Dove Cameron

Disney Channel Kids Upfront 2013 - Arrivals

Cameron in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Chloe Celeste Hosterman

Place of Birth: Bainbridge Island, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 15, 1996

Ethnicity: Austrian, German, Alsatian/French, English, Scottish, Danish, Hungarian, Irish, distant Dutch

Dove Cameron, full name Dove Olivia Cameron, is an American actress and singer. She has starred on television’s Descendants franchise, made-for-tv productions Cloud 9 and Hairspray Live!, and the shows Liv and Maddie, The Lodge, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Schmigadoon!, History of the World, Part II, and, in voice role, Marvel Rising and Big Nate; as well as in the films Barely Lethal, R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls, Dumplin’, Good Mourning, and Vengeance (2022). She was a member of pop duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, with her former partner Ryan McCartan.

She has stated that she also has Russian and Slovak ancestry. This does not appear to be accurate. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she spent her teen years.

Dove’s paternal grandfather was Phillippe/Philippe Taylor Hosterman (the son of James Kramer Hosterman and Albertine Marie Philippe). Dove’s grandfather Phillippe was born in Missouri. James was born in Pennsylvania, of German descent, and was the son of Alfred Hosterman and Susan Kramer. Albertine was from Alsace, the daughter of Joseph Philippe and Josephine Hurst.

Dove’s paternal grandmother was Florence Alma Schwarz (the daughter of Frank George Schwarz/Schwartz and Aurelia Catherine “Ella” Wittman). Florence was born in Seattle, Washington. Frank was born in Parndorf, Austria, the son of Andrew Schwarz, from Budapest, and of Elizabeth Wukovich. Aurelia was born in Washington, the daughter of Austrian parents, Joseph Wittmann and Barbara Elizabeth Egermann.

Dove’s maternal grandfather is Robert Gordon Wallace (the son of DeRae/Rae Wallace and Ethel Evelyn Braley). DeRae was the son of Daniel M. Wallace, who was born in Warwick, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, to a Scottish father, from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, and to a mother who was born in Lanark, Ontario, to Scottish parents; and of Della A. Putnam, who had deep roots in the U.S. Ethel was the daughter of William Ora Braley and Ina Susan Gordon, and also had deep American roots.

Dove’s maternal grandmother is June E. Morgan (the daughter of Tex Barney Morgan and Florence Grace Johnson). June was born in Washington. Florence was the daughter of James Bertrand/Bert Johnson, a Danish emigrant, from Tise, and of Jessie L. Irish, whose father had deep roots in the U.S., and whose maternal grandparents were from Ireland and England, respectively.

Sources: Genealogy of Dove Cameron –

Dove’s paternal grandfather, Phillippe/Philippe Taylor Hosterman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Dove’s paternal grandmother, Florence Alma Schwarz, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Dove’s paternal grandmother, Florence Alma (Schwarz) Hosterman –

16 Responses

  1. Erik1714 says:

    >DeRae was the son Daniel M. Wallaca, who was entierly of Scottish descent, and of Della A. Putnam, who had deep lines in America.

    Dove’s has some distant Dutch ancestry.

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    She looks very russian, never got to see anything she’s in, i guess im not the target audience for the things she does lol guess my nephew knows her…

  3. jackson9 says:

    Dove is at least 1/32nd Swedish in addition to most likely Hungarian like she claimed. Great-grandfather Frank (1881-1962) was the son of Hungarian parents Andrew Schwarz (Budapest) and Elizabeth Wukovich. I can’t tell if they were ethnically Hungarian but it confirms the claim.
    Great-grandmother Florence G. Johnson (1898) Michigan, was the daughter of James Bert. James was the son of Swedish father Johann Lendal and Danish mother Anna C. Thompson (1849).

  4. bablah says:

    Dove’s maternal grandmother is June Morgan (the daughter of Florence Grace Johnson). June was born in Washington. Florence was the daughter of Bertram James Johnson, from Denmark, and Jessie Irish.

  5. alexgxo says:

    Oddly enough, she use to claim she had French, Russian, Slovak and Hungarian ancestry.

    She posted it on an instagram comment but it has since been deleted.

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