Camille Gérondeau

by fraciscovargas1545 on November 18, 2015

Place of Birth: Caudéran, France

Date of Birth: 12 March, 1988

*French (father)
*Ivorian (mother)

Camille Gérondeau is a French professional rugby union player. His father is French and his mother is Ivorian.


Didier Drogba

by andrew on November 2, 2015

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Birth Name: Didier Yves Drogba Tébily

Place of Birth: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Date of Birth: 11 March 1978

Ethnicity: Ivorian

Didier Drogba is an Ivorian professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Canadian club Montreal Impact. He is known for his career at Chelsea.

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Rénelle Lamote

by perez-richart on September 14, 2015

Place of Birth: Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France

Date of Birth: 6 December 1993

*French (father)
*Ivorian (mother)

Rénelle Lamote is a French middle-distance runner. She was born to an Ivorian mother and a French father. She specialises in the 800 metres.


Jimmy Vicaut

by travis123 on February 26, 2015

Birth Name:Jimmy Vicaut

Place of Birth:Bondy, Seine-Saint-Denis, France

Date of Birth:27 February 1992

Eye Color:Brown

Hair Type/Color:Black

Ethnicity: Ivorian mother and French father

Family info:Vicaut was born to an Ivorian mother and a French father. He began athletics at the age of ten years and has specialized in the sprint.




Valerie Jarrett

by gamer20 on January 16, 2015

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Birth Name: Valerie June Bowman

Place of Birth: Shiraz, Iran

Date of Birth: November 14, 1956

Ethnicity: African-American, smaller amounts of Creole [French and African], Scottish, and Native American

Valerie Jarrett is an American attorney, businessperson, and civic leader. She was Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, and Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, both from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017.

Valerie was born in Shiraz, Iran, to American parents, James E. Bowman (James Edward Bowman), a physician, and Barbara (Taylor) Bowman, an early childhood education expert/advocate, author, and professor. Her father ran a children’s hospital in Iran at the time of her birth. Her mother was among the four founders of the Erikson Institute for child development. Valerie was mostly raised in the U.S., in Chicago. She has a daughter with her former husband, late medical professional William Jarrett.

Valerie’s parents were/are both black, as were all her grandparents.

A DNA test taken by the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Valerie’s genetic ancestry is:

*49% European
——–approx. *28% Irish and Scottish
——–*16% Scandinavia
——–*3% Western Europe
——–*2% Ashkenazi Jewish
*46% Sub-Saharan African
——–*24% Nigeria
——–*8% Congo
——–*6% Ivory Coast and Ghana
——–*5% Senegal
——–*2% Southeastern Bantu
——–*1% Benin and Togo
*5% Native American

Valerie’s paternal grandfather was James Edward Bowman (the son of William Henry Bowman and Mary E.). James was born in Washington, D.C. William was the son of Nelson Bowman.

Valerie’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Peterson (the daughter of George Lee Peterson and Mildred Waddy). Dorothy was born in Washington, D.C. George was the son of Lee Peterson and Laura Tyler.

Valerie’s maternal grandfather was Robert Rochon Taylor (the son of Robert Robinson Taylor and Beatrice Francis Rochon). Valerie’s grandfather Robert was born in Alabama. Valerie’s great-grandfather Robert was an architect, who was the first accredited African-American architect, and was also the first African-American student enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1888; he was the son of Henry Taylor and Emily Still. Beatrice was the daughter of Victor Narcisse Rochon and Leonora.

Valerie’s maternal grandmother was Laura Dorothy Vaughn Jennings (the daughter of Neros Jennings and Laura Smith). Valerie’s grandmother Laura was born in California. Valerie’s great-grandmother Laura was the daughter of Ella Vaughn.

Valerie had once stated that one of her great-grandfathers was Jewish. No Jewish ancestry has evidently been documented for Valerie Jarrett, and none of her great-grandfathers were Jewish (at least in the traditional sense). However, her DNA test result did state that she has 2% Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, which means she likely had a Jewish ancestor several more generations back.

Sources: Genealogies of Valerie Jarrett – http://www.geni.com

Valerie’s maternal grandfather, Robert Rochon Taylor, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituaries and genealogies of Valerie’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert Robinson Taylor and Beatrice Rochon – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Valerie’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jean-Stéril Narcisse Rochon (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

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