Birth Name: Jenifer Yaël Juliette Dadouche-Bartoli

Place of Birth: Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte D’Azur, France

Date of Birth: 15 November, 1982

*father – Sephardi Jewish
*maternal grandfather – Belgian Walloon, French
*maternal grandmother – Italian Corsican, some Ligurian

Jenifer is a French singer and actress. She has also been credited as Jenifer Bartoli.

She won the first season of Star Academy France in 2002.

Her father, Michel Dadouche, a “pied noir” of Sephardi Jewish origin, was born in Algeria, and moved to Marseille, France with his family. Her mother, Christine Bartoli, is from Palneca, Corsica, and is of Belgian Walloon and French descent on her own father’s side and Italian Corsican, and some Ligurian, ancestry on her own mother’s side.

Jenifer is married to Corsican restaurant owner Ambroise Fieschi. She has a son with her former partner, musician Maxim Nucci; a son with her former partner, actor Thierry Neuvic; and a son with Ambroise.

Jenifer’s paternal grandfather was Roger Dadouche (the son of Ange Dadouche and Clarice Timsit). Roger was born in Oran, Algeria. Ange was the son of Rabbi Joseph Dadouche, who was born in Benghazi, Libya, and of Rachel Amyach. Clarice was the daughter of Salomon Timsit and Messaouda Benchimann.

Jenifer’s paternal grandmother was Juliette Elkaïm (the daughter of Maklouf/René Elkaïm and Semha/Aimée Boukaya). Maklouf was born in Médéa, Algeria, the son of Nessim Samuel Elkaïm and Jouar “Julie” Cherki.

Jenifer’s maternal grandfather was Jean-Jacques Vreux (the son of Moïse Paulin Vreux and Marthe Georgette Margueritte). Jean-Jacques was born in Nice. The name Vreux is common in Wallonia, Belgium. Moïse was the son of Belgian parents, Jean Baptiste Vreux, from Jurbise, Hainaut, and Joséphine Clémence Henry, from Nimy, Hainaut. Marthe was born in Fécamp, Normandy, the daughter of Henry Auguste Margueritte and Angeline Marie Héloïse Nicolle.

Jenifer’s maternal grandmother was Joséphine Bartoli (the daughter of Jacques Antoine Bartoli and Antoinette Arrighi). Josephine was born in Palneca, Corisca, France. Jacques was the son of Jean-Paul Bartoli and Ermini/Erminie Santoni. Antoinette was the daughter of Joseph Antoine Arrighi and Marie-Xavière Bacchiochi/Baciocchi. Joséphine had an Italian ancestor from Sarzana.


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8 Responses

  1. Akwaba says:

    Roger Dadouche was the son of Ange Dadouche and Clarice Timsit. Some of her paternal ancestors lived in Lybia.

    Her maternal grandfather, Jean Jacques Vreux, was born in Nice to Moïse Paulin Vreux, who had roots in Hainaut region, Belgium, and Marthe Georgette Margueritte, who was from Fécamp, Normandy.

    On her maternal grandmother side, she has an Italian ancestor from Sarzana.

  2. Akwaba says:

    She has a son with Ambroise Fieschi

  3. guzel says:

    What is pied noir?

  4. Akwaba says:

    The last name “Vreux” is the most common in Wallonie, Belgium :
    Her maternal grandfather has probably roots from that region.

  5. Akwaba says:

    Why are Corsican people considered Italian on this site (I saw the same thing with “Alsatian-German”) ? They have their own ethnic group like the Basques.

    • andrew says:

      Because they are Italian (specifically Tuscan, as surnames above confirm).

    • bablah says:

      ”They have their own ethnic group”

      They do???? Corsican is much closer to standard Italian language than many of the ”dialects” in Italy. Alsatian German is, I think, closest to Swiss German, and they very much identify as Germans.

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