Kevin Jonas

by ethnic on July 25, 2008

Kevin Jonas at the World premiere of 'Jonas Brothers: The 3D Con

Birth Name: Paul Kevin Jonas II

Place of Birth: Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 5, 1987

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

Kevin Jonas is an American musician and actor. He is a member of the band The Jonas Brothers. He is a brother of Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas, who make up the band, as well as of actor Frankie Jonas. Kevin is married to hairdresser Danielle Jonas, with whom he has two children.

Kevin’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, who is from a Southern family, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Kevin’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.

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

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

Kevin’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, Kevin is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s.

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

Kevin’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 Kevin Jonas –

Information on Kevin’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas –

Genealogy of Kevin’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Jonas (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of Kevin’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May/Mae (Fox) Jonas –

Family history of Kevin’s maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia –

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

celebfan September 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Someone claiming to be a classmate of Kevin Jonas, Sr. claims that in his youth in North Carolina, he went by the name Kevin Nichols. I don’t know how reliable this is, but he named the high school they allegedly attended together:

andrew January 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Maria (Chimera) Madonia was the daughter of Joseph Chimera and Agnatsia (Agnese?) Traina, both born in Sicily, Italy.

celebfan May 26, 2015 at 9:47 pm

I have read that the Jonas Brothers’ father once went by the name Kevn Nichols, so that may be the paternal grandfather’s surname.

tinasheeeee August 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I thought they were Greek and Turkish, one of my friends told me that they were

J.J. January 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm

correction; his eyes are green, whats this ‘greenish brown’ nonsense eyes are not ‘greenish brown’ they’re either green, forest green or hazel and his eyes are definitely green. If you’d like to get technical they’re blue with brown around the pupil which is what makes them green

leslie2 October 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I always cringe when White people say they have Cherokee ancestry or great-grandparents. Unless it is documented, there is proof,and is recent (within 1/2, 1/4) Please do claim to be PART CHEROKEE OR FULL. I think this is just another case claiming “Cherokee” to fit in and be more “exotic”. In this case it is not documented, so I highly doubt he is or is family is.

Perhaps Follers or someone else can research the family line?

leslie2 October 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm


leslie2 October 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Do not claim to be Part or full Cherokee if you cannot prove your ancestry with blood quantum, or recent ancestry. (1/2, 1/4) None of this 1/200th crap people keep talking about being “Cherokee” . His ancestry is not documented, therefore, I highly doubt he is or is it from a very longgggg time ago, thus not making him Native/Cherokee anymore.

follers October 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I’m not sure who the Jonas Brothers’ paternal grandfather was (“Jonas” is their paternal grandmother’s surname), so I suppose I don’t know their grandfather’s heritage.

Likely, he was a white guy from North Carolina.

J.J. September 26, 2013 at 2:06 am

correction; his eyes are blue/green and his hair is dark brown (brunette) I think it should be listed

dee September 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm

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


Rockxxz August 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

He looks like the stereotype we have in france, when we think about an Catholic Irish. Light skin, with dark curly hair. It’s funny, when we thinks about protestant irish, we thins they are blond with blue eyes.

XX July 1, 2010 at 2:49 am

Wow, a lot of white celebrities are part Native American. Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Jessica Biel, Megan Fox, Carmen Electra, Johnny Depp, and the list goes on!

leslie2 October 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

They are not part. Lmao get real. Their ancestry is probably less then 1%.

rafa June 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

the jonas that looks more irish

Schuyler January 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm

How did you people not know kevins real name is Paul i
know that for ever because of videos on you tube!!!!!!!!

ethnic January 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Paul the blacksheep of the family?

LA NENA January 12, 2010 at 6:08 am


LA NENA January 12, 2010 at 6:07 am

I totally agree wit that!! THE IS FUNNY!!!!

Callie August 5, 2008 at 3:12 am

holy beep! PAUL JONAS?!!! I laughed at that for such a long time. JOE, NICK, and oddball PAUL!!! sorry for making fun of you, i luv u guys!

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