Nick Jonas

Jonas in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Nicholas Jerry Jonas

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1992

Ethnicity: Irish, German, English, Scottish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian, possibly other

Nick Jonas is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. He is a member of the band The Jonas Brothers, with his siblings Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas. He has also led the band Nick Jonas & the Administration. His acting roles include the films Camp Rock, Careful What You Wish For, Goat, the Jumanji franchise, Midway, and Chaos Walking, and the shows Jonas, Kingdom, and Scream Queens.

Nick is the son of Denise (Miller), a singer and sign language teacher, and Paul Kevin Jonas, a songwriter and musician, who was an ordained Assemblies of God minister. Also among his siblings is actor Frankie Jonas. He was raised mostly in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Nick is married to Indian actress, film producer, singer, and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra, with whom he has a daughter.

Nick’s father, who is from a family from the American South, has German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Nick’s mother, who is from the New Jersey area, has Irish, as well as Italian/Sicilian and French-Canadian, ancestry.

The Jonas Brothers have also stated that they have Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Nick is related to congressmen Charles A. Jonas (1876-1955), and Charles’s son, Charles R. Jonas (1904-1988), both of North Carolina. Nick descends from the same Jonas line.

It is not publicly known who Nick’s biological paternal grandfather is.

Nick’s paternal grandmother, now Cecilia Lucas, was born under the name Cecilla/Cecilia Paulette Jonas (the daughter of Paul Adam Jonas and Nellie May/Mae Fox). Cecilia was born in North Carolina. Paul was the son of Henry Walter Jonas and Nora Lee/Leigh Campbell. Nellie was the daughter of Nathan/Walter Henry Fox and Elizabeth/Lizzie Mae Hamilton. Through the Jonas line, Nick is descended from German immigrants to the United States in the 1700s.

Nick’s maternal grandfather was Gerald “Jerry” Miller (the son of Henry J. Miller and Agnes Marie Carroll). Gerald was born in The Bronx, New York. Henry was the son of Henry J. Miller and Anna Kelly, who was of Irish origin. Agnes was born in New York, to Irish parents, Michael Carroll and Bridget/Bridgette Lyons.

Nick’s maternal grandmother is Frances Madonia (the daughter of Fortunato Angelo “Frank” Madonia and Margaret Anna Berard). Fortunato was born in New York, the son of Angelo Madonia and Maria Chimero, who were of Italian descent, with Maria’s family being from Sicily. Margaret was born in Bennington, Vemont, the daughter of Milton Dewey Berard and Anna Mary/Rose Ducharme, who were of French-Canadian ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Nick Jonas –

Information on Nick’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Adam Jonas –

Obituary of Nick’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie May/Mae (Fox) Jonas –

Death record of Nick’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry J. Miller –

Obituary of Nick’s maternal great-grandmother, Agnes Marie (Carroll) Lee –


Curious about ethnicity

105 Responses

  1. Coneicon says:

    Except he doesn’t look like ANY of those: Irish, German, English, Scottish, Italian/Sicilian, French-Canadian. LOL!!! He is very much Mexican looking, with Middle Eastern. I just read that he claims “Cherokee”, so Mexican then, same difference! Same race, different tribe. All the red peoples of the Americas are one and the same race, just like all the Whites in Europe are one and the same race, but different tribes for the reds, different ethnicities for the Whites. Aztec, Mayan = Cherokee, Sioux, so most of you “White” Americans who are “proud” of your Navajo ancestry, you’re the same as a Mexican, so quite being a racist. LOL!

  2. jackson9 says:

    He has to have Jewish roots. I bet this was his paternal grandfather! They look alike AND he is a similar singer as well! Any objections to adding that to Nick Jonas profile?

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