Halsey at the MTV Movie And TV Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on June 16, 2018. Photo by Starfrenzy/bigstock.com

Birth Name: Ashley Nicolette Frangipane

Place of Birth: Edison, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 29, 1994

*father – African-American, small amount of Irish
*mother – one half Italian, one quarter Hungarian, German, Irish

Halsey is an American singer, songwriter, and activist. She is also known by her given name Ashley Frangipane.

Halsey is the daughter of Nicole and Chris Frangipane. She has a son with her partner, screenwriter Alev Aydin.

She is biracial. She has said:

my dad is black and a little Irish and my mom is Italian and Hungarian!

Her mother’s ancestry includes one half Italian, one quarter Hungarian, and German and Irish. A picture of Halsey with her maternal grandmother can be seen here. A picture of Halsey’s parents can be seen here.

She has also said that a DNA test showed her genetic ancestry to include “Italian, Turkish, Nigerian, Senegalese, and British/Irish. lots of big surprises there.”

Halsey’s maternal grandfather is Richard Jacobs (the son of Steve Jacobs/Jacob and Lorraine Alice Christoff/Cristoff). Steve was the son of Hungarian parents, Frank Joseph Jakab/Jacob, from Gersekarát, Vas, and Maria/Mary Takacs, from Olaszfa, Vas. Lorraine was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Emil Gustave Christoff/Christoffel/Cristoff and Lucinda Hickey. Emil was the son of German parents, Fredrich/Frederick C. Christoffel and Emilia/Amelia O. Thieme.

Halsey’s maternal grandmother is Annette Canace (the daughter of Vito Canace and Josephine Fortunata Minervino). Annette is of Italian descent, with roots in Calabria and Campania. Vito was born in New Jersey, the son of Dominick/Domenico Canace, who was born in Avellino, Campania, and of Maria Canace. Josephine was the daughter of Charles Minervino and Antoinette Barras.

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Halsey in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Sources: Death record of Halsey’s maternal great-grandmother, Lorraine Alice (Christoff/Cristoff) Jacobs – https://www.familysearch.org

Halsey’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Emil Gustave Christoff/Christoffel/Cristoff, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

102 Responses

  1. ann says:

    Her great-grandmother Lorraine Alice Christoff was the daughter of Emil Gustave Christoff/Christoffel and Lucinda Hickey. Emil was the son of German parents, Fredrich/Frederick C. Christoffel and Emilia/Amelia O. Thieme.

  2. tlvierha says:

    This is wrong. Halsey’s father is half African American and half Irish American. Her paternal grandmother is a European American (White)

  3. andrew says:

    Metrics system…LOL.

    Spot on.

  4. jackson9 says:

    Richard Jacobs (maternal grandfather) was the son of Steve Jacobs (1920-2003) and Lorraine Alice Christoff (1925-1990). Steve was the son of Hungarian parents Frank Joseph Jakab Sr. (1872-1927) and Maria Takacs (1877-1963)

  5. Oaken05 says:

    You like to comment a lot, but your English is basically unintelligible. If you need to use an online translator, please do that.

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