Birth Name: Cooper Bradford Hefner
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: September 4, 1991
Ethnicity: Swedish (paternal grandmother), German, English, 1/16th Spanish/Mexican, distant Swiss-German, Welsh, and Dutch
Cooper Hefner is an American businessperson, teacher, author, activist, and Democratic politician. He is a reservist in the U.S. Air Force. Cooper is the chief creative officer and chief of global partnerships at Playboy Enterprises. He succeeds his father Hugh Hefner as the magazine’s public face.
Cooper’s father Hugh founded Playboy Enterprises in 1953, and was its editor-in-chief. Cooper’s mother is model and actress Kimberley Conrad (born Conradt), who was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in January 1988, and Playmate of the Year 1989. His mother is from Moulton, Alabama. Cooper is married to British model and actress Scarlett Byrne, with whom he has three children.
Cooper’s middle name Bradford is likely after William Bradford (1590-1657), a Colonial American, Puritan separatist, who was his ancestor through Hugh.
One genealogy of Cooper traces his patrilineal line to a Nicholas Hevener, who was born, c. 1707, in Hirshfeld, Saxony, Germany, and to his wife, Anna Elisabeth Seibert, born c. 1719, in Eitzweiler, Saarland Bezirk, Germany.
Cooper’s paternal grandfather was Glenn Lucius Hefner (the son of James Marston Hefner and Lois Nina Householder/Householter). Glenn was born in Atlanta, Phelps, Nebraska. James was the son of the son of Marion Hefner and Sarah Jane Butler. Lois was the daughter of John Arthur Householder/Householter, who was born in Romney, Hampshire, West Virginia, and of Lurena Virginia “Rena” Woodward, whose parents were from Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont, and were of Colonial American (English) descent.
Cooper’s paternal grandmother was Grace Caroline Swanson (the daughter of Frank David Swanson and Ida Elisabet/Elizabeth Karlsdotter/Charleston). Grace was born in Holdrege, Phelps, Nebraska. Frank was born in Illinois, the son of Swedish parents, Anders Johan “Andrew John” Svensson/Swanson and Caroline C. Hill. Ida was either born in Skorpetorp, Kalmar County, Sweden, or in Nebraska, to Swedish parents. She was the daughter of Karl Magnus Karlsson and Karolina Nyström.
Cooper’s maternal grandfather was Robert Lee “Bob” Coonradt, Jr. (the son of
Robert Lee Coonradt and Rose Ann Miller). Cooper’s grandfather Robert was born in Fort Clark, Kinney County, Texas. Cooper’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of George Nathan Coonradt and Anna J. Pulford, whose father was English, from Lincolnshire. Rose was the daughter of Horace Miller and Maximiliana Baca, who was of Spanish/Mexican descent, with deep roots in New Mexico.
Cooper’s maternal grandmother was Betty Ann “Betsy” Aldridge (the daughter of Julius Harold Aldridge and Lila Grace Robinson). Betty was born in Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama. Julius was the son of Julius Nathaniel Aldridge and Minnie Lee Bean. Lila was the daughter of Allen Leslie “Shorty” Robinson and Pearl Louvenia Powell.
Sources: Genealogy of Cooper Hefner (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Cooper’s father – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogies of Cooper’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Cooper’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Cooper’s paternal grandmother, Grace Caroline Swanson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Cooper’s maternal grandfather, Robert Lee “Bob” Coonradt, Jr. – https://www.legacy.com
Cooper’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Maximiliana Baca, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Maximiliana Baca on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
I think it’s wrong to label Baca family as “Mexican”.
Yeah, the people of predominantly Spanish descent who have been in New Mexico for centuries predate the founding of Mexico. They call themselves Hispanos, which would probably be more appropriate, but even Spanish would be more correct than Mexican.
Colonial (Spanish) American is more accurate.
He has many Mexican-born ancestors, including the originator of the Baca family in New Mexico, who was born in Mexico City. Most people in South America and Central America are of Colonial Spanish descent.
Yes, Colonial Spanish, and Basque.
Cooper’s maternal grandfather was Robert “Bob” Lee Coonradt, Jr. (the son of
Robert Lee Coonradt and Rose Ann Miller). Cooper’s grandfather Robert was born in Fort Clark, Kinney County, Texas. Cooper’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of the son of George Nathan Coonradt and Anna J. Pulford. Rose was the daughter of Horace Miller and Maximiliana Baca.
Cooper’s maternal grandmother was Betty Ann ”Betsy” Aldridge (the daughter of Julius Harold Aldridge and Lila Grace Robinson). Betty was born in Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama. Julius was the son of Julius Nathaniel Aldridge and Minnie Lee Bean. Lila was the daughter of Allen Leslie”Shorty” Robinson and Pearl Louvenia Powell.
“Baca” is a Colonial (Spanish) American family from New Mexico. Cool.
And it’s notable too: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baca_family_of_New_Mexico