Iris Mittenaere

Iris Mittenaere – 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival – “The Beguiled” Red Carpet Arrivals – Photo Credit: Laurent Koffel / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Lille, France

Date of Birth: 25 January, 1993

Ethnicity: French, Belgian [Flemish]

Iris Mittenaere is a French model, television presenter, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Universe 2016.

Her father, Yves Mittenaere, is a history and geography professor. Her mother, Laurence Druart, is a schoolteacher.

Iris’ patrilineal line can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Eugène Julien Mittenaere (1832, Menin, West Flanders, Belgium – 18 March 1897, Menin), who was the son of an unknown father and Cecilia Theresia Mittenaere.

Iris’ paternal grandfather is Johnny Mittenaere (the son of Marcel Pierre Charles Mittenaere and Madeleine Verheu). Marcel was the son of Belgian emigrants, Charles Léon Mittenaere, of Menin, West Flanders, and Clémentine Léontine Decoene, of Rekkem, West Flanders. Madeleine was the daughter of Belgian emigrants, Dominique Alphonse Verheu, of Tiegem, West Flanders, and of Marie Vanwelssenaers, whose parents were also Belgian.

Iris’ paternal grandmother is named Christiane Canivet.

Sources: http://www.rfgenealogie.com

Genealogies of Iris Mittenaere (focusing on her father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org
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4 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Iris’ paternal line can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Eugène Julien Mittenaere (1832, Menin, West Flanders, Belgium – 18 March 1897, Menin), who was the son of an unknown father and Cecilia Theresia Mittenaere.

    Marcel’s middle names are Pierre Charles, and was the son of Belgian emigrants, Charles Léon Mittenaere, of Menin, West Flanders, and of Clémentine Léontine Decoene, of Rekkem, West Flanders. Madeleine was the daughter of Belgian emigrants, Dominique Alphonse Verheu, of Tiegem, West Flanders, and of Marie Vanwelssenaers, whose parents were also Belgian.

    Genealogy of Iris Mittenaere (focusing on her father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org/phoque?lang=en&pz=antoine&nz=riviere&ocz=0&p=iris&n=mittenaere

  2. Manila says:

    I tried to find Marcel and Madeleine’s birth record online, but none of them even the child surnamed Mittenaere was found. But, there is a child surnamed Verheu named Alphonse (http://www.archivesdepartementales.lenord.fr/?id=viewer&doc=accounts%2Fmnesys_ad59%2Fdatas%2Fir%2FEtat%20civil%2FFRAD059_MI_A_Z_2011_07_01%2Exml&page_ref=140043&lot_num=1&img_num=1&index_in_visu= , Image 536/614), son of Belgian immigrants, Arnold Adolf (or Arnold Joseph in French) Verheu and Maria Magdalena (or Marie-Madeleine in French) Vanwambeke, both of Tiegem, Anzegem, West Flanders. I also found Alphonse’s sister, Clara Nathalie Verheu, in MyHeritage. I think the relationship between Madeleine and siblings Alphonse and Clara is likely since Madeleine was a natural-born French citizen, but was an ethnic Flemish.

  3. Manila says:

    I have found Iris’ genealogy on her father’s side: http://gw.geneanet.org/ilfarotorre?n=mittenaere&oc=&p=iris

    Iris’ paternal grandparents are Johnny Mittenaere (the son of Marcel Mittenaere and Madeleine Verheu) and Christiane Canivet. Madeleine was Belgian, from Halluin, Nord.

  4. Manila says:

    One of Iris’ paternal great-grandmothers was named Madeleine, who was Belgian.

    http://www.rfgenealogie.com/s-informer/infos/celebrites/les-origines-familiales-de-miss-france-2016

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