Birth Name: Nicholas Jerry Jonas
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 16, 1992
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Irish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian, possible Cherokee Native American
Nick Jonas is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a member of the band The Jonas Brothers. He is the brother of Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas, who make up the band, as well as of actor Frankie Jonas.
Nick’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, who is from a Southern family, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Nick’s mother, Denise (Miller), who is from the New Jersey area, has Irish, Italian/Sicilian, and French-Canadian ancestry. The Jonas Brothers have also stated that they have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.
Nick is related to congressmen Charles A. Jonas (1876-1955), and Charles’s son, Charles R. Jonas (1904-1988), both of North Carolina. Nick descends from the same “Jonas” line.
Nick’s paternal grandmother, now Cecilia Lucas, was born under the name Cecilia Jonas (her parents were Paul Adam Jonas and Nellie May Fox). Paul was the son of Henry Walter Jonas and Nora Lee Campbell. Nellie was the daughter of Nathan or Walter Henry Fox and Lizzie Mae Hamilton. Through the “Jonas” line, Nick is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s. Nick’s father also has English and Scottish ancestry.
It is not (publicly) known who Nick’s biological paternal grandfather is.
Nick’s maternal grandfather was Gerald “Jerry” Miller. Nick’s maternal grandmother was born Frances Madonia (the daughter of Fortunato Angelo Madonia and Margaret Anna Berard). Fortunato was born in New York, to Angelo Madonia and Maria Chimero, who were both of Italian ancestry, with Maria’s family being from Sicily. Margaret was born in Bennington, Vemont, the daughter of Milton Dewey Berard and Anna Ducharme, who were both of French-Canadian ancestry.
Sources: Information on Nick’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Nick’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Walter Jonas – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Nick’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Jonas (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of Nick’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May (Fox) Jonas – http://www.legacy.com
Family history of Nick’s maternal grandmother, Frances Madonia – http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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