Marilyn Manson

by ethnic on August 8, 2008

Birth Name: Brian Hugh Warner

Place of Birth: Canton, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1969

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish

Marilyn Manson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor, music journalist, writer, multimedia artist, and painter.

Marilyn is the son of Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. His father is a Catholic and his mother is Episcopalian. He has German, English, and Irish ancestry.

Marilyn has said that he has Sioux Native American ancestry on his mother’s side. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified.

Through his father, Marilyn is a fourth cousin, twice removed, of commentator Pat Buchanan. Marilyn’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, Johannes Schoeppner and Katharine Heil, were also Pat’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents.

Marilyn’s paternal grandfather was John/Jack Angus Warner (the son of John Angus Warner and Gladys Irene Wanamaker). Marilyn’s great-grandfather John was the son of Angus Warner and Janet P. Reese. Gladys was the daughter of William Ulrich Wanamaker and Jessie Alcetta Kaylor.

Marilyn’s paternal grandmother was Beatrice Frieda/Freda Frank (the daughter of LeRoy Philip Frank and Julietta/Julitta Evelyn Michel). Leroy was the son of Edward Frank and Katherine/Catherine Haidet. Julietta was the daughter of Henry Michel and Sophia E. Smith.

Marilyn’s maternal grandfather was Allie Dee Wyer (the son of William Alexander Wyer and Martha Frances Curry). William was the son of James C. Wyer and Sarah Susanna Snider. Martha was the daughter of Charles Alexander Curry and Permelia A. Westfall.

Marilyn’s maternal grandmother was Blanche Pearl Jones (the daughter of Benjamin Alonzo Jones and Ida Edith Cross). Benjamin was the son of Marshall M. Jones and Mary Catherine Elder. Ida was the daughter of John Thurman Cross and Alice West Virginia Riddle.

Sources: Genealogies of Marilyn Manson –

Genealogy of Marilyn Manson (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marilyn’s paternal grandfather, John/Jack Angus Warner, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marilyn’s maternal grandfather, Allie Dee Wyer, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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ashash November 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm

This is a white devil. I can’t believe he’s Lily-Rose Depp’s godfather.

LucarioCooper January 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm
JoshG October 25, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Haha that face!

cwm85 September 3, 2015 at 5:21 pm

How does he get women with a face like that?

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:08 am

Maybe he’s hot without makeup?

athelya November 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

i don’t know maybe something called a personality? crazy i know

Ajaxfan November 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

Money, there are way too much gold diggers on this planet.

Katz August 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

He claims he’s part Sioux now.

cryptorchid December 23, 2014 at 12:46 am

In an interview posted on NME Marilyn Manson has mentioned that he’s part Irish.

shobohunter April 15, 2014 at 6:08 am

100 % White, 200 % Retard, 300 % Freak. people on this forum, Get a life !!

ihatemostpeople March 24, 2014 at 5:41 am

I don’t give a rat’s ass what his ethnicity is. I just know he’s a f*ckin weirdo.

nnnnn October 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Follers:Even if he’s one more embarrassing german,do you really think, this fact would make me upset? Funny, you can’t
understand european mentality: we can be proud or ashamed
because of ourselves, and not because of some compatriots.
F.e De Niro, Willis, Bullock,Kelly etc are never claimed to be
“german”. I wish you, you have the same mentality

christian March 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

as a teen he had blue- grey eyes and dark hair

this combination is very rare in both germany and poland
there must be something different in his blood

ana August 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

He is a freak and worships the devil

Esmeralda D. Iniguez March 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

He does not worship the Devil, Anna he is Atheist. We don’t worship God, the Devil or Angels or Demons!!!

ihatemostpeople March 24, 2014 at 5:42 am

@Ana- You got that right.

Anonymous March 19, 2011 at 11:15 am

So his mother’s ancestors came from the Caucasian Mountains?

Gina louisa Warner February 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

Brian Warner german descent father side wikipedia does not list polish or brian mother nationality

Natasha October 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

Warner is an English name.

LIL VACHA October 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

i tHiNk iTS gERMAN. L0L. =D

LIL VACHA October 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm


nnnnn September 11, 2012 at 12:16 am

Warner???? Perhaps he’s related to Warner brothers?
So one can explain, how that grap and his wife became

LaShay October 26, 2010 at 2:44 pm

He’s not even a freak! He just has his own unique style and i think it’s awesome. Too many peeple these days just judge what they see on the outside and don’t even take the time listen to his music(which is, by the way, amazing). Marilyn Manson will always be number one in my book:)

Shadow Wolf September 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm

something about him seems very Nazi. and i felt that why before i came to this site and found out about his ethnicity. i was just looking at his vids, and album covers.

Leni September 10, 2012 at 1:23 am

“seems very Nazi”??? Wow, how stupid are you??

nnnnn September 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

Ha-ha, do you know, what nazis did with smb. like him?

nnnnn October 10, 2012 at 12:37 am

his wife and himself are decadent

me July 8, 2010 at 9:56 pm

This pic is NOT MM!! ( how come no one else can see this?!

Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 6:27 am

im sry italiana.

Italiana March 17, 2010 at 3:50 am

I cant believe this freak of nature is from my home town!

dude December 31, 2009 at 11:07 am

he is catholic…………………………………who does he worship!?

Clari December 1, 2008 at 9:35 am

Marilyn Manson is German, and Polish on his fathers side reference at

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