Kris Jenner

by ethnic on February 16, 2010

Birth Name: Kristen Mary Houghton

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 5, 1955

Ethnicity: English, with some Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch

Kris Jenner is an American socialite and television personality. Kris is from a family that has lived in the United States for many generations. She has English, as well as smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch, ancestry.

Kris is the daughter of Mary Gorden/Jo (Campbell) and Robert True Houghton. With her first husband, Robert Kardashian, a lawyer, she is the mother of socialites Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian. With her second spouse, Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner), she is the mother of socialites Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Her stepsons are musician Brandon Jenner and socialite Brody Jenner. Among Kris’s grandchildren are Penelope Disick and North West.

Kris’s paternal grandfather was True Otis Houghton (the son of Otis Sewall Houghton and Lula Laura Bernard/Barnard). True was born in Oklahoma. Kris’s great-grandfather Otis was the son of Reuben Albert Houghton and Sarah Elizabeth Mantor. Lula was the daughter of William B. Barnard/Bernard and Elizabeth Gililland/Gililand.

Kris’s paternal grandmother was Mary Lee Pickens (the daughter of Charles/Charlie Luran A. Pickens and Lizzie/Elizabeth Mae/Mary A. Douglas/Douglass). Kris’s grandmother Mary Lee was born in Texas. Charles was the son of Andrew Jackson Pickens and Sarah Hines Merrit/Meritt. Lizzie was the daughter of Eugene Murphy Douglas and Martha Jane Wilson.

Kris’s maternal grandfather was Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell (the son of Jefferson Davis Campbell and Freedonia/Fredonia/Fredom May Teaney). Gorden was born in Oklahoma. Jefferson was the son of Morton Campbell and Mary Elizabeth Northern. Freedonia was the daughter of James Daniel Teaney and Martha J. Lambert.

Kris’s maternal grandmother was Lou Ethel Wyatt (the daughter of Walter Alba Wyatt and Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt). Lou was born in Mississippi. Walter was the son of John E. Wyatt and Margaret A. “Maggie” Bradley. Mary was the daughter of Jacob James VanZandt/Van Zandt and Margaret Elizabeth Magee.

Kris’s matrilineal great-great-great-grandmother, S. Margaret “Maggie” Gray, was born, c. 1833, in Mississippi.

Sources: Genealogy of Kris Jenner –

Genealogies of Kris Jenner (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Kris Jenner (focusing on her father’s side) (through Kris’s daughter, Kim Kardashian) –

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

Genealogy of Kris’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Tiny VanZandt –

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


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neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 8:40 am
andrew October 3, 2017 at 3:00 am
labird January 10, 2017 at 8:07 am
phaedra March 22, 2016 at 10:36 pm

She looks a Hungarian Jew.

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

oh really?

she is way too dark for being Hungarian Jew
Hungarian Jews are more pale and do have blue eyes

there is something more

luckystar January 27, 2016 at 11:24 am

She clearly uses spray tanned, and all of her features are British. Her features reminds me of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Louis Tomlinson…

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

she has very dark brown eyes

i don’t think that she tans her eyes too lol

angrygirl19 November 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Her niece North West??? Lol, it’s her granddaughter

guyinsf October 28, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Socialites? LOL
Socialites exist in a high class society. The Kartrashsians are not high class, they may have a lot of money but doesn’t make them high class.

angrygirl19 November 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Them Kardashians ain’t worried about you sweetheart.

asdfkj October 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm

you people thinks latino is a race

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 6:49 am

She stated on the show that she was like 10 percent American Idian and she is. The description should change, her daughters on a dna test came back 6 percent American Indian and thats not from their Armenian side.

luckystar July 14, 2016 at 6:43 am

the dna test from that show was a joke they said kim was 90 something % armenian even though her mom isnt armenian
and what is armenian ethnicity? they are a mix of many things, bitch, please
she could have indigenous ancestors but not 10%, less than 3% because she looks British and pan european, not the granddaughter of cherokee or something

