Birth Name: Courtney Michelle Harrison
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 9, 1964
Ethnicity: Welsh, Irish, German, English, one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish, one eighth Cuban [including Andalusian and Asturian Spanish, and Basque]
Courtney Love is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. She was a member of the band Hole, whose members also included Melissa Auf der Maur. She has also been known as Courtney Rodriguez, Courtney Menely, and Courtney Love Cobain.
Her father has Welsh, Irish, German, and English ancestry. Courtney’s mother was adopted by the Risi family, who were Italian-American. Courtney’s biological maternal grandmother was author Paula Fox. Paula was of approximately half English and half Cuban [including Andalusian and Asturian Spanish, and Basque] origin.
A DNA test taken by Courtney stated that her genetic ancestry includes:
24.7% Ashkenazi Jewish
This result indicates that Courtney’s biological maternal grandfather, whose identity is (publicly) unknown, was Ashkenazi Jewish.
Courtney’s paternal grandfather was George Harry Harrison, Jr. (the son of George Harry Harrison and Mazie M. McGlumphy). Courtney’s grandfather George was born in Pennsylvania. Courtney’s great-grandfather George was the son of Welsh parents, George Harry Harrison and Helen Williams. Mazie was the daughter of Andrew Jackson McGlumphy and Annie Collins.
Courtney’s paternal grandmother was Edith Velma Cooke (the daughter of Harry Daniel Cooke and Laura L. Lohr). Edith was born in Pennsylvania. Laura was the daughter of Jared James Lohr and Emma Dora Wise.
Courtney’s biological maternal grandmother was Paula Fox (the daughter of Paul Hervey Fox and Elsie de Sola de Carvajal). Paula was born in New York. Paul was the son of Winfield Douglas Fox and Mary Letitia/S. Finch, and had English ancestry. Elsie was born in Mantanzas, Cuba. Elsie’s father was Fermín de Sola e Iradi, whose own father was from Mondragón, Gipuzkoa, Spain, and whose own mother was born in Curaçao, to a Basque father, from San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, and to a mother from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Elsie’s mother, Courtney’s great-great-grandmother, was Candelaria Martínez de Carvajal y del Camino, whose parents were Spanish, her father from Almería, Almería and her mother from Gijón, Asturias, respectively.
Genealogy of Courtney Love (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Courtney Love (through her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain) (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.wargs.com