Michael Moore

by ethnic on January 3, 2010

Birth Name: Michael Francis Moore

Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 23, 1954

Ethnicity: Irish, with English and Scottish

Michael Moore is an American filmmaker, writer, journalist, actor, and political activist. He was raised in a Catholic family. Much of his ancestry is Irish, along with English and Scottish roots. Part of his mother’s family has lived in United States since the 1600s, and descends from English settlers of that era.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Richard Moore (the son of Frank A. Moore and Laura/Lura Harvey). Frank was the son of Richard Roy Moore and Rachel Jane Peacock. Laura was the daughter of Thomas Harvey and Anna Hoover.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was and Mary “Molly” Connors (the daughter of William Connors/Conners and Mary Hogan). Michael’s great-grandparents William and Mary were born in Ireland, with Mary being from Waterford.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was William J. Wall (the son of Thomas Wall and Elizabeth/Eliza Simpson). Thomas and Elizabeth were born in Northern Ireland. Thomas was evidently the son of Thomas Wall and Mary Sheppard.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Lois Elizabeth Moore (the daughter of Martin Pemberton Moore and Anna Marie McChristal). Martin was the son of Silas Moore and Caroline Pemberton. Anna was born in Canada.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael Moore (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Lois Elizabeth Moore (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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