Birth Name: Karl Anderson, Jr.
Place of Birth: Long Island, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 9, 1959
*Swedish, Ukrainian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Michael Kors is an American fashion designer.
Michael is the son of Joan (Hamburger) and Karl Anderson, Sr. Michael was raised in Merrick, New York, by his mother and stepfather, Bill Kors, and later changed his surname to Kors. Michael is married to Lance Le Pere.
Michael has described himself as Swedish and Jewish. Michael’s father was of half Swedish and half Ukrainian descent. Michael’s mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.
Michael’s paternal grandfather was Karl/Charles “Charlie” Anderson. Karl was Swedish.
Michael’s paternal grandmother was Mary Zockoff (the daughter of Michael V. Zockoff/Zackoff and Paraska Marie). Mary was born in New York, to parents who were born in Ukraine, and were likely ethnic Ukrainians.
Michael’s maternal grandfather was Austin Howard Hamburger (the son of Edward A. Hamburger and Julia Friedman). Austin was born in New York, to Jewish parents. Edward was born in Austria. Julia was born in New York, to parents from Austria.
Michael’s maternal grandmother was Beatrice Bernice “Bea” Tuchfeld (the daughter of Max Tuchfeld and Ina/Lena Kalter). Beatrice was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents.
Sources: Marriage record of Michael’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Michael Kors (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Michael’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Michael’s paternal great-grandparents, Michael V. Zockoff/Zackoff and Paraska Marie, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Michael Kors (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Michael’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Austin Howard Hamburger and Beatrice Bernice “Bea” Tuchfeld – http://www.familysearch.org