Nicole Scherzinger

Scherzinger in 2011

Birth Name: Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1978

*Filipino (father)
*Native Hawaiian, Ukrainian, Polish (mother)

Nicole Scherzinger is an American recording artist, dancer, television personality, and actress. She has also been credited as Nicole Kea. She is known for being the lead vocalist of The Pussycat Dolls, a band whose members also included Carmit Bachar, Kaya Jones, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt.

She is the daughter of Rosemary Elikalani (Frederick) Scherzinger and Alfonso Valiente. Her father is Filipino, from the Batanes Islands in the Philippines. Her mother has Native Hawaiian, Ukrainian, and possibly Polish, ancestry. Her mother was a professional hula dancer. Nicole’s surname comes from her stepfather, Gary Scherzinger, who has German ancestry.

Nicole’s maternal grandfather likely is John Irvin Frederick (the son of William F. Frederick and Stella Bolka). John was born in New York. William was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Polish parents, William Frederick/Fredrick and Frances Vencowski/Viencoski/Vinskowski. Stella was born in Pennsylvania, to ethnic Ukrainian parents from Ulucz, Poland, Michael Bolka and Catherine/Kathryn.

01/05/2019 – Nicole Scherzinger – The Art Of Elysium’s 12th Annual Celebration – Heaven – Arrivals – Private Venue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: David Gabber /

Nicole’s maternal grandmother is Katherine P. Lenchanko, now Katherine Frederick (the daughter of John Ivan Lenchanko, Sr. and Angeline Kawailani Kea). Katherine was born in Hawaii. John was the son of Nikita Demidovich/Dimidovich Lenichenko/Lenitchenko/Lesnichenko and Praskovia/Paraskovia Kuzminichna/Kuzminisha Zenchenko. They were ethnic Ukrainian emigrants, who were Russian Orthodox Christians from the Kiev region, a village called Berezno. Nikita was one of 165 Russian and Ukrainian immigrants in Hawaii who wished to return to his native country, and sent an application for that. Pictures of, and information about, Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather John, and his family, can be seen here and here (Nicole’s great-grandfather is at the center of the picture at the second link, leaning on his father).

Nicole’s great-grandmother Angeline was the daughter of John Louis Kea/Mano and Margaret Dionicia/Dionisia Namakaokalani “Maggie” Iopa, and was of Native Hawaiian background.

Sources: Genealogy of Nicole’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Likely Nicole’s maternal grandfather, John Irvin Frederick, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Likely Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather, William F. Frederick, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Likely Nicole’s maternal great-grandmother, Stella Bolka, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of likely Nicole’s maternal great-grandmother, Stella (Bolka) Frederick –

Obituary of Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather, John Ivan Lenchanko, Sr. –


Curious about ethnicity

397 Responses

  1. 808grown says:

    SHE”S FROM HAWAII at least she’s out there making a career what are you doing?? nothing.

  2. Dr. Epic says:

    there are no such thing as a Hawaiian ethnic. Hawaii is a state not a country. people native to Hawaii are called Polynesians.

    • ethnic says:

      Dr. Epic, Yes the native Hawaiians are Polynesians but they settled there around 400 AD which means they have their own culture different to other Polynesians.

      • ethnic says:

        Dr. Epic, good point about the sicilians. however if you look at the definition of the word ethnicity it means

        “Identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, or cultural group and observance of that group’s customs, beliefs, and language. ”

        So it can mean cultural as well as genetic association.

        keep up the support.


  3. jonathan says:

    you must visit your hometown…BATANES ISLAND…we welcome you here…

  4. ALDO says:

    who’s looking at the face!

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