Chloë Grace Moretz

Moretz in 2016, image by Starfrenzy/

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 10, 1997

Ethnicity: German, English, smaller amounts of Swiss-German, Scottish, and Welsh

Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of Teri and McCoy Moretz, a plastic surgeon. Among her siblings is actor Trevor Duke-Moretz.

She was raised Southern Baptist.

Her father’s family founded Moretz Mills, a North Carolina hosiery.

Chloë’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Christian Moretz, who was born, c. 1714, in Sachsen, Germany.

Chloë’s paternal grandfather was Charles Hugh Moretz (the son of Joseph Alfred Moretz, Sr. and Maude Elizabeth Leonard). Charles was born in North Carolina. Joseph was the son of Joseph Luther Moretz and Mary Elnora/Ellen Miller. Maude was the daughter of Julius Summey/Summy Leonard and Alice Henrietta Ramseur/Ramsour.

Chloë’s paternal grandmother was Kathleen M. Morris (the daughter of John Birch Morris and Hester Moore “Hattie” Moody). Kathleen was born in North Carolina. John was the son of Haywood Morris and Mary Cirona Beaman. Hester was the daughter of Luke McAlpine Moody and Margaret Ellen Hatley.

Chloë’s maternal grandfather was Edward Horton Duke (the son of John Edward Duke and Hattie/Hallie Klugh Horton). Chloë’s grandfather Edward was born in Georgia. John was the son of William Jasper Duke and Cornelia Jean “Ella” Parker. Hattie was the daughter of John Henry Horton and Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Roderick.

Chloë’s maternal grandmother was Janette Duggar (the daughter of James Alvie Duggar and Lois E. Hardy). Janette was born in Georgia. Lois was the daughter of Charles Thomas Hardy and Lou Ella Denson.

Moretz in 2011, image via kathclick/

Sources: Genealogies of Chloë Grace Moretz –

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

Genealogy of Chloë’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Alfred Moretz –

Genealogy of Chloë’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph Luther Moretz –

Genealogy of Chloë’s paternal great-grandmother, Maude Elizabeth Leonard (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Chloë’s maternal great-grandmother, Hattie/Hallie Klugh Horton –

Genealogies of Chloë’s maternal great-great-grandparents, John Henry Horton and Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Roderick –

Obituary of Chloë’s maternal great-uncle, Ralph Talmadge “RT” Duggar (the brother of Chloë’s maternal grandmother, Janette Duggar) –

Chloë’s maternal great-grandmother, Lois E. Hardy, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

8 Responses

  1. Freerk says:

    “Moretz” is actually the germanized version of a West Slavic name, so you could add Sorbian (or perhaps Polish) to her ancestry.

    The remainder of the Slavic people in the area of eastern Germany are usually referred to as Sorbs or Wends, but of course there are many descendants of Polish people there.) Many towns in eastern Germany have Slavic names (Chemnitz, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Dönitz, Rostock, Görlitz, Rathenow…).

    On the other hand, the descendants of those early Slavs are completely German today.

  2. bearboy says:

    She is with out a question one of the most beautiful celebrities. Sort of looks like Mindy Sterling in a way! Chloe’s grandparent’s surnames were Moretz, Morris, Duke, and Duggar. According to @Bearboy “Moretz” is a German and Dutch surname, “Morris” is usually English and Scottish but could be a Jewish name, “Duke” is English and Irish, and lastly “Duggar” is French and German. With that being said, @Bearboy thinks Chloe could have remote Dutch ancestry and of course like every person is very mixed if you go back far enough. But to answer @Bearboy’s friend @Follers question this is a very remote Judge Judy ancestor that isn’t Jewish. Duke Qing of Qi 齊頃公 Lü Wuye 呂無野

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