Samantha Ronson

by ethnic on May 9, 2010

Samantha Ronson

Birth Name: Samantha Judith Ronson

Place of Birth: Camden, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 7 August, 1977

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Samantha Ronson is a British singer-songwriter and disc jockey. She is a daughter of Laurence Ronson, a businessman, and Ann/Anne Cecilia Dexter, a socialite and writer. She is a sister of DJ Mark Ronson and fashion designer Charlotte Ronson. Her uncle (father’s brother) is businessman Gerald Ronson.

Samantha’s parents are both Jewish (their families were from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Austria).

Samantha’s paternal grandfather was Henry Ronson (born Henry Aaronson/Aronson, the son of Marks Aaronson and Rebecca). Henry’s family were Russian Jews.

Samantha’s paternal grandmother was Sarah/Sadie Raine (the daughter of Louis Raine, born Leib Shimelevich Davidovich Rein, and of Khaia/Fanny Genekhovna Stein). Sarah’s parents were Jewish immigrants from Ukraine and/or the Russian Empire. Khaia was born in Vilna, Lithuania, the daughter of Rav Henoch Stein and Chana Marla/Malka.

Samantha’s maternal grandfather was Frederick/Fred Deutsch/Deutscher (later “Dexter”). Frederick was an Austrian Jew, born in Vienna, Austria.

Samantha’s maternal grandmother was Judith Lurie (the daughter of Abraham Lurie and Chana/Annie/Hannah Hoffenberg). Judith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Jewish parents, from the Russian Empire. Abraham was born in Verbelov, the son of Mordechai Lurie and Chaya Yehudit Galinski. Chana was from Zosla, Lithuania, and was the daughter of Isaac Hoffenberg, from Josvania, and of Scheine Freide Rom, from Vilna. Chana’s sister, Nechama, was the paternal grandmother of Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a Conservative politician, making Samantha and Sir Malcolm second cousins, once removed.


Genealogy of Samantha Ronson –

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

levangelista36 August 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Who is she? Was she dating Lindsay Lohan?

Me confused.

Wÿ?å?î?ß June 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm

If it’s Russian or Polish Jewish, why not just put Jewish?

ethnic June 14, 2010 at 11:00 am

I think there often is some mixing between Jewish and the locals where they settled. Its also interesting to note where their Jewish roots came from as it can influence their surnames and culture.

Adriana June 14, 2010 at 11:38 am

Jewish=religion. You can be jewish but you’re ethnically/racially spaniard, german, portuguese etc. So saying you’re just jewish, is quiete vague.

Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 12:28 pm


Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm

ethnic, you right! hahaha

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