Birth Name: Jordan Bernt Peterson
Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date of Birth: June 12, 1962
Ethnicity: Norwegian, Irish, German, English
Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, public intellectual, and professor of psychology, at the University of Toronto.
He is the son of Beverley and Walter Peterson.
Jordan’s paternal grandfather was adopted, by parents surnamed Peterson and Svingen. Jordan has said that his father had a notable amount of Irish ancestry. Jordan’s legal great-great-grandparents were Hans Petersen, who was born in Segalstad, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway, and Gelena Petersen, who was also from Oppland.
Jordan’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of parents surnamed Kittleson and Humberstad. Jordan’s great-great-grandmother Anne was born in Norway.
Jordan’s maternal grandfather was Francis/Frank Conrad Ponath (the son of John/Jonah Ponath, Sr. and Theresia/Theresa Erhardt/Brenna). Francis was born in Ohio, U.S., to German parents. Theresia was born in Muhlbuhl, Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria.
Jordan’s maternal grandmother was Winnifred/Winifred Palmer (the daughter of William Henry Palmer and Elizabeth Lee Harris). Winifred was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to English parents, her father from Somerset and her mother from Bristol.
Article about Jordan’s ties to the Kwakwaka’wakw people – https://thewalrus.ca
Genealogy of Jordan Peterson – https://www.geni.com