Birth Name: Cooper Alexander Hoffman
Date of Birth: March 2003
Ethnicity: Irish, one quarter Italian, German, English, Dutch
Cooper Hoffman is an American actor. He plays the lead role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Licorice Pizza. Cooper is the son of costume designer Mimi O’Donnell and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. His uncle, Gordy Hoffman, is a screenwriter and director.
Cooper’s paternal grandfather is Gordon Stowell Hoffman, who worked for Xerox (the son of Gordon Orville Hoffman and Geraldine J. Stowell). Cooper’s grandfather Gordon was born in New York. Cooper’s great-grandfather Gordon was the son of Orville Hoffman, whose parents were German, and of Fannie M. Phillips. Geraldine was the daughter of Charles Henry Stowell and Lulu Grant Humes, and her ancestry included English and Dutch.
Cooper’s paternal grandmother is Marilyn O’Connor (née Loucks), a lawyer and family court judge (the daughter of Seymour N. Loucks and Helen Louise O’Conner/O’Connor). Cooper’s great-grandfather Seymour was the son of Avery Moses Loucks and Nellie E. Darling. The Loucks family in New York appears to originate with either Dutch or German immigrants. Cooper’s great-grandfather also had English ancestry. Cooper’s great-grandmother Helen was born in New York, the daughter of Irish parents, Patrick T. O’Conner/O’Connor and Anna McNicholas.
Cooper’s maternal grandfather is Hugh Harry O’Donnell (the son of Hugh Harry O’Donnell and Margaret Ceclia Gross). Cooper’s grandfather Hugh was born in Pennsylvania. Cooper’s great-grandfather Hugh was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, James O’Donnell and Sarah Dougherty. Margaret was the daughter of Jerome Peter Gross, who was of German descent, and of Margaret C. McCuskery, whose parents were Irish.
Cooper’s maternal grandmother is Josephine M. DiPiero (the daughter of Peter Paul DiPiero/Di Piero and Philomena Agnes Farabelli). Peter was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Italian parents, Ottavio DiPiero, who was born in L’Aquila/Aquela, Abruzzo, and Giuseppa/Josephine Soldati. Philomena was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Italian parents, Raffaele/Ralph Farabelli/Farabella and Vincenza “Virginia” Gallo, from Montecorvino Rovella, Campania.
Genealogy of Cooper Hoffman (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Cooper’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Cooper’s paternal great-grandfather, Gordon Orville Hoffman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Cooper’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Orville Hoffman, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Cooper’s paternal great-grandmother, Geraldine J. Stowell, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Cooper’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Lulu Grant Humes (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Cooper’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen Louise O’Conner/O’Connor, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Cooper’s maternal great-grandparents, Peter Paul DiPiero/Di Piero and Philomena Agnes Farabelli – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Cooper’s maternal great-grandmother, Philomena Agnes (Farabelli) DiPiero – https://www.legacy.com