Angelina Jolie

Jolie in 2010, photo via kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Angelina Jolie Voight

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 4, 1975

Ethnicity:
*25% Slovak
*25% German
[approximately]
*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 is also known for her roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Salt, Changeling (2008), and Maleficent, 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 ancestry.

Angelina’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Vojtka/Elmer Samuel Voight (the son of George Vojtka/Vojtech/Voytka/Voytko and Helen “Nellie” Petrick). Elmer was born in Yonkers, Westchester, New York. George was a Slovak emigrant, born in Nacina Ves, Košice, who lived in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Helen was born in New York, to Slovak parents, Andrew Petrick and Catherine Kulik.

Angelina’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Agnes Kamp (the daughter of Joseph Kamp and Margaret Franz). Barbara was born in Yonkers, Westchester, 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 Seigler, who was from Bavaria.

Angelina’s maternal grandfather was Rolland Francis Bertrand (the son of George/Georges Bertrand and Marie-Louise Angélina/Angéline Leduc). Rolland was born in Lehigh, Kankakee, Illinois. All of his grandparents were French-Canadian, from Québec. George was the son of Louis Bertrand and Marie-Virginie Adelphine/Adeline/Adelina/Delima Maillet/Mayette. Angelina’s great-grandmother Marie-Louise was from Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Québec, and was the daughter of Ulric Leduc and Marie Clorinthe/Clarinthe Deveau/Devault.

Angelina’s maternal grandmother was Lois June Gouwens (the daughter of Roy G. Gouwens and Virginia Kasha). Lois was born in Cook County, Illinois. Roy’s father, Roel/Rollin A. T. Gouwens, was born in South Holland, Cook, Illinois, to Dutch parents. Roy’s mother, Anna/Annie Koedijker/Koedyker, was Dutch, from Sint Maarten. Angelina’s great-grandmother Virginia’s father, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza, was born in Bunkowo, Poland. Virginia’s mother, Maryanna/Mary Agnes Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, was born in Manistee, Manistee Co., Michigan, the daughter of Polish parents, Symon/Simon Raczkowski/Rashowsky and Josephine Baker.

Through Angelina’s French-Canadian maternal grandfather, Angelina has 1/1024 Huron First Nations ancestry, from her ancestor, Catherine Anenontha/Anenonta, who was born c. 1649. Angelina’s maternal grandfather also had a small amount of German ancestry.

Sources: Genealogies of Angelina Jolie – http://www.wargs.com
https://www.geni.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://www.perche-quebec.com
http://freepages.rootsweb.com
https://famouskin.com

Angelina’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Angelina’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Vojtka/Elmer Samuel Voight, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Angelia Jolie (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.nosorigines.qc.ca

Information about Angelina’s maternal eighth great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha/Anenonta – http://www.genealogy.com
http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca

Angelina’s maternal twelfth great-grandfather, Pierre Miville – http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca

Angelina’s maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Kasha, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Virginia Kasha on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza and Maryanna/Mary Agnes Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski – https://familysearch.org

Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza and Maryanna/Mary Agnes Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Jan/John Joseph Kasha/Kasza – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Angelina’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Maryanna/Mary Agnes (Decker/Raczkowska/Racykowska/Rashowsky/Raskowski/Raczkowski) Kasha – https://www.familysearch.org

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601 Responses

  1. charicew says:

    wouldnt be surprised if someone shook her family tree branches and find an African ancestor from centuries ago.

  2. 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.

  3. liathecrazyflower says:

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

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