Birth Name: Armand Douglas Hammer
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 28, 1986
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish (one eighth), German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16th or 1/32 Russian (approximately), 1/32 Polish, 1/32 Danish, Swiss-German, 1/128th Greek, and 1/512th Cherokee Native American
Armie Hammer is an American actor. He is known for playing, in a dual role, athlete/entrepreneur twins Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss in the film The Social Network (2010), and for starring in the films The Lone Ranger, Call Me By Your Name, and Rebecca, among other roles.
Armie is the son of Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessperson. He grew up in Los Angeles, Dallas, and the Cayman Islands. Armie is married to model, reporter, and actress Elizabeth Chambers, with whom he has two children.
Armie’s paternal great-grandfather was famous businessperson Armand Hammer, who ran the company Occidental Petroleum, specializing in oil and gas, from 1957 until 1990, his death. A picture, c. 1989, of Armie together with his great-grandfather Armand, can be seen here. Armand Hammer was named after Armand Duval, a character in the book La Dame aux Camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), 1848, by Alexandre Dumas.
Armie has described his own background as “half Jewish.” His great-grandfather Armand was Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent). Armie’s other ancestry is German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16 or 1/32 Russian (approximately), 1/32 Polish, 1/32 Danish, Swiss-German, 1/128 Greek, and 1/512 Cherokee Native American.
Armie’s paternal grandfather was Julian Armand Hammer (the son of Armand Hammer and Olga Vadimovna Vadina-Rot). Armie’s great-grandfather Armand was the son of Julius Hammer and Rose Lifschitz/Robinson, Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire; his own father was born in Odessa.
Armie’s great-grandmother Olga was an actress, born in Sevastopol, Russia, to Vadim Rot/Root/Von Rot, a staff captain, and Lubov Karlovna Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich. Lubov’s father, Karl Kazimirovich Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich, who was Catholic, was born in Mogilev, to a family of landed gentry, of Polish descent. Lubov’s mother, Maria Pavlovna Revelioti, was of Russian Orthodox religion, and was the daughter of Pavel Feodosevich Revelioti. Armie’s great-great-great-great-grandfather Pavel was the son of Feodosiy Dmitrievich Revelioti (originally Theodosios Reveliotis), who was Greek, from Arcadia, and of Maria Pavlova. This makes Armie Hammer of 1/128th Greek descent. A picture of Armie’s great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Feodosiy can be found here.
Armie’s paternal grandmother was Glenna Sue Ervin (the daughter of Glen Williams Ervin and Bertha Estelle/Stella Bannerman). Armie’s grandmother Glenna was born in Texas. Armie’s great-grandfather Glen was the son of Robert A. Ervin and Allie Belle Williams. Bertha was the daughter of Charles William Bannerman and Frances Elizabeth Dunn. Armie’s grandmother Glenna had English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish, ancestry. One of Glenna’s six times great-grandfathers was Chief Kanagatucko, a Cherokee elder who served as the First Beloved Man of the Cherokee, from 1753 until 1760 (his death); Chief Kanagatucko’s wife, Su-Gi (Wild Onion) of the Wolf Clan, was also Cherokee. Their daughter, who was also known as Sussannah Hopper, married James William David McDaniel, Armie’s seven times great-grandfather.
Armie’s maternal grandfather is Douglas Lee Mobley (the son of William L. “Billy” Mobley and Jessie). Douglas was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. William was born in Texas, the son of John David Mobley and Lula Maxwell.
Armie’s maternal grandmother was Donna Rae Kaufman (the daughter of William George/S./F. Kaufman and Leta Faye Young). Donna was born in Ogema, Wisconsin, or Illinois. William was born in Illnois, the son of John Peter Kaufman, who was of German and Swiss-German descent, and of Amelia/Emily Miller, who was of German ancestry. Leta was born in South Dakota, the daughter of John Elgen/Elgie Young and Mary Luella Baden, whose own father, James Martin Baden, was Danish, from Torrild, Aarhus, and whose own mother, Nancy Elizabeth Harrison, was American, from Muscatine, Iowa.
Sources: Genealogy of Armie Hammer – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Armie Hammer (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Armie’s great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Armie’s paternal great-grandfather, Armand Hammer – http://articles.latimes.com
Picture and biography of Armie’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Karl Kazimirovich Kostsyushko-Valyuzhinich – http://www.kostsyushko.chersonesos.org
Armie’s Native American ancestry, at Ancestry.com – http://corporate.ancestry.com
Chart showing Armie’s descent from Sussannah Hopper and her father, Chief Kanagatucko – http://i.imgur.com
Genealogy of Armie’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Ward (through Martha’s sister, Mary (Ward) Clark) – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogies of Armie’s maternal great-great-grandfather, John David Mobley (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Armie’s maternal grandmother, Donna Rae Kaufman, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage announcement of Armie’s maternal great-grandparents, William George/S./F. Kaufman and Leta Faye Young – http://www.newspapers.com
Armie’s maternal great-grandfather, William George/S./F. Kaufman, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Armie’s maternal great-grandfather, William George/S./F. Kaufman – https://www.familysearch.org
Armie’s maternal great-grandmother, Leta Faye Young, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Armie’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, James Martin Baden and Nancy Elizabeth Harrison, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
James Martin Baden and Nancy Elizabeth Harrison on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Interesting. His Wikipedia page claims that he’s called himself “half Jewish”, and just like Taika Waititi (whose also claimed to be half Jewish) they’re both 1/8th Ashkenazi.
Hammer’s recent “downfall” was kind of surprising though.
genealogy of Armie’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Martha Ward (through Martha’s sister, Mary Ward) – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Ward-Family-Tree-12493
*William “Billy” L. Mobley had German ancestry too
*James Martin Baden, was Danish, from Torrild, Aarhus, and whose mother, Nancy Elizabeth Harrison, was American, from Muscatine, Iowa.
slightly hairier version of leelee sobieski
He looks like Israeli actor Michael Aloni.
Aloni sounds Italian and it results to be a surname from Milan
Is Michael’s dad Italian?
“Aloni” is a Hebrew word that’s a nickname for “Alon”, which means oak tree.
It’s a common Israeli surname. A lot of Jews took it when they moved to Israel.
good to know..languages are tricky
Are you sure there are Italians named “Aloni”? Rootsweb only lists Jews (non-Italian Jews).
yes, on linkedin there are ppl named Aloni from Lombardy. Aloni is also plural of the Italian word “alone”, it means “stain” and other stuff
Yes, there are some, but it’s rare:
there are probably more Aloni in Lombardy, where nearly 10 millions of ppl live, than Israel
I don’t know about that… most famous Alonis are Israeli.
well, you’re right
All these “Alonis” changed their surname from something more Ashkenazi.
Probably Michael’s grandfather had the surname “Hammer” when he came to Israel.