Rob Bourdon

Bourdon in 2014, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Robert Gregory Bourdon

Place of Birth: Calabasas, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 20, 1979

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rob Bourdon is an American musician. He is the drummer of rock band Linkin Park. Other members of Linkin Park are Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda, and, until his death, Chester Bennington.

Rob is the son of Patty and Greg Bourdon.

Rob’s maternal grandfather was Manuel Yellen (the son of Abram/Abraham Jeleń, later Yellen, and of Rozalia Freda Deutsch). Manuel was born in California. Abram was a Polish Jewish emigrant, from Łomża, Podlaskie. Freda was a Hungarian Jewish emigrant, from Sátoraljaújhely, Sátoraljaújhelyi, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, and was the daughter of Majer Markusz Deutsch and Pepe/Peppie Perlman.

Rob’s maternal grandmother was Mildred Lavietes (the daughter of Louis Morris Lavietes and Kate Rubinton). Louis was a Ukrainian Jewish emigrant, from Kiev, and his mother was Sarah Surinskaya. Kate was the daughter of Russian Jewish emigrants, Joseph Rubinton and Anna Sorkina.

Rob’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Esther.

Sources: Birth record of Rob’s maternal grandfather, Manuel Yellen –

Genealogy of Rob’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozalia Freda (Deutsch) Yellen –

Rob’s maternal great-grandmother, Rozalia Freda (Deutsch) Yellen, on Find a Grave –

Genealogy of Rob’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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