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).

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

Genealogy of Justin’s paternal great-great-grandfather, William Albert Bieber – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Muriel Florence Napper – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Justin Bieber (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com


Curious about ethnicity

256 Responses

  1. Animallover123 says:

    I am related to Justin bieber through Jeremy bieber he is my 10th cousin 3x removed & Justin shares a common ancestor with Canadian singer Shawn mendes in the 1600s, they both have ancestors in Dorset.

  2. Davidjimnez says:

    Isn’t it called Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Ventrouze with a z instead of a s? I don’t understand, I’ve researched everywhere for this city but it only pops out as La Ventrouze… Have you wrote the city where his ancestor was born correctly? because I think it’s false.

  3. truegattaca says:

    Looks like a White American.

  4. jackson9 says:

    Quote from text: 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.
    I thought it was agreed if a celebrity says they have ancestry from the America’s and they were proven right that breaks the 1/1024th rule a.k.a. the Elizabeth Warren rule? I personally don’t care if first Nations is added to Bieber’s ethnicity I am a little confused is all. Impressive if he traced it himself.

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