Birth Name: Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe
Place of Birth: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Date of Birth: February 6, 1993
*father – Shona Zimbabwean
*mother – Irish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Scottish
Tinashe is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, model, dancer, actress, and director.
Her name “Tinashe” means “We are with God” in Shona; a Bantu language, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.
Tinashe has said:
#MyHeritage is Norwegian, Danish, Irish, a teeeeny bit of Scottish and English, and half Zimbabwean!
Tinashe’s maternal grandfather is Michael Fitzgerald (the son of Ralph A. Fitzgerald and Lillian D. Hexom). Ralph was of Irish ancestry, the son of John Fitzgerald and Abigale Malanaphy. Lillian was of Norwegian descent, the daughter of Helmer Hexom and Stella Arness.
Tinashe’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Jorgensen (the daughter of Arthur C. Jorgensen and Cleone J. Kennard). Arthur had Danish ancestry. Cleone was the daughter of Glenn Clyde Kennard and Myrtle Irene Simerson.
Source: Genealogy of Tinashe (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.strandnet.com
Obituary of Tinashe’s paternal great-grandmother, Lillian D. (Hexom) Fitzgerald – http://www.findagrave.com
Tinashe’s maternal great-grandmother, Cleone J. Kennard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org