Céline Dion

Celine Dion at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Mortons, West H

Dion in 2007, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Céline Marie Claudette Dion

Place of Birth: Charlemagne, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: March 30, 1968

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, as well as 1/128th Scottish and 1/512th Portuguese

Céline Dion is a Canadian singer, songwriter, businessperson, and actress. Her songs include “Ne partez pas sans moi,” “The Power of Love,” “Think Twice,” “Because You Loved Me,” “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” “I’m Your Angel,” “I’m Alive,” and Titanic‘s “My Heart Will Go On.” Her “A New Day… on the Las Vegas Strip” was the highest-grossing concert residency of all time. She is the best-selling Canadian recording artist, and the best-selling French-language artist, with record sales of over 200 million. She is known as the “Queen of Power Ballads” and the “Queen of Adult Contemporary.”

Céline is French-Canadian, and has released albums in French and English. She is the daughter of Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, a television personality, known as “Maman Dion,” and Adhémar-Charles Dion. She grew up in poverty in Québec.

She was raised Roman Catholic. Céline was married to singer and manager René Angélil, until his death, with whom she has three children.

Céline’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Charles Adélard Dion (the son of Adélard Dion and Esther Lévesque). Joseph was born in Ste-Anne-des-Monts, Gaspé, Québec. Céline’s great-grandfather Adélard was the son of Joseph Dion and Marcelline Létourneau. Esther was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Lévesque and Marguerite Vallée/Vallie.

Céline’s paternal grandmother was Marie Ernestine Bariault/Barriault (the daughter of Norbert Bariault/Barriault and Alma Pelletier). Marie Ernestine was born in Les Méchins, Québec. Norbert was the son of Jean-Baptiste Bériault/Barriault and Marie Philomène Isabelle. Alma was the daughter of Amable Pelletier and Célina Beaulieu. Amable’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, João Rodriguez (or Jean Rodrigue in French), was Portuguese, from Lisbon.

Céline’s maternal grandfather was Lauréat Achille Tanguay (the son of Achille Tanguay and Marie Malvina Parent). Lauréat was born in Charlesbourg, Québec. Céline’s great-grandfather Achille was the son of François-Xavier Tanguay and Angélique Bernard. Marie Malvina was the daughter of Antoine Parent and Marcelline Auclair. Angélique’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Pedro da Silva (or Pierre Dassylva in French), was Portuguese, from Lisbon.

Céline’s maternal grandmother was Antoinette Sergerie (the daughter of Joseph Gustave Sergerie and Marie Adèle Gagné dite Bellavance). Antoinette was born in Saint-Norbert, Québec. Joseph was the son of Firmin Sergerie Saint-Jorre and Marie Bibiane Isabelle. Céline’s great-grandmother Marie Adèle was the daughter of Joseph Gagné and Émilie St Laurent/Saint-Laurent.

Sources: Genealogies of Céline Dion – http://www.perche-quebec.com


Curious about ethnicity

27 Responses

  1. fancyfull says:

    Most of celine dion ancestors came from northern france olive skin is everywhere in europe, and celine loves sun tanning and her makeup is darker than her natural skin if you have seen her pictures in monaco 1995 she was quite pale

  2. JRose says:

    She looks very French which is what she is for the most part. Celine and her family are actually in my family Tree on my moms side (who are from Quebec). She honestly resembles my mom a lot. It is crazy to me sometimes lol. PS you do not have to come from the South of France to have an olive complexion. People all over France can and do. The French ethnicity is complex and made up of many different people..they are a mix of Mediterranean, Celtic, Nordic and much much more.

    • andrew says:


      I inform you that European groups living in New World are not genetically mixed with non-Europeans, or anyway there is not enough contribution by distant/remote non Euro ancestors to make a difference in such groups genome. The only exceptions are the white South Africans, who have some non-Euro admixture (yet they look pretty much Northern-Central European on average), and the Argentines, where Amerindian ancestry is underrated.

      • andrew says:

        I referred to white Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders. Actually some of these (the Aussies) are usually perceived as being even more Nordic (your beauty standard) looking than their motherland ancestors.

