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.

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