Birth Name: Ben Hammond Haggerty
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 19, 1983
Ethnicity: Irish, German, English, some Swiss-German and French-Canadian
Macklemore is an American rapper and songwriter. He forms hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, with Ryan Lewis. He is also known as Professor Macklemore.
Macklemore is the son of Julie and William Haggerty. He is married to Tricia Davis, with whom he has three children.
Macklemore’s paternal grandfather was John Edward Haggerty (the son of Timothy Steven/Stephen Haggerty and Kathryn Margaret Kyle). John was born in Massachusetts, and was an army officer and research center administrator. Timothy was the son of John Ambrose Haggerty, who was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents, with his father being from Cork, and of Mary Theresa Daley, who was of Irish descent.
Macklemore’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Penn Hammond (the daughter of Benjamin Hammond and Pauline Betters). Elizabeth was from Montréal, Québec, Canada. Benjamin was the son of Josiah Shaw Hammond and Anna Eliza Simpson. Pauline was the daughter of William Dencar Betters and Mariah Hammell/Amell.
Macklemore’s maternal grandfather was John Lawrence Schott, Jr. (the son of John Lawrence Scott and Julia Adeline/Adaline Stowell). Macklemore’s grandfather John was born in Iowa. Macklemore’s great-grandfather John was the son of George Schott and Mary Cynthia “Mamie” Johnson. Julia was the daughter of Charles Lincoln Stowell and Julia Mary Barton.
Macklemore’s maternal grandmother is Helen Rozina/Rosena Marolf (the daughter of Leo Fred Marolf and Frances Mary Hacker). Helen was born in Iowa. Leo was the son of Frederick John Marolf, whose parents were Swiss, of Swiss-German descent, and of Elen/Ellen Windal/Wendal/Windell. Frances was the daughter of Anton Hacker, who was German, and of Rosina/Rosa Marie Huerth, who was also of German descent, with roots in Kendenich, Hürth, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Macklemore’s music video Glorious is dedicated to his maternal grandmother’s 100th birthday.
Sources: Obituary of Macklemore’s paternal great-grandmother, Pauline (Betters) Hammond – https://www.newspapers.com
Macklemore’s maternal grandfather, John Lawrence Schott, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Macklemore’s maternal grandmother, Helen Rozina/Rosena Marolf (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com