Birth Name: Philip Andre Rourke, Jr.
Place of Birth: Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 16, 1952
*Irish, German (father)
*French-Canadian, English, small amount of German (mother)
Mickey Rourke is an American Golden Globe Award-winning actor, as well as a screenwriter and boxer.
Mickey is the son of Annette and Philip Andre Rourke, Sr. He was a professional boxer in his early years and had eight undefeated fights. He grew up Miami, Florida, with his mother and stepfather.
Mickey’s paternal grandfather was Daniel George Rourke (the son of Michael Rourke and Margaret). Daniel was born in New York. Michael was Irish. Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents.
Mickey’s paternal grandmother was Mary A. “May” Andre (the daughter of Jacob Andre and Gertrude Harlfinger). Mary was born in New York, to German parents. Gertrude was born in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin, and was the daughter of Friedrich/Frederick Josef/Joseph Harlfinger and Anna Maria/Almira Muth, who were from Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate.
Mickey’s maternal grandfather was Leonard E. Cameron (the son of George Louis Cameron, Jr. and Elizabeth Helen Lovern/LeVigne/Lavarne). Leonard was born in Vermont. George was the son of George Arthur Cameron, who was of French-Canadian and German descent (the family surname was originally Cameraire), and of Marie/Mary A. Robillard, who was French-Canadian. Mickey’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Canadian-born parents, Peter Lovern and Marie Julienne Dupre, and also had French-Canadian ancestry.
Mickey’s maternal grandmother was Hazel May Carleton (the daughter of Joseph Clinton Carleton and Alice Maud/Maude Fitts/Fitz). Hazel was born in Vermont. Joseph was the son of Hiram Wilson Carleton and Charlotte Maria Fellows. Alice was the daughter of Joshua George Fitts and Victoria Nancy/Mary Avery. Victoria was a descendant of colonial landowner, legislator, and military commander James Avery.
Sources: Genealogy of Mickey Rourke – https://www.geni.com
Mickey’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mickey’s paternal grandparents, Daniel George Rourke and Mary A. “May” Andre, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Mickey’s paternal grandfather, Daniel George Rourke, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogies of Mickey’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Friedrich/Frederick Josef/Joseph Harlfinger and Anna Maria/Almira Muth – https://www.geni.com
Information about Mickey’s Harlfinger family – http://www.schenectadyhistory.org
Genealogy of Mickey’s maternal grandfather, Leonard E. Cameron (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Mickey’s maternal great-grandmother, Alice Maud/Maude Fitts/Fitz – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Mickey’s maternal great-grandmother, Alice Maud/Maude (Fitts/Fitz) Carleton – http://news.google.com
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