Mac Miller

Mac Miller in Concert at Festival Pier in Philadelphia - July 13, 2013

Miller in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Malcolm James McCormick

Date of Birth: January 19, 1992

Place of Birth: Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: September 7, 2018

Place of Death: Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*father – Irish, Scottish
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Mac Miller was an American rapper, songwriter, singer, record producer, and actor. He was also known as Delusional Thomas, Easy Mac, Larry Fisherman, Larry Lovestein, and The Velvet Revival.

Mac was the son of Karen Meyers, a photographer, and Mark McCormick, an architect. His father has Irish and Scottish ancestry. His mother is Jewish, of entirely German Jewish descent. Mac was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

He took his maternal grandmother’s surname, Miller, as his stage name.

Mac’s maternal ancestry can be traced at least as far as to Jacob Isaac Felsenthal, who was born, c. 1732, in Waldgrehweiler, Germany.

Mac’s maternal grandfather was William Theobald Meyers (the son of William R. Meyers and Harrietta T. Theobald). Mac’s grandfather William was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Harrietta was the daughter of Harry J. Theobald, who was born in New York, and of Celia S. Joseph, who was born in Pennsylvania; both of them were the children of German Jewish parents.

Mac’s maternal grandmother is Marcia Ruth Miller (the daughter of Harry I. Miller and Esther W. Wimmer). Marcia was born in Pennsylvania. Harry was born in Ohio, to German Jewish parents. Esther was also born in Pennsylvania, also to German Jewish parents, Joseph Wimmer and Fannie Stern. Mac’s grandmother Marcia later re-married to Milton L. “Mickey” Weiss.

Sources: Genealogy of Mac Miller (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Mac’s maternal grandparents, William Theobald Meyers and Marcia Ruth Miller –

Mac’s maternal grandfather, William Theobald Meyers, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Mac’s maternal great-grandmother, Harrietta T. Theobald, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Mac’s maternal great-grandmother, Harrietta T. (Theobald) Meyers –

Mac’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Celia S. Joseph, on the 1870 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Mac’s maternal step-grandfather, Milton L. “Mickey” Weiss –

Mac’s maternal grandmother, Marcia Ruth Miller, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Mac’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther W. Wimmer, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Mac’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Joseph Wimmer and Fannie Stern, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Mac’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Joseph Wimmer –


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