Angelina Jolie

by ethnic on December 27, 2008

Birth Name: Angelina Jolie Voight

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 4, 1975

*25% Slovak
*25% German
*25% French-Canadian (approximately)
*12.5% Dutch
*12.5% Polish
*1/1024 Huron First Nations

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted (1999).

She has also been credited as Angelina Jolie Pitt. Her father is fellow Academy Award-winner, actor Jon Voight (Jonathan Vincent Voight), and her mother was actress Marcheline Bertrand (Marcia Lynne Bertrand). She is the sister of actor James Haven. Her uncles are Barry Voight, a volcanologist, and Chip Taylor, a songwriter. Angelina is married to actor Brad Pitt, with whom she has six children.

Angelina’s father is of half Slovak and half German descent.

Angelina’s mother was of approximately half French-Canadian, one quarter Dutch, and one quarter Polish, descent. Through her maternal grandfather, Angelina is of 1/1024 Huron First Nations and 1/16384 Swiss-French ancestry.

Angelina’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Vojtka, later Elmer Voight (the son of George Vojtka/Vojtech/Voytka and Helen “Nellie”). George was a Slovak immigrant, born in Košice, who lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Helen was born in New Jersey, to Slovak parents.

Angelina’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Kamp (the daughter of Joseph H. Kamp and Margaret Franz). Joseph was a German emigrant, from Büren, and was the son of Heinrich Kamp and Theresia Baum. Margaret was born in New York, to German parents Peter Franz and Barbara.

Angelina’s maternal grandfather was Rolland Frederic Bertrand (the son of George Léon Bertrand and Marie-Louise Angélina Leduc). All four of Rolland’s grandparents were French-Canadian. George was the son of Louis Bertrand and Marie-Virginie Adelphine/Adeline/Delina Maillet/Mayette. Angelina’s great-grandmother Marie-Louise was the daughter of Joseph Uldaric Leduc and Clorinthe/Clarinthe Devault.

Angelina’s maternal grandmother was Lois June Gouwens (the daughter of Royal Gerrit Gouwens and Virginia “Jean” A. Kasha). Royal’s father, Roel Arie Thijsen Gouwens, was born in Illinois, to Dutch parents. Royal’s mother, Annie Koedijker/Koedyker, was Dutch, from Sint Maarten. Virginia’s father, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha, was from Danzig or Wirzitz, Germany, and was of Polish ancestry. Virginia’s mother, Mary/Maryanna R. Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, was born in Manistee, Michigan, the daughter of Polish parents, Symon/Simon Raczkowski/Rashowsky and Antonina Raczkiewicz.

Through Angelina’s French-Canadian maternal grandfather, Angelina has very remote Huron First Nations ancestry (from her eighth great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha) and Swiss-French ancestry (from Angelina’s twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville). Angelina’s grandfather also had a small amount of German ancestry.

Sources: Genealogies of Angelina Jolie –

Angelina’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Angelina’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Vojtka, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Information about Angelina’s maternal eighth great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha –

Angelina’s maternal twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville –

Angelina’s maternal great-grandmother, Virginia A. Kasha, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Virginia A. Kasha on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha and Mary/Maryanna R. Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski –

Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha and Mary/Maryanna R. Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Death record of Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha –

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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

ArnyDiaz March 8, 2017 at 8:04 am

“I have no problem with moving from place to place. Americans generally have little problem accepting this — after all, we all have mixed ancestry. My Dutch father has German and Czech blood flowing in his veins. My mother’s ancestors were the Iroquois Indians. Now you understand why I am the way I am. So don’t get too attached to a place — being together is the most important thing.”

ashash March 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

Her Dutch father? Jon Voight is not a Dutch national. He was born in New York. Any Dutch ancestry she has comes from her mother, who is not Iroquois.

andrew December 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm
andrew August 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Information about Angelina’s 8th great-grandmother, Huron Native Canadian Catherine Anenontha:

andrew June 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm
savanna June 10, 2016 at 11:22 am

The Swiss heritage should be included in the percentages too.

madman June 11, 2016 at 1:27 am

It’s still just French though, and all her French ancestors are combined into French-Canadian. I don’t see why a borderline would would warrant a distinction in this case. If it should be included at all it should be a part of her French-Canadian ancestry. Like:
French-Canadian (including remote Swiss-French) (approximately)
But again, I don’t think it is worth mentioning such a distant ancestry that is still just a different French denomination.

