Birth Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Birth: March 28, 1986
*75% Italian (including Sicilian)
*25% mix of French-Canadian, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish and Dutch
Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is well known for her eccentric fashion and clothing. She is the daughter of Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta.
Lady Gaga’s father is of Italian ancestry. Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather was of French-Canadian, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish and Dutch, descent, and Lady Gaga’s maternal grandmother was of Italian descent.
Gaga has pointed out similarities she shares with pop idol Madonna, including both being of part Italian origin, both starting out in the New York underground scene, and both “becoming famous when dying their hair blonde”.
Lady Gaga’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, Antonio Germanotta.
Lady Gaga’s paternal grandparents were Joseph Anthony Germanotta (the son of Antonino “Anthony” Germanotta and Rosaria Lipari or Galipo) and Angelina/Angeline Calderone. Antonino, a shoemaker, was born, c. 1881, in Naso, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, to Francesco Germanotta and Rosaria Guerriero/Gumina. He moved to America in 1904 with Lady Gaga’s great-grandmother Rosaria, a peasant, who was the daughter of Antonio Lipiari and Benedetta Merendino. Lady Gaga’s grandmother Angelina was also of Italian descent.
Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather was Paul Douglas Bissett (the son of George Lindsey Bissett and Sarah “Sally” Ann Leach). Paul had French-Canadian, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish and Dutch, ancestry. George was the son of John Bissett and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Burghardt. Sarah was the daughter of John Lewis/Lee Leach and Georgianna W. Morningstar.
Lady Gaga’s maternal grandmother was Veronica Rose Ferri/Ferrie (the daughter of Vincenzo/Giacomo “James” Ferri and Filomena/Fleminia “Minnie” G. Campagna/Campana/Cambangnia). Veronica’s parents were Italian, from Brocco, Province of Caserta, Campania, Italy (now Broccostella, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy). Filomena was the daughter of John Campagna.
Article about Gaga’s Sicilian ancestry – http://ladygagadanceinthedark.forumcommunity.net
Obituary of Lady Gaga’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Anthony Germanotta – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather, Paul Douglas Bissett – http://obituaryarchive.altmeyer.com
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