Ke$ha

by ethnic on May 9, 2010

kesha

Birth Name: Kesha Rose Sebert

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 1, 1987

Ethnicity:
*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) – https://www.geni.com
https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Ke$ha’s mother – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Ke$ha’s maternal grandfather, Wilmer Louis Siebert – http://records.ancestry.com

Ke$sha’s maternal grandfather, Wilmer Louis Siebert, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Ke$ha’s maternal grandmother, Rose Marie Kecse, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ke$ha’s maternal great-grandparents, Sándor Kecse Nagy and Lídia Tóth – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Ke$ha’s maternal great-grandmother, Lídia Tóth – https://www.familysearch.org

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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 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-989F-YX

Baptismal record of Ke$ha’s maternal great-grandmother, Lídia Tóth – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9P6Q-92WL

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:
https://www.geni.com/people/Kesha/6000000008922658688?from_flash=1&fsession_id=1465134025022&through=6000000042812986861
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=kesha&id=P3
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

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