Michael Moore

Michael Moore – “Capitalism: A Love Story” New York Premiere, 2009 – Arrivals – Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway at 65th Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Birth Name: Michael Francis Moore

Place of Birth: Flint, Genesee, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 23, 1954

Ethnicity: Irish, with English and Scottish

Michael Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, producer, activist, and author. He has directed, written, and starred in the documentary films Roger & Me, The Big One, Bowling for Columbine, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary; Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary film at the U.S. box office; Sicko, Captain Mike Across America/Slacker Uprising, Capitalism: A Love Story, Where to Invade Next, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, and Fahrenheit 11/9, the feature Canadian Bacon, and the short Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint. He also directed, wrote, and starred on the shows TV Nation and The Awful Truth. His works address globalization, capitalism, war, the health care industry, and gun culture.

Michael is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall) and Francis Richard “Frank” Moore, an automotive assembly-line worker. He was raised in a Catholic family. His parents were both of at least half Irish descent, and he also has English and Scottish roots. Part of his mother’s family has lived in the U.S. since the 1600s, and descends from English settlers of that era.

Michael’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Richard “Herb” Moore (the son of Frank A. Moore and Laura/Lura D. Harvey). Herbert was born in Centerville, Wayne, Indiana. Frank was the son of Richard Roy Moore and Rachel Jane Peacock. Laura was the daughter of Thomas Harvey and Anna Hoover, who was from a family of Quakers.

Michael’s paternal grandmother was Mary E. “Molly” Connors (the daughter of William Connors/Conners and Mary Hogan). Michael’s grandmother Mary was born in Michigan, to Irish parents, with Michael’s great-grandmother Mary being from Waterford.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was William J. Wall (the son of Thomas Wall and Elizabeth/Eliza Simpson). William was born in Canada, to parents from Northern Ireland. Thomas was evidently the son of Thomas Wall and Mary Sheppard.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Lois Elizabeth “Bessie” Moore (the daughter of Martin Pemberton Moore and Anna Marie McChristal). Lois was born in Elba, Lapeer, Michigan. Martin was the son of Silas Moore and Caroline Pemberton. Anna was born in Canada.

Sources: Michael’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael Moore (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Michael’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Moore in 2009, photo credit: nicogenin


Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. Deutschland9France says:

    Dude is a nasty Clinton leg-humper

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    Live-action Peter Griffin

  3. andrew says:

    I will check it later, but “Hoover” is usually German

    • andrew says:

      Hoover is the anglicization of German surname Huber.

      German ancestry is the most claimed Euro ethnicity by White Americans because it’s definitely the most common (Germany is the most populous Western country), but in this site it’s sometimes underrated (due to the massive anglicization of Germanic surnames, it’s merely reported as “English” but can often be Scots-Irish too). Also it’s quite easy to tell apart average British person to average White American because the latter have a lot of German ancestry, in addition to environmental/lifestyle reasons.

  4. andrew says:

    He definitely deserved a better picture, like this one

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