John Larroquette

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Birth Name: John Bernard Larroquette

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1947

Ethnicity: French, some English, Irish, German, Italian, smaller amounts of Spanish and Creole [African, French]

John Larroquette is an American actor. His roles include Night Court, The John Larroquette Show, The Practice, Boston Legal, The Librarians, Stripes, Ri¢hie Ri¢h, McBride, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

John is the son of Berthalla and John Larroquette. He is married to actress Elizabeth Cookson, with whom he has three children.

John’s paternal grandfather was Jean/John Edgar Larroquette, Sr. (the son of Francois Larroquette and Joséphine Françoise Minet). John’s grandfather John was born in France, or in New Orleans, Louisiana, to French parents. Francois was from Marne, Champagne-Ardenne. Josephine was the daughter of Joseph Minet and Louise Daudirre.

John’s paternal grandmother was Edna Belle Baptiste/Baptist (the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Baptist and Maria Ann King). Edna was born in Wisconsin, or in Louisiana. Thomas was the son of Thomas A. Baptist and Martha P. Hantoon. Maria Ann was evidently born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, the daughter of William B. King and Mary A. Hoff.

John’s maternal grandfather was Laurence/Lawrence Bernard Oremous/Oremus/Oramous (the son of Bernard M. Oremous/Oramous and Matilda/Mathilda/Mathilde Baldeaux/Baldo/Balde). Lawrence was born in Louisiana. Bernard was the son of Pierre Celestine/Celestin Oramas, whose father was from the Canary Islands, Spain, and whose mother also had Canarian ancestry; and of Theresa Carlos, whose father was Italian, from Genoa, Liguria, and whose mother was French. John’s great-grandmother Mathilda was the daughter of Jaime Baldo and Josephine George, who was of mixed-race/black descent.

John’s maternal grandmother was Mary Edna Murray (the daughter of Martin Murray and Annie Busoni). Mary was born in Louisiana. Martin was the son of Irish parents, Michael/Mitchell Murray and Catherine “Kate” Fleming. Annie was the daughter of Luigi/Louis Busoni, who was Italian, and of Caroline Suzette, whose own mother was German.

Sources: Marriage record of John’s parents –

John’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

John’s paternal grandparents, Jean/John Edgar Larroquette and Edna Belle Baptiste, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Jean/John Edgar Larroquette and Edna Belle Baptiste on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of John’s maternal grandparents, Laurence/Lawrence Bernard Oremous/Oremus/Oramous and Mary Edna Murray –

John’s maternal great-grandmother, Matilda/Mathilda/Mathilde Baldeaux/Baldo/Balde, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

John’s maternal grandmother, Mary Edna Murray, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

8 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Btw there’s a family tree of his paternal grandmother:

  2. leojainen says:

    It appears that this may be his great-grandmother Mathilda on the 1870 Census:
    She and her mother are both listed as Mulatto.

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