Devotion October 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

She always looked Slavic, like Serbian or Macedonian. Marginally Italian too. She was never a typical looking Brit/Scottish with that dark hair and dark eyes of hers.

gel September 29, 2016 at 10:45 pm
sparkles180 August 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm

She doesn’t even look white, she looks armenian or latina,

legez August 29, 2015 at 5:53 am

she looks white and black hair isn’t her natural hair color

obviously it’s possible she could have non-Euro admixture like all “White” Americans

legez August 29, 2015 at 5:54 am

she looks very British in that young photo btw

andrew August 29, 2015 at 6:50 am

that’s a Pan-European look.

legez August 29, 2015 at 6:58 am

no looks hella British to me, the facial structure. i seen some people say Kim looks Kris, but Kris looks Western Euro to me, whereas Kim looks borderline white/off white

luckystar February 12, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Shut up!!!

and btw
Many europeans are not 100% european
mainly if you are southern european, russian or Finnish

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Armenians ARE white.

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:58 pm
marjanel October 14, 2015 at 9:48 am

There is not something like looking latina.And Armenians are the real Caucasians.

J420 October 26, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Armenians are Caucasians, and ‘Latina’ is not a race.

Alice January 29, 2016 at 10:20 am

She changed over the years with surgery, spray tan and makeup. She looked quite typical of her ancestry in this picture when she was younger.×534.jpg

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

she does not look like armenian people

but she is indeed very dark for a WHITE
and i don’t talk about her tanned skin. She tans obviously often but her eyes are dark too

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Why has she darkened her skin over the years? Her children with Rob Kardashian makes them olive or tanned but she has seemed to want to appear like them when she is ethnically not biracial at all. Just all European. The makeup and tanning is artificial she hasn’t always been this tanned.

neiltennant June 7, 2015 at 2:25 am

when the kardashians became famous years ago she claimed in several high profiled magazines that she had native american descent

but now she is only descended from europeans ?

marjanel November 30, 2015 at 8:22 am

Well according with Kim Kardashian DNA test she has native blood, and that can’t be from her armenian father.

Alice November 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Does DNA tests were very basic and inaccurate. They confused some middle eastern genetics with Amerindian. Modern tests are a lot more accurate. The Kardashians would have a sizeable Middle Eastern component to their dna from their father.

Alice November 30, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Meant to write “Those DNA tests were very basic and inaccurate. etc “

angrygirl19 September 28, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Like most of us of Western European descent, they are descended from Charlemagne. They most certainly have royal way way down the line, again like all of us.

angrygirl19 September 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm

There’s a woman down their line known as Jaquette de Luxumbourg from France. Think they have distant royal blood. Google her

cdonorab April 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

The descent from jacqetta of Luxembourg is not 100%. Kris is a descendant of a woman named wydville or woodville who is claimed to be jacquettas daughter, bit Jacquetta did not have a daughter named agnes who married into the dormer family. There’s speculation that she could have been the product of one of jacquettas sons, but no one knows for sure.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Kim looks similar to her a lot*, comment didn’t load.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Kim looks similar to her the most.

angrygirl19 April 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Whereis she Irish and German at?

follers April 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

She has pretty distant Irish ancestry through her Teaney line (apparently). The Teaney ancestor is listed as an Irish immigrant in some places, and as a German immigrant in others. In any case, he married a woman named Margaretha Truckmueller, who was definitely of German origin.

angrygirl19 April 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

You know, I thought Teaney sounded Irish. Thanks for the info ;)

Tiasparkle March 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

And yes she does look just like Kim! :)

Tiasparkle March 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Considering her dark hair, dark eyes and extremely curvy shape, I find it interesting that she does not have a more ethnic background…although most people aren’t 100% aware of their full ethnic background.

Marseille April 24, 2014 at 5:51 am

She’s mostly of British Isles descent, probably just a British Med type.

