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. She is the mother of socialites Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian, with Robert Kardashian, a lawyer whom she was married to from 1978 to 1989. Her second marriage was to Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner). They have two children, socialites Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Her stepsons are socialite Brody Jenner and musician Brandon 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). 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). 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 May Teaney). 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). Walter was the son of John E. Wyatt and Margaret “Maggie” A. 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 – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogy of Kris Jenner (focusing on her father’s side) (through Kris’s daughter, Kim Kardashian) – http://famouskin.com
Kris’s maternal great-grandmother, Lou Ethel Wyatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Kris’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Tiny VanZandt – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com