Amy Winehouse

by ethnic on August 20, 2008

Amy Winehouse Arrives at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London on July 23, 2009

Birth Name: Amy Jade Winehouse

Date of Birth: 14 September, 1983

Place of Birth: Enfield, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 23 July, 2011

Place of Death: Camden, London, England

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Amy Winehouse was a British singer and songwriter. She was born to Jewish parents. Her ancestors were Russian Jews, Polish Jews, and Belarusian Jews. Amy was famous for her 2006 album Back to Black, which won five Grammy awards.

Her family’s surname was “Weinhaus” several generations back.

Amy’s paternal grandfather was Alec Winehouse (the son of Benjamin Winehouse and Fanny Grandis). Alec was born in London. Benjamin was born in Russia, the son of Harris Weinhaus and Jetta, who was from Minsk, Belarus. Fanny was the daughter of Russian-born Abraham Grandis and Mary.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Gordon (the daughter of Max Gordon and Celia Berger). Cynthia was born in London. Max was born in Russia, the son of Sarah. Celia was born in London, to parents from Russia, Herschel Berger/Belzac and Sarah Kram.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Eddie Seaton (born Eddie Steinberg, the son of Jacob Steinberg and Annie Singer). Eddie was born in London, to parents from Russia. Jacob was the son of David Puppavovovitch and Annie Steinberg.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Stella Richman (the daughter of Barnett Reichman/Richman and Debbie). Stella was born in Newcastle, England. Barnett and Debbie were born in Poland. Debbie’s mother was named Esther.

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Genealogy of Amy Winehouse – http://www.geni.com

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 January 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

I never she was Jewish.

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

the day she died i cried for hours

she was great and is a legend

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

i know girls from middle east who look like her minus the green eyes

but she looks very middle eastern

J.J. December 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm

correction; her eyes were green and her hair was dark brown (brunette)

toni September 17, 2011 at 12:26 am
Elizabeth October 26, 2011 at 9:30 am

Was that really necessary?

Holly December 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

What do you look like? Have respect for the deceased.

iris18 September 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

She was a great singer.

mayn August 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

An amazing talent.

Michelle Thomas Man August 29, 2011 at 11:24 am

She was a classic.

Dee August 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

I am Jewish and proud of it — I am not a practicing Jew but nore spiritual.

ana August 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I meant he told no one in belgian

ana August 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Yes i am from sevilla spain and yes i was born there

Amber Berg August 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

what makes you think that?

ana August 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

@Me yes i am from europe and i saw lots of discrimination against jews read history

ana July 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Typo i meant in America

ana July 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I love her music.

Me! July 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

not true at all!! I live in Europe and it’s obvious that you don’t live here

amber berg July 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm

If you read her post she said she lives in Europe, what country in Europe do you live?

sarahle October 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

This is nonsense… me saying as jewish person!

lll April 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

RIP Amy.

ana July 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

She will be missed.

Amber Berg July 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I tell people I mixed with African American and Jewish some people cant believe it

ana July 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

She was Jewish

Find best prices July 25, 2011 at 2:42 am

Good Bye Amy. You gave me the best of music in many years. I lament your early departure and I will miss you. I hope you are in a better place now. Rest in peace.

Anonymous July 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm

This line needs to be changed ” She is famous for her 2006 album Back to Black, which won 5 Grammy awards.” change the is to WAS since she has passed. :(

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