Birth Name: Jacqueline Marie Evancho
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 9, 2000
*Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak, Hungarian (father)
*German, Italian (mother)
Jackie Evancho is an American classical crossover singer. She gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts.
Jackie is the daughter of Lisa and Michael Evancho. She and her family are Catholic. Her father is of Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian descent. Her mother is of German and Italian descent.
Jackie’s paternal grandfather is Joseph William Evancho (the son of Joseph Evancho and Elizabeth Ann Figulski). Jackie’s grandfather Joseph is a prominent metallurgical engineer and engineering executive. Jackie’s great-grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, the son of William Evancho and Mary Letwin, who were Ukrainian. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph Figulaki/Figulski and Marcianna/Mary Lewandowski, who were Polish.
Jackie’s paternal grandmother is Linda M. Kapples (the daughter of Albert T. Kapples and Marie Catherine Poyma). Albert was the son of Janos Kapolka, who was Slovak, and of Julianna Kottan, who was Hungarian. Marie Catherine was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph Poyma, who was Slovak, and of Anna Karce, who was Polish.
Sources: Jackie mentions that she is of one quarter Italian descent – https://www.youtube.com
Genealogy of Jackie Evancho (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Jackie’s paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Evancho, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jackie’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Figulski, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jackie’s paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Ann (Figulski) Evancho – http://www.legacy.com
Jackie’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert T. Kapples, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Jackie’s paternal great-grandmother, Marie Catherine (Poyma) Kapples – http://www.legacy.com
Jackie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Joseph Poyma and Anna Karce, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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