Matt Lauer

by ethnic on September 1, 2010

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Birth Name: Matthew Todd Lauer

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 30, 1957

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*English, Scottish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, German, Dutch (mother)

Matt Lauer is an American television personality and journalist.

His father was Jewish (from a family that immigrated from Romania and Poland). His mother was of English, as well as Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), German, and Dutch ancestry.

Matt’s paternal grandfather was Matthew Jonas Laurer (the son of Israel Laurer and Sophia Hertanu). Matthew was a Jewish immigrant from Dorohoi, Botosani, Romania. Sophia was the daughter of Slomo Hartanu and Perla Vitner.

Matt’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Sargoy (the daughter of Michael Sargoy and Ida Herman). Rebecca was born in New York, to Polish Jewish parents.

Matt’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Gentry (the son of Artie Earl Gentry and Rowena E. Parker). Artie was the son of James T. Gentry and Mary Comer. Rowena was the daughter of James Parker and Malissa Phelps.

Matt’s maternal grandmother was Marion Tompkins/Topkins (the daughter of Andrew W. Tompkins/Topkins and Nellie E. Hall). Andrew was the son of Andrew Tompkins and Grace Smick. Nellie was the daughter of Harry Hall and Elizabeth Ellis.

Sources: Genealogy of Matt Lauer – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Matt Lauer (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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phaedra April 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Thought he was a full blown Italian American.

Hill May 2, 2017 at 11:56 am

I can finally agree with this troll on something.

Ludwika February 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm

his phenotype doesn`t show african at all! why ppl what to see black everywhere?

andrew February 19, 2014 at 5:35 am

he’s white

randy albin October 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm

in general, people are people. maybe the internet has succeeded in shrinking the world just a little bit?

Anonymous September 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm

If he has black ancestry maybe it is from his mother’s side

Anonymous September 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

is it true that his paternal side is black(recent like two or three generations)?

ethnic September 5, 2010 at 12:01 am

hmm havent heard of that.

Anonymous September 5, 2010 at 1:53 am

His paternal ancestry are Romanian Jewish that immigrated from Romania. Watch the video.

Fuzzybear September 5, 2010 at 4:39 am

Where the family came from,doesn’t mean they did have any recent black lineage.I have shown on here many times,that families lie about their black heritage,and saying the family is jewish is most families lie of choice.There are other celebrities on this site,whose families also said they were jewish,and we find out their grandmother or father was black or half.Now I not saying he has recent heritage,but saying your family is jewish doesn’t deny you have recent heritage,it just says your jewish

follers August 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

“There are other celebrities on this site, whose families also said they were jewish, and we find out their grandmother or father was black or half”

I have never heard this before. Are you talking about the fictional character, Coleman Silk, from The Human Stain?

Cristina September 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Romanian Jewish???
I had NO idea.

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