by ethnic on May 9, 2010


Birth Name: Kesha Rose Sebert

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 1, 1987

*German, Hungarian (mother)
*possibly English (biological father)

Ke$ha, also known as Kesha, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. She performs pop and electronic music. She is known for her songs Tik Tok and Blah Blah Blah, among many others.

Her mother, Pebe Sebert (Rosemary Patricia Sebert), is a singer and songwriter.

Ke$ha’s maternal grandfather was of German descent and Ke$ha’s maternal grandmother was of Hungarian descent. Ke$ha was raised by her mother, and the identity of Ke$ha’s biological father has not been publicly verified. A man named Bob Chamberlain has stated that he is Ke$ha’s biological father; it is not clear if this statement has been verified. Chamberlain is an English surname.

Ke$ha has said, “did you guys know that i am a gypsy? mom just told me that we are a bunch of thieving hungarian gypsies. ALL MAKES SENSE NOW”. It is not clear if Ke$ha actually has documented/verified Romani ancestry.

In a Polish interview, she stated:

Once my mom someday told me the story exactly where my family came from. My great-great-grandmother lived on some Polish land, which was then ruled by Russia … I admit that now I do not remember exactly.

It is likely that Ke$ha was referring to one of her ethnic German ancestors, as ethnic Germans often lived on land that is territorially now part of Poland. It does not appear that Ke$ha has ethnic Polish ancestry (on her mother’s side).

Ke$ha’s maternal grandfather was Wilmer Louis Siebert (the son of Paul Peter Siebert and Mary Eva Pahs). Wilmer was born in Indiana, to parents who were born in Indiana; all of their own parents were German, from Prussia. Paul was the son of Johann Albert “John” Siebert/Sebert and Henrietta Gertrude Grott. Mary Eva was the daughter of Josef Gustave “Joseph” Pahs/Pass and Appolonia Matilda Wegener/Wegoner/Wagner.

Ke$ha’s maternal grandmother was Rose Marie Kecse (the daughter of Sándor “Alexander” Kecse Nagy and Lídia “Ellen”/”Ella Lydia” Tóth). Rose was born in Illinois, to Hungarian parents. Sándor was from Gádoros, Békés, the son of Bálius Kecse Nagy and Mária Bese. Lídia was born in Szentes, Csongrad, the daughter of János Tóth and Lídia Kis.

Sources: Genealogies of Ke$ha (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Genealogy of Ke$ha’s mother –

Genealogy of Ke$ha’s maternal grandfather, Wilmer Louis Siebert –

Ke$sha’s maternal grandfather, Wilmer Louis Siebert, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Ke$ha’s maternal grandmother, Rose Marie Kecse, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Ke$ha’s maternal great-grandparents, Sándor Kecse Nagy and Lídia Tóth –

Baptismal record of Ke$ha’s maternal great-grandmother, Lídia Tóth –

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andrew January 31, 2018 at 2:29 pm
neiltennant December 24, 2017 at 4:05 am

she is also part Jewish

Manila December 23, 2017 at 5:41 am

Sándor Kecse Nagy (that is how you spell it correctly, that means Alexander “Alex” Kecse is his Anglicized name) has no middle name. Also, he was from Gádoros, Békés, and was the son of Bálius Kecse Nagy and Mária Bese.

Lídia Tóth (that is how you spell it correctly, that means Ellen Lydia “Ella” Toth is her Anglicized name) was the daughter of János Tóth and Lídia Kis.

Marriage record of Ke$ha’s maternal great-grandparents, Sándor Kecse Nagy and Lídia Tóth –

Baptismal record of Ke$ha’s maternal great-grandmother, Lídia Tóth –

Dstmnstr June 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

I’ve done some more research on Kesha’s mom’s side and here are some links to her mother’s side:
About her father’s side, if his side is unknown, I’d suggest ancestryDNA amd that’ll make it a lot easier to find out on what her father’s side is like.

Thank you,
Dustin Schrull

Dstmnstr December 21, 2015 at 3:42 am

I think me and Kesha might be related, I also have ancestors who were Germans from Poland. My paternal grandfather’s dad Charles “Carl” Schrull was born on January 5, 1893 in Lonke, Russia (now Lakie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland) to Wilhelm “William” Schrull and Amelia Metz/Mitz. Carl came to the US on June 20, 1912 and lived in Waterbury, Connecticut. He married Florentina “Florence” S. Wahl (who was born on August 15, 1897 in Brest, Russia to Michael Wahl and Caroline Crom, and her parents and sisters were all born in Radomyshl, Zhytomyr, Ukraine and Kiev, Kyiv, Ukraine). My paternal grandfather is German so that’d make me 1/4 German.

