Angelina Jolie

Jolie in 2010, photo via kathclick/

Birth Name: Angelina Jolie Voight

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 4, 1975

*father – Slovak, German
*mother – one half French-Canadian, one quarter Dutch, one quarter Polish, as well as 1/512 Huron First Nations

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted (1999). She is also known for her roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt, and Changeling (2008), among many other films. She has been Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, since April 17, 2012.

She has also been credited as Angelina Jolie Pitt. Her father is fellow Academy Award-winner, actor Jon Voight (Jonathan Vincent Voight), and her mother was actress Marcheline Bertrand (Marcia Lynne Bertrand). She is the sister of actor James Haven. Her uncles are Barry Voight, a volcanologist, and Chip Taylor, a songwriter. Angelina has six children with her former husband, actor Brad Pitt. Angelina also has Cambodian citizenship.

Angelina’s father is of half Slovak and half German descent.

Angelina’s mother was of approximately one half French-Canadian, one quarter Dutch, and one quarter Polish, descent. Through her maternal grandfather, Angelina is of 1/1024 Huron First Nations and 1/16384 Swiss-French ancestry.

Angelina’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Vojtka, later Elmer Voight (the son of George Vojtka/Vojtech/Voytka and Helen “Nellie”). Elmer was born in New York. George was a Slovak emigrant, born in Košice, who lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Helen was born in New Jersey, to Slovak parents.

Angelina’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Kamp (the daughter of Joseph H. Kamp and Margaret Franz). Barbara was born in New York. Joseph was a German emigrant, from Büren, and was the son of Heinrich Kamp and Theresia Baum. Margaret was born in New York, to German parents Peter Franz and Barbara.

Angelina’s maternal grandfather was Rolland Frederic Bertrand (the son of George/Georges Léon Bertrand and Marie-Louise Angélina/Angéline Leduc). Rolland was born in Illinois. All four of Rolland’s grandparents were French-Canadian. George was the son of Louis Bertrand and Marie-Virginie Adelphine/Adeline/Delina Maillet/Mayette. Angelina’s great-grandmother Marie-Louise was the daughter of Ulric Joseph Uldaric Leduc and Clorinthe/Clarinthe Devault/Deveau.

Angelina’s maternal grandmother was Lois June Gouwens (the daughter of Royal Gerrit Gouwens and Virginia A. “Jean” Kasha). Lois was born in Illinois. Royal’s father, Roel Arie Thijsen Gouwens, was born in Illinois, to Dutch parents. Royal’s mother, Annie Koedijker/Koedyker, was Dutch, from Sint Maarten. Virginia’s father, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha, was from Danzig or Wirzitz, Germany, and was of Polish ancestry. Virginia’s mother, Mary/Maryanna R. Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, was born in Manistee, Michigan, the daughter of Polish parents, Symon/Simon Raczkowski/Rashowsky and Antonina Raczkiewicz.

Through Angelina’s French-Canadian maternal grandfather, Angelina has very remote Huron First Nations ancestry (from her eighth great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha) and Swiss-French ancestry (from Angelina’s twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville). Angelina’s grandfather also had a small amount of German ancestry.

Sources: Genealogies of Angelina Jolie –

Angelina’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Angelina’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Vojtka, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Angelia Jolie (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Information about Angelina’s maternal eighth great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha –

Angelina’s maternal twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville –

Angelina’s maternal great-grandmother, Virginia A. Kasha, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Virginia A. Kasha on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha and Mary/Maryanna R. Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski –

Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha and Mary/Maryanna R. Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Death record of Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Jan/John J. Kasza/Kasha –


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  1. Gavinboi says:

    Following formatting of other articles, I think it might make more sense if it was changed to:

    *paternal grandfather – Slovak
    *paternal grandmother – German
    *maternal grandfather – French-Canadian, as well as 1/1024 Huron First Nations
    *maternal grandmother – Dutch, Polish

    Her Swiss-French ancestry is too remote to be included, though I can’t tell how much German ancestry her maternal grandfather had.

  2. liathecrazyflower says:

    A white can be have indigenous acenstry or black too!
    EUA can be mixed as well sometimes….

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