Joe Jonas

by ethnic on July 25, 2008

Birth Name: Joseph Adam Jonas

Place of Birth: Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 15, 1989

Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian

Joe Jonas is an American singer and actor. He is the lead singer of the band DNCE, and was previously a member of the band The Jonas Brothers. He is the brother of Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas, who make up the latter band, as well as of actor Frankie Jonas. JinJoo Lee is also a member of DNCE.

Joe’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, who is from a Southern family, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Joe’s mother, Denise (Miller), who is from the New Jersey area, has Irish, Italian/Sicilian, and French-Canadian ancestry.

The Jonas Brothers have also stated that they have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Joe is related to congressmen Charles A. Jonas (1876-1955), and Charles’s son, Charles R. Jonas (1904-1988), both of North Carolina. Joe descends from the same Jonas line.

It is not publicly known who Joe’s biological paternal grandfather is.

Joe’s paternal grandmother, now Cecilia Lucas, was born under the name Cecilla/Cecilia Paulette Jonas (the daughter of Paul Adam Jonas and Nellie May/Mae Fox). Cecilia was born in North Carolina. Paul was the son of Henry Walter Jonas and Nora Lee/Leigh Campbell. Nellie was the daughter of Nathan/Walter Henry Fox and Elizabeth/Lizzie Mae Hamilton. Through the Jonas line, Joe is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s.

Joe’s maternal grandfather was named Gerald “Jerry” Miller.

Joe’s maternal grandmother is Frances Madonia (the daughter of Fortunato Angelo “Frank” Madonia and Margaret Anna Berard). Fortunato was born in New York, the son of Angelo Madonia and Maria Chimero, who were of Italian descent, with Maria’s family being from Sicily. Margaret was born in Bennington, Vemont, the daughter of Milton Dewey Berard and Anna Mary/Rose Ducharme, who were of French-Canadian ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Joe Jonas – https://www.geni.com

Information on Joe’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Joe’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Jonas (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Joe’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May/Mae (Fox) Jonas – http://www.legacy.com

Family history of Joe’s maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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{ 95 comments… read them below or add one }

savanna November 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

“Possibly other” should be added since 1/4 of his ancestry is unknown.

andrew November 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm
musicfangirl November 25, 2015 at 5:43 pm

he use to be cute what happened

California July 11, 2015 at 10:21 pm

I thought he was part Mexican.

vasinger April 16, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Um, The East Coast runs from Maine to Florida.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 12:18 am

All these ethnicities…

neiltennant July 11, 2015 at 6:49 am

i thought the same

andrew July 11, 2015 at 8:20 am

he’s 1/8 Italian.

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Btw he looks like Guy Sebastian (who is Sri Lankan and English).

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

Strange, for the longest time I thought he was adopted. He looks very different than his two other brothers. He looks part Mestizo Mexican or Arab… IDK what he is, but he looks off-white…

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:14 pm

He looks like the older Jonas for sure, but thinner.

Joe Jonas is the one who looks different. They still all look the same, racially (dark hair, dark eyes).

Check7t August 26, 2014 at 4:06 am

Looks very Mediterranean, can pass in Southern Europe and France.

WTF August 17, 2014 at 5:30 am

he actually looks mexican

ihatemostpeople March 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

He looks a little Asian.

andrew March 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

not at all

ihatemostpeople March 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Well that’s MY opinion. No one asked you what you thought.

roman2886 May 12, 2014 at 7:56 am

He doesn’t look asian at all he has no asian in him he is white native american i have asian in me but i’m not 100% asian i’m half white half asian.

roman2886 February 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

He has no English Scottish and French Canadian in him he is primarly Irish Italian German and Cherokee.

roman2886 February 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

He defiantly looks Italian while other brothers look Irish he can totally pass for Spanish and even Portuguese at first glance i thought he was Greek.

roman2886 January 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I have a similar ethnic background English Irish Scottish Welsh Austrian German Italian Filipino Spanish Chinese Japanese Indonesian and Malaysian.

The Beautiful Ones December 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm

so, you’ve smoked weed huh Joe? Well, frankly we don’t give a damn.

