Birth Name: Madonna Louise Ciccone
Place of Birth: Bay City, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 16, 1958
*father – Italian
*mother – French-Canadian, with some remote Swiss-French and English
Madonna is an American pop idol, singer, songwriter, actress, and businessperson.
Madonna is the daughter of Madonna Louise (Fortin) and Silvio Anthony “Tony” Ciccone. Her confirmation name is Veronica. She has six children, including Lourdes Leon, with her former partner, Cuban-born personal trainer Carlos Leòn; and Rocco Ritchie, with her former husband, English filmmaker Guy Ritchie.
Madonna’s paternal grandparents were Italian immigrants. Her mother was of French-Canadian descent, with some remote Swiss-French and English, ancestry.
Madonna played Eva Perón in the 1996 film Evita.
Madonna practices Kabbalah.
Madonna’s paternal grandfather was Gaetano S. “Guy” Ciccone (the son of Nicola Pietro Ciccone and Anna Maria Mancini). Gaetano was from Pacentro, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Nicola was the son of Domenico Ciccone and Elenora/Eleonora Lucci.
Madonna’s paternal grandmother was Michelina Dijulio/Di Julio (the daughter of Raffaele Dijulio and Concetta or Giovanna Battista Laccone). Michelina was from Pacentro. Raffaele was the son of Costantino Donato DiIulio/DiJulio and Olympia Pantaleo.
Madonna’s maternal grandfather was Willard Fortin (the son of Narcisse “Nelson” Fortin and Rosa/Rosie/Rose E. Lajoie). Willard was born in Michigan. Narcisse was from Rimouski, St-Simon, Québec, Canada, the son of Narcisse “Nelson” Fortin and Félicité/Félécité/Phillis Rioux. Rosa was born in Michigan, the daughter of French-Canadian parents, Charles Lajoie, from St-Joseph, Maskinongé, Québec, and Rose Elly/Ella/Rosalie Coulombe.
Madonna’s maternal grandmother was Elsie Mae Fortin (the daughter of Guillaume Henri “Shorty” Fortin and Marie Louise Demers). Elsie was born in Standish, Arenac, Michigan, to French-Canadian parents. Guillaume was the son of Nasaire Henri Fortin and Émelie/Emilie Daniel. Marie Louise was born in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, the daughter of Eustache Demers, from Sainte-Martine, Québec, and of Louise Massé, from then-Lower Canada.
Madonna’s maternal grandparents Willard and Elsie were fifth cousins, twice removed (through their Fortin line).
Genealogy of Madonna (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.nosorigines.qc.ca
Madonna visiting Italian relatives in 1987 – https://www.youtube.com
One of Madonna’s French ancestors – http://www.perche-quebec.com