Birth Name: Christian Richards Jacobs
Place of Birth: Rexburg, Idaho, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 11, 1972
Ethnicity: English, Swedish, Danish, Welsh
Christian Jacobs is an American singer, musician, producer, voice actor, and actor. He is the lead singer of the rock band The Aquabats.
Christian is the son of Rebecca and Kimball Jacobs. He is married, and has four children.
He is a second cousin of musician James Valentine. Christian’s paternal great-grandparents, Nephi James Valentine and Ottolina Azalia Benson/Bengtson, were also James’ paternal great-grandparents.
Christian’s paternal grandfather was Heber Grant Jacobs (the son of Henry Chariton Jacobs and Emma Rigby). Heber was born in Utah. Henry was the son of Henry Bailey Jacobs and Zina Diantha Huntington. Emma was born in Utah, the daughter of English parents, William Frederick Rigby, from Saddleworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, and Mary Ann Eckersley, from Lark Hill, Lancashire.
Christian’s paternal grandmother was Erma Caroline Valentine (the daughter of Nephi James Valentine and Ottolina Azalia Benson/Bengtson/Bengston). Erma was born in Utah. Nephi was born in Utah, the son of Valentin/Valentine Valentinsen/Valentinesen, who was Danish, from Nyker, Bornholm, and of Johanna/Hannah Jönsdotter/Benson, who was Swedish, from Ottarp, Skåne. Ottolina was born in Malmö kommun, Skåne län, Sweden, the daughter of Lars Bengtson/Bengtsson and Carolina/Karolina Petronella Rönn/Anderson.
Christian’s maternal grandfather was the son of LeGrand Richards and Ina Jane Ashton. LeGrand was a prominent missionary and Mormon leader, and was the son of George Franklin Richards, whose mother was English, and of Alice Almira Robinson. Ina was the daughter of Edward Treharne Ashton, whose parents were Welsh, and of Cora May Lindsay.
Sources: Genealogy of Christian’s father (through his own brother) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Christian’s paternal grandfather, Heber Grant Jacobs – https://www.deseretnews.com
Genealogies of Christian’s paternal great-grandparents, Nephi James Valentine and Ottolina Azalia (Benson/Bengtson/Bengston) Valentine – https://www.findagrave.com
Christian’s paternal great-grandparents, Nephi James Valentine and Ottolina Azalia Benson/Bengtson/Bengston, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org