Fiona Apple

by follers on April 1, 2014

Fiona Apple

Birth Name: Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart

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

Date of Birth: September 13, 1977

Ethnicity: English, Irish, some Swiss-German, German

Fiona Apple is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, and poet. She is the daughter of actor Brandon Maggart (born Roscoe Maggart, Jr.) and singer Diane McAfee.

She has English, Irish, and a smaller amount of Swiss-German and German, ancestry.

Fiona has stated (at 33:00 in this link) that she has Melungeon ancestry. The Melungeon are an ethnic group often consisting of European, African-American, and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if any documented/verified Melungeon, African-American, or Native American ancestry has been produced for Fiona Apple.

Fiona’s paternal grandfather was Roscoe Maggard/Maggart (the son of Elbert Jason Allen Maggard/Maggart and Louisiana/Louisianna Anna White). Elbert was the son of John Maggard and Malinda Hewitt. Louisiana was the daughter of Hiram Harris White and Carolina/Caroline Sadler/Saddler.

Fiona’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Louvenia Robinson (the daughter of John David Robinson and Maude May Apple). John was the son of William Robinson and Louisa Francis Smith. Maude was the daughter of James Alexander Apple and Mary Susan Farmer.

Fiona’s maternal grandfather is John Morgan “Johnny” McAfee (the son of Ora Crosser).

Fiona’s maternal grandmother is Millicent Green (the daughter of John William Green and Mildred H.).

Sources: Genealogy of Fiona Apple –

Fiona’s paternal grandparents, Roscoe Maggard/Maggart and Agnes Louvenia Robinson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Fiona’s paternal great-grandfather, Elbert Jason Allen Maggard/Maggart (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Death record of Fiona’s paternal great-grandmother, Louisiana/Louisianna Anna (White) Maggart –

Fiona’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Hiram Harris White and Carolina/Caroline Sadler/Saddler, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Fiona’s paternal grandmother, Agnes Louvenia Robinson –

Genealogy of Fiona’s paternal great-grandmother, Maude May Apple –

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andrew January 27, 2018 at 3:29 pm
Pegzi May 22, 2017 at 12:58 am

When did she state that she was melungeon?

follers May 22, 2017 at 3:41 am
ashash January 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Does that ethnic group really exist? I have never seen anyone with it, not like Creole, Cajun, Afrikaner, etc.

follers January 27, 2018 at 4:06 pm

That’s a good question, actually. How does one determine that someone is of Melungeon descent?

ashash January 28, 2018 at 8:01 am

I think Creole, Cajun, Afrikaner, French-Canadian, etc. are easy to determine because the ethnicities are also tied to certain places, cultures, and dialects of certain languages.

Melungeon, on the other hand? I am not sure. Wouldn’t it just be a mixed-race person from 1900 or earlier?

luckystar February 14, 2017 at 9:37 am
andrew January 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm
andrew October 17, 2015 at 5:47 pm

she easily passes in all North European countries LOL, who was she trying to fool?

Devotion October 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm

She looks like an Olsen twin

neiltennant October 24, 2014 at 10:40 am

she looks so mixed

she looks if she could have some african american blood in her

thomas1987 October 25, 2014 at 5:06 am

no she does not look mixed
you non-whites always think everyone is mixed
whites have curly hair and every facial feature in gods book
we are a extremely diverse race

J.J. October 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

I’m white and i have to agree, she does look as though she could have some black blood, but who knows

neiltennant November 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

sorry thomas1987
why you say YOU NON WHITES ?

im 100 percentile white and i had even pure blonde hair as a child

athelya November 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

lmao it’s more like all whites think everyone is of asian, african or native blood

luckystar December 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm
idioglossia October 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm

FYI–lots of melungeons have claimed to be Portuguese (see Tom Hanks and Steve Martin)–generally thought to be false.

follers October 10, 2014 at 10:00 pm

If anyone can name the verified Melungeon/African-American/Native American ancestors of any of these people, go ahead.