Dustin Schrull

mermaid_ June 27, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Kesha stated she has remote Romani (Gypsy) ancestry from her mother’s side according to her official verified Facebook.

Brigzzz98 January 19, 2014 at 12:26 am

She’s so ugly….I personally think she looks like she could be of barbarian descent cause she acts like one no offence

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 12:18 am


Gabby Popov November 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

There is a good chance that Ke$ha’s grandfather is polish. why?
1. Siewert is a true polish last name.
2. Before 1918 Poland was not a recognized country, because it was divided between Russia, Prussia, and Austria. Therefore all polish emigrants which came before this date (Ke$ha’s ancestors) were not labeled as Poles but as Germans, Austrians, or Russians.
3. La Porte, Indiana was a heavily populated with Poles.
4. I believe they were Catholics (Almost all Poles are Catholics, and Germans are Protestants.)
As you can see there is a very high possibility that Ke$ha’s ancestor’s were from Poland.
( often makes mistakes about European immigrant background.)

follers November 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

“Siebert” isn’t an ethnic Polish surname. There were ethnic Germans with that surname who lived in Poland, though. The other names on Ke$ha’s maternal grandfather’s lines were “Grott”, “Zahrt”, “Tauw”, “Pahs”, and “Wegoner”.

follers October 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Does the picture work for people? It doesn’t work on one server I’m on, but does on another.

ethnic October 15, 2013 at 6:52 am

Seems to work for me in Firefox and internet explorer at least

follers October 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

The picture works on my firefox but not on my internet explorer.

andrew October 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

unfortunately it works with Chrome. That look is a joke

ethnic October 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

thats strange, if anyone else is having that problem let me know.

follers October 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

BTW, ethnic, I think the Meryl Streep and Zoe Kravitz pictures should be cropped, because their faces don’t fully show up on featured pictures.

follers October 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Oh, and the Jon Bon Jovi picture, too, please.

ethnic October 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm


follers October 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Thank you.

Ammz November 10, 2011 at 12:50 am

Sebert is either an English or French surname… how does she pronounce it? If it’s said Se-BEAR, most likely French, if it’s SEE-bert, it’d be English.

MP February 18, 2012 at 1:03 am

SHE probably pronounces it $-ebert! LMAO!

dimitris August 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

she is also part glitter lol!

Anonymous7 August 16, 2011 at 11:12 am

Yes she definately has Polish and Hungarian blood but I think she might have English blood because her last name Sebert seems very English. I like that she is Polish…unlike me. :(
I also LOVE her song Blow!!!

yoyoyo7 February 7, 2013 at 6:55 am

Sebert can be German as well, as mentioned in the description :)

aps July 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

Yes, she’s really part Hungarian. In Hungarian interview we can heard at 1:27 what she said her great-grandmother was from Hungary.

aps July 14, 2011 at 11:51 am
Leah June 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

I am just english and polish. I agree that her nose and her face shape (no real high cheekbones ,but nice soft features; blue eyes and big puff lips) is like mine. also the nice body ;D

Kiki June 25, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I just read an interview with Kesha before her Hungarian concert (July 25,2011).Her mother said that her grandparents (Kesha’s maternal great-grandparents) imigrated from Hungary to America in 1913,from a city called Szentes.Their last name was Kecse-Nagy…I have the link for the article,but it’s in Hungarian so I don’t think you’d understand it….so that makes her part Hungarian too.

Mike June 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm

yeah she looks both English and Polish I guess

Lally April 25, 2011 at 7:29 am

Amala , alow ur Self.

colin April 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm

She is also part Russian.

BlahBlah April 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I luv her song Blow

Kesha Balin April 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I like her song We R Who We R

Christina March 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm


Katerz March 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Heyy she’s a polock like me!!

Al?bi. November 2, 2010 at 4:00 am

O.. Poland.

Anonymous October 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

The last name Sebert is actually very English.

hapa kamoa/pukiki/haolii September 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

to me Kesha’s funny

Megan August 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Her surname (Sorbet) sounds French, one of my friends from France has the same last name. Anyway, I’m Polish and no I kinda feel bad about it cause she is too :[ we need better people to represent us Poles :] even though Scarlett and Anja are gorgeous!

Anonymous August 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

She looks like a butt pirate with a gold tooth! yummy

Anonymous August 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I don’t understand how many drugs you have to do to look like her. She looks 41 and shes in her 20s. Motherfucks!

Carisa August 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm

wow there’s a hell of a lot of Ke$ha hate going on here :S

Kim July 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm


newone June 8, 2010 at 3:34 am

On a scale of one-to-Ke$ha how drunk are you?

