Alanis Morissette

Birth Name: Alanis Nadine Morissette

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: June 1, 1974

*French-Canadian, one quarter Irish (father)
*Hungarian, likely other (mother)

Alanis Morissette is a Canadian alternative rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She is also an American citizen.

Her father, Alan Richard Morissette, is of approximately three quarters French-Canadian and one quarter Irish ancestry. Her mother, Georgia Mary Anne (Feuerstein), is Hungarian.

Alanis’s parents are both Catholic and Alanis was raised a Catholic.

Alanis is married to American rapper Souleye (Mario Treadway), with whom she has two children.

Alanis’s mother’s maiden name, “Feuerstein”, can be of Ashkenazi Jewish or (non-Jewish) German origin. Alanis’s maternal grandmother was of non-Jewish Hungarian ancestry. It is not clear if Alanis’s maternal grandfather was Jewish and/or had Jewish ancestry.

Alanis’s paternal grandfather is Alan Joseph Morissette (the son of Joseph Hillaire/Hilaire/Helaire Morissette and Noella Gertrude McConnell). Alanis’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Joseph Morissette and Marie Anne Mercier. Noella was the daughter of Eric McArthur McConnell and Elizabeth/Isabella Armstrong.

Alanis’s paternal grandmother is Lucille Hunault/Huneau (the daughter of Alexandre Hunault/Huneau and Albina Paquet). Alexandre was the son of Gilbert Hunault and Marceline Poitevin. Albina was the daughter of Pierre Paquet and Alexina Tessier.

Alanis’s maternal grandparents were Imre Feuerstein and Nadinia Gulyás (the daughter of Mihály Gulyás and Katalin Lauscher). Mihály was born in Debrecen, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary, the son of György Gulyás and Liza Treba. Katalin was the daughter of Nándor Lauscher and Anna Nagy.

Sources: Genealogies of Alanis Morissette –

Genealogy of Alanis Morissette (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Alanis’s maternal grandmother, Nadinia (Gulyás) Feuerstein McCully –

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Curious about ethnicity

14 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Alanis’ paternal 5th great-grandparents, Amable Sigouin and Marie-Élisabeth Paquet, were also Mark Wahlberg’s maternal 5th great-grandparents!

  2. madman says:

    What is certain is that Feuerstein is not a Hungarian surname. I would write something like:
    *Hungarian, other (mother)
    *Hungarian, either German or Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

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