J.J. September 26, 2013 at 2:01 am

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is virtually black (noirette) I think it should be listed

andrew January 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

he has strong Mediterranean features

Hope Moretti September 25, 2012 at 2:32 am

his gay too

delnegro June 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

There’s the gay one

Zendaya J. February 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

woooooooooooooooooooooww half those things the last time it was half when somebody puts correction on it! fo example me

boss February 17, 2012 at 7:27 am

HES NOT WHITE

Jane January 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

He has the same skin tone as my mixed son who is black me and a white father. Same dark features and beautiful curly hair European type hair. So he looks mixed with something more then just European.

gurl January 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

I think its the italian. I think he gets his look from his italian (european) features.

dee September 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Jonas’ maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia, was half Italian and half French-Canadian.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BERARD/2002-12/1038975073

correction

GIGI September 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Of course he looks italian thats why he has olive skin. And he doesn’t look irish at all, his brothers do because they look white not european.

worldgirl October 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm

huh ,..because they look white not European???? white people come from europe,..so whAt are you talking about?!

Blonde Frizzles May 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YESSSS THANK YOU! HAHA :D

Mamacita Italianaa October 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Olive is not a race. Italians are white! Joe looks white. I am italian. :)

stina April 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

U GUYS ARE IDIOTS AND SOUND LIKE BIGGOTS.

mony July 2, 2015 at 5:22 am

Gigi : Colin Farrell is fully irish and he’s as dark as him…there are a lot of mediterranean north europeans

Me July 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I could definitely see the Italian and Irish :D

Sillau October 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm
Tollhouse December 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I could see that Italian in him more than the Irish for some reason.

lio October 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

they are turk too. they say that in youtube

Coming Out October 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

he has squinty eyes, he looks hawaiian or filipino

Sillau October 20, 2011 at 11:20 pm

what,hawaiian?,no not even close,hawaiians do not look like filipinos,& joe jonas does not look hawaiian,but i do get what your saying with the squinty eye thing,cuz i saw pics of them when they were babys or little,& they look like they could have asian in them or something,since they kind of have small eyes,especially nick jonas.

MO September 24, 2010 at 11:03 pm

it’s not “INDIAN” it’s “NATIVE AMERICAN” — damn!

fuzzybear September 24, 2010 at 11:16 pm

To MO

I understand what your saying,but anyone born here is native American

raciality 1o1 August 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm

i’m native? I wont mi money…. wheres my mony?

Betsie September 1, 2010 at 9:57 am

Their mother is mix race african american and white american which is another way of saying Cherokee Indian when you dont want others to know that you are mixed with African. Whats the big deal any way!

fuzzybear September 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm

To Betsie

So their mom is that kind of Cherokee?Because I do agree with you,people have been known to do that in the past,the same with saying your Jewish

raciality 1o1 August 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I like da kine dat sween bof ways.

follers August 28, 2015 at 12:21 am

fuzzybear, you scoundrel! Did they at least record the father’s name on the birth certificate or did they blank it out as passingtime85 claims?

andrew August 28, 2015 at 6:54 am

Jonas brothers’s mom is a beautiful woman, she resembles her ethnicity

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Walt+Disney+Pictures+Jonas+Brothers+3D+Concert+qPnM6Mbsx7kx.jpg

cc October 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

You are wrong.

Zandi August 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I knew he wasn’t white! He looks like an indian/italian mix for sure, miley is white as snow leave her out of this

iplo September 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm

White is a race which he is. Italian,Irish,and german are the top ethnic groups in white america . He ain’t nuthin special. Cherokee is diffrent though.

worldgirl October 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

duh 2 have fro’s afcourse they’re not full white , and have thick black hair, and some have full dark eyebrows almost nobody in the world is fully white……and if your talking about miley cyrus,… she looks slightly native american( cherokee or something) and russian( eastern europe) and maybe some french etc look at her,… she’s stunnninggg ! and she does not have one of those pointy noses ,.she had a round little nose ( kinda russian etc) and a round face ( russian again) full lips ( russian or a other etn.) great strurdy locks/strands of hair like natives and also amaaazing eyes that are big, round with a cat-like scoop at the ends (eastern european or native) ..my native-american /dutch-white friend also has big round. eyes with the cat-thing at the outher corner ( I’m sooo jealous of her hah)

cc October 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Were you born yesterday little girl? Idiot.

worldgirl October 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

white looking is only really Dutch, German, English and Scottish and some Irish. Italian,Russian,French , Spanish and the other euro countries and all don’t look “white” so yah can scratch Italian of your list haha

cc October 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Italians, Russian, French, Spanish DO look white and are white. White people (caucasians) range from very pale to dark skin. Get used to it dumbo.

worldgirl October 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm

duh 2 have fro’s afcourse they’re not full white , and have thick black hair, and some have full dark eyebrows almost nobody in the world is fully white……and if your talking about miley cyrus,… she looks slightly native american( cherokee or something) and russian( eastern europe) and maybe some french etc look at her,… she’s stunnninggg ! and she does not have one of those pointy noses ,.she had a round little nose ( kinda russian etc) and a round face ( russian again) full lips ( russian or a other etn.) great strurdy locks/strands of hair like natives and also amaaazing eyes that are big, round with a cat-like scoop at the ends (eastern european or native) ..my native-american /dutch-white friend also has big round. eyes with the cat-thing at the outher corner ( I’m sooo jealous of her hah)

cc October 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm

You are the biggest idiot and need to learn a lesson on different races and why people look the way they do.

