Khloé Kardashian

Kardashian in 2011, Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Khloe Alexandra Kardashian

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 27, 1984

Ethnicity:
*father – Armenian
*mother – English, as well as Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch

Khloé Kardashian is an American socialite, television personality, and model. She is the daughter of Robert Kardashian, a lawyer for OJ Simpson during Simpson’s murder trial, and Kris Jenner (born Kristen Mary Houghton), a socialite. Her siblings are Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian, and her half-siblings are Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Through her ex-stepparent, Caitlyn Jenner, she was a stepsister of socialite Brody Jenner and musician Brandon Jenner. Khloé’s nieces are Penelope Disick and North West. She has also been known as KOKO and Khloé Kardashian Odom.

Khloé has a daughter with her former partner, Canadian-born basketball player Tristan Thompson.

Khloé’s father was of Armenian descent. Khloé’s mother is from a family that has lived in the United States for many generations, and has English, as well as smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch, ancestry.

A 23andMe DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2018) stated that Khloé’s and her sister Kourtney’s genetic ancestry is:

*53%-58% European
——–*4.5% French
*41.6% Middle Eastern & North African

The test also evidently stated that the Kardashians have a fraction of Native American DNA, presumably under .4% in Khloé’s case, given her 58% European and 41.6% Middle Eastern results.

Khloé’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Thomas Kardashian (the son of Tatos Saghatel “Thomas”/Tom Kardashian and Hamas “Hanna” Shakarian). Arthur was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, to parents from Kars, Russian Empire. The family were ethnic Armenian Molokan Jumpers from Karakale, now Turkey. Tatos was the son of Saghatel/Sam Kardashian/Kardaschoff and Harom “Mary” Varsoff/Yuzbashian. Khloé’s family’s last name was spelled Kardaschoff in Russia. Khloé’s great-grandmother Hamas was the daughter of Demos/Tom Shakarian and Goolisar/Grace Yesilbashian/Thomson.

Khloé’s paternal grandmother was Helen Jean Arakelian (the daughter of John Arakel Mgrditchian Arut Arakelian and Vartanoosh/Rose Miroyan/Mirayan). Helen was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California. John was born in Getap, Vayots Dzor, Armenia. Vartanoosh was born in Erzurum, Erzurum, Turkey, of Armenian descent, the daughter of Hovhannes Miroyan and Luciag Chorbajian.

Khloé’s maternal grandfather was Robert True Houghton (the son of True Otis Houghton and Mary Lee Pickens). Robert was born in San Diego County, California. Khloé’s great-grandfather True was born in Oklahoma, the son of Otis Sewall Houghton, who had deep New England roots, and of Lula Laura Barnard/Bernard. Mary Lee was born in Texas, the daughter of Charles/Charlie Luran A. Pickens and Lizzie/Elizabeth Mae/May/Mary A. Douglas/Douglass.

Khloé’s maternal grandmother is Mary Gorden/Gordon Campbell (the daughter of Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt). Khloé’s grandmother Mary was born in Arkansas. Khloé’s great-grandfather Gorden was born in Mounds, Creek, Oklahoma, the son of Jefferson Davis Campbell and Freedonia/Fredonia/Fredom May Teaney. Lou was born in Mississippi, the daughter of Walter Alba Wyatt and Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt.

Khloé’s matrilineal line can be traced to her great-great-great-great-grandmother, S. Margaret “Maggie” Gray, who was born, c. 1833, in Mississippi.

Kardashian with former husband Lamar Odom in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Sources: Genealogies of Khloé Kardashian – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogies and obituaries of Khloé’s paternal grandparents, Arthur Thomas Kardashian and Helen Jean (Arakelian) Kardashian – http://www.findagrave.com

Khloé’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Lee Pickens, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Khloé’s maternal great-grandparents, Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt – https://www.familysearch.org

Khloé’s maternal great-grandmother, Lou Ethel Wyatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Khloé’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Khloé’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Jacob James VanZandt/Van Zandt and Margaret Elizabeth Magee – https://www.ancestry.co.uk

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124 Responses

  1. coconutcupcake says:

    She isn’t Armenian. Her real father Alex Roldan is white.

    • passingtime85 says:

      Even if it’s true, the family wont admit to it publicly. Maybe in several years time, when their star is fading and they need to stir up controversy to stay in the public eye, they might suggest it, but they’ll probably back pedal.

      As it stands, it’ll just remain a rumor.

    • andrew says:

      Roldan is Cuban.

      And 23andMe disagrees.

      • passingtime85 says:

        People can lie.

        • passingtime85 says:

          You know, when they had that geneticist explain their heritage to them, I picked up on some nervous energy from her. Khloe asked about her results and Kim said we have the same DNA, I think she might have followed it up with “retard”. But that was the end of her line of questioning. Found it to be an odd exchange.

        • andrew says:

          @passingtime

          Since you seem an intelligent guy: what do you think of Keith Jarrett (the jazz musician) under an ethnic point of view?

          • passingtime85 says:

            I’m not, but thank you for either the compliment or flattering sarcasm, appreciated either way.

            Only looked at him through a quick google image search, didn’t look beyond that. I’d asume partly SSA if not upwards to half. But would I be incorrect and looks are deceiving, especially in this case?

            Just from aesthetic alone I associated him with Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame.

          • passingtime85 says:

            Damn just looked up his heritage properly. I wanted to ask if he has Balkan heritage but refrained. Always follow your gut :-/

          • passingtime85 says:

            You know, I cannot for the life of me find evidence, video or otherwise, of a geneticist talking to the Kardashians about their admixture test results… Maybe I dreamt it up.. Puzzling.

  2. abbracci says:

    Love the The Kardashians

  3. indo says:

    Looks like buzz light year

  4. luckystar says:

    She took 23andme recently. She is 41.6% MENA(Middle East & North Africa) and 58% European. You can watch her results here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4LYpdsTdnw

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