Mediterranean features are prevalent all throughout the British Isles.

See: Orlando Bloom, Colin Farrell, Russell Brand, Victoria Beckham, Aidan Turner, Catherine Zeta Jones, Cheryl Cole, etc, nothing unusual about her phenotype to me.

She could pass here in France.

Uniscorn August 9, 2014 at 3:37 am

Not all Europeans are blonde & blue eyed.

Betta Franka September 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Most Caucasians, and that includes Europeans, have dark hair and dark eyes, hers are a little bit darker than that of an European but still common in a Caucasian person.

As for her curves, she has wide hips, and wide hips, believe it or not, are more common among white people.

Check7t March 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Kim looks just like her.

Check7t March 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Her daughters look like her.

Check7t March 22, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Looks like Kim Kardashian.

lenkastyle January 7, 2014 at 12:22 am

she look armenian too but she not armenian. her eyes look asian

ellie December 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

since when she has irish french and german i thought she only dutch scottish and englidh

follers December 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

She has a lot in her family tree if you go back far enough. Her family has lived in the United States for many generations.

L December 12, 2013 at 4:31 am

i don’t see her as white at all

Taylor December 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

And why is that?

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 1:08 am

She looks white to me. She sure as hell isn’t black, Hispanic, or Asian.

Betta Franka September 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

You can be a white Hispanic.

sparkles180 August 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

same here she doesn’t look white

loveliya1998 August 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm


Kris Jenner is not white at all. She is full-blooded Armenian, just like her late-husband and all of her children. Armenia is its own country- it’s not even in europe, its in the middle-east- more in the asia/africa region.

andrew August 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

she’s not Armenian, are u 15 years old? stfu

TAMTAM November 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm

LOL she’s not Armenian, dork. only Robert Kardahsian’s (husband) side of the family is Armenian. But you’re right about the geography of Armenia

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 1:09 am

No she isn’t…..

theropod July 18, 2013 at 7:39 am

Has to have Latino, Hispanic or Italian ancestry…

Otherwise Kim and Kourtney wouldn’t be so dark, despite being Armenian (who aren’t that dark of a people too).

follers July 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Plenty of WASP women who look like Kris Jenner. She even kind of looks like Sandra Bullock.

andrew July 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm

you dont have to judge ppl by the hair/eyes colour.

andrew July 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

@ theropod obviously

loveliya1998 August 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Do you watch the show? They fake-tan on air! Kim’s white as a ghost half the time, especially the episode where she announces her pregnancy. But your right, Kris isn’t white at all, she’s Armenian just like her late husband. This website is wrong…

follers August 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Kris isn’t Armenian.

Hope Moretti September 8, 2012 at 4:45 am

white with brown skin. she may be wearing a tan but she has no white skin.

polly joe February 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm

She stated that she was Latin!

yeah March 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

She said : “Brings me back to my mexican heritage”
Scott said: “You’re Mexican?”
She said: “No, but I’ve been there”

..She’s not latin, she’s just stupid and wants attention.

me February 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I heard that she has Native American ancestry

me February 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Same old story?what are you still doing on this “boring” site ?

me February 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I didn’t say that I see Native American in her

laura January 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

she looks armenian

storm January 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Yeah she does

Black British January 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

DEENA: Spaniards from Spain are considered to be white but not Mexicans, they are of Aztec or Mayan Indian ancestry, with some African and European blood. They speak Spanish because they were conquered and enslaved by the European Spanish some 400 years ago.

Misaaaaaa January 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Kris is not Mexican. So why are you even speaking about them?

I am also sure you would say Catherine Zeta Jones, Sean Connery, Cheryl Cole, Colin Farrell, Russell Brand, Frankie Sandford, and Lily Allen would look foreign to the Brits if it were not for the fact that they are white British folks.

You are not fooling anyone. I bet you are not even European.

