Lady Gaga

by ethnic on May 28, 2009

Lady Gaga Sighted Departing the Langham Hotel in Central London on August 28, 2013

Birth Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

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 ancestry.

Lady Gaga has pointed out similarities she shares with pop idol Madonna, including both being of heavily 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 grandfather was Joseph Anthony Germanotta (the son of Antonino “Anthony” Germanotta and Rosaria “Rose” Lipari or Galipo). Joseph was born in New Jersey. 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 paternal grandmother is named Angelina/Angeline Calderone. Angelina is of Italian descent.

Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather was Paul Douglas Bissett (the son of George Lindsey Bissett and Sarah Ann “Sally” Leach). Paul was born in West Virginia, and 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 is Veronica Rose Ferri/Ferrie (the daughter of Vincenzo/Giacomo “James” Ferri and Filomena/Fleminia G. “Minnie”/”Fannie” Campagna/Campana/Cambangnia). Veronica was born in West Virginia, to Italian parents, from Brocco, Province of Caserta, Campania, Italy, now Broccostella, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. Filomena was the daughter of John Campagna.

Sources: Genealogies of Lady Gaga –

Article about Gaga’s Sicilian ancestry –

Obituary of Lady Gaga’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Anthony Germanotta –

Obituary of Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather, Paul Douglas Bissett –

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