Nicole Scherzinger

Scherzinger in 2011

Birth Name: Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1978

Ethnicity:
*50% Filipino [Ivatan]
*25% Ukrainian
*12.5% Hawaiian
*12.5% Polish

Nicole Scherzinger is an American recording artist, dancer, television personality, and actress. She has also been credited as Nicole Kea. She is known for being the lead vocalist of The Pussycat Dolls, a band whose members also included Carmit Bachar, Kaya Jones, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt.

She is the daughter of Rosemary Elikalani (Frederick) Scherzinger and Alfonso A[lueta] Valiente, Jr. Her father is Filipino, from the Batanes Islands in the Philippines. Her mother has Native Hawaiian, Ukrainian, and Polish, ancestry. Her mother was a professional hula dancer. Nicole’s surname comes from her stepfather, Gary Scherzinger, who has German ancestry.

Nicole’s paternal grandfather was Alfonso Arca Valiente (the son of Salvador Valiente y Batiforra, or Salvador Batiforra Valiente in Filipino, and of Adriana Arca e Idel, or Adriana Idel Arca in Filipino). Nicole’s grandfather Alfonso was born in Kauai County, Hawaii, to Filipino parents, the former from Basco, Batanes. Salvador was the son of Gaspar Valiente and Martina Batiforra. Adriana was the daughter of Domingo Arca and Máxima Idel.

Nicole’s paternal grandmother was Joaquina “Jojo” Alueta y Ferido (or Joaquina Ferido Alueta in Filipino, the daughter of Juan Alueta y Amarante, or Juan Amarante Alueta in Filipino, and of Aniceta Ferido y Figura, or Aniceta Figura Ferido in Filipino). Joaquina was a Filipino emigrant, from Manila. Juan was the son of Francisco Alueta and María Amarante. Aniceta was the daughter of Mateo Ferido and Raymunda Figura.

Nicole’s maternal grandfather is John Irvin Frederick (the son of William F. Frederick and Stella Bolka). John was born in New York. William was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Polish parents, William Frederick/Fredrick and Frances Vencowski/Viencoski/Vinskowski. Stella was born in Pennsylvania, to ethnic Ukrainian parents from Ulucz, Poland, Michael Bolka and Catherine/Kathryn.

Nicole’s maternal grandmother is Katherine P. Lenchanko, now Katherine Frederick (the daughter of John Ivan Lenchanko, Sr. and Angeline Kawailani Kea). Katherine was born in Hawaii. John was the son of Nikita Demidovich/Dimidovich Lenichenko/Lenitchenko/Lesnichenko and Praskovia/Paraskovia Kuzminichna/Kuzminisha Zenchenko. They were ethnic Ukrainian emigrants, who were Russian Orthodox Christians from the Kiev region, a village called Berezno. Nikita was one of 165 Russian and Ukrainian immigrants in Hawaii who wished to return to his native country, and sent an application for that. Pictures of, and information about, Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather John, and his family, can be seen here and here (Nicole’s great-grandfather is at the center of the picture at the second link, leaning on his father).

Nicole’s great-grandmother Angeline was the daughter of John Louis Kea/Mano and Margaret Dionicia/Dionisia Namakaokalani “Maggie” Iopa, and was of Native Hawaiian background.

01/05/2019 – Nicole Scherzinger – The Art Of Elysium’s 12th Annual Celebration – Heaven – Arrivals – Private Venue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com

Sources: Nicole’s maternal grandfather, John Irvin Frederick, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather, William F. Frederick, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Nicole’s maternal great-grandmother, Stella Bolka, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Nicole’s maternal great-grandmother, Stella (Bolka) Frederick – https://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Nicole’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://www.myheritage.com

Obituary of Nicole’s maternal great-grandfather, John Ivan Lenchanko, Sr. – http://archives.starbulletin.com

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399 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    @Nieltenant it impossible to be 100 percent Phillipino because Phillipinos are “mixed” people. They are part Chinese, Spanish and African
    In fact the Phillipino aboriginals look like black Africans “The Aetas” Link
    http://originalpeople.org/the-aeta-people-indigenous-tribe-of-the-philippines/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeta_people

    • ses101 says:

      That’s quite interesting Midori. I wonder how many other aboriginals have disappeared completely through the centuries. With all the immigration and mixing going on there wont be many true “natives” left anywhere in the near future. That’s certainly the way it is going here Europe.

    • ses101 says:

      That’s quite interesting Midori. I wonder how many other aboriginals have disappeared completely through the centuries. With all the immigration and mixing going on there wont be many true “natives” left anywhere in the near future. That’s certainly the way it is going here in Europe.

  2. ann says:

    Nicole’s great-great grandparents were Nikita Demidovich Lenichenko (the son of Demid Lenichenko) and Praskovia Kuzminichna Zenchenko (the daughter of Kuzma Zenchenko). They were Russian Orthodox Christians from Kiev region, village called Berezno.
    Picture of them and their children (including Nicole’s great-grandfather Ivan, who’s in the center, leaned on his father), and some information on English and Russian:
    http://libweb.hawaii.edu/libdept/russian/album/album.php?page=28
    http://libweb.hawaii.edu/libdept/russian/album/28.jpg
    Nikita was one of 165 Russian/Ukrainian immigrants in Hawaii who wished to return to his native country and even sent application for that.

  3. Samiiraa says:

    She doesn’t look Eurasian, it’s obvious she has a significant amount of native Hawaiian dna. She looks more exotic than just Eurasian.

  4. madman says:

    Angeline was the daughter of John Louis Kea Mano and Margaret Dionisia Namakaokalani Iopa.

  5. Daron says:

    She looks Hispanic.

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