James Maslow

The Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys For Tots on November 25, 2012 - Arrivals

Maslow in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: James David Maslow

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 16, 1990

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Irish, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English

James Maslow is an American singer and actor. He is a member of the band Big Time Rush, and starred in the television series of the same name. The other members of the band are Logan Henderson, Carlos PenaVega, and Kendall Schmidt.

His father is Ashkenazi Jewish. His mother, who is Catholic, has Irish, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and English ancestry.

James was raised Jewish. He went to Hebrew School and was Bar Mitzvah. He has described himself as a “religious and spiritual person.”

James’s paternal grandfather was Robert Maslow (the son of Charles Weslow and Fanny/Fannie Shapiro). Robert was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

James’s maternal grandfather was James Lynn “Jimmy” Burge (the son of Omar/Omer Archibald Burge and Ann Elma McLaughlin). James’s grandfather James Burge was born in Florida. Omar was the son of Silas Marion Burge and Rose/Rosa Caroline Pitts. Ann was the daughter of Joseph Knox McLaughlin, whose parents were from Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, and of Tirzah Elvira Morton, who had Scots-Irish ancestry.

James’s maternal grandmother is Mary Therese Huff (the daughter of Aloys Hicks Huff and Helen Marie Bowlds). Mary was born in Illinois. Aloys was the son of Seymour A. Huff and Elizabeth Guth, who was of Swiss-German and German descent. Helen was the daughter of John Michael Bowlds and Julia Arthelia/Ann McDonald/McDonnell.

Maslow in 2010, photo by Paparazzo Presents

Sources: James discusses his Jewish religion – http://smashinginterviews.com

Genealogy of James Maslow (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of James’s maternal grandfather, James Lynn “Jimmy” Burge – http://www.findagrave.com


Curious about ethnicity

32 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Joseph Knox McLaughlin’s parents were from Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Their surnames are more Irish than Scottish, but the area they’re from is mostly Protestant. The findagrave page for his father mentions them being Scots-Irish.

    Tirzah Elvira Morton was of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent.

    Elizabeth Guth was of Swiss-German and German descent.

  2. WTF says:

    He looks feminine.

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