Jimmy Kimmel

LOS ANGELES - MAR 20: Jimmy Kimmel at the 2nd Annual Rebels With

Kimmel in 2014, photo by Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: James Christian Kimmel

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

Date of Birth: November 13, 1967

Ethnicity:
*Irish, German, Welsh (father)
*Italian (mother)

Jimmy Kimmel is an American television and radio personality, actor, writer, producer, comedian, and musician. He has hosted the show Jimmy Kimmel Live! since 2003.

His father, James John Kimmel, is of approximately five eighths Irish, one quarter German, and one eighth Welsh, ancestry. His mother, Joan (Iacono), is of Italian descent. Some of Jimmy’s maternal ancestors lived on Ischia island, located 19 miles from Naples. Jimmy has four children, two with his wife, writer Molly McNearney, and two with his former wife, Gina Maddy.

Jimmy’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Johannes Kümmel, who was born, c. 1608, in Germany.

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was Charles Jacob Kimmel (the son of Frank Kimmel and Catherine Reynolds). Charles was born in New York. Frank was the son of a German immigrant, Konrad Heinrich Christian Kimmel (originally spelled Kümmel). Catherine was of Irish descent, and was the daughter of Charles A. Reynolds and Catherine “Katie” Miller.

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother was Jane Elizabeth Davies/Davis (the daughter of John William Davies/Davis and Honora/Nora Margaret McTeague/McTigue). Jane was born in Pennsylvania. John was born in England, the son of Ellis Davies, whose parents were Welsh, and of Mariah/Maria Burns, who was of Irish origin. Honora was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John James Francis McTigue, who was from Mayo, Ireland, and of Mary Ann Meehan, who was born in Staffordshire, England, and was also of Irish origin.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was Savino/Sal Jack Iacono (the son of Vincenzo Iacono and Maria Giuseppa Lombardi). Savino was born in New York, to Italian parents. Vincenzo was born in Naples, Campania, the son of Giuseppe Filippo Antonio Stanislao Iacono and Restituta D’Orio. Maria Giuseppa was born, c. 1859, in Casamicciola, Ischia, Campania, the daughter of Luigi Francesco Lombardi and Cecilia Capuano.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother was Edith Cioffi (the daughter of Pasquale Cioffi and Concetta Guarino). Edith was born in New Hampshire. Pasquale was born in Candida, Avellino, Campania, Italy, the son of Pelligrino Domenico Cioffi and Gaetana Vitagliana. Concetta was born in Manocalzati, Avellino, Campania, Italy, the daughter of Sabino Gaetano Guiseppe Guarino and Carolina Frezza.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016) stated that Jimmy’s genetic ancestry is:

*87% European
*11% West Asian
*2% African

The “West Asian” and “African” results evidently refer to North African ancestry through Jimmy’s southern Italian or Sicilian lines.

Sources: Segment on Jimmy’s family history – http://www.youtube.com

Genealogies of Jimmy Kimmel – http://www.geni.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Jimmy’s paternal great-grandmother, Catherine Reynolds, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother, Jane Elizabeth Davies/Davis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jimmy’s paternal great-grandparents, John William Davies/Davis and Honora/Nora Margaret McTeague/McTigue, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information on Jimmy’s Italian ancestry – http://napoli.repubblica.it
https://www.youtube.com

Obituary of Jimmy’s maternal grandfather, Savino/Sal Jack Iacono – http://www.lasvegassun.com

29 Responses

  1. Mixed Kidd says:

    Where does his West Asian come from? And shouldn’t it be added if he’s 11% West Asian?

  2. neiltennant says:

    who is the idiot now ??

    i guessed years ago that he is not just *Irish, German, Welsh (father)

    i knew that

    i want an excuse. When i claimed that he must have some italian roots people laughed at me

    He looks like MATTEO SALVING

    • neiltennant says:

      MATTEO SALVINI

      • andrew says:

        LOL. Btw it means Salvini is internationally known outside Italy.

        • neiltennant says:

          not really

          he is not as a ——- fascist

          that has tradition in italy

          • andrew says:

            He is not a fascist. He is a populist who gains political consensus with common people fears. In this moment it’s mostly about migrants question. Public opinion already has to care about their dailylife problems and they’re sick of beggars, thieves, drug dealers, prostitutes, robbers, rapists etc
            If you’re an outsider, it’s very easy to fall into criminality.

            Populists and right-wing parties are on the rise in whole Europe, though.

          • neiltennant says:

            yes brother

            defend racists and human enemies

            by the way im also critical of mass immigration but i would not vote for a racist

            racism and fascism never had been solutions

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