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

*25% Slovak
*25% German
*25% French-Canadian
*12.5% Dutch
*12.5% Polish
*1/1024 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 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 Léon Bertrand and Marie-Louise Angélina 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.

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 –

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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597 Responses

  1. JRose says:

    Angelina is actually in my family tree on my mother’s side and her mother’s side (my 5th or 6th cousin…..something like that) anyway, she is related to the Pelletier’s (my family) who came over from France to Quebec. Our family mixed a lot with the Native Americans mainly the Huron. My Great great great grandma was 100%. To the person above, just because it didn’t show up in a DNA test doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have Native ancestry. Also to the person above, the Hurons are an Iroquoian speaking people but they are not “Iroquoian” if that makes sense.

  2. ArnyDiaz says:

    “I have no problem with moving from place to place. Americans generally have little problem accepting this — after all, we all have mixed ancestry. My Dutch father has German and Czech blood flowing in his veins. My mother’s ancestors were the Iroquois Indians. Now you understand why I am the way I am. So don’t get too attached to a place — being together is the most important thing.”

    • ashash says:

      Her Dutch father? Jon Voight is not a Dutch national. He was born in New York. Any Dutch ancestry she has comes from her mother, who is not Iroquois.

  3. andrew says:

    Information about Angelina’s 8th great-grandmother, Huron Native Canadian Catherine Anenontha:

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