Robert Pattinson

by ethnic on April 27, 2009

Birth Name: Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson

Place of Birth: Merton, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 May, 1986

Ethnicity: English

Robert Pattinson is an English actor, musician, producer, and model. He is famous for his role as Edward Cullen in the five Twilight films (2008 to 2012).

Robert is the son of Clare and Richard Pattinson. He is the brother of singer Elizabeth “Lizzy” Pattinson. His family tree is English going back generations, with many of his ancestors having lived in the north of England.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Tom Pattinson (the son of Frederick William Pattinson and Elizabeth Bolton). Tom’s parents were from Yorkshire. Frederick was the son of William Pattinson and Mary Wright. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Gatenby Bolton and Annie Elizabeth Andrew.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Constance Mary Cockcroft (the daughter of George M. Cockcroft). Constance was born in Hartlepool, Durham.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was John Douglas Charlton (the son of John Edward Charlton and Edith). Robert’s grandfather John was from Hexham, Northumberland. Robert’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Charlton.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Elizabeth Maxfield (the daughter of William Maxfield and Elizabeth Mary Chorley Laver). Margaret was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire. William was the son of Frederick Maxfield and Hannah Draper. Robert’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Chorley Laver and Margaret Martha Smith.

Source: Genealogy of Robert Pattinson –

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ses101 April 10, 2017 at 6:24 am

A lot of Scottish names in there.

Hamar_Fox April 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm

I found Mary Constance Cockcroft as a daughter of a George M Cockcroft in County Durham in the 1911 census. Could there be some confusion between Constance Mary and Mary Constance? Do you know the date and location of birth for either George M Cockcroft or his daughter? Thanks.

follers April 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm

I took the information from a genealogy that was up on that link, which has now expired. I don’t really know anything else, but it seems right. It was actually the same source that wrote up most of Emma Watson’s genealogy, originally, as well.

ashash April 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm

So glad his offspring will have some melanin. He looks like a pasty foot.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

He is so hideous.

nnnnn September 10, 2012 at 12:40 am

He’s arrogant, unpleasant person. I can understand,
that his girl-friend left him

stephanie January 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

rob looks better with his pale white make up ;)

theropod April 1, 2015 at 12:27 am

It’s so weird, cos I agree….

donna July 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm


--0 September 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

In your dreams.

Jo June 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm

He’s quite exotic. Not my type especially when it looks like he hasn’t bathed really but I admire that he isn’t conventional looking like, say, Zac Efron.

anonymous March 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Is he also Romanian with the whole related to Dracula thing? Doesn’t that make him part Romanian? Thanks :)

natasa July 26, 2010 at 8:01 am

i believe he is engish imean he also look like a typical english man

nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 3:33 am

You said english MAN?

KiraS. June 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm
ethnic June 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

nice article thanks Kira.

dfnjfj. July 25, 2010 at 3:55 pm

doesn’t that make him part romanian?

ethnic July 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I dont think they are directly related they just have the same English ancestor.

Cristina October 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

No, that would make him Romanian if he is related to Dracula.

Dave May 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Paul (: March 8, 2010 at 5:48 am

Actually Nathan, about a 1/4 of all British people have at least 1 Irish grandparent in the major cities.

amy May 31, 2010 at 11:52 am

so true paul, the irish immigration to Great Britain is actually the third largest in the world, after turks in germany and mexicans in america, and that 6 million english people have an Irish grandparent.It was listed in a major UK newspaper last year and on wikipedia

I live in Manchester, in North West England which has a high percentage of Irish ancestry, most people i know have either an Irish parent or grandparent like myself, and is rather full of Irish travellers. However, england in a way is full of different ethicities and ancestries as england was invaded multiple times by the Romans (italians), Vikings (scandiavians), Normans (french) and Saxons (germans), so in a way, there is no such way as being full blood english.

Paul. May 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Thank you!

I’ve been trying to get that point across.. Even with links and such, Nathan refused to believe me. xD
I have cousins in Manchester. (:

The whole ‘typical English look is blonde hair and blue eyes’ is nonsense too, imo. There are more blue-eyed people in Ireland, which to be honest, might contribute to the blue-eyed people in England as a lot of them have Irish blood.

My surname is Norman.. Weren’t the Normans French of Scandinavian descent?

amy June 4, 2010 at 10:11 am

They were descended from Viking conquerors of the territory and the native population of mostly Frankish and Gallo-Roman stock. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the tenth century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries until they disappeared as an ethnic group in the early thirteenth century. The name “Normans” derives from “Northmen” or “Norsemen”, after the Vikings from Scandinavia who founded Normandy.

My grandmas maiden name was Norman too (Luxford), she traced back to 1066 Battle of Hastings, where my descendant was a norman knight, funnily enough she lives in Hastings now :)

archer December 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

That’s the same in every European country, however! All of them have had multiple migrations/invasions since the neolithic, so NO ONE is ‘full blood.’ That is why ALL native Europeans have only the same 9 foremothers and around the same forefathers; Swedes share the same dna as Italians etc. And even with various migrations, it does not mean the original settlers of any given country were obliterated; most people in the British isles who are natives will have some ancestry from before the Roman invasion.

ilovemyethan March 8, 2010 at 2:50 am

!!!!!! oi im filipino and u no yhur filipino if u have sardines, spam and vienna sausage!!!!!!! i have dat! and u leave toyo stains on the table ;)

jojo June 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

he is only english and notalot of english people do have other british blood in them there is such a thing as just english

Lauren February 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

He is over-rated his nose is flat!

babyGURL101 February 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

ur so cool, yeah i agree COME TO PHILIPPINES! hehehe NO SERIOUSLY!!!

Paul. January 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

@ 89, being homosexual or bisexual isn’t exactly new..

Lots of English have other British blood in them, like my cousins. ;o

aps January 8, 2010 at 6:54 am

I think he not only English…

89 December 31, 2009 at 11:31 am

your gay?

dude December 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

english guys are hot

ethnic December 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Yeh sorry people. He’s not Queens boy but rather a London boy for life.

Anonymous December 18, 2009 at 9:35 am

umm yes what is wrong with that it dosent sound correct hmm.

stephanie December 18, 2009 at 8:53 am

birthplace: queens

born and raised in london england

am i missing something here? haha

ethnic November 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Is Taylor getting any love in the Philippines?


salve may faunillan November 27, 2009 at 11:57 am


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