Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 15, 2013
*Armenian (maternal grandfather)
*English, as well as Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch (maternal grandmother)
North West is an American child. She is one of the most photographed toddlers in the world. North is the daughter of Kanye West, a rapper, record producer, and fashion designer, and Kim Kardashian West, a television and social media personality, actress, socialite, and model.
Her aunts and uncles are Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner, all of whom are television personalities. Her cousin is Penelope Disick, who is Kourtney’s daughter.
North’s paternal grandfather is Ray West (the son of James Frederick West, Sr. and Fannie Mae Hooks). Ray was a member of the Black Panthers, and is now a Christian counselor. James was the son of Virgil Henry West and Estella Selby. Fannie was the daughter of Early Hooks and Mary Rolfe.
North’s paternal grandmother was Donda C. Williams (the daughter of Portwood Williams and Lucille E.). Donda was born in Oklahoma, and was a professor of English at Chicago State University.
North’s maternal grandfather was Robert Kardashian, a lawyer (the son of Arthur Kardashian and Helen Jean Arakelian). Robert was born in California, and was of Armenian descent. Arthur was the son of Tatos Saghatel “Thomas” Kardashian and Hamas “Hanna” Shakarian. Helen was the daughter of John Arakel Mgrditchian Arut Arakelian and Vartanoosh/Rose Miroyan/Mirayan.
North’s maternal grandmother is Kris Jenner, a socialite (born Kristen Mary Houghton, the daughter of Robert True Houghton and Mary Gorden/Jo Campbell). Kris was born in California, and has English, Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch ancestry. Robert was the son of True Otis Houghton and Mary Lee Pickens. North’s great-grandmother Mary Gorden/Jo is the daughter of Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt.
Sources: Genealogy of North West – http://www.geni.com
Article about North’s father’s ancestry, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – https://medium.com
Genealogy of North’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
North’s paternal great-grandfather, James Frederick West, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
North’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Handy B. West, on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
North’s paternal great-grandmother, Fannie Mae/B. Hooks, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary, and partial genealogy, of North’s paternal grandmother, Donda C. (Williams) West – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of North’s maternal great-grandfather, Arthur Kardashian – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of North’s maternal great-grandmother, Helen Jean (Arakelian) Kardashian – http://www.findagrave.com
North’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lou Ethel Wyatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of North’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of North’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob James VanZandt/Van Zandt and Margaret Elizabeth Magee – https://www.ancestry.co.uk
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