Place of Birth: Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 28, 2000
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian
Frankie’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, who is from a Southern family, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Frankie’s mother, Denise (Miller), who is from the New Jersey area, has Irish, Italian/Sicilian, and French-Canadian ancestry.
The Jonas Brothers have also stated that they have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.
Frankie is related to congressmen Charles A. Jonas (1876-1955), and Charles’s son, Charles R. Jonas (1904-1988), both of North Carolina. Frankie descends from the same Jonas line.
It is not publicly known who Frankie’s biological paternal grandfather is.
Frankie’s paternal grandmother, now Cecilia Lucas, was born under the name Cecilla/Cecilia Paulette Jonas (the daughter of Paul Adam Jonas and Nellie May/Mae Fox). Cecilia was born in North Carolina. Paul was the son of Henry Walter Jonas and Nora Lee/Leigh Campbell. Nellie was the daughter of Nathan/Walter Henry Fox and Elizabeth/Lizzie Mae Hamilton. Through the Jonas line, Frankie is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s.
Frankie’s maternal grandfather was named Gerald “Jerry” Miller.
Frankie’s maternal grandmother is Frances Madonia (the daughter of Fortunato Angelo “Frank” Madonia and Margaret Anna Berard). Fortunato was born in New York, the son of Angelo Madonia and Maria Chimero, who were of Italian descent, with Maria’s family being from Sicily. Margaret was born in Bennington, Vemont, the daughter of Milton Dewey Berard and Anna Mary/Rose Ducharme, who were of French-Canadian ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Frankie Jonas – https://www.geni.com
Information on Frankie’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Frankie’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Jonas (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Frankie’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May/Mae (Fox) Jonas – http://www.legacy.com
Family history of Frankie’s maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com