JoJo Siwa

Siwa in 2017, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Joelle Joanie Siwa

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 19, 2003

Ethnicity: Polish, German, Luxembourgish, 1/16th Italian, possibly other

JoJo Siwa is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality.

She is the daughter of Jessalynn, a professional dance instructor, and Tom Siwa, a chiropractor.

JoJo’s paternal grandfather is Ronald J. Siwa (the son of Andrew Siwa and Emily Bielanski).

JoJo’s paternal grandmother is named Joan G.

JoJo’s maternal grandfather was Kim N. Lombardi (the son of Vernon Henry Lombardi and Kathleen Barbara Elizabeth “Kay” Heinen). Kim was born in Dubuque, Iowa. Vernon was the son of Nicholas Philipo “Nick” Lombardi, who was Italian, from Puglia, and of Cecelia/Celia Viola Mannemann, whose grandparents were all German. Kathleen was the daughter of Joseph Thomas Heinen, who was born in Wisconsin, to an English-born father and to a French-born mother; and of Elizabeth Solie/Sauley/Sahle, who was an ethnic German, from France.

JoJo’s maternal grandmother was Kathy Ann Junk (the daughter of Dwain Allen Joseph Junk and Rosmary Marcella “Babe” Lampe). Kathy was born in Bellevue, Iowa. Dwain was the son of Mathias/Matthew Junk, who was of German descent, and of Anna P. Portz, whose parents were from Luxembourg. Marcella was the daughter of William Floyd Lampe, whose paternal grandparents were German and whose maternal grandparents were Luxembourgish; and of Anna Haxmeier, who was of three quarters Luxembourgish and one quarter German descent.

Sources: Obituary of JoJo’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother) –

Genealogy of JoJo’s maternal grandfather, Kim N. Lombardi (through his sister) –

Obituary of JoJo’s maternal grandfather, Kim N. Lombardi –

JoJo’s maternal great-grandfather, Vernon Henry Lombardi, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Vernon Henry Lombardi on the 1930 U.S. Census –

JoJo’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Cecelia/Celia Viola Mannemann, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Cecelia/Celia Viola Mannemann on the 1910 U.S. Census –

JoJo’s maternal great-grandmother, Kathleen Barbara Elizabeth “Kay” Heinen, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of JoJo’s maternal grandmother, Kathy Ann (Junk) Lombardi –

Genealogy of JoJo’s maternal great-grandfather, Dwain Allen Joseph Junk –

JoJo’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Floyd Lampe, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

JoJo’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Haxmeier, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
Anna Haxmeier on the 1910 U.S. Census –

JoJo’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, John Hoxmeier, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

3 Responses

  1. AutisticApe says:

    Shes got a receding hairline…

  2. madman says:

    What was the background of Joseph Thomas Heinen? I didn’t include English because Heinen didn’t sound very English.

    • Oaken05 says:

      Heinen is definitely a Germanic name. And looking it up, it looks like it is found in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands where it is sometimes spelled “Heijnen.” It looks like “Heinen” might be the more common Austrian spelling and “Heine” the most common German spelling, but that’s really just a guess on my part. It’s definitely not English.

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