Hannah Bronfman

2015 VH1 Save the Music "Hamptons Live" Benefit Headlined by Jason Derulo

Bronfman in 2015, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Hannah Marcina Bronfman

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 26, 1987

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*African-American (mother)

Hannah Bronfman is an American DJ, social media influencer, model, entrepreneur, and angel investor.

Her father, Edgar Bronfman, Jr., is a businessperson, who was previously the CEO of Warner Music Group. Her mother, Sherri Brewer, is an actress who appeared in Shaft (1971). Hannah’s brother is entrepreneur and musician Benjamin Bronfman, who founded the Green Owl record label (Benjamin has a son with his former partner, musician M.I.A.).

Her father is Jewish, of Russian Jewish, Ukrainian Jewish, Moldovan Jewish, German Jewish, and English Jewish descent. Her mother is African-American. Some of Hannah’s father’s ancestors have lived in the United States since the 1700s.

Hannah is married to DJ Brendan Fallis, with whom she has two children.

Hannah’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Bronfman, Sr. (Edgar Miles Bronfman, the son of Samuel Bronfman and Saidye Rosner). Hannah’s grandfather Edgar was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and was a prominent businessperson and philanthropist. Hannah’s great-grandfather Samuel was born in Soroki/Soroca, Bessarabia, now Moldova, to Jewish parents, Yechiel Moshe Bronfman and Mindel Elman. Samuel founded Distillers Corporation Limited, and purchased Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Limited/the Seagram Company. Hannah’s great-grandmother Saidye was a philanthropist, who was born in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, to Jewish emigrants, Samuel Rosner and Priscilla Berger, who were from Bessarabia and Odessa, respectively.

Hannah’s paternal grandmother was Ann Margaret Loeb (the daughter of John Langeloth Loeb, Sr. and Frances Lehman). Ann was born in New York. Ann’s brother, John L. Loeb, Jr., was a U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, from 1981 to 1983, and a Delegate to the United Nations, in 1984. Hannah’s great-grandfather John was the son of Carl Morris Loeb, Sr., a Jewish emigrant from Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Hesse, and of Adeline Moses, who was born in Alabama, of German Jewish and English Jewish descent, from a family that has lived in the United States since the 1700s. John and Carl Loeb were founders of the Wall Street brokerage firm Loeb, Rhoades & Co.

Hannah’s great-grandmother Frances Lehman was the daughter of Arthur Lehman and Adele Lewisohn. Hannah’s great-great-grandfather Arthur Lehman was the son of Mayer Low Lehman, one of the three brothers who founded the prominent investment bank Lehman Brothers (the other two were Henry Lehman and Emanuel Lehman). Arthur Lehman’s parents were German Jewish emigrants, from Bavaria and Rieneck, respectively. Hannah’s great-great-grandmother Adele Lewisohn was the daughter of Adolph Lewisohn, a German Jewish mining magnate, investment banker, and philanthropist, who was born in Hamburg, and of Emma Miriam Cahn, who was also of German Jewish origin.

Hannah is a third cousin, once removed, of broadcast journalist Serena Altschul. Hannah’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Mayer Low Lehman and Babette Newgass/Neugass, were also Serena’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Hannah’s maternal grandfather was Cecil Monroe Brewer (the son of John Brewer and Pocahontas Dixson). Cecil was born in Arkansas, to parents from Mississippi.

Hannah’s maternal grandmother was named Vera (the daughter of Corine Smith). Corine was born in Shelby, Bolivar County, Mississippi, the daughter of William Smith and Nettie.

Sources: Genealogy of Hannah Bronfman (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Hannah’s paternal grandmother, Ann Margaret (Loeb) Bronfman – https://www.washingtonpost.com

12 Responses

  1. aceqa says:

    add Moldovan Jewish, as Samuel Rosner was born in Soroca, modern day Moldova. Sadiye also has a wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saidye_Rosner_Bronfman

  2. transemacabre says:

    Her mother is the daughter of Cecil Monroe Brewer and Vera. They appear all living together on the 1950 census and “Sherry Bronfman of New York” is named among Corine Smith Griffin’s grandchildren in her 1997 obituary.

    Cecil Monroe Brewer was born in Arkansas to John Brewer and his wife Pocahontas Dixson. Both of his parents were born in Mississippi.

    Vera was the daughter of Corine Smith. Corine was born in Shelby, Bolivar county, Mississippi to William Smith and his wife Nettie. Vera was born before Corine married her husband Ernest Griffin but I haven’t found a record yet that shows what Vera’s surname was.

  3. Freerk says:

    Unusual look for a Bronfman. Nice smile. Tomboyish.

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