Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Hosts Pre-Fight Party at Rehab Pool in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015

Bieber in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Justin Drew Bieber

Place of Birth: London, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: March 1, 1994

Ethnicity: French-Canadian (about 37.5%), Irish, German, English, Scottish, remote Swiss-French

Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor.

He is the son of Jeremy Bieber and Pattie Mallette. A picture of Justin with his parents can be seen here. Justin was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He is married to American model and television personality Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin). Justin is a Christian.

On his father’s side, Justin has German, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Justin’s mother’s family is of French-Canadian, some Irish and English, and remote Swiss-French and Scottish, ancestry. Justin has stated that he has some Native Canadian/First Nations ancestry. No recent First Nations ancestry appears on any publicly available family trees of Justin Bieber. He does have remote (less than 1/1024) First Nations ancestry on his mother’s side.

Justin is able to understand some French but can not speak the language fluently. He was raised by his single mother, and is able to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. He was discovered on YouTube by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager.

Justin’s patrilineal line traces to Philippe Bieber, an ethnic German who was born, c. 1788, in Zilling, Moselle, Lorraine, then in France.

Justin’s paternal grandfather is George Bieber (the son of Hiram Albert Bieber and Ellen Anne Mary Loretta Egan). Justin’s great-grandfather Hiram was born in Hay, Huron, Ontario, Canada. Hiram’s father, William Albert Bieber, was the son of Philip/Philippe Bieber, Jr. and Caroline “Lena” Bier/Baer, who were born in Alsace-Lorraine. Hiram’s mother, Margaretta/Margaret “Maggie” Pfaff, was the daughter of Henry Pfaff and Elizabeth Keller, who were also German immigrants.
Justin’s great-grandmother Ellen Egan was born in Ontario, of Irish descent. Ellen’s father, John Michael Egan, was the son of Michael Egan and Helen Lang. Ellen’s mother, Mary Ann Whalen, was the daughter of James Whalen and Ann Birch.

Justin’s paternal grandmother is Kathleen “Kathy” Arnold (the daughter of Jack Arnold and Florence Alice Kennedy). Justin’s great-grandfather Jack was born in Poole, Dorset, England, the son of George Arnold and Kate Elizabeth Rattew. Justin’s great-grandmother Florence was the daughter of David Alexander Kennedy, who was of Scottish origin, and of Muriel Florence Napper, who was of English descent.

Justin’s maternal grandfather is Michael Mallette (the son of Joseph Alexandre “Alex” Mallette/Mallet and Teresa/Theresa/Therese Hamblin/Hamelin). Alexandre was the son of Felix Alfred Telesphore Mallette/Mallet and Alida Lachance, who were French-Canadian. Teresa was born in Reading, Berkshire, England, to a mother whose maiden name was Walsh.

Justin’s maternal grandmother is Diane M. Henry (the daughter of Venant Eugène Henry and Estelle Germain). Justin’s grandmother Diane is from a French-Canadian family. Venant was the son of Daniel Henry and Léocadie Babin. Estelle was the daughter of Joseph-Roland Garneau Germain and Marie-Alphonsine-Germaine Breton.

Justin’s matrilineal ancestry traces to Marie Meilleur, who was born, c. 1599, in Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Ventrouze, Perche, France.

Bieber in 2011, photo by Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Sources: Family history of Justin Bieber – https://www.tfcg.ca

Genealogies of Justin Bieber – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Justin’s paternal great-grandfather, Hiram Albert Bieber – https://www.familysearch.org

Justin’s paternal great-grandfather, Hiram Albert Bieber, at MyHeritage – http://www.myheritage.com

Marriage record of Justin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Albert Bieber and Margaretta/Margaret “Maggie” Pfaff – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Justin’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Philip/Philippe Bieber, Jr. and Caroline “Lena” Bier/Baer – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Justin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Michael Egan and Mary Ann Whalen – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Justin Bieber (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com


Curious about ethnicity

259 Responses

  1. ethnogenesis says:

    Justin Bieber in 2012 said in a press conference “I was told I may be like 1/16, and I heard they can get free gas or something”. Does he count as a pretendian? He’s been invited to an Innu cultural museum in Quebec where he thought his ancestry came from.

    • Oaken05 says:

      Why are you so obsessed with claims like this that are not listed as being part of these celebrity’s profiles on this website? That seems like a niche bother you could find a community with on reddit, though. lol

      • ethnogenesis says:

        It’s the current year shift and many ethnic or nationality groups are concerned about a ton of fake claims these celebrities descended from them. I find the issue to be concerning, because it’s a form of lying and mockery. There may be reasons why a celebrity lies about their ethnocultural background. For example, Donald Trump in his 1980s autobiography said he was of Swedish descent, but it turned out he’s actually German, because he was afraid of alienating and losing any clients who may be Jewish. I don’t think any famous person stating they’re part German would offend anyone Jewish.

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