Kristinia DeBarge

by Eddie Aoki on June 21, 2013

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Birth Name: Kristinia Jamie DeBarge

Place of Birth: South Pasedena, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 8, 1990

Ethnicity: African-American (paternal grandmother), 3/8th Mexican (Spanish, smaller amounts of Indigenous Mexican and African), with the rest English, Irish, French, Welsh, 1/32 Danish, 1/32 Norwegian, remote German and Icelandic

Kristinia DeBarge is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She is the daughter of James DeBarge, of the singing sibling family group, DeBarge, famous in the 1980s. Her uncle is singer El DeBarge.

Kristina’s paternal grandfather was white, and had French, English, Irish, and remote German, ancestry. Kristina’s paternal grandmother was African-American. Kristina’s mother has Mexican (including Spanish, and smaller amounts of Indigenous Mexican and African, ancestry), as well as more distant English, Irish, Welsh, 1/16th Danish, 1/16th Norwegian, and 1/512th Icelandic, ancestry.

Some internet sources also states that Kristina’s mother has Italian ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified.

Kristinia’s paternal grandparents are Robert David Louis DeBarge, Sr. (the son of John Arthur Baptist DeBarge and Frances Jane Walters) and Etterlene Abney (the daughter of William Abney and Bessie Walters). Robert is of French, English, Irish, and remote German, descent. Etterlene is African-American.

Kristinia’s maternal grandparents are Rex Michael McDonald (the son of Wallace McDonald and Dora Aurora Nandino) and Susan Ann Valles. Wallace’s father, Carl Eugene McDonald, had English, Irish, some Welsh, and remote Icelandic (through his 4rd great-grandfather, Jón Jónsson, from Sleðbrjótssel, Norður-Múlasýsla, Austurland, Iceland) ancestry. Wallace’s mother, Emma Hazel Jacobson, was of Danish and Norwegian descent. Dora is the daughter of José Victoriano “Víctor” Nandino Castillo and María Luisa “Louisa” Ibarra Rodríguez, who were both Mexican immigrants from Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico. Kristina’s grandmother Susan is also of Mexican descent.

Sources: Kristinia’s birth record – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Kristinia’s father – http://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Kristinia’s paternal great-grandparents, William Abney and Bessie Walters – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Kristinia’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kristinia’s maternal grandparents, Rex Michael McDonald and Susan Ann Valles – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal grandfather, Rex Michael McDonald – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kristinia’s maternal great-grandparents, Wallace McDonald and Dora Aurora Nandino – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal great-grandfather, Wallace McDonald – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal great-grandmother, Dora Aurora Nandino – https://familysearch.org

Birth records of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandfather, José Victoriano Nandino Castillo – https://familysearch.org
https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandfather, José Victoriano Nandino Castillo – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandmother, María Luisa Ibarra Rodríguez – https://familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandmother, María Luisa Ibarra Rodríguez – https://familysearch.org

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madman April 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Her mother’s ethnicity looks misleading, given that a whole 1/4 of her ancestry is non-Mexican. I’d suggest rephrasing it like either:

*French, English, Irish, remote German (paternal grandfather)
*African-American (paternal grandmother)
*3/4 Mexican (Spanish, distant Indigenous and African), with the rest English, Irish, Welsh, 1/16th Danish, 1/16th Norwegian, 1/512th Icelandic (mother)

Or:
African-American (paternal grandmother), 3/8th Mexican (Spanish, distant Indigenous and African), English, Irish, some Welsh, 1/16th French, 1/32 Danish, 1/32 Norwegian, remote German and Icelandic

Princess June 12, 2015 at 6:37 am

Very unattractive girl. I don’t understand why she looks like that, her dad was decent looking when he was younger. I have no idea what her mom looks like so I can’t say. Maybe her mom is unattractive and inherited her looks.

Manila June 12, 2015 at 5:34 am

Kristinia’s mother is 1/512 Icelandic, 1/16 Danish & 1/16 Norwegian.

Manila June 12, 2015 at 5:29 am

Based on the compilation of church records, majority of Kristinia’s Mexican ancestry is Spanish with smaller amounts of indigenous Mexican and African.

Manila June 11, 2015 at 10:07 pm

You forgot to mention Danish and Norwegian on her mother’s side.

Manila June 11, 2015 at 5:37 am

Her mother is Christine Marie McDonald.

