Snoop Dogg

by ethnic on March 15, 2010

Birth Name: Cordozar Broadus

Place of Birth: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 20, 1971

Ethnicity: African-American

Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and activist. He was born Cordozar Broadus but was called Calvin at home. He received the nickname “Snoopy” from his parents.

Snoop has four children, including three with his wife, Shante Taylor.

Snoop’s paternal grandfather was William Varnado (the son of Ervin J. Varnado and Annie Williams).

Snoop’s paternal grandmother was Minnie Felder (the daughter of Charles/Charlie Felder and Carrie Owens).

Snoop’s maternal grandfather was Jeremiah Tate (the son of John Tate and Maud/Maude Christophers/Christopher). John was the son of Dave Tate and Letha A.

Snoop’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Dean Martin (the daughter of George Martin and Annie Brown). George was the son of Gabriel Martin and Rose Gallagher/Galliton.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Lopez Tonight (2010) stated that Snoop’s genetic ancestry is:

*71% Sub-Saharan African
*23% Native American
*6% European

Sources: Genealogies of Snoop Dogg –

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andrew August 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm
andrew August 5, 2016 at 8:14 pm
follers August 6, 2016 at 2:46 am

I doubt those are Snoop Dogg’s ancestors. Or at least they’re not the ones listed on, which includes George Martin’s 1910 census record, long after the George Martin on had died. That George’s children have different names from those of the other George Martin.

andrew August 6, 2016 at 5:26 am
slowdive February 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Doubt that George Lopez DNA test was accurate. They said Larry Davis (an Ashkenazi Jew) was 30% Amerindian or whatever.

He doesn’t look that Native to me and lots of celebrity DNA tests are distorted to engender discussion.

slowdive December 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm

it’s a doggy dog world

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Shouldn’t he be listed as African, Native and European?

fuzzybear44 August 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

That’s what an African American is. If change snoopy to say what you want, you would have to change every African American on the site

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Well he did a DNA test now he isn’t just African-American. But native and European too. That’s what he is. I guess it’s documented.

fuzzybear44 August 6, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Are you saying you don’t know the definition of African. American ? It mean partial or full African ancestry. Everyone knows the avg AA is mixed blood to certain degrees. Whether documented or not. Every black person I know has some other ethnic background in them, but answers. To AA( myself included).AA is our cultural. Identity (history and traditions). It’s. Not our skin color or hair etc it’s. The shared. History and the struggles. Of the people of Recent African descend in this country

phaedra April 16, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Doesn’t matter. His ethnicity was openly stated, so it’s reasonable to include the other ethnic groups within him.

The reason other people in here JUST have “African-American” is because they haven’t got a DNA test, so it’s safe to assume that they’re just plainly AA’s, with no strings attached. Since we know Snoop’s, it wouldn’t kill to include the rest of his ethnic makeup.

fuzzybear44 April 17, 2016 at 2:05 am


Just what is a plainly AA?. Secondly, I have no problem with bring up the euro/na ancestry. If you look above, you’ll see his ancestry was broken down. My issue was with him saying (he isn’t just African-American). AA is just a recent cultural name for a group of people(everybody has one). As was stated, there are no fixed bloodlines. Their probably some of the most mixed people you’ll run into. Therefore you’ll have no just (Plainly AA’s). So just like you say you know Assyrians, and get all defensive about them, I’m that way about AA’s

Multiethnicchick April 26, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Looking at his hair texture it’s evident plus his nose

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

R and B singer, Lloyd looks like a black/Native American mix too, same heavy, wavy, course mongoloid /African hair. Other features, he is dark chocolate skinned too. As stated skin tone is the lease determinant of admixture.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:44 am

There are blacks mixed with other types of Indian that have this similar look, in particular East Indian from India. In Harlem a number of male immigrants from Bangledesh married African American women. The blacks of the Carribean are familiar and can recognize these appearances. What creates this look, West African combined with India or native American/Amerindian. NOT European and black.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:15 am
midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:28 am

Thats no perm or hair straightener, that is his curly wavy straight real hair texture.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:32 am

It has the coarse, dark black, waviness of Indian mongoloid/African hair. This is my hair.

leslie_4 March 31, 2015 at 1:20 am

Like others said, highly doubt he has any native ancestry.

Fun fact: Native ancestry is, and cannot be detected properly via a DNA test. We are a genetically different race all together and it’s not as simple as just testing the our DNA. Most blacks aren’t mixed with Native, their mixed with European.

And if he was that much, wouldn’t he know? wouldn’t he be enrolled? wouldn’t it be able to be proven?

