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.

! January 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Armenia is above Iran and east of Turkey. So she is part middle eastern.

Pasqal July 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Armenia is in Transcaucasia (aka South Caucasus) which is a geopolitical region located on the border of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia. Middle east begins in southeast Turkey and northern Iran. Kourtney’s mom Kris has native american ancestry.. so she’s a part native american.

kiwi777 February 17, 2013 at 3:11 am

That explains Kourtneys natural brown skin.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

Middle Eastern is merely a region in western Asia, not a race. Second, no, Armenia is not in the Middle East.

Maria December 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

She is the best looking of the 3 sisters in my opinion.

Really? December 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

What’s with WANTING to claim WhiteneSS sooo bad?? Most of my white friends try to throw in some ethnic here and there in their mix or learn other languages to get away from being the oppressor. Thank God for white people who like to keep it Real…For all you brownies who keep trying to claim your whiteness to feel better about yourself, GOOD LUCK! Whitees see right through your fakeness and joke about it ya dummies!

Nicole January 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

I am a Canadian of English, Irish, and Portuguese descent. My skin is pretty dark and I have black hair. I am white. I never try to throw in something “ethnic” to distant myself from being the “oppressor.” This is who I am and you are trying to make me feel ashamed of my race, something I cannot change?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 11:05 am

“This is who I am and you are trying to make me feel ashamed of my race, something I cannot change?”

That’s all they do on this site.

Euro June 29, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Nicole:You are probaby mixed. Many mixed Europeans who went to the America(Continent)pretended to be pure Portuguese, Italian , Irish and from other countries to be consider white and accepted. Also I read stories of birracial and native americans that pretended to be European.Sorry but in these days, DNA is already showing that you may be mixed with non white.Do not worry. We are all mixed. Only some people are more mixed than others and it shows. I am a white Dutch but even I know that we all came from Africa.

midori29 June 17, 2016 at 8:11 am

@Euro I think you are one of the ONLY people on this board with good common sense. I agree with you 100 percent.

kiwi777 February 17, 2013 at 3:13 am

I agree… Some of them have dark features and look more middle eastern but have the nerve to say they are just white and white only. Give me a break; I bet a KKK member will not see them as white.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

Middle Eastern is not a race and fuck what KKK members say. Just a bunch of ignorant dirty ass peasants.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

Lol stfu at @really?

maria October 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

U. Know she mexican some way some how. But to good to say it

Myspace Celebrity July 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Back when the Kardashians girls weren’t as famous,my friends used to say that Kim looked like a mestiza (Latina), Kourtney looked Asian,and Khloe looked white.

nnnnn September 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

Perhaps they all have different fathers? lol

Hope Moretti September 25, 2012 at 1:16 am

hahaha that slutty mom xD

KL GIRL! July 10, 2011 at 8:43 am

She european, end of people!

nora July 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

omg, read the comment ive posted below and go to the link!
and actually you just have to look at her to see that she isn’t full european!

Pasqal July 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Yes she isn’t cause through Kris she got some native american blood.. like 7% and the rest is just European.

cool March 14, 2012 at 8:44 am





I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 11:03 am
Pasqal July 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm

There are millions portugese, italian, greek, romanian, bulgarian and especially Spanish people who look exactly like her or Kim.. so do you claim that those aren’t European?

nina January 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm

80% of spanish people have tanned skin and dark hair like kourtney but there still white

thomas1987 January 11, 2015 at 1:22 am

80% ?
whee are you getting your numbers from?
there are more fair skinned spanish ppl than tan
i know someone from spain and he is pale like a ghost
and yes kourtney is white she can easily pass for european

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

Nope stfu

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:09 am


Amanda July 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I am of German, Hungarian and Native American decent (Kiowa and Comanche). Apparently I look like Kourtney K’s twin (or real life disney’s Pocahontas).

Really? December 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Pretty sure Pocahontas wasn’t mixed… just saying…pretty sure her offspring were…And Disney and the media do their best to Caucasianize ethnic people on TV, so you beign half white, they would cast you to appease the ignoramus out in the sticks, but real beauty is the ethnic peoples not trying to make them whiter to appeal to Whitey..travel to Europe…they love my latina/Asian Indianess :) They’re not so stupid like the Americans are…they’re educated, appreciate diversity, and acknowledge history instead of mask it

I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

Yeah. Sure.

Amanda July 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I’m German, Hungarian, and Native American (Kiowa and Comanche), and apparently I look like her twin. Explains it because our ancestry is fairly similar.

nora July 9, 2011 at 4:32 am

for all armenian, georgian and azerbaijani idiots who think you’re european: here is that proof that you ARE NOT, HAVE NEVER BEEN and NEVER WILL BE european!!!!!!


rafael July 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

thank you nora,thats what i say,but ignorant fools here argue against fact

Mac January 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

They’re not full in Europe but are transcontinental countries as they border Russia to the north which is in Europe, and Iran to the south which is in Asia ! go to wiki and check it out for yourself ! And who cares about being European it is no big deal! Though Armenians/Georgians are white people and are similar to southwestern Russians, Northwestern Iranians/Light Skinned Arabs such as Lebanese, Turks, who I would say are all white if u consider Italians, Greeks and stuff white ! And if u wanna look so much in geography, than Sicily is not Europe either since it is an island nation and is not connected to Italy, yeah man kourtney is of olive skin complexion what else would she be ??? Many Armenians are typically lighter than Italians/Spaniards, Though they all are white, unless ur a nordicist, who only believes Germanic/Celtic people are white !

