Paris Hilton

by ethnic on July 7, 2008

Birth Name: Paris Whitney Hilton

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

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 C. Callahan). Edward was the son of Charles Mathias Dugan, who was born in Michigan, to Irish parents, with roots in County Tipperary, 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 “Annie” Kiley.

Sources: Genealogies of Paris Hilton –

Genealogies of Paris’s paternal great-grandparents, Conrad Nicholson Hilton and Mary Adelaide Barron –

Obituary of Paris’s maternal grandfather, Laurence K. Avanzino –

Paris’s maternal great-grandfather, Laurence Nicholas Avanzino, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Paris’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth J. Chisholm, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Paris’s maternal grandmother, Kathleen Mary Dugan, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Paris’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward J. Dugan, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Paris’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy C. Callahan, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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andrew October 22, 2016 at 7:43 am
andrew May 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Lorenzo (Lawrence) Avanzino was born in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He emigrated to USA in 1891.

Immigration record:

andrew May 24, 2016 at 8:22 pm

*Census record

Adrian1Cram February 6, 2016 at 11:42 am
neiltennant July 12, 2015 at 11:27 am

without the fake blue lenses and the blonde hair she looks just like an italian american girl with brown eyes

luckystar October 13, 2015 at 7:59 am
California July 11, 2015 at 10:31 pm

She looks like an Eagle.

Check7t June 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Look at that nose, my goodness.

musicfangirl August 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

ikr she should get a nose job

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 11:14 pm

If her nose were a person it would be considered anorexic.

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:12 am

Why is she even famous?

neiltennant April 6, 2015 at 10:35 am

i m not sure when BOTOX went popular among hollywood celebs

before botox there was only the possibility of FACELIFTS i guess

and i wonder how all the now botox addicted people looked before botox

normal !

look at MISS SHIT FIRST LADY LAUREN BUSH she looks like a frozen doll

and the same with KATHY HILTON
she looked like a 45 year old mummy on this picture , even she was younger then

and now like a frozen doll

neiltennant April 6, 2015 at 10:38 am
spaceyaquarius August 8, 2013 at 1:51 am

Her name is Paris bc she is 100% French. That is what her dad said one time. SMH.

native american January 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm
neiltennant May 14, 2013 at 3:48 am

100 percent caucasian european, her ancestors didnt touch native americans or african americans.

now with the fake blonde hair+ fake blue eyes she looks rather polish, she looks like she would say MAMA DAVORKA WHERE IS MY BAGEL

but as a teen she looked more southern german/italian

theropod October 12, 2013 at 1:24 am

Yep, as a teen with her (REAL) brown eyes she looked an Italian who dyed her blonde.

dennybb August 8, 2014 at 7:47 pm

I don’t think you ever saw a real italian at all

check on youtube this north italians, Federica fontana – maddalena corvaglia – antonella clerici – alessia marcuzzi – paola barale – lorella cuccarini – ilary blasi – giulia montanarini

take a trip in north italy and you will find more natural blonde than in california where all the women are bleaching their hair blonde


neiltennant April 3, 2015 at 5:38 am

Please don’t stop with those claims

of course italians can be Blue eyed and blonde but 90 percent of italians don’t look like the guys and women you mentioned.

and you cannot say that italians in the north are blonde and blue eyed only

i was in sicily and there were a few black haired and green or blue eyed people but also in milano on the other side there had been more black haird and brown eyed people

most hollywood actors who are of italian descent even a half italian american all have black hair and brown eyes

thats it

of course there are exceptions but that s it

paris hilton is a kind girl but before plastic surgery and fake hair and fake contacts she looked like a typical italian girl or 90 percent of the people in italy

Naza July 13, 2015 at 12:48 am

We know that there are blondes among Italians, being exactly Northern Italians as it does matter but this area was also several centuries ago invaded by German tribes and then mixed marriages which lead to the increase of people with this phenotype but still Italians are dark unlike to Northern Europeans))) Federica Fontana is the spitting image of a German woman with a slight Italian feature( hawk nose esp.)))

victoria February 21, 2013 at 5:00 am

With that nose i was so sure she was Jewish hehe joke ;)

victoria March 26, 2013 at 5:27 am

Are you being sarcastic? LOL

victoria March 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm
theropod June 24, 2013 at 3:01 am

She also has brown eyes.

follers June 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

She doesn’t have brown eyes. And 99% of people with brown eyes aren’t Jewish.

theropod October 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

Jewish or not, her natural eye color is brown. She puts contacts.

daria January 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Alice January 9, 2014 at 3:19 am

follers everyone knows that Paris wears blue contacts :)

neiltennant April 3, 2015 at 5:40 am

oh on this picture everything is clear :-))

the whole family looked so strange and scary

look how their mom looked then. She must have tons of plastic surgery.

That was the time before the family discovered plastic surgery

now her mom looks like a frozen doll

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