Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961, by Robert Knudsen

Birth Name: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

Date of Birth: July 28, 1929

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

Date of Death: May 19, 1994

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

*father – English, French, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant Dutch
*mother – Irish

Jackie Kennedy, also known as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was the First Lady of the United States, from 1961 to 1963. She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

Jacqueline was the daughter of Janet Norton (Lee) and John Vernou Bouvier III, a stockbroker and socialite. Jacqueline and John had four children, including John F. Kennedy, Jr. Among her three grandchildren is Jack Schlossberg. Jacqueline was married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, until his death. Her step-granddaughter is heiress and equestrian Athina Onassis. Jacqueline’s sister was socialite, public relations executive, and interior designer Princess Lee Radziwiłł (born Caroline Lee Bouvier). Jackie’s stepfather was stockbroker and lawyer Hugh D. Auchincloss, Jr., who was married to her mother, until his death. Her step-sister was socialite Nina Gore (Auchincloss), who was the mother of actor and filmmaker Burr Steers. Hugh had been married to Nina (Gore) Vidal, the mother of author Gore Vidal, for much of the 1930s.

Jacqueline’s father was of French (approximately 3/16ths), English, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant Dutch, ancestry. Jacqueline’s mother was of Irish ancestry.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandfather was John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. (the son of John Vernou/Vernon Bouvier and Caroline Maslin Ewing). Jacqueline’s grandfather John was born in Pennsylvania. Jacqueline’s great-grandfather John was the son of Michel/Michael Charles Bouvier, who was French, from Pont-Saint-Esprit, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, and of Louise Clifford Vernou, who was of part French descent. Caroline was the daughter of Robert Ewing and Caroline Maslin, whose own mother, Elizabeth Sarah Mohler/Maieler, was born in Hanover, Germany.

Jacqueline’s paternal grandmother was Maude Frances Sergeant (the daughter of William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman). Maude was born in New York, to English parents, from London. William was the son of William Sergeant and Mary Nicholson. Edith was the daughter of Andrew Valentine Leaman and Frances Catherine Lavers.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandfather was James Thomas Aloysius Lee (the son of James Lee and Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa Norton). Jacqueline’s grandfather James was born in New York, of Irish descent. Jacqueline’s great-grandfather James was the son of Thomas Lee and Frances/Fanny/Fannie Smith. Mary/Marion Teresa/Theresa was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Bridget.

Jacqueline’s maternal grandmother was Margaret A. Merritt (the daughter of Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry). Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents. Thomas was born in Clare, the son of Samuel Merritt and Margaret Chambers. Maria was the daughter of Francis Curry and Margaret Curry.

Sources: Genealogy of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – https://www.geni.com

Jacqueline’s maternal grandparents, John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. and Maude Frances Sergeant, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s paternal great-grandparents, William Roberts Sergeant and Edith W. Maretta/Mathilda/Matilda Leaman – https://www.familysearch.org

Jacqueline’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Jacqueline’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jacqueline’s maternal great-grandparents, Thomas Merritt and Maria Curry – https://www.familysearch.org

8 Responses

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    I thought she was supposed to have African American ancestry also

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