Zandi August 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I knew he wasn’t white! He looks like an indian/italian mix for sure, miley is white as snow leave her out of this

cc October 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

He is white. Italians are white. Indian (Native Americans) are of the mongoloid race.

: ) August 17, 2010 at 9:06 pm

this is demi lovato guys and gals. i just wanted to say hi to all my fans… i wish i could give you my cell number but there is just to many fans out there…

Whatever August 18, 2010 at 7:08 am

Sure…..

: ) August 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

he is soooooooooo cute i love indian guys so he’s mine!!!! (haha so that means all ya girls can cry a river) i want to tell you to that his birthdays the same day as mine!!!! (august 15) yay… hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah girls.

Kim August 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm

OK LISTEN U BIG POSER ALL POSERS U FUKIN PUT ME THROUGH ENOUGH IM FUKIN DONE SO FUCK U GUYS AND LOOK AT ME I AINT NO FUKIN HATER

Mamacita Italianaa October 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

hes not indian. hes white yah dumbass

Rockxxz August 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm

He looks like a kid from argentina. So he looks italian mix with german.

Anonymous August 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm

i’m everything that they are :)

izzy July 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

he looks sexier with his hair cut… but either way he’s sexy

Anonymous July 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I KNEW HE’S ITALIAN!!!!!!!!!! i mean, look at his sexiness x]

Sandra July 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Thought that was the Irish bit myself. :)

ARM July 15, 2010 at 6:25 pm

89 ur stupid!

Alyssa July 15, 2010 at 5:12 am

Yis evryone wating thier time

lizbeth June 7, 2010 at 11:43 am

I totally see the Cherokee in joe and nick.But who ever brought up miley.She looks nothing Cherokee not even alittle bit.

Anonymous April 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

definitely see the Cherokee Indian in him.. his facial features, specially the eyes.

Anonymous April 6, 2010 at 4:40 pm

YES I KNEW HE WAS ITALIAN JUST LOOK AT THEM THEY GOT NATURALLY CURLY HAIR AND ITALIAN LOOKIN SKIN

Anonymous March 30, 2010 at 10:17 pm

the boy look italiano to me… and cherokee indian! wow, no wonder Nick and Miley really clicked, becus miley is cherokee indian, too! :)

BiiteMe March 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Yes he looks like a girl. In this pic of course. rofl He is very hot though. 19 more to go.

Mrs.jonas Lover February 20, 2010 at 7:58 am

Ana love him and wants to make woopi with him

ethnic February 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm

He looks like a girl?

Anonymous February 7, 2010 at 6:01 am

He’s hot :)

ilovemyethan February 7, 2010 at 4:32 am

ya i agree wit myself, wannabeEMO, cuz i tink he looks like camilla belle SO DOES ANY1 AGREE?!

ARM July 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm
italian girl loves joe January 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm

joe’s italian and irish like me lol. But i’m french and portugeuse as well

Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 7:36 am

ugly!!!!! ~

wannabeEMO to im kira January 7, 2010 at 4:37 am

i agree they r funny, he is the LONG LOST TWIN, of….CAMILLA BELLE?!!!!!???¿¡¥up. probably. joe is wearing a PURITY RING! see jo bros on southpark.
thank u verynmuch for my retarded comment

Anonymous January 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

a yea hes a hairy italiano like me.

im kira January 5, 2010 at 9:52 am

lmao hahaha the comments here are so funny!:D

Anonymous January 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

Just because he has dark eyes & hair doesn’t mean he looks italian.

mony July 2, 2015 at 5:27 am

Oh finally someone intelligent!

Jen January 5, 2010 at 8:55 am

Yeah, he does look at little italian…:)

Paul¬! January 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

He has really thick eyebrows…

*ahem*

He looks Italian to me~!

lol January 5, 2010 at 7:53 am

he does look like an indian lol

mony July 2, 2015 at 5:28 am

Are you blind? Lol

89 December 31, 2009 at 11:34 am

i dont see the indian but i see the italiano dressing.

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