Alex Aiono

Aiono in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Martin Alexander Aiono

Place of Birth: Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 16, 1996

*father – Samoan, Māori Ngāti Porou
*mother – English, German, Irish, Danish, smaller amounts of Welsh, Swiss-German, and Scottish

Alex Aiono is an American singer, record producer, YouTuber, and actor. He has starred in the film Finding ‘Ohana and on the shows Royal Crush, Doogie Kameāloha, M.D., and Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.

Alex’s father, Martin Aiono, is a New Zealand immigrant, and is of half Māori, of Ngāti Porou, and half Samoan, descent. Alex’s mother, Heather, is American, from Los Angeles, California, and is of English, German, one eighth Irish, 3/32 Danish, and smaller amounts of Welsh, Swiss-German, and Scottish, descent. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up LDS (Mormon).

Alex’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather, Soisoinailua’ai Leaupepe.

Alex’s paternal grandfather was Ominae Luluali’i Aiono (the son of Luluali’i Aiono and Misimua Ulugaono). Ominae was Samoan, from Fasito’o Uta, Upolu. Alex’s great-grandfather Luluali’i was the son of Muliaina Tua’ifaiva Aiono and La’Amauga Laumea. Misimua was the daughter of Ta’avili Ulugaono and Ana Lutu Molio’o.

Alex’s paternal grandmother was Eileen Te Ataakura Te Maari (the daughter of Arapata Tokoarangi Te Maari and Mereana Korau). Eileen was Māori, from Whanganui. Arapata was the son of Tokoarangi Te Maari and Meremionga Hiroti. Mereana was the daughter of Mae Korau and Hinewahirangi Paea.

Alex’s paternal grandfather is Jerald Keith “Jerry” Lee (the son of Raymond Amos Lee and Lenore Pauline Baumgardner). Jerald was born in Wyoming. Raymond was the son of James Porter Lee and Pearl Ruby Sperry. Lenore was the daughter of Earl Sebastian Samuel Baumgardner and Elfreida Grimm, whose parents were German.

Alex’s maternal grandmother is Barbara Clarene Taylor (the daughter of Seymour Stillman Taylor and Margaret Belle Quinn). Barbara was from a Church of Jesus Christ family. Seymour was the son of George Francis Taylor and Barbara Matilda Stillman. Margaret was the daughter of John Alfred Quinn and Clarene Turner.

Alex’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his ninth great-grandmother, Barbara, of Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark.

Sources: Interview about Alex’s father’s ancestry –

Genealogy of Alex’s paternal grandfather, Ominae Luluali’i Aiono –

Genealogy of Alex’s paternal grandmother, Eileen Te Ataakura Te Maari –

Genealogy of Alex’s mother – Bishop David Evans and His Family by J. Grant Stevenson (

Alex’s maternal grandfather, Jerald Keith Lee, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

9 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Thanks @follers to let me know about “latinx” neologism, I never heard it before.

    I’m almost sure you don’t know “Pasifika” for people of Pacific Islander background of NZ/ Australia.

  2. Manila says:

    LDS (Mormon) should not be used anymore. They must be called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or in short, Church of Jesus Christ.

  3. madman says:

    His maternal grandmother was from a Mormon family (still think that Mormon tag should be a thing).

    Elfreida Grimm’s parents were German.

    You can add that his mother is of English, German, 1/8th Irish, 3/32 Danish, and smaller amounts of Welsh, Swiss-German, and Scottish, descent

    *Samoan, Māori (father)
    *English, German, Irish, Danish, small amounts of Welsh, Swiss-German, and Scottish (mother)

  4. andrew says:

    He looks very Polynesian

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