Kimmel June 9, 2016 at 9:18 pm

I thought she was made-up of more interesting stock than this. This really takes a shine away.

visokozen May 1, 2016 at 10:28 am

is Slovak ethnicity?

andrew June 10, 2016 at 3:51 am

Yes. There are some well known Americans with Slovak ancestry, like Andy Warhol, Paul Newman, Jon Bon Jovi and others:

Greyface March 22, 2016 at 11:29 pm

bad picture, she looks like a b-list WITCH

slowdive January 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm

She looks Slavic — can you please change this image? It’s such a bad picture of her and even in recent photos she looks much better too.

PB1897 November 23, 2015 at 5:29 am

‘1/16384 Swiss-French ancestry’ Very thorough :P Pan-European, passes all over Europe.

luckystar October 28, 2015 at 7:03 am

Native Canadian genes from 1600s lol

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

I can’t believe I thought she was hot at one point.

visokozen October 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

It actually looks like a kind of woman who would only date white guys.

J420 October 22, 2015 at 7:37 am
hesh123 November 9, 2015 at 4:35 am

Thin and pretty

cwm85 August 11, 2015 at 6:16 pm

She seemed like a woman who wouldn’t mind being with a black man but she hasn’t been linked to any. Of course she’s been with Pitt for a decade now.

sparkles180 August 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm

I knew she had french in her!

M May 31, 2015 at 6:31 am

Angelina used to be stunning when she was younger, now she’s waaaay too skinny and looks old. There’s nothing wrong with being slim, but she’s anorexic looking. Her daughter is going to be a hundred times gorgeous than her.

visokozen April 22, 2015 at 6:27 am

Her eyes are grey but I don’t belive her natural hair colour is blonde or dark blonde. Why would she claim that.

andrew April 22, 2015 at 7:28 am

she has brown hair, her father Jon Voight was very blond in “Midnight Cowboy”

ashash May 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Her natural hair color is blonde just like her father’s. Her children, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox, are all natural blondes, too. Angelina dyed her hair brunette because she wanted to look more like her mother and she certainly does. Both parents would have to have the recessive gene for blonde hair and that was the case for Angelina’s parents as well as Angelina herself and Brad. I think she looks better as a brunette. It brings out her eyes.

Pietro April 9, 2015 at 11:22 am

Well, she could pass as latina, afterall she is a mix of european with natives.

Girll April 9, 2015 at 10:19 pm

I doubt one native ancestor from the 1600’s makes any difference to her looks lol

Pietro April 14, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Well, I didn’t knew that her Huron ancestors were from 1600’s. You really enjoy investigate others people’s ancestry, don’t you?! lol

In fact, I find this site little pathetic and stupid. When I stumbled on this in the web, I was expecting to see something about genetics, etc. But state that exist a German ethnicy? Slovak? French? I doubt very much if anyone could state someone’s nationality by its looks. You can find blonde people with blue eyes even in Pakistan, or India – with no european ancestors – as you can find a dark person on Scandinavia easily. By seing the commets, I can only think that people are discussing bullshit.

Girll April 22, 2015 at 8:58 pm

“You really enjoy investigate others people’s ancestry, don’t you?” It’s listed in the text and yes i go on this website to learn specific ancestry of different celebs and public figures.

Nationality is just a country where you have citizenship in. It’s not necessarily an indicator of heritage. Ethnicity is.

Naza May 27, 2015 at 2:05 am

Oh really, you have poor knowledge in history; in Afganistan as well as in Pakistan there’re people who share indoeuropean ancestry along with the language that’s why Europeans and afghans and Iranians don’t look that much different from each other unlike to other asians( Chinese and Japanese who’re not related to indoeauropeans)))

Naza May 27, 2015 at 2:02 am

It does make)))

luckystar July 17, 2016 at 9:19 pm

I doubt one native ancestor from the 1600’s makes any difference to her looks lol +1

Same thing i posted on megan fox page:
“Checkbones… bla bla bla”
She doesnt have any indigenous features, she looks european
Her phenotype is North Atlantid, she would scores less than 3% native american on 23andme.
If she was mestiza, castiza or whatever who scores more than 9% indigenous then i would agree with those bla bla bla
but she looks white and european

glenira November 20, 2014 at 9:13 am

She’s also Native??? Cool!!!

angrygirl19 November 27, 2014 at 6:45 am

Cool? Big f$&@ing deal, it’s like from the 1600s. Is not even relevant. I see why some tribes don’t claim anyone who’s claiming they’re part Native American.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 5:24 am

Exactly. She’s probably 1/1539586 Native.

It’s dissolved. Shouldn’t be accounted for.

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