Birth Name: Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque
Place of Birth: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Date of Birth: December 20, 1990
*English, Irish, Polish, Scottish (mother)
JoJo, also credited as Joanna Levesque, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is of French-Canadian descent. Her mother has English, Irish, Polish, and Scottish ancestry.
She has also stated that she has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. On her twitter account, she stated that she has “one big gumbo pot of heritage”.
JoJo’s paternal grandparents were Maurice Henri/Henry Levesque (the son of Louis J. Levesque and Wilhelmina D. Cote) and Irene Marion Fortier (the daughter of John Jermiah Fortier and Marion Delia Bedard).
JoJo’s maternal grandparents were Eugene Thomas Blagden (the son of William Albert Thomas Blagden and Irene Cahill) and Sonja J. Granskie (the daughter of Henry Joseph Granskie and Helen J.).
Sources: Obituary of JoJo’s paternal grandmother, Irene Marion (Fortier) Levesque – http://nl.newsbank.com
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