Kristinia’s paternal grandparents are Robert David Louis DeBarge, Sr. (the son of John Arthur Baptist DeBarge and Frances Jane Walters) and Etterlene Abney (the daughter of William Abney and Bessie Walters).

Kristinia’s maternal grandparents are Rex Michael McDonald (the son of Wallace McDonald and Dora Aurora Nandino) and Susan Ann Valles. Wallace was the son of Carl Eugene McDonald, of English, Irish, some Welsh, and remote Icelandic (through his 4rd great-grandfather Jón Jónsson, from Sleðbrjótssel, Norður-Múlasýsla, Austurland, Iceland) descent, and Emma Hazel Jacobson, of Danish and Norwegian descent. Dora is the daughter of José Victoriano “Víctor” Nandino Castillo and María Luisa “Louisa” Ibarra Rodríguez, who were both Mexican immigrants from Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico. Susan is also of Mexican descent.

Sources:
* Kristinia’s birth record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLP8-35Q
* Genealogy of Kristinia’s father James Curtis DeBarge, Sr.: http://www.geni.com/people/James-DeBarge/6000000007007319384
* Birth record of Kristinia’s mother Christine Marie McDonald: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG3B-SHX
* Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal grandfather Rex Michael McDonald: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLJN-F5W
* Marriage record of Kristinia’s maternal grandparents Rex Michael McDonald and Susan Ann Valles: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6NQ-BBB
* Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal great-grandfather Wallace McDonald: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGWM-6JX
* Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal great-grandmother Dora Aurora Nandino: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLNQ-Z7H
* Marriage record of Kristinia’s maternal great-grandparents Wallace McDonald and Dora Aurora Nandino: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29958-8758-6
* Marriage record of Kristinia’s paternal great-grandparents William Abney and Bessie Walters: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11685-18833-53?cc=1452395
* Birth records of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandfather José Victoriano Nandino Castillo: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21207-1330-89?cc=1918187&wc=MGDL-BZ8:206553001,206587301 & https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21207-1174-4?cc=1918187&wc=MGDL-BZ8:206553001,206587301
* Baptismal record of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandfather José Victoriano Nandino Castillo: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18430-33415-78?cc=1874591&wc=3J4N-N3D:171931301,171934002,172461001
* Birth record of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandmother María Luisa Ibarra Rodríguez: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21211-12237-12?cc=1918187&wc=MGDP-2NB:206553001,206590301
* Baptismal record of Kristinia’s maternal great-great-grandmother María Luisa Ibarra Rodríguez: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18578-11467-9?cc=1874591&wc=3J6S-N3D:171931301,171934002,172556801

Remarks:
1. I recommend that you should create James DeBarge and his mother Etterlene (Abney)’s profile here.
2. I cannot trace Susan Ann Valles (born August 19, 1952) so far. But, I have found another woman surnamed Valles who was also born on the same date, however she was born in El Paso County, Texas. I am not sure of this: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6S5-NVV
3. I cannot see her Italian ancestry, but it may be possible for her maternal grandmother Susan.

someone from the internet August 21, 2014 at 4:14 am

She looks Puerto Rican. It makes sense though. Puerto Ricans are mixed with white, black, and native american.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Looks like typical Mexican mestiza.

Gurrl July 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm

She looks like what she is. I see the mestizo and mulatto in her combined.

Nikki June 2, 2014 at 5:26 pm

i think you got it mixed uppp. her father is african, french canadian, english and mexican. you got her mom right

midori29 March 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm

She looks like the typical Hispanic, who is really 25% African, which most Hispanics are.

Check7t March 21, 2014 at 6:06 am

Looks mestizo.

indo March 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm

They are just black and white.unkess the debarge siblings aren’t full blooded.in wiki it said el debarge was just black and white

ihatemostpeople February 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I see all of her ethnicities.

AnonymousPerson December 25, 2013 at 6:33 am

She kind of looks a little Southeast Asian.

The Beautiful Ones December 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

so ugly

nathaliemk February 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Don’t Kine if you’re serious or not, but if you are, I couldn’t disagree with you more. She’s gorgeous!

Your Mom August 5, 2014 at 1:50 am

She Is A Bit Ugly. Well In This Photo Anyway.

MettaWorkPlease November 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Gorgeous

kissssmeirish October 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

How do you post pictures for the celebs? I just fill it out but it never says upload pic or whatever

ethnic October 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Hi. I will post a pic if I can find a good one on prphotos.

fuzzybear44 June 29, 2013 at 1:06 am

nice picture of her

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