Arnold Schwarzenegger

10/14/2017 – Arnold Schwarzenegger – “Killing Gunther” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

Place of Birth: Thal, Styria, Austria

Date of Birth: 30 July, 1947

Ethnicity: Austrian, some Czech

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian and American actor, politician, professional bodybuilder, model, director, writer, producer, activist, philanthropist, investor, and businessperson. A Republican, he served as Governor of California, from November 17, 2003 to January 3, 2011. He has also been Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, from January 22, 1990 to January 20, 1993.

Arnold was born in Thal, Austria, to Aurelia (Jadrný) and Gustav Schwarzenegger. His father served in World War II with the German army. Arnold moved to the U.S. in 1968, and is now a U.S. citizen. Arnold has four children with his former wife, journalist Maria Shriver, including author Katherine Schwarzenegger and actor, model, and entrepreneur Patrick Schwarzenegger; and a son with Mildred Baena. Katherine is married to actor Chris Pratt.

Arnold’s paternal grandfather was Karl Schwarzenegger (born Carl Mach, the son of Wenzel/Václav Mach and Kunigunde Schwarzenegger). Karl was born in Neuberg an der Mürz, and later took on his mother’s name Schwarzenegger. Wenzel born in Kočov, near Tachov, Pilsen, in the Czech lands. Kunigunde was the daughter of Simon Schwarzenegger and Maria Tatscher/Tascher.

Arnold’s paternal grandmother was Cecelia/Cecilia Hinterleitner (the daughter of Peter Hinterleitner and Regina Ehmann). Cecelia was born in Neuberg, Mürzzuschlag, Steiermark. Peter was the son of Johann Hinterleitner and Kunigund Pöll. Regina was the daughter of Josef Ehemann and Maria Mahler.

Arnold’s mother’s surname, Jadrný, may indicate some degree of Czech ancestry.

Sources: Article about Arnold’s Czech ancestry –

Genealogy of Arnold Schwarzenegger –

Genealogy of Arnold Schwarzenegger (focusing on his father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

31 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    they arent of “mixed” descent. Austria is bordered by Italy and Slavic countries. According to Wikipedia 81.1% of inhabitants are Austrians, 7.0% ex-Yugoslavs, 4.0% Turks

  2. Austrian’s are f german descent but to be honest he looks like a amerindian(red indian) .So i think his ancestory should be checked

  3. follers says:

    Arnold’s paternal grandparents were Karl Schwarzenegger and Cecelia Hinterleitner.

    Partial genealogy of Arnold Schwarzenegger –

  4. john says:

    “…turkish and slaves”
    Care to cite your source? Unless you’re talking about the immigrants who have invaded the country in the last couple of decades.
    What slaves are you talking about?

  5. nnnnn says:

    A lot of austrians have slavic names, like Aurelia Jardny, some
    have german names or those specific “Austrian” names like

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