    • NOTREALLY says:

      >”who racially are Levantine NOT Mediterraneans”
      >”take a look on the map.”

      idk chief, last time I checked a map, the Levant was in the Mediterranean, so was the Maghreb, Egypt and Turkey


      • NOTREALLY says:

        It’s so funny to me how you have extrapolated that I said Spaniards are Nordic from somewhere when I’ve never even remotely come close to saying such absurdity, but carry on I guess lmao.

        “Every time everybody check a map, the Levant is in Mid East like Turkey and Egypt that it is placed on Africa too like Maghreb that is all in North Africa, so none of these are in Europe.”

        Yes, and all of those things are also Mediterranean, the fact that you think Mediterranean somehow means European makes me chuckle, again,not our fault you pay semantics with everything so it fan fit your narrative


      • NOTREALLY says:

        The “when you’ve notably come close to saying such absurdity” part of your post tells me all I need to know, you essentially just confirmed my theory that you just extrapolated that from a complete different statement, lmao, thank I guess.
        Saying I said Spaniards are Nordic is like telling me I said the Earth is flat (which you probably believe anyways), it simply isn’t, why would I ever firmly assert (as you claim) something that I know to be utterly false.
        i’ve talked about Iberia extensively in this website various times, I’ve always mentioned all the layers of its history, Celtic, Basque, some Greek/Byzantine, Iberian, Jewish/Levantine/Phoenicians, Carthaginian/North African/Berber, Roman, Visigothic, Arabic, etc etc
        trying to frame me as having said “the extremely complex history of this part of the world can actually be boiled down to X or Y” is simply laughable, try again.
        I stand for what I said, you play semantics so you can make sense of the inaccurate historical worldview you keep building.
        There’s no “Mediterranean race”, Mediterranean countries are those that surround the mediterranean sea, and people who inhabit Mediterranean countries arer Mediterranean people.
        The funniest part of all of this is that, even according to late 19th – early 20th century Anthropologists “The Mediterranean race it’s said to be prevalent in the Mediterranean Basin and areas near the Mediterranean, especially in Southern Europe, North Africa, most of Western Asia, the Middle East or Near East; western Central Asia, parts of South Asia, and parts of the Horn of Africa.”
        So even according to the outdated Anthropology you probably abide by, Mediterranean isn’t even exclusively European as you claim.
        You have a terrible grasp of English anyways, so all of this is just going to go through one ear and out the other and you’re going to cope like you always do.

        • porkarella says:

          Mediterranean race exist, the real Mediterraneans according to Romans originally were and still are the white Euros from South Italy, Greece, Portugual and Spain not Northern Africans and Mid Easterns who were called by Romans as Levantines, the actual dark olive Southern Italians, Greeks, Portuguese and Spaniards come from the Arabs who invaded their native lands centuries ago, the real Mediterraneans the ones whites are totally different to the ones semitic I’m a Southern Italian living in Italy and I don’t look Arab I don’t have olive-brown skin

          The Anglo “education” can be used only to —— ——- that’s why Anglos don’t evolded by themselves but thanks by Greeks and Romans.

          • NOTREALLY says:

            not even gonna bother reading you trash anymore lmao, keep getting banned and making new accounts to cope and seethe, it’s actually hilarious, I have such good laughs at your expense ngl

        • porkarella says:

          not even gonna bother reading you trash anymore lmao, keep getting banned and making new accounts to cope and seethe, it’s actually hilarious, I have such good laughs at your expense ngl

  3. jonasbttencourt says:

    Great singer, my mom said that her songs played everywhere in the 90s, even before Titanic she was already huge. Surprised to see the scottish part, i guessed the portuguese one, because of her nose, i had a great-grandmother from Setúbal, and she kinda resembled Celine. But it’s only this much portuguese? Well if her french ancestors were from southern France it would explain her olive complexion and nose, wich is very portuguese-like, but it’s not impossible for french people to have it (especially those in basque communities).

    • fancyfull says:

      Dude only 3 of her ancestors weren’t french 2 were portuguese and 1 scottish, olive skin is everywhere in europe, most of her french ancestors came from mortagne-au-perche which is in normandy northern france

  4. Manila says:

    Marguerite’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Marie Miteouamigoukoue, was a Weskarini Algonquin First Nation.

    Amable’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, João Rodriguez (or Jean Rodrigue in French), was Portuguese, from Lisbon.

    Angélique’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Pedro da Silva (or Pierre Dassylva in French), was Portuguese, from Lisbon.

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