Post Malone

Post Malone – 2018 Maxim Super Bowl LII Party – Minneapolis Event Complex – Minneapolis, MN, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Glenn Francis /

Birth Name: Austin Richard Post

Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 4, 1995

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, German, possibly other

Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Grapevine, Dallas, Texas, with his stepmother, Jodie, and his father, Richard Post. He is also known as Young Stoney.

He is often asked about his ethnic background and being a “white rapper” with cornrows, and the discussion of “culture vulture” has come up early in his career. In a Power 105.1 Breakfast Club interview, Post Malone said he is not Puerto Rican or “trans-racial.”

He credits his father as the one who introduced him to hip hop with Lean Back by Fat Joe being the first hip hop track he listened to.

Post has stated (at 13:05) that he is of part Native American descent. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Post’s paternal grandfather is named Richard Lloyd Post.

Post’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Frazier (the son of Nelson Crawford Frazier and Ethel Maude Cook). Nelson was the son of Crawford Nelson Frazier and Gladys C. Kelsey. Ethel was the daughter of Edward William Cook and Lillian Barbara Hicks.

Post’s maternal grandmother was Diana Hinkley (the daughter of Maurice Erwin Hinkley and Nina Martha Lockwood). Diana was born in New York. Maurice was the son of Frankie/Frank E. Hinkley and Margaret Hannah Grant. Nina was the daughter of John Peter Lockwood and Gertrude Mae Howe.

Sources: Marriage announcement of Post’s maternal grandparents, Joseph Frazier and Diana Hinkley –

Post’s maternal great-grandfather, Nelson Crawford Frazier, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Post’s maternal grandmother, Diana (Hinkley) Frazer –

Marriage record of Post’s maternal great-grandparents, Maurice Erwin Hinkley and Nina Martha Lockwood –


Curious about ethnicity

17 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Hold on, how did you guys came up with Pavettos being his grandparents?

    This is his maternal grandmother:

    his grandfather is Joseph Frazier

  2. madman says:

    Pretty much every Frances Russo who was born in New York around 1914 was of entirely Italian descent (the great majority had two Italian parents). So it’s safe to say his mother was of three quarters Italian descent.

  3. bablah says:

    Harry Albert Browne was the son of George L. Brown and Ella.
    George’s parents were from Canada and England. Ella’s parents were from New York and Germany.

    I think his paternal grandmother is called Nancy, but I’m not sure.

  4. jackson9 says:

    I believe Post Malone’s great-grandfather Carlo Giovanni Pavetto (1892-1968) was born specifically in Romano Canavese, Torino, Piemonte, Italy.

    • bablah says:

      Yes, his WW1 draft record says Romano, Piemonto. Post should be tagged as Piedmontese.

      • jackson9 says:

        Thank you for confirming that! Would you happen to know if his (Carlo Giovanni Pavetto’s) wife was born in the same region of Italy?

        • andrew says:

          was she born under the same surname?

          • bablah says:

            Maddalena Pavetto was also born in Romano Canavese and she and Carlo were already married when she arrived to US. Her father, however, is listed as ”John Pavetto”, so her maiden name was quite possibly also Pavetto.

          • andrew says:

            Spouses use to share surnames in small villages. I know a few ones.

          • andrew says:

            Btw what’s his maternal grandma’s background? That Census record does not say much.

            “Post” is a Dutch surname. No evidence of English ancestry so far as usual.

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