Ed Sheeran

by follers on December 23, 2012

95-106 Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Edward Christopher Sheeran

Place of Birth: Halifax, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 17 February, 1991

Ethnicity: Irish, English, some Manx [Isle of Man]

Ed Sheeran is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He is the son of Imogen Lock and John Sheeran, who ran art consultancy Sheeran Lock. His brother, Matthew Sheeran, is a composer.

Ed’s paternal grandfather was William Murray “Bill” Sheeran (the son of James Henry Callow Sheeran and Rachael Eveline Murray). William was from Belfast, Northern Ireland. James was born on Douglas, Isle of Man, the son of Arthur Edward Sheeran, who was born in Elland, Yorkshire, England, and of Catherine Callow, who was born on Maughold, on the Isle of Man.

Ed’s paternal grandmother is Anne/Ann Mulligan (the daughter of Thomas Mulligan and Mary Anne Kavanagh). Anne was from North Wexford, Ireland. Thomas was the son of Thomas Mulligan and Mary Brown. Ed’s great-grandmother Mary Anne was the daughter of James Kavanagh and Mary Anne Doyle.

Ed’s maternal grandparents’ surnames were Lock and Walker.

Sources: Genealogy of Ed Sheeran (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Ed’s paternal grandfather, William Murray “Bill” Sheeran – http://www.gktgazette.org.uk

Photo by PR Photos

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Manila June 2, 2017 at 4:01 am

Thomas was the son of Thomas Mulligan and Mary Brown.

Mary Kavanagh’s middle name is Anne, and her mother was Mary Anne Doyle.

allennox April 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Looks more like chucky having a bad hair day.

gel September 5, 2015 at 7:44 am
M-oneill-14 July 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm

His father wasn’t actually Irish, the father was born in England to Irish parents, Irish-English just like the Irish-American term.

Alice July 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

The father is of full Irish ancestry though and doesn’t have English ancestry.

Rella August 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

You’re very stupid. His father could have been born in India and he’d still be Irish.

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Looks like he has Jewish blood. Something about him.

LucarioCooper April 13, 2015 at 1:56 am

Someone cannot look ‘Jewish’. Being Jewish means being a part of that religion.

A user April 13, 2015 at 2:57 am

Its actually an ethno religion. Mark Zuckerberg is an at

A user April 13, 2015 at 2:58 am

Sorry, mean to say Mark Zuckerberg is an atheist yet still ethnically Jewish.

bearboy July 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Well actually Judaism is a religion but Ashkenazi and Sephardic are ethnicities as well with a certain appearance such as Irish, Italian, or Norwegian.

LucarioCooper January 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm

I know you weren’t talking to me. You can be born Jewish, and even convert into being Jewish.

But can’t look it. I’ve seen a lot of Jewish people with different ethnic features.

So I’m sure you weren’t talking to me.

neiltennant July 23, 2015 at 5:23 am

you are an idiot

and i know what I’m saying I’ve read your comments :-)

A user July 23, 2015 at 7:49 am
neiltennant July 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

@Capricious not you

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 4:45 am

Lmfao you can’t “look Jewish”. Don’t be an ass.

Rella August 21, 2015 at 10:03 am

Oh, you can. It’s not always accurate, but every ethnicity has features that make it easy to distinguish where they’re from if you’re familiar with the appearance. For example, if you’re aware of how Koreans look based on their appearance, you’ll be able to pick them apart from other East Asians because of their specific features.

bearboy September 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

xoxo you should look in the mirror and change your ways. I know you might hate ancestry but there is no place for you to call good hearted people an “ass.” I am willing to forgive and forget.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:32 am

You’re so stupid. You and the NeilTennant guy.

Get a brain please. Lool

Yes Jewish is also an ethnicity…

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Jewish is a religion, no one can look Jewish. It’s like saying someone looks muslim.

bearboy February 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm

@Capricious are you wacky? btw it’s “lol”.

AW March 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm

You don’t have to be ethnically Jewish to practice Judaism but I see nothing in him that looks Jewish. He looks really Irish to me.

iceman April 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

I suppose he is English but he only has Irish blood , I have heard him singing traditional Irish songs before .

scott December 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm


DemetriLou March 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Good singer but he has no soul

Jenjeee January 23, 2013 at 3:16 am

Ive read before that Ed Sheeran isn’t half English and half Irish. btw i will see him soon , got good seats from Ticketsinventory.com and Can’t wait to see him Live!

Alice January 15, 2013 at 3:54 am

“Sheeran’s parents are from Wexford, although he was born and raised in Halifax.”


Both his parents are Irish as per the above article.

Alice January 15, 2013 at 4:29 am

“My mam and dad were born in London and grew up there; then my grandparents moved back to Ireland. I was brought up in Suffolk, but I’ve always been going back and forth to Ireland to visit family.”
From what I’ve read both his parents are born in England to Irish parents.

Alice January 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

On many sites about him it does say he is half English and half Irish.

Alice January 16, 2013 at 2:22 am

That settles that then. Thanks Follers.

meowcake February 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm

His mom is definitely not Irish. She’s English. He talked about his mom always buying him England shirts for him and well that says it all really.

Kimmel June 5, 2016 at 7:51 am

That or she wants to remain in the country…

andrew January 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

who is he?

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