Black British January 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hispanics, Mexicans are not white, they are descendants of Aztec and Mayan indians , some have both African and European ancestry. They speak Spanish because the Spanish from Europe conquered them enslave them and forced their culture on to some 400 years ago. Pure blood Spanish people look like Italians where as American latinos do not look like that, ie Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba look hispanic and nothing like Penelope Cruz who is pure Spanish, I can always see the differences.
Kris Jenner doesn’t look like a typical Scots or Dutch person, she is mixed with something else. Scottish people have very pale skins and much lighter hair and so do the Dutch, I know this because I live in Britain and seen lots of Scots and they do not look like her. I do find that a lot of white Americans are not honest about their ethnic background, or maybe they are just unaware of it, they tend to look like a white person that is mixed with a little
something. I was born in England and I can you that pure white English people and other Northern Europeans have a different look. If Chris Jenner lived in England she would be described as foreign looking by British whites.

rose January 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The whole family are gold diggers. smh

Michael January 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm

She is Amerindian mix, her daughters had DNA test and it shows they are Native American blood from mother’s side

Acadiana January 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

It was a one digit percentage of Native blood they had. I doubt that small of an amount is going to change her appearance drastically.

K January 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Wasn’t it mentioned she had Native American ancestry in her? I recall reading that on Wikipedia but it’s not there anymore.

reiver January 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

Just because she’s tanned with dark hair and eyes does not mean she must have some latino or middle eastern roots.
My mum is of Scottish/Irish decent and has a smiliar colouring to Kris, black hair, hazel eyes and olive skin.

storm January 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

her kids took a DNA test. pretty sure this bitch is white. however white encompasses lots of thing so she could still be lying about her ethnicity. looks like she has some mediterranean or middle eastern roots

Pasqal April 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Not mideterranean not mid eastern but native American… Kim said that many times.. That’s why Kris is too dark for a Dutch person and that’s why Kourtney looks like a Cherokee girl.

storm January 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

her kids took a DNA test. pretty sure this bitch is white. however white encompasses lots of thing so she could still be lying about her ethnicity.

jena December 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

She isn’t 100 percent english or dutch,
maybe she has middle east roots but I think more jewish.

j December 23, 2011 at 12:47 am

Mexicans aren’t considered caucasion ! theyre considered mixed just like all the other Hispanic cultures

storm January 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

mexicans are mestizos

Dena December 18, 2011 at 12:25 am

Mexicans and Spaniards are considered Caucasian or “white”. Ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino, race is Caucasian/ white. I believe Kris Jenner probably has some Mexican in her lineage. She almost admitted it to Scott recently. Its a shame she won’t admit it, likely due to all so much bigotry out there. She should be proud, so many beautiful actresses and singers are full or part Mexican. Also, Mike, maybe Gigi’s British – the ones I’ve known refer to middle easterners as ” black”.

Dena December 18, 2011 at 12:13 am

Mexicans and Spaniards are considered Caucasian or “white”. Ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino, race is Caucasian/ white. I believe Kris Jenner probably has some Mexican in her lineage. She almost admitted it to Scott recently. Its a shame she won’t admit it, likely due to all so much bigotry out there. She should be proud, so many beautiful actresses and singers are full or part Mexican.

mike December 17, 2011 at 12:45 am

@ Gigi: you sound like such a racist. your hatred and jealousy is so evident. you must be an ugly poor girl, right? Middle eastern people and those from North Africa are recognized by the U.S. Federal gov’t as caucasians/white. Even the whitest hispanic is not considered a caucasian. With a name like Gigi, it can be argued that you are a latina or a French girl–the first isn’t white, the latter has dark Frenchmen and Frenchwomen. Speak with the facts because Kris Jenner is half scottish and half dutch. You seem to think that all white people are pale faced blue eyed blondes or have brown or red hair–which is absurd. There are darker or olive skinned whites like Italians and Southern French and even Yugoslavians or Romanians. You just pump hate speech and sound so ignorant!

