Madonna And Ellen Cousins: Canadian Family Ties and Roots
Madonna and Ellen Degeneres Cousins Ancestory Site Says
Pop super star Madonna and popular TV talk show host and comedian Ellen Degeneres are cousins according the genealogy website Ancestry.ca
Madonna and Ellen have connections and family ties going back to the 16th century in Canada.
...two women are 11th cousins with a common "10th great-grandfather" — Martin Aucoin of France — whose daughters emigrated to Nova Scotia in the early 1600s.
The daughters, Jeanne and Michele, were found to be matriarchs of French-Canadian clans that remained in this country for many generations.
"DeGeneres's family left Canada in the late 1700s when her fifth great-grandfather, Joseph Martin, relocated to Louisiana," says Ancestry.ca. "It wasn't until the late 1870s that Madonna's second great-grandmother, Emilie Daniel, left Quebec" for Michigan, which the singer considers her home state.
Ellen Degeneres was likely part of the Acadian 18th century expulsion from Canada, primarily Nova Schotia, to Louisiana. The British were consolidating there supremacy over France at that time British North America and thousands of Acadians were removed and re-settled in Louisiana.