Cheryl

by ethnic on January 24, 2010

Birth Name: Cheryl Ann Tweedy

Place of Birth: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 June, 1983

Ethnicity: English, likely a small amount of Irish

Cheryl, also known by her birth name, Cheryl Tweedy, or by her married names, Cheryl Cole and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, is a British television personality, musician, singer, and dancer. She is famous for being one of the members of the pop group Girls Aloud, with Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, and Kimberley Walsh.

Cheryl is the daughter of Joan (Callaghan) and Gary Tweedy. Her surname is from her ex-husband, British football player Ashley Cole. She married French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2014, and is now legally known as Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini.

Cheryl’s ancestry is English, and, given that her great-grandfather’s surname was “Callaghan”, she likely has some more distant Irish roots as well.

Cheryl’s paternal grandfather was Brian Tweedy (the son of William Purdy Tweedy and Nora Kelso). William was the son of James Tweedy and Mary Ellen Tully. Nora was born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, the daughter of George William Kelso and Mary Jane Laing.

Cheryl’s paternal grandmother is Margaret R. Bullock (the daughter of John Bullock and Margaret Parry).

Cheryl’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Callaghan (the son of Joseph Callaghan and Emma Wilkinson).

Cheryl’s maternal grandmother was Olga Ridley/Sanders (the daughter of Joseph Wilson Ridley and Edith Annie Burton or E. Sanders). Joseph was the son of Edward Fletcher Ridley and Emily Matilda Brown.

Sources: Genealogy of Cheryl – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Cheryl’s paternal great-grandmother, Nora (Kelso) Tweedy – http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk

Cheryl’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (2016) – https://www.youtube.com

Information about Cheryl’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (2016) – http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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savanna January 17, 2017 at 8:46 am
savanna January 17, 2017 at 8:51 am

Cheryl’s paternal grandparents are Brian Tweedy (the son of William Tweedy and Nora Kelso) and Margaret R. Bullock (the daughter of John Bullock and Margaret Parry). Nora was born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, to George William Kelso and Mary Jane Laing. George was the son of Thomas Kelso and Elizabeth Anne Morris. Mary was the daughter of John Wood Laing and Minnie.

Cheryl’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Callaghan (the son of Joseph Callaghan and Emma Wilkinson) and Olga Ridley (the daughter of Joseph Wilson Ridley and Edith Annie Burton).

madman January 17, 2017 at 9:42 am
follers January 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Did the episode cover her Indian and Iranian ancestry?

savanna January 18, 2017 at 5:19 am

LOL. I think that part got cut. ;)

savanna January 17, 2017 at 8:45 am
neiltennant January 1, 2017 at 5:23 am

he has a new TOYBOY LIAM PAYNE

neiltennant December 31, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Oh no my sweetheart CHERYL is now separated and divorced from her last husband VERSINI FERNANDEZ

i wonder if she would take her maiden name TWEEDY

phaedra April 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

More like “English, Indian, distant Spanish and Irish”

Lmao…She is not pure Celtic. Just no.

andrew April 29, 2016 at 5:03 am

As far as we know she’s mostly of English descent. English people don’t identify as “Celtic”.

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm
savanna April 22, 2016 at 7:25 am

Starting on pg.9 of Cheryl’s autobiography she talks about her older siblings finding out that their father who raised them was not their biological dad:
https://books.google.com/books?id=9tRZn1EB_CwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=cheryl+cole+autobiography&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-trXluKLMAhUEGj4KHYWyBm8Q6wEILTAD#v=onepage&q=dad&f=false

makes me wonder..

follers April 22, 2016 at 8:43 am

Why does it make you wonder? Her older half-siblings are from her mother’s first marriage to a different man. Her father raised them after her mother and her first husband divorced. That’s pretty typical.

savanna April 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

I was just wondering about Cheryl’s story. I definitely think Cheryl is related to her parents. She looks a lot like her dad: http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01598/SNN0915D–620_1598407a.jpg

Can you add that her parents are Joan Callaghan and Gary Tweedy.

neiltennant January 1, 2017 at 5:04 am

Her mother JOAN CALLAGHAN looks odd

she looks like she would be from IRAN

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