GiGi December 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Kris is not white looking. She looks like she has black or subsaharan ancestry. None of her kids are fair, including her children with Jenner. If she were English and Dutch only, her children would have been lighter, especially the two younger girls. She must be either African or Middle Eastern with her coloring, which is not what could be called white. That is probably why her children only date black men, since they cannot relate to white people.

Lol December 4, 2011 at 1:31 am

That’s the most silly comment I’ve ever heard. They have two parents you know. Robert Kardashian (the father) was Turkish Armenian and Russian Armenian. Armenian’s are darker complected, they don’t look Black at all. Technically speaking they are white, but also Armenian. Two of the three sisters just seemingly happen to prefer to date black men. Tons of people everywhere date interracially now. Doesn’t mean they don’t identify with a certain race.

LAgal188 August 6, 2012 at 1:16 am

Are you blind? Can you not see properly? I feel really bad for people like you who see people weirdly. Kendall and Kylie are both REALLY fair and have white skin, as well as khloe. And Kim? Pshh she is white but she wears fake tan a lot. The only one out of the five girls I would say that isn’t white is kourtney.

farah August 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I just want to clarify something. Many asian ancestries will show up on a dna test as native american. Keep in mind that native americans were asians that crossed Bering Strait. Yes it probably came from their mother, but it isnt for sure.

mestiza. August 21, 2011 at 8:30 am

No many native american ancestries will show up as asian ;p

ale September 5, 2011 at 3:25 am

It is Kris who has native american(asian) roots, not R.Kardashian.

ukrainianguy July 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm

to the moderator this is so bias, you’ve assumed that white latin americans were mixed solely based on the fact that they’re from latin america (pitbull), while a genetic test has proven that the Kardashian sisters have native american ancestry (obviously not from their father who isn’t from the Americas originally) and you neglect to mention that and just write the mom off as plainly European? so many double standards on here..

also why are things like cuban or argentinian ethnicities but american is not?

Selene-The-Immortal August 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Cuban, Argentinian, and Brazilian are not ethnicities or races. They are nationalities much like American is one.

And yes, Kim Kardashian’s DNA test did prove that she has distant Native American ancestry, which must have come from her mother, considering that her father is not native to the Americas.

Midnight August 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Hey, don’t be too sure. Cher’s father was Armenian but he had Native Bloodlines. That nationality of folks are gypsies with mixedblood. Some can be anything from Greek, Spanish, Russian, Native or Indians from India.

Serpent October 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Double standards galore on this site!

Tru7h July 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

If you actually take the time to research the family history, you will find that her mother is dutch and scottish , but that her grandmother is actually Jewish on her side, which of course makes her Jewish.

iNooooooooooowwww May 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

does some one know of what descent kendall end kylie are ….?

At Mother side :Dutch,Scottish
But on Father side :……?

alex February 11, 2011 at 3:29 am

I don’t know why they won’t mention about Kris’s native american roots.

Una August 13, 2010 at 9:05 am

Maybe she is a little bit Jewish because I have heard that she is also Dutch and lot of ”Dutch” people, who came to America were exually Jews. I am saying that because she is really dark, she cannot be just English or Sctotish ect.

Masashi16 August 13, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Some people are what’s referred to as “Black Dutch”. This is really generic because it can mean a lot of things, but it basically means someone with dark features who claims Dutch ancestry whether they truly have it or not. Everyone from Melungeons( don’t like that term) to Native Americans in the South to Italians who had dark features used that term “Black Dutch” for one reason or another. Usually to be free from racial persecution. But some Dutch actually do have dark features. Also, because of the DNA test Kim and Khloe took on Lopez Tonight, she is most likely about 6% Native American even thought thats an insignificant amount.

iplo September 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm

she doesnt have natural dark looks. she darkend her hair it was light brown and she also wears contacts, but ithink thats her natural color.

Anonymous August 12, 2010 at 2:06 am

Kim mentions her mom is English here
“My mother is English”

ethnic August 13, 2010 at 8:58 am

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