Joni Mitchell

by ethnic on May 20, 2010

Joni Mitchell

Birth Name: Roberta Joan Anderson

Place of Birth: Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: November 7, 1943

Ethnicity:
*Norwegian (father)
*Scottish, Irish (mother)

Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer and songwriter.

Joni is the daughter of Myrtle (McKee) and William Andrew Anderson. Her father was from a Norwegian family, while her mother had Scottish and Irish ancestry. Joni has also stated that her father had some degree of Sami (indigenous Finno-Ugric) ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented. Joni has a daughter.

Joni’s paternal grandfather was Henry Arntsen/Anderson (the son of Hans Benjamin Kristian Arntsen/Anderson and Jonette Hermine Pedersdatter). Hans and Jonette were born in Sømna, Norway. Hans was the son of Arnt Tobias Johannesen Kleiven and Marit Pedersdatter Arnes. Jonette was the daughter of Peder Manasse Paulsen Grøtheim and Else Johanne Andreasdatter Kvitle.

Joni’s paternal grandmother was Ingeborg “Emma” Anderson (the daughter of Gjert Andersen Pollen and Brita Olsdatter Farestveit). Ingeborg was born in Hosanger, Hordaland, Norway. Gjert was the son of Anders Guttormsen Takle and Ingeborg Clausdatter Engesæter. Brita was the daughter of Olav Knudson Farestveit and Marta Andersdtr Myster.

Joni’s maternal grandparents were James McKee and Sarah Jane Henderson (the daughter of James Henderson and Maria Nugent). Joni’s great-grandfather James was born in Bowden, Roxburgh, Scotland, the son of Robert Henderson and Nicholas Moir. Maria was the daughter of Patrick Nugent and Jane.

Sources: Genealogy of Joni Mitchell (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Joni Mitchell (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

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andrew January 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

Joni’s maternal grandfather was James McKee

Joni’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Jane Henderson (the daughter of James Henderson and Maria Nugent). Joni’s great-grandfather James was born in Bowden, Roxburgh, Scotland, the son of Robert Henderson and Nicholas Moir. Maria was the daughter of Patrick Nugent and Jane

andrew January 7, 2018 at 1:57 pm
Liljaoch January 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm

SDe is sami roots also. Sami people hide their sami roots because of racism. Se stated it herself. That her Grand father I think was part sami. I am swedish so i Know.

follers November 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I don’t know if her Sami ancestry can be verified? Does she have any confirmed Sami ancestors?

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