Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Arrives at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London on July 23, 2009

Winehouse in 2009, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Amy Jade Winehouse

Date of Birth: 14 September, 1983

Place of Birth: Enfield, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 23 July, 2011

Place of Death: Camden Town, London, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Amy Winehouse was a British singer and songwriter. She was born to Jewish parents. Her ancestors were Russian Jews, Polish Jews, and Belarusian Jews. Amy was famous for her 2006 album Back to Black, which won five Grammy awards.

Her family’s surname was Weinhaus several generations back.

Amy’s paternal grandfather was Alec Winehouse (the son of Benjamin Winehouse and Fanny Grandis). Alec was born in Bethnal Green, London, England. Benjamin was born in Russia, the son of Harris Weinhaus and Jetta, who was from Minsk, Belarus. Fanny was the daughter of Russian-born Abraham Grandis and Mary.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Gordon (the daughter of Max Gordon and Celia Berger). Cynthia was born in Stepney, London, England. Max was born in Russia, the son of Sarah. Celia was born in London, to parents from Russia, Herschel Berger/Belzac and Sarah Kram.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Eddie Seaton (born Edward Steinberg, the son of Jacob Steinberg and Annie Singer). Eddie was born in St George in the East, London, England, to parents from Russia. Jacob was the son of David Puppavovovitch and Annie Steinberg.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was named Stella Richman (the daughter of Barnett Reichman/Richman and Debbie). Stella was born in Newcastle, England. Barnett and Debbie were born in Poland. Debbie’s mother was named Esther.


Genealogy of Amy Winehouse –

Winehouse in 2008, photo credit: p_c_w


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66 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    1. “I’m not very smart, but because I’m not Russian.” confused what that means???
    2. You say Amy Winehouse’ second great-grandmother Annie Steinberg looks German. I couldn’t find a picture of her on can you show us a picture of this ancestor who looks German and not Russian please. She was born around 1857.

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