Madonna

by ethnic on December 28, 2007

Birth Name: Madonna Louise Ciccone

Place of Birth: Bay City, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1958

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*French-Canadian, with some remote Swiss-French and English, and extremely remote Spanish (mother)

Madonna is an American pop idol, singer, songwriter, actress, and businessperson.

Madonna is the daughter of Madonna Louise (Fortin) and Silvio Anthony “Tony” Ciccone. She has six children, including Lourdes Leon, with her former partner, Cuban-born personal trainer Carlos Leòn; and Rocco Ritchie, with her former husband, English filmmaker Guy Ritchie.

Madonna’s paternal grandparents were Italian immigrants. Her mother was of French-Canadian descent, with some remote Swiss-French and English, and even more remote Spanish, ancestry.

Madonna played Eva Perón in the 1996 film Evita.

Madonna’s paternal grandfather was Gaetano I./S. Ciccone (the son of Nicola Pietro Ciccone and Anna Maria Mancini). Gaetano was from Pacentro, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Nicola was the son of Domenico Ciccone and Elenora/Eleonora Lucci.

Madonna’s paternal grandmother was Michelina Dijulio (the daughter of Raffaele Dijulio and Concetta or Giovanna Battista Laccone). Michelina was also from Pacentro. Raffaele was the son of Costantino Donato DiIulio/DiJulio and Olympia Pantaleo.

Madonna’s maternal grandfather was Willard William Fortin (the son of Narcisse “Nelson” Fortin and Marie Rose Eleanor LaJoie). Narcisse was born in Québec, Canada, the son of Augustin-Narcisse Augustine Fortin and Félécité/Felicite Philisa Rioux. Marie was born in Michigan, the daughter of Charles Moursin/Muson Lajoie, from Québec, and Rose-Alice/Elly Coulombe, from Vermont.

Madonna’s maternal grandmother was Elsie/Elise Mae Fortin (the daughter of Guilliame/Guillaume Henri Fortin and Marie Louise Demers dumay). Guilliame was born in Québec, the son of Henri Nazaire/Nasaire Fortin and Émelie/Emilie Daniel. Marie Louise was born in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Eustache Demers and Louise Massé.

Madonna’s maternal grandparents Willard and Elsie were fifth cousins, twice removed (through their Fortin line).

On her mother’s side, Madonna is a descendant of Marie Theriault, who was descended from Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, through their daughter Juana.

Sources: Genealogies of Madonna – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com
http://www.wikitree.com

Another genealogy of Madonna (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Madonna visiting Italian relatives in 1987 – https://www.youtube.com

One of Madonna’s French ancestors – http://www.perche-quebec.com

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant July 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm

MADONNA is an american with mixed european heritage

but still she was always the ITALIAN AMERICAN girl from next door

and she even wore shirt ITALIANS DO IT BETTER

neiltennant July 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm

ITS FUNNY that all of those italian american celebrities and superstars like

MADONNA, LADY GAGA, BON JOVI, DE NIRO, SPRINGSTEEN, TRAVOLTA etc. are all mixed but say in every interview that they are proud of their italian heritage

madman July 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm

All but one of the celebrities you mentioned have Italian surnames by birth. That probably affects their identity to a large degree.

lisa78419 September 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

you don’t have to be full Italian to say you are proud of your Italian heritage. most of those celebs are dominantly Italian and that’s what they mean. I also am dominantly Italian and I say I’m proud of it

andrew September 15, 2016 at 6:07 pm

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