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:13 am


Marika June 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Nora, the only idiot by calling us idiots are you :)))
I don’t care where we belong. There are many maps showing that we are Asians and also there are many of them which count is in Europe. But the thing is, it’s so ridiculous! :)))
I am from Georgia and I am too proud of it.
Our culture (with other Caucasians) is much more ancient than the European (except Greece) and that’s the most important. The first Georgian kingdom was founded in 13th century before Christ while most of the modern European nations were not even formed until medieval era.
Asia is much more interesting, ancient and mysterious than Europe and don’t think that you humiliate us when you call us Asians :))))
Plus, Georgians are Christians which separates it from Asia. And thank us that you, Europeans, were not attacked by the Seljuk Turks or Timur or any other conquerors because we were the ones who fought against them, defeated them and didn’t let them in Europe :)))
Sincerely, a Georgian.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:17 am

Lmao Georgians are seriously ridiculous. They would kill themselves to be called European. Too bad they kiss European ass and would faint once they see a European person. Also, being Christian doesn’t make you white sweetie. There are Asians and Africans who are Christian but does that make them white? No. Btw Georgia is in Eurasia.

Marika June 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

See that? In this map north Georgia is considered to be Europe and south to be Asia.
That border goes alond rivers Kura and Kvirila and so northern Azerbaijan should be placed in Europe too as Kura splits its territory into two.
By the way, Turkey is also Asia. Culturally and geographically.

Marika June 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Oh I found even Azerbaijani territory considered in Europe.
Look at the official boundaries of the continents carefully please :D

Pasqal July 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Azeribaijanis maybe not cause they are muslim and so kinda culturally alienated- although they are too (in majority) racially Caucasoid aka Europid – that’s wh0t people trying to explain to a brainless mad hater like you… Armenians and Georgians just like Italians, Spaniards, Russians, Germans etc are too belong to Caucasian race. Geographical location of these countries doesn’t really matter.. we are speaking about BLOOD here.

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:11 am
nora June 27, 2011 at 7:37 am

she’s so dark becoz shes armenian! armenians aren’t european and even south europeans have at least olive skin

sami January 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

She isn’t dark but is like a typical southern european spanish !

Pasqal July 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Yes, then the Portuguese ppl., Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, Bulgarians are too not Europeans, cause there are millions of Kourtney look a like in Europe… Even though, we know that Kourtney some of native American blood, she still looks totally Caucasoid (Europid). It seems like you have some major issues.. we are speaking about the Race not the Geography lol!

DaTruth July 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm

no she doesn’t lol.

Euro June 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Jesus, you need to come to Europe because Southern Europeans do not look like her. She looks like mixed Mexican.Regardless of were they came from they are mixed. Clearly not white.

baby fantasy December 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm


rafael July 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

t and a of course

Linda September 4, 2011 at 9:41 am

Why females be hatin? I think kim kardashian is beautiful any female that think she ugly is jealous lmao dont hate!!!

kk October 11, 2010 at 11:56 pm

relax people..

Anonymous August 21, 2010 at 5:01 am

Armenian, Scottish, Dutch, Turkish, Scottish, is all European. She looks ‘exotic’ because she is Eastern European. Eastern European women look different from other Europeans. They have high cheekbones, big eyes, dark skin, dark or light straight hair, thin, small framed, round head/face. Eastern European women dominate the modeling industry.

alex February 11, 2011 at 3:19 am

She doesn’t have any turkish blood.. her father’s family comes from West Armenia which is now in Turkey that’s it.. but through her mother- Kris she got some native american blood… there she gets her coloring from.. isn’t she a tipical cherokee girl?.. Speaking of Cher..

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

Lmao Armenians are Eurasian you cunt

iLa Bby August 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

stop hating on her, yu are all just jelous that she is hot and yur not. Just go do somethin useful and stop hatin on BEAUTIFUL people its a waste of time.

broooo . August 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

no matter how much you hate her, the bitch is rich, fuckin gawjus and bloodly a celebrity, something you ugly bitches will never be !

yellowmoon3 August 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

i do believe we do have ahater in the house, but the sisters do have it going on,and it’s a shame kourtney put up with guy she has for a baby daddy. I would really like to see her happy.

italysdivine101 June 13, 2010 at 3:59 am

ok whatever!!!! she is no a slut!!!!
your jst mad because shes beautiful and your propably ugly!
making remarks like that just comes to show how much of a HATER you are!!! it seems to me like you dnt like them! well if you dnt why do you spend your time researching facts about the kardashians????? here’ your logical answere.Your a fuckin HATER!!!!!
dnt be mad at them jst because there on top of you! i could call you a slut too and i dnt even know you or lived your life so get going with your ugly face……..

Büzo Zagavic (BRONX ALBANIAN) May 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm

She’s Sexy all of the Kardashian sisters are sexy i would LOVE to add Albanian to the mix

Anonymous January 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

Slut [2]

badboyinc. December 28, 2009 at 9:00 am

shes hot

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