Jack White

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

White in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: John Anthony Gillis

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1975

*Scottish (father)
*Polish (mother)

Jack White is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He was lead singer and guitarist of Detroit rock duo The White Stripes, partnering with his then-wife Meg White.

His father’s family has roots in Nova Scotia for a number of generations, and has Scottish ancestry. His maternal grandparents were Polish, with family from Krakow.

Jack has two children with his former wife, English model, singer, and songwriter Karen Elson.

Jack’s paternal grandfather was named Frank J. Gillis. Frank was born in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Jack’s paternal grandmother was named Florence. Florence was born in Massachusetts.

Jack’s maternal grandfather was John Bandyk (the son of Anthony Bandyk and Mariann Groj).

Jack’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ostafin (the daughter of Helouty Ostafin and Antonia Yososz).

Sources: http://www.cbc.ca

Genealogy of Jack White – https://www.geni.com


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. zuzanna says:

    Once he said probably during the show in Poland that his great-grandmother or grandmother comes from Cracow in Poland :)

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