but then again, Armenians are near central Asia, where Asiatic/Mongoloid Turks would’ve came around. They had “Asian eyes”.

I noticed that her father also had rather “Turkic” eyes, but to an extent (they weren’t slanted or anything).


Maybe his ancestors were Turkic with more typical Asiatic eyes?

athelya December 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

wow ok capricious, you’re clearly very educated about the world specially Europe /sarcasm

Daron January 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Armenian people are Caucasian. I don’t get why people are saying the Kardashian clan aren’t a completely White family.

WTF November 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

She doesn’t look half white at all. Her dad had some strong genes because she looks fully Armenian. She also looks a little Indian too.

Check7t November 5, 2014 at 6:14 am

She looks white, just overly-tanned.

ShawntheGod September 12, 2014 at 1:59 pm

she looks very dark in this picture due to being overly tanned.


Your Mom August 4, 2014 at 4:03 am

She Has Asian And Black Features. Google The Singer Named Amerie. She Looks Just Like Her. Amerie Is Half Black And Half Korean. All Three Of The Kardashian Sisters Look Like They Have Different Fathers. I Wouldn’t Be Surprised. Their Mother Is A Skank.

Kimmel May 16, 2016 at 12:39 pm

I agree, the main three all look a bit different from one another. I see the Armenian at all times, but ‘the other’ is always a guess.

loveliya1998 August 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm


Kourtney Kardashian is not white at all. Her mother is full-blooded Armenian, as is her father. It’s impossible to be turkish-Armenian and Russian-Armenian considering the fact that Armenia is its own country, not a type of people migrting around in eastern europe. It’s not even in europe, its in the middle-east- more in the asia/africa region.

Jrose10 January 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

No Armenia Is a European Country. Ignorance

Euro June 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Still not white.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:22 am

No Armenia is a Eurasian Country. Ignorance
stop wanting to be european

sashafierce564 July 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I’m sorry I mean khole

Hope Moretti September 25, 2012 at 1:14 am

hahahhahaahhaahhahaha i said something bad about khloe thinking she was kourtney and i got thumbs down xD those names

sashafierce564 July 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Kourtney is the uglyiest Out of the 3 sisters

John November 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Kourtney is actually the prettiest.

anna January 27, 2012 at 8:59 am

turks aren’t arabs !! ;)

cool March 14, 2012 at 8:42 am

turks arent white either

Pasqal July 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

well, some of the ‘turks’ white- those whose forefathers were oppressed, islamized and assimilated.

Hope Moretti September 25, 2012 at 1:14 am

hahhahaha lol

victoria February 23, 2013 at 3:25 am

yes they are white

victoria February 23, 2013 at 3:25 am

and Kourtney isn’t Turkish so get off the subjet!!

Euro June 29, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Clearly she is not white.Brown skin and facial feactures of a Indian woman. She is what we called in Europe(South Asia race mixed). Indians are also consider Asians in Europe.

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