Birth Name: Kevin John Wasserman
Date of Birth: February 4, 1963
Ethnicity: Mexican (paternal grandmother), German, Irish, possibly other
Noodles is an American musician and songwriter. He is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the punk rock band The Offspring. Other members of the band are Dexter Holland, Greg K., and Pete Parada.
Noodles is the son of Linda L. and Raymond X. Wasserman. His father is of German and Irish ancestry on one side, and Mexican on the other. His mother’s maiden name is possibly Hammond.
Noodles’ paternal grandfather was Raymond S. Wasserman (the son of Frank E. Wasserman and Aggy McBee).
Noodles’ paternal grandmother was Amalia Guzman (the daughter of Arturo Guzman and Manuela Moreno). Amelia was born in Arizona, to Mexican parents.
Sources: Marriage record of Noodles’ paternal grandparents, Raymond S. Wasserman and Amalia Guzman – https://familysearch.org
Possibly Noodles’ great-grandparents, Frank E. Wasserman and Aggy McBee, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Noodles’ paternal grandmother, Amalia Guzman, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Amalia Guzman on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Is he not adopted?
There are a few mentions online about him being adopted.
Looks that way:
Raymond and Linda weren’t really in an age where many people would choose to adopt when Noodles was born though. Raymond was around 25 years when Noodles was born, the same age as his birth father. His birth mother, however, was 24 according to that document, and Linda is older than Raymond (though they were both born in 1938). So I don’t know what to make of it. I’ll try again later.
The information he put in about his birth parents doesn’t seem to match Raymond.
Still, pretty strange that Raymond and Linda apparently adopted a child at the age of 24.
It is strange, but maybe they knew the birth parents.
Sheryl Lynn and Raymond X. Wasserman —> Linda L. and Raymond X. Wasserman
Dexter Holland is also a member