It would be documented, Native ancestry is the most documented in Canada and America, all kinds of info are available in the government, archives, etc. It’s not possible for it to not be found if you are a recent and truly mixed native( 1/2, 1/4 MAX) Not 1/300th.

leslie_4 March 31, 2015 at 1:24 am

And also that, it is EXTREMELY rare for a natives to be mixed with blacks, even less than whites ( even then, halfies and quarters and fulls are extremely rare to meet outside of the reservation/reserve) So please. Stop this nonsense of “everyone and their dog is mixed with native” because we are a complete MINORITY in Canada and America. it’s rare for people to be mixed with Native American Ancestry. And actually a true descent of a recent mother or father of full or half blood quantum.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:00 am

@Leslie 4, what you are saying in incorrect for the most part. I am a black/native American, of South American descent, well people should say “Amerindian”. Anyhow, as for basic African Americans most are just white mixed. BUT some African Americans have Carribean and South American black ancestors. And there are MANY MANY blacks in the Carribean and South America that are mixed with Indian, so you just do not know facts.
I can believe Snoops results, he has wavy fine textured non-afro kinky hair and other features that make this dna test believable. Additionally, some native Americans and Africans did mix as the Native Aamerican tribes welcomed slaves to escape to their freedom. Furthermore, there were Africans who traveled to the Americas before Christopher Columbus and mixed with Indians.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:08 am

@Leslie4 , your quote “And also that, it is EXTREMELY rare for a natives to be mixed with blacks”. With your quote here , you need to re-read American history, pay attention in school and visit the Carribean and South America. The speak to black people who have migrated to America.

LuKeBishop May 19, 2015 at 9:41 pm

It’s definitely possible that he has Native ancestry. One possibility is that he might have a mestizo (European/Indian) grandparent fairly recently in his lineage. Also Cherokee, Creek, Chocktaw, and Chickasaw tribes have also been known to own slaves and father children with them. I will agree that for the most part it’s true that MOST black people only have European admixture. Snoop Dogg and a few others are the exception.

ectag November 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

Those pop-DNA tests such as the type used in the George Lopez show are less than worthless. There is no way in hell Snoop Dogg is roughly 25% Native-American. That’s a LOT of Indian ancestry and if he had that much he’d know it and he’d look more like a Mexican. If anything I’d say he’s more likely 23% European and I doubt he’s got any Native American ancestry but if he does it’d be like a trace amount.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:02 am

@Ectag, not true people do not look beyond dark skin, but not everyone mixed is born with lighter skin. There chocolate skin toned black people who are mixed too. Skin tone is the LEAST DETERMINANT of admixture.

ysla January 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

East african ,and peul (ethnic group from west africa )look like this without mix with other race !!!

bosshoss April 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

30 percent of Peul fullas have west European halplogroups from paternal side DNA and 8.1 percent from maternal DNA. Arabs also migrated to the region during the spread of Islam and small populations of Khoisan were there.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:05 am

@Bosshoss, everyone likes to make the argument on Arab admixture in East Africa but this is miniscule and did not have an affect on what East Africans look like. Africa is a very diverse place, very distinct in looks. There were fossil records of ancient East Africans and they had the same facial features and varying hair textures that they still have in modern day times. This proves that many East Africans look the way they do because of climate and weather changes from other parts of Africa. NOT because they have Arab admixture. The Arabs in other words, DID NOT give them their appearance today.

midori29 March 31, 2015 at 9:26 am

@YSLA, Snoop dogg is of West African descent, so in particular African Americans come from Ghana and Nigeria, Ginuea, so Snoops features outside of these distinct West African countries would be just 100% African in many places. Africa is so diverse in peoples. But because African Americans come from specific parts of West Africa so different features dominate. So yes Snoop Dogg could be an unmixed East African but his ancestry likely does not come from East Africa.

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TheZo25 June 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

I wasn’t really that shocked that he’s almost a quarter Native American. Just by looking at him you kind of know he has SOME Native American.He has extremely high cheek bones and sharp features.

abel January 21, 2012 at 5:10 am

It’s BS about that show. Look at Kim Kardashian, they said she was 90% Armenian but that’s wrong the mom wasn’t Armenian

Pasqal April 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

Ffs Armenian DNA doesn’t frkn differs of that of European.

Memphis January 14, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Armenians are Central Asians and are Caucasians in the truest sense which differs in European male markers because they are mostly Middle Eastern and varied in haplogroups. Since Kim’s dad passed, they probably used Kim’s mom dna only.

LiLMoe2004 November 28, 2011 at 12:35 am

You can look at snoop dog and see he’s mixed with native american.

Cooleyb October 21, 2011 at 2:14 am

Is a half cast african heritage

Del October 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Snoop dogg is part italian he said it on larry kin.

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