James Haven

Alexander World Premiere in Los Angeles

Haven in 2004, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: James Haven Voight

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 11, 1973

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

James Haven is an American actor and producer. He is the brother of actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist Angelina Jolie, and the son of actors Jon Voight (Jonathan Vincent Voight) and Marcheline Bertrand (Marcia Lynne Bertrand). His uncles are Barry Voight, a volcanologist, and Chip Taylor, a songwriter.

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

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

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

James’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Kamp (the daughter of Joseph H. Kamp and Margaret Franz). Barbara was born in New York. 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.

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

James’s maternal grandmother was Lois June Gouwens (the daughter of Royal Gerrit Gouwens and Virginia A. “Jean” Kasha). Lois was born in Illinois. 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 James’s French-Canadian maternal grandfather, James has very remote Huron First Nations ancestry (from his eighth great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha) and Swiss-French ancestry (from James’s twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville). James’s grandfather also had a small amount of German ancestry.

Sources: Genealogies of James Haven – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of James Haven (through his sister, Angelina Jolie) – http://www.wargs.com

James’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

James’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Vojtka, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information about James’s maternal eighth great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha – http://www.genealogy.com

James’s maternal twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville – http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca

James’s maternal great-grandmother, Virginia A. Kasha, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Virginia A. Kasha on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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

James’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 – https://familysearch.org

Death record of James’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha – https://familysearch.org


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4 Responses

  1. angrygirl19 says:

    They’ve got the lips from their father

  2. a says:

    he looks like young Mick Jagger

  3. la says:

    ppl always saying Angelina got plastic surgery, her and her brother look exactly alike

  4. aaa says:

    wow,he is scary,he and Angelina Jolie are not twins?they look the same

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