Bombpants June 8, 2010 at 6:06 am

move over boris yeltsin

izzy July 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm

lol! funny

Kira July 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

haha I’m gonna use that line lmao!:D

L June 5, 2010 at 7:03 am

kesha is great and sexy, haters are going to hate on here just ignore them.

i think she has some irish in her she looks a bit irish with the freckles and bone structure of her face.

H.C. June 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

“Kesha is great and sexy”

When the hell was she ever ‘sexy’? LMFAO!

Paul. June 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Please educate me on how us Irish have a type of bone structure that separates us from others.
And you know what? I’m pretty sure freckles aren’t an Irish-only feature too. (:

blurblar June 5, 2010 at 6:33 am

Her drug is her love. I seen lots of pictures of her almost going to puke. I think she is drunk all the time. Wonder if she is going live up to 30. She actually is pretty if she doesn’t act or make-up the way she is now.

ethnic June 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

whats with these artist depicting being drunk as cool? eg Ke$ha and LMFAO – with that “shots” song

Kira July 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Like kids need that in todays society.

total23 June 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I Don’t Think She’s Ugly Or Dumb! But She Does Need Too Learn When Too Drink. I’m Not Hatting On Her Cause She’s Alright, I LIKE Her Music!

In February 2010 On The Grammys Awards, She Was Presenting With Justin Bieber Or Something And She Was Definitely Drunk!

total23 June 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm

She Actually Looks Alot Like Ashley Tisdale To Me!

blurblar May 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

her songs r like amywinehouse-ish: all about drugs and alcohol. Redneck Bitch!
&yways, i didn’t say she is ugly coz of she was polish , sure there r beautiful poles like scarlett, anja rubik, pola negri etc etc.
is her surname german or french or anglo?

Paul. May 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Sebert is of English origin, apparently.

zuzanna June 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

thanks :)) anja is goregous !!!!!!!!!
i think she is just caucasian mixed with Polish

anna June 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm

i know a german girl who’s surname is sebert..;)

total23 June 2, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Isn’t Caucasian Polish?

Paul. June 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Polish is European, which is Caucasian.
And your surname doesn’t always represent your ethnicity. My friend has Chinese parents, but she has a French surname, as her parents decided to adopt a Western name upon moving over here.

total23 June 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Thank You. I Had A Feeling That Polish Are Caucasian. Its What Zuzanna Said That Puzzled Me!

Paul. May 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

So she’s like… 1/16 Polish? She only said her great-great grandmother lived in Poland. The surname appears to be English, but we all know that surnames don’t always contribute to the heritage.

I like her.

doggydog May 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Fuck you guys, especially you who said Lady Gaga is ugly. She is my home girl and the best fuckin thing that has happened to pop music since Michael Jackson. And to all of you who think Ke$ha is stupid, you are dead wrong! She’s quite a smart girl, I’m sure much

zuzanna May 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm

i think the same! they are just another… she is great :))

newone May 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

i would’ve luv her if she doesn’t act the way she is now… i hope she and this Orianthi girl get lost!

ethnic May 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm

No love for Ke$ha here.

m May 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm

she’s stupid!

la_Cubanita May 11, 2010 at 8:07 pm

haha…funny && i agree ^

blurblar May 10, 2010 at 12:29 am

she’s fuglier than Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus, Lady GaGa, Courtney Love to combine it all! I hope her 15 minute fame will be dead! what a slut! she is the only one who pukes while singing ewww

total23 June 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Amy Whinehouse Is Way Uglier Then Kesha!

total23 June 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Kesha Is Not Even Ugly Too Be Honest!

AG September 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm

omg get off of here your so negative geez. none of those women are ugly. everyones beautiful in their own way not what society says is hot,pretty or sexy. get a life.

ethnic May 9, 2010 at 10:08 am

She said so in an interview.

blurblar May 9, 2010 at 9:49 am

how do u know she’s polish?
by the way, she is fugly!! ew skank

kira:) May 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Ive seen fuglier people lol:)

zuzanna May 15, 2010 at 9:16 am

yes no love for Ke$ha here but don’t write that she is ugly because she is Polish… have you ever seen someone from Poland?

zuzanna June 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

anyway in Poland are also mixed people. if her great-great-grandmother was living here at this time which she mentioned she could be mixed with some eastern cutries too.

zuzanna June 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

hmm why that puzzled you? don’t you know where Poland is or what? that’s kinda funny xd because this is very simple to know that. i mean that she is mixed with some another caucasian countries.

total23 June 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

When You Said That You Think “she is just caucasian mixed with Polish”, It Puzzled Me Because I Thought Polish People Are Caucasian So They Wouldn’t Be Mixed, She Would Just Have Two Heritage.

Well It’s My Mistake, I Thought When People Said Mixed They Meant Part White And Part Black etc.

You Didn’t Have To Talk To Me The Way You Did!

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