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 – Italian, Hungarian
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!
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). Steve was the son of Hungarian parents, Frank Joseph Jakab/Jacob, from Gersekarát, Vas, and Maria/Mary Takacs, from Olaszfa, Vas.
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.
This is wrong. Halsey’s father is half African American and half Irish American. Her paternal grandmother is a European American (White)
No Halseys dad is t half he is African American. He is black
Wrong. @Tlvierha is correct. Her father is biracial. Halsey is definitely less than a quarter black.
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)
BTW her second great-grandfather Dominick Canace (1876-1944) was born in Avellino, Campania, Italy and died in Essex, New Jersey.
Source: New Jersey U.S. Naturalization Records 1878-1945 ancestry.com
So what was her Hungarian ancestors’ background? ethnic Hungarian?
Takács is an ethnic Hungarian surname. I will look more into it though
Idk if she’s really Hungarian at all… https://twitter.com/halsey/status/1271524914063790080?s=21
Apparently she’s https://twitter.com/halsey/status/1271527013166145536?s=21
She’s definitely Hungarian.
Oh, goodness. You’d think this far into commercial DNA tests people would already know – since it’s warned time and time and time again – that you’re not supposed to take the regions in these tests to literally without also backing it up with genealogical evidence.
My first AncestryDNA results showed me having 3% Caucasus, which is ridiculous. Subsequent updates never showed that region, again.
She is surely and significantly Hungarian.
You like to comment a lot, but your English is basically unintelligible. If you need to use an online translator, please do that.
LOL. Respect for non-English speakers come on..