Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 15, 2013
*father – African-American
*maternal grandfather – Armenian
*maternal grandmother – English, as well as Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, remote Jersey Channel Islander and Cornish
North West is an American child. North is the daughter of Kanye West, a rapper, record producer, and fashion designer, and Kim Kardashian West, a television and social media personality, actress, socialite, and model.
Her aunts and uncles are Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner, all of whom are television personalities. Her cousin is Penelope Disick, who is Kourtney’s daughter.
A 23andMe DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2018) stated that North’s aunts Kourtney and Khloé’s genetic ancestry is:
*41.6% Middle Eastern & North African
The test also evidently stated that the Kardashians have a fraction of Native American DNA, presumably under .4% in Khloé’s case, given her 58% European and 41.6% Middle Eastern results.
North’s paternal grandfather is Ray West (the son of James Frederick West, Sr. and Fannie Mae/B. Hooks). Ray was a member of the Black Panthers and a photojournalist, and is now a Christian counselor. James was the son of Virgil Henry West and Estella/Stella Selby. Fannie was the daughter of Early Hooks and Mary Rolfe.
North’s paternal grandmother was Dr. Donda C. (Williams) West (the daughter of Portwood Williams and Lucille E. Eckles). Donda was born in Oklahoma, and was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University. Portwood was the son of John Williams and Clara. Lucille was the daughter of Clarence Anthony Eckles, and of a woman surnamed Jones.
North’s maternal grandfather was Robert Kardashian, a lawyer (the son of Arthur Thomas Kardashian and Helen Jean Arakelian). Robert was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California. Arthur was the son of Tatos Saghatel “Thomas”/Tom Kardashian and Hamas “Hanna” Shakarian. His family was from Kars, Russian Empire, and were ethnic Armenian Molokan Jumpers from Karakale, now Turkey. Helen was the daughter of John Arakel Mgrditchian Arut Arakelian and Vartanoosh/Rose Miroyan/Mirayan. Her parents were ethnic Armenians, from Getap, Vayots Dzor, Armenia and Erzurum, Erzurum, Turkey, respectively.
North’s maternal grandmother is Kris Jenner, a socialite (born Kristen Mary Houghton, the daughter of Robert True Houghton and Mary Gorden/Gordon/Jo Campbell). Kris was born in San Diego, San Diego Co., California, and has English, Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and remote Jersey Channel Islander and Cornish, ancestry. Robert was the son of True Otis Houghton and Mary Lee Pickens. North’s great-grandmother Mary is the daughter of Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt.
Sources: Genealogy of North West – http://www.geni.com
Article about North’s father’s ancestry, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – https://medium.com
Genealogy of North’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
North’s paternal great-grandfather, James Frederick West, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
North’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Handy B. West, on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
North’s paternal great-grandmother, Fannie Mae/B. Hooks, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary, and partial genealogy, of North’s paternal grandmother, Donda C. (Williams) West – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogies and obituaries of North’s maternal great-grandparents, Arthur Thomas Kardashian and Helen Jean (Arakelian) Kardashian – http://www.findagrave.com
North’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Lee Pickens, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of North’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Gorden/Gordon Lowe Campbell and Lou Ethel Wyatt – https://www.familysearch.org
North’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lou Ethel Wyatt, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org