The apparently Native American ancestry of Elvis Presley is already recorded on his page.

andrew October 11, 2014 at 3:26 am

I didnt know today was “Melungeon Pride Day”.

idioglossia October 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

She is definitely part African American–she talked about being melungeon on a radio program. Recently, DNA has shown the melungeons/Lumbee Indians to be primarily descended from white European female indentured servants and black African slave men from one of the coastal countries of Africa.

fuzzybear44 December 15, 2016 at 1:28 am

if she is Melungeon, then she most likely is part black. Melungeon ‘s fight the dna results Tooth & Nail, but it keeps coming up the same thing

ssempre July 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

in this picture she looks like she could be 1/4th black, but looking at other pictures of her, she looks completely white.

Eyecansee May 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

Fiona Apple doesn’t look white. She has a full bottom lip and puffy eyelids. She looks like she’s tired all of the time. She’s probably like, 1/20th black. Her eyes are not those that belong to a white woman.

Princess June 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Are you serious? She looks White.

fuzzybear44 June 15, 2014 at 5:57 am
andrew June 16, 2014 at 8:35 am


LucarioCooper February 3, 2016 at 1:04 am

Puffy eyelids has nothing to do about being black. You annoy me.

ashash April 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Could you not have chosen a better picture?

follers April 1, 2014 at 12:24 pm

She is a goddess.

ashash April 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

You can really see the African ancestry in her brother, Garrett Maggart, and her sister, Maude Maggart. I think you should go over her dad’s genealogy again. You might be missing something.

follers April 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Her brother looks like Thor Freudenthal.

pookerella April 2, 2014 at 9:15 am

Are you crazy? Fiona looks the most “exotic” of all her brothers and sisters, and my guess is that she has Cajun/Creole roots given her grandmother’s name was, “Louisiana.” There may be Native American roots, as well.

follers April 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

Louisiana’s parents, Hiram and Carolina, are listed as “White” on the 1880 U.S. Census (and they were from Tennessee). They also named their children “Missouri”, “Mississippi”, and, uh, “Tennie”, so I wouldn’t put much stock in their naming choices.

ashash April 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm

lol @ Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, and Tennie

So country

follers April 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Is Steve Martin considered white in the United States?

fuzzybear44 June 15, 2014 at 6:23 am


(Louisiana’s parents, Hiram and Carolina, are listed as “White” on the 1880 U.S. Census )

This is nothing towards you,I have mad respect for your skills.This is just to say,them being put down as white on the census,doesn’t tell you everything.People put what they saw themselves as.So even if you were part black,but looked fully white,that’s what you put down.I mean isn’t carol channing listed as white,even when she knew that she was part black since she was 16

follers June 15, 2014 at 10:11 am

Carol Channing’s black grandmother was listed as black, and so was Carol’s father, at some points in his life.

ashash January 1, 2016 at 9:21 pm

So were the grandparents of Ty Burrell and Shailene Woodley. The South had a one-drop-rule.

roman2886 April 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

She has English and Irish ancestry there is lots Americans and Canadians who have both English and Irish ancestry because there was lots of Intermarriages between English people and Irish people in America and Canada if your born in England and you have English and Irish ancestry your a Mongrel but not a true Mongrel too be a true Mongrel in the UK you have too have English Irish Scottish and Welsh ancestry like I was born in England i have English Irish Scottish Welsh and Filipino ancestry i’m a bit of a Mongrel a true Mongrel Brit my ancestry is Mostly British Isles English Irish Scottish Welsh and Filipino but i have other nationalities running through my veins i have Austrian and German and remote Italian ancestry.

ashash April 1, 2014 at 3:46 am

She claimed her father to be Melungeon.

follers April 1, 2014 at 3:56 am

Is her father Steve Martin? If so, she was right.

ashash April 1, 2014 at 3:57 am

Let me know if you find any traces of Melungeon once you are done with her father’s genealogy.

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