Noah Kahan

Place of Birth: Stafford, Vermont, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 1, 1997

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – German, some Irish, Welsh, and English

Noah Kahan is an American singer and songwriter. He released his debut album, “Busyhead,” in 2019. He was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2023. His songs include “Hurt Somebody,” “Stick Season,” and “Dial Drunk.”

Noah is the son of Lauri, an author, who wrote parenting guides, and Joshua Kahan. His father was born in Massachusetts. His mother was born in Pennsylvania. He was raised on a tree farm, 133-acres. Noah spent his teen years in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Noah’s paternal grandfather was Richard Solomon Kahan (the son of Joseph Kahan and Xenia Kirschner). Richard was born in London, England, to a Jewish family. Joseph was born in Sebezh, Russia, to parents from Latvia. Xenia was born in Ventspils, Latvia, the daughter of Max Kirschner and Mary.

Noah’s paternal grandmother was Valerie Juliet Bagrit (the daughter of Leon Bagrit and Stella Feldman). Valerie was born in London, England, to a Jewish family. Leon was born in Ukraine, and was an industrialist in the U.K.

Noah’s maternal grandfather is John Berkenkamp (the son Julius Berkenkamp and Elizabeth Polnick). John was born in Washington, to German parents.

Noah’s maternal grandmother is Anne Virginia Murphy (the daughter of George Murphy and Virginia Morgan). Anne was born in Ohio. George was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Joseph Murphy, who was of Irish descent, and of Matilda Rhein, who was of German ancestry. Virginia was born in Ohio, the daughter of Thomas Morgan and Lydia Steeves.


Genealogy of Noah Kahan (focusing on his father’s side) –

Mention of Noah’s paternal great-grandfather, Sir Leon Bagrit –

1 Response

  1. aceqa says:

    Joseph Kahan was born in Sebezh, Russia to Latvian Jewish parents. Xenia was born in Ventspils, Latvia.

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