Mark Hoppus

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Birth Name: Mark Allan Hoppus

Place of Birth: Ridgecrest, Kern, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 15, 1972

Ethnicity: Finnish (maternal grandfather), English, German, Dutch/Frisian, Welsh, 1/32 Irish, remote French

Mark Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Blink-182’s members also include/have included Travis Barker, Tom DeLonge, and Matt Skiba.

Mark is the son of Kerry Lee (Orrenmaa) and George William “Tex” Hoppus. Mark is married to Skye Everly, with whom he has a son.

He has said:

the majority of my ancestry traces back to finland. my grandfather on my mother’s side was first-generation american, and finnish was the language spoken in their home when he was a boy. the hoppus name has been traced through american history and back to switzerland and germany. my ancestors fought in the revolutionary war, civl war, WWI, and WWII. my father is currently writing the definitive history on the hoppus lineage.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was George Wilbur Hoppus (the son of Milo Defest Hoppus and Pansy Blossom Mowery). Milo was the son of John Christian Hoppus and Rose E. Ringer. Pansy was the daughter of Wilber S. Mowery and Laura Alice Brubaker.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Leemon (the daughter of Ortie/Artie W. Leemon and Martha A. Douma). Ruth was born in Indiana. Ortie was the son of William John Leemon, whose father was Irish, and of Julia Ann Lloyd. Martha was born in Olive Township, Michigan, the daughter of Andries/Andrew Douma, who was Dutch/Frisian, and of Hendrikje/Henrietta/Hannah Duker, who was born in Nappanee, Indiana, to Dutch/Frisian parents.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Allan/Allen J. Orrenmaa (the son of Aaron Orrenmaa and Lempi Autio/Antis). Aaron and Lempi were Finnish.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Housley Phillips (the daughter of Ira David Phillips and Onie/Oneida/Onida Kathleen Housley). Ira was the son of Marion James Phillips and Martha Ann Jones. Onie was the daughter of John Boring Housley and Mary Jane Newman.

Sources: Obituary of Mark’s paternal grandmother, Ruth (Leemon) Hoppus – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Mark’s paternal great-grandmother, Martha A. Douma (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Mark’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Housley (Phillips) Orrenmaa – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Mark’s maternal great-grandmother, Onie/Oneida/Onida Kathleen Housley (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

2 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Finnish (maternal grandfather), English, German, Dutch/Frisian, Welsh, 1/32 Irish, remote French

    Mark’s paternal grandfather was George Wilbur Hoppus (the son of Milo Defest Hoppus and Pansy Blossom Mowery). Milo was the son of John Christian Hoppus and Rose E. Ringer. Pandy was the daughter of Wilber S. Mowery and Laura Alice Brubaker.

    Mark’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Leemon (the daughter of Ortie/Artie W. Leemon and Martha A. Douma). Ortie was the son of William John Leemon, whose father was Irish, and Julia Ann Lloyd. Martha was the daughter of Andrew Douma, who was Dutch/Frisian, and Henrietta Duker, whose parents were Dutch/Frisian.

    Mark’s maternal grandparents were Allan/Allen J. Orrenmaa (the son of Aaron Orrenmaa and Lempi Autio/Antis). Aaron and Lempi were Finnish.

    Mark’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Housley Phillips (the daughter of Ira David Phillips and Onie/Oneida/Onida Kathleen Housley). Ira was the son of Marion James Phillips and Martha Ann Jones. Onie was the daughter of John Boring Housley and Mary Jane Newman.

  2. madman says:

    CORRECTION: Wernz is a remarriage surname, and Tex is a nickname. Mark is the son of Kerry Lee (Orrenmaa) and George William “Tex” Hoppus. And Mark’s mother is not of entirely Finnish descent, only his maternal grandfather, like he said, was Finnish.

    His ethnicity is:
    Finnish (maternal grandfather), English, Dutch (including Frisian), Irish, German, Swiss-German, distant French and Swedish

    Mark’s paternal grandparents were George Wilbur Hoppus (the son of Milo Defest Hoppus and Pansy Blossom Mowery) and Ruth Leemon (the daughter of Ortie/Artie W. Leemon and Martha A. Douma). Ortie’s paternal grandfather was Irish. Martha was born in Olive Township, Michigan, to a Dutch (Frisian) father and a mother, who was born in Nappanee, Indiana, to Dutch parents, with at least her mother being Frisian.

    Mark’s maternal grandparents were Allan J. Orrenmaa (the son of Aaron Orrenmaa and Lempi Autio/Antis) and Ruth Housley Phillips (the daughter of Ira David Phillips and Onie/Oneida/Onida Kathleen Housley). Aaron and Lempi were Finnish.

    Sources: Obituary of Mark’s paternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pe/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-hoppus-leemon&pid=87581552

    Obituary of Mark’s maternal grandmother – http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pe/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-orrenmaa&pid=147945961

    Genealogy of Mark’s paternal grandfather – https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=tree&person=9SDV-MQL&section=portrait

    Genealogy of Mark’s great-grandmother – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=scit&id=I57560
    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=g5-taylor&id=P1126

    Genealogies of Mark’s great-grandparents – https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=tree&person=L6LT-8FQ&section=portrait
    https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=tree&person=LDT6-42J&section=portrait

    Genealogy of Mark’s great-great-grandfather – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=eatonmacke&id=I12884

    Genealogies of Mark’s maternal grandmother – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=demoss_tree&id=P36233
    https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=tree&person=LKR4-5N1&section=portrait

    Genealogy of Mark’s great-grandmother –
    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tsmith&id=I337725

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