Birth Name: Olivia Isabel Rodrigo
Place of Birth: Murrieta, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 20, 2003
Ethnicity: Filipino (three eighths), English, Irish, German, small amount of Austrian
Olivia Rodrigo is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her songs “Drivers License,” “Deja Vu,” “Good 4 U,” “Traitor,” “Brutal,” “Vampire,” and “Bad Idea Right?” She has starred on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, as well as in the film An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success, on the show Bizaardvark, and in the documentary Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U.
Olivia is the daughter of Jennifer, a school teacher, and Chris Rodrigo, a family therapist. An article in the Huffington Post stated, “Olivia’s father is Filipino, her mother is Western European descent, mostly Irish and German.” Her father is of three quarters Filipino ancestry. Her other roots are English, Irish, German, and a small amount of Austrian.
Olivia has stated:
My great-grandfather immigrated here from the Philippines when he was just a teenager. He’s my grandma’s dad, and my grandpa is also Filipino as well. My dad grew up in a house where they were always making Filipino food, his grandpa always spoke Tagalog.
Olivia’s paternal grandfather is named Bonifacio P. Rodrigo. Bonifacio is of Filipino origin.
Olivia’s paternal grandmother is Peggy Jean Cristobal (the daughter of Lauriano “Larry” Ramos Cristobal and Pauline Cantrell). Peggy was born in California. A picture of Peggy can be seen here. Lauriano was born in Laoag, Phillipines, the son of Telesforo Cristobal and Francia Ramos. Pauline was a white American, and was the daughter of William Gabriel Richard “Willie” Cantrell and Gladys Pearl Weaver.
Olivia’s maternal grandfather is Patrick Harold Fox (the son of Harold Francis Fox and Mary Jane Egan). Olivia’s great-grandfather Harold was the son of Frank Charles Fox, whose grandparents were all German, and of Rose Jane Byrne, whose grandparents were all Irish. Olivia’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was the daughter of Edward James Egan, who was of Irish descent, and of Dorothy Loretta Loewen, who was of German descent.
Olivia’s maternal grandmother is Lynn Marie Krug (the daughter of Daniel James Krug and Anna May Freismuth). Daniel was of German descent, and was the son of Walter Henry Krug and Eleanora Elizabeth Guelig. Anna was the daughter of a Hungarian emigrant, Márton (later Martin) Freismuth, of Oka, Sopron (now part of Győr-Moson-Sopron); and of Anna Margaretha Guldan, whose parents were Austrian and German, respectively.
Olivia’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandmother, Margaretha Rehlinger.
Genealogy of Olivia’s mother – https://www.myheritage.com
Marriage record of Olivia’s maternal grandparents, Patrick Harold Fox and Lynn Marie Krug – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Olivia’s maternal great-grandfather, Harold Francis Fox – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Olivia’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Jane (Egan) Fox – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Olivia’s maternal great-grandfather, Daniel James Krug – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Olivia’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna May (Freismuth) Krug – https://www.familysearch.org