Madonna

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 (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. Her confirmation name is Veronica. 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, 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/Di Julio (the daughter of Raffaele Dijulio and Concetta or Giovanna Battista Laccone). Michelina was 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/Rosie Eleanor LaJoie). Willard was born in Michigan. Narcisse was born in Québec, Canada, the son of Augustin-Narcisse Augustine Fortin and Félécité/Félicité Philisa Rioux. Marie was born in Michigan, the daughter of Charles Moursin/Muson Lajoie, from Québec, and Rose-Alice/Elly Coulombe/Collombe, from Vermont.

Madonna’s maternal grandmother was Elsie/Elise Mae Fortin (the daughter of Guilliame/Guillaume Henri Fortin and Marie Louise Demers dumay). Elsie was born in Michigan. 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 Marie 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
http://www.perche-quebec.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

cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com

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Curious about ethnicity

112 Responses

  1. anna says:

    she’s italian more than anything…great for her!

  2. Ciara and April says:

    UMMM, We are asking if you are white or more than white??? I just am so bit of connffffusing but I hope I can see Madoonnna one day… UM yeah. I think so.. ^.^

  3. Anonymous says:

    I KNEW SHE HAD TO BE SOME OTHER THEN WHITE!

  4. ethnic says:

    In this Time magazine article she is quoted as saying French Canadian and Italian.

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,957025,00.html

    • Anonymiss says:

      Dear Ethnic,

      Just a little heads up. Celebs sharing the same heritage is not the same if a person is French-Canadian, like Madonna and then have a French person from France, like Edith Piaf or Catherine Deneuve.

      It would be like equating Puerto Ricans with Spaniards. Yes, the roots may be the same but FC & PR are mixed in with native, indigenous North Americans for over 400 yrs.

      So Avril and Celine would be the ones with similar heritage, not Catherine.

      Thank you.

  5. Jen says:

    according to wikipedia, she is of Germanic descent too..but wikipedia isn’t always so reliable:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer)

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