Birth Name: Paris Whitney Hilton
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
Date of Birth: February 17, 1981
Ethnicity: Italian (great-grandfather), Irish, Norwegian, German, English, Scottish, Welsh
Paris Hilton is an American socialite, television personality, businessperson, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.
She is the daughter of Kathleen Elizabeth (Avanzino) and businessperson Richard Howard “Rick” Hilton. Designer Nicky Hilton Rothschild is her sister. Her half-aunts (her mother’s half-sisters) are actresses Kim Richards and Kyle Richards.
Her father’s ancestry includes Norwegian, German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh.
Her mother is of one half Irish, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Scottish, descent.
Paris’s paternal grandfather was William Barron Hilton (the son of Conrad Nicholson Hilton and Mary Adelaide Barron). Conrad was a hotelier who founded the Hilton Hotels chain. Conrad was born in New Mexico, to a Norwegian father, August Halvorsen Hilton, from Hilton, Ullensaker, Akershus, and a mother, Mary Genevive Laufersweiler, who was born in Iowa, to German parents. Paris’s great-grandmother Mary Barron was the daughter of William Thomas Mason Barron and Mary/Mayme E. Mulligan/Mullican.
Paris’s paternal grandmother was Marilyn June Hawley (the daughter of George Percy Hawley and Della Helen Mildred Daniels). George was the son of George Percy Hawley and Ida Susan Morrison. Della was the daughter of Frank Daniels and Gertrude Ball.
Paris’s maternal grandfather was Laurence K. Avanzino (the son of Laurence Nicholas Avanzino and Elizabeth J. Chisholm). Paris’s great-grandfather Laurence was the son of Lorenzo/Lawrence Avanzino, who was born in Genoa, Liguria, Italy, and moved to the U.S. in 1891, and of Adellina Maria Arata, who was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parents. Paris’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Canadian parents, Kenneth Chisholm and Isabelle McIsaac/MacIssaac, and had Scottish ancestry.
Paris’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen Mary Dugan (the daughter of Edward J. Dugan and Dorothy Callahan). Edward was the son of Charles Mathias Dugan, who was born in Michigan, to Irish parents, and of Anna Jane Kelly, who was of Irish descent. Dorothy was the daughter of Francis/Frank John Callahan, who was born in South Dakota, to Irish parents, and of Mary Anastasia Dougherty, who was also of Irish descent. Mary Dougherty was the daughter of William Edward Dougherty and Anna Kiley.
Genealogies of Paris’s paternal great-grandparents, Conrad Nicholson Hilton and Mary Adelaide Barron – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Paris’s maternal grandfather, Laurence K. Avanzino – http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Paris’s maternal great-grandfather, Laurence Nicholas Avanzino, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Paris’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth J. Chisholm, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Paris’s maternal grandmother, Kathleen Mary Dugan, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Paris’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward J. Dugan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Paris’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Callahan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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