Kourtney Kardashian

Kardashian in 2010, kathclick/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Kourtney Mary Kardashian

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 18, 1979

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

Kourtney 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 Kim Kardashian, Khloé 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. Kourtney has three children with her former partner, businessperson Scott Disick, including Penelope Disick. Kourtney’s niece is North West.

Kourtney’s father was of Armenian descent. Kourtney’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 Kourtney’s and her sister Khloé’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.

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

Kourtney’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, 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.

Kourtney’s maternal grandfather was Robert True Houghton (the son of True Otis Houghton and Mary Lee Pickens). Robert was born in California. True was the son of Otis Sewall Houghton and Lula Laura Bernard/Barnard. Mary Lee was the daughter of Charles/Charlie Luran A. Pickens and Lizzie/Elizabeth Mae/Mary A. Douglas/Douglass.

Kourtney’s maternal grandmother is Mary Gorden/Jo Campbell (the daughter of Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt). Kourtney’s grandmother Mary was born in Arkansas. Gorden was the son of Jefferson Davis Campbell and Freedonia/Fredonia/Fredom May Teaney. Lou was the daughter of Walter Alba Wyatt and Mary Tiny VanZandt/Van Zandt.

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

Sources: Genealogies of Kourtney Kardashian – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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

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

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

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


Curious about ethnicity

94 Responses

  1. KL GIRL! says:

    She european, end of people!

  2. Amanda says:

    I am of German, Hungarian and Native American decent (Kiowa and Comanche). Apparently I look like Kourtney K’s twin (or real life disney’s Pocahontas).

    • Really? says:

      Pretty sure Pocahontas wasn’t mixed… just saying…pretty sure her offspring were…And Disney and the media do their best to Caucasianize ethnic people on TV, so you beign half white, they would cast you to appease the ignoramus out in the sticks, but real beauty is the ethnic peoples not trying to make them whiter to appeal to Whitey..travel to Europe…they love my latina/Asian Indianess :) They’re not so stupid like the Americans are…they’re educated, appreciate diversity, and acknowledge history instead of mask it

  3. Amanda says:

    I’m German, Hungarian, and Native American (Kiowa and Comanche), and apparently I look like her twin. Explains it because our ancestry is fairly similar.

  4. nora says:

    for all armenian, georgian and azerbaijani idiots who think you’re european: here is that proof that you ARE NOT, HAVE NEVER BEEN and NEVER WILL BE european!!!!!!


    • rafael says:

      thank you nora,thats what i say,but ignorant fools here argue against fact

    • Mac says:

      They’re not full in Europe but are transcontinental countries as they border Russia to the north which is in Europe, and Iran to the south which is in Asia ! go to wiki and check it out for yourself ! And who cares about being European it is no big deal! Though Armenians/Georgians are white people and are similar to southwestern Russians, Northwestern Iranians/Light Skinned Arabs such as Lebanese, Turks, who I would say are all white if u consider Italians, Greeks and stuff white ! And if u wanna look so much in geography, than Sicily is not Europe either since it is an island nation and is not connected to Italy, yeah man kourtney is of olive skin complexion what else would she be ??? Many Armenians are typically lighter than Italians/Spaniards, Though they all are white, unless ur a nordicist, who only believes Germanic/Celtic people are white !

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    • Marika says:

      Nora, the only idiot by calling us idiots are you :)))
      I don’t care where we belong. There are many maps showing that we are Asians and also there are many of them which count is in Europe. But the thing is, it’s so ridiculous! :)))
      I am from Georgia and I am too proud of it.
      Our culture (with other Caucasians) is much more ancient than the European (except Greece) and that’s the most important. The first Georgian kingdom was founded in 13th century before Christ while most of the modern European nations were not even formed until medieval era.
      Asia is much more interesting, ancient and mysterious than Europe and don’t think that you humiliate us when you call us Asians :))))
      Plus, Georgians are Christians which separates it from Asia. And thank us that you, Europeans, were not attacked by the Seljuk Turks or Timur or any other conquerors because we were the ones who fought against them, defeated them and didn’t let them in Europe :)))
      Sincerely, a Georgian.

      • Anonymous47ehdhy says:

        Lmao Georgians are seriously ridiculous. They would kill themselves to be called European. Too bad they kiss European ass and would faint once they see a European person. Also, being Christian doesn’t make you white sweetie. There are Asians and Africans who are Christian but does that make them white? No. Btw Georgia is in Eurasia.

    • Marika says:

      See that? In this map north Georgia is considered to be Europe and south to be Asia.
      That border goes alond rivers Kura and Kvirila and so northern Azerbaijan should be placed in Europe too as Kura splits its territory into two.
      By the way, Turkey is also Asia. Culturally and geographically.

    • Marika says:

      Oh I found even Azerbaijani territory considered in Europe.
      Look at the official boundaries of the continents carefully please :D

    • Pasqal says:

      Azeribaijanis maybe not cause they are muslim and so kinda culturally alienated- although they are too (in majority) racially Caucasoid aka Europid – that’s wh0t people trying to explain to a brainless mad hater like you… Armenians and Georgians just like Italians, Spaniards, Russians, Germans etc are too belong to Caucasian race. Geographical location of these countries doesn’t really matter.. we are speaking about BLOOD here.

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  5. nora says:

    she’s so dark becoz shes armenian! armenians aren’t european and even south europeans have at least olive skin

    • sami says:

      She isn’t dark but is like a typical southern european spanish !

    • Pasqal says:

      Yes, then the Portuguese ppl., Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, Bulgarians are too not Europeans, cause there are millions of Kourtney look a like in Europe… Even though, we know that Kourtney some of native American blood, she still looks totally Caucasoid (Europid). It seems like you have some major issues.. we are speaking about the Race not the Geography lol!

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