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 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. James was the son of Doctor Robert Dugger and Emma Estelle Hilburn. Lois was the daughter of Charles Thomas Hardy and Lou Ella Denson.

Moretz in 2011, image via kathclick/

Sources: Genealogies of Chloë Grace Moretz –

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 –

9 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    She looks typically Slavic or someone from the Black Sea.

  2. hesh123 says:

    Should update the picture, she looks like a little baby here.

  3. Man from Leblon says:

    Moretz is a typical German-Austrian name.

  4. sparkles180 says:

    I always thought she was french.

  5. nmottram1990 says:

    i totes love her she looks typicaly English

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