Birth Name: Austin Richard Post
Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 4, 1995
Ethnicity: Polish (one quarter), English, some Scottish, distant Dutch
Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born in Syracuse, New York, to Nicole and Richard Post. He grew up in Grapevine, Dallas, Texas, with his stepmother, Jodie, and his father. He is also known as Young Stoney.
Post’s ancestry is one quarter Polish, along with English, some Scottish, and distant Dutch. Through many of his family lines, he has deep roots in New York state, going back to Colonial America in the 1600s. He has stated that he is of part Native American descent. It is not clear if this is accurate.
Post 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.
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 Malone’s patrilineal line can be traced to Stephen Post, who was born, c. 1804, likely in Orange County, New York.
Post’s paternal grandfather is Richard Lloyd Post (the son of Harold Lloyd Post and Phyllis Marie Copp). Harold was the son of Ira Delbert Post and Bessie E. Reynolds. Phyllis was the daughter of Earl Milford Copp and Anna E. Soper.
Post’s paternal grandmother was Nancy/Nancey Joanne Kocenko (the daughter of John Peter Kocenko and Jean/Jennie/Jenny Cieslinski). John was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents, John M. Kocenko and Antoinette/Anna B. Jurczak. Jennie was born in Poland, the daughter of Joe Cieslenski.
Post’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Frazier (the son of Nelson Crawford Frazier and Ethel Maud/Maude Cook). Joseph was born in New York. Nelson was the son of Nelson Crawford Frazier and Gladys C. Kelsey. Ethel was the daughter of Edward William Cook and Lillian Barbara Hicks, whose parents were English.
Post’s maternal grandmother was Diana D. Hinckley/Hinkley (the daughter of Maurice Erwin Hinckley/Hinkley and Nina Martha Lockwood). Diana was born in New York. Maurice was the son of Frankie/Frank E. Hinckley/Hinkley and Margaret Hannah Grant. Nina was the daughter of John Peter Lockwood and Gertrude Mae Howe.
Sources: Genealogy of Post Malone – https://famouskin.com
Marriage announcement of Post’s maternal grandparents, Joseph Frazier and Diana D. Hinckley/Hinkley – https://www.newspapers.com
Post’s maternal great-grandfather, Nelson Crawford Frazier, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Post’s maternal grandmother, Diana D. (Hinckley/Hinkley) Frazier – https://courtneyfh.com
Marriage record of Post’s maternal great-grandparents, Maurice Erwin Hinkley and Nina Martha Lockwood – https://www.familysearch.org