Birth Name: Gwen Renée Stefani
Place of Birth: Fullerton, California, USA
Date of Birth: October 3, 1969
*Irish, Scottish, English, Norwegian, German (mother)
Gwen Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. Other members of the band include Tom Dumont and Tony Kanal.
Gwen’s mother, Patti (Flynn), has Irish, English, Scottish, Norwegian, and German ancestry. Gwen’s father, Dennis Stefani, is of Italian descent. Gwen was married to singer/actor Gavin Rossdale.
During the 1990s, Gwen’s image was influenced by Indian culture. She would often wear a Bindi, as infuenced by her ex-boyfriend Tony Kanal, who is of Indian heritage.
Gwen’s paternal grandfather was Vincenzo James Stefani (the son of Antonio Stefani and Elvira Olivieri). Vincenzo and Margaret were of Italian descent.
Gwen’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Delores DiPaola (the daughter of Francesco “Frank” Di Paola and Libera/Lillie Antonia Marino). Gwen’s great-grandfather Francesco, a peasant, was born, c. 1885, in Colle Sannita, Province of Benevento, Campania, Italy, the son of Rocco Di Paola and Maria. Libera was the daughter of George Marino and Mary.
Gwen’s maternal grandfather was William Patrick Flynn (the son of Roger/Robert Patrick Flynn and Gertrude Lucille Waugh). Gertrude was the daughter of William H. Waugh and Sarah Abraham.
Gwen’s maternal grandmother was Anna/Ann Lorraine Hamilton (the daughter of Raymond George Hamilton and Gladys Adeline/Adleon Colbert). Raymond was the son of Charles Sumner Hamilton and Mariam Mae Smith. Gladys was the daughter of Fred George Colbert and Anna Sophia Gilseth, whose own parents were Norwegian.
Genealogy of Gwen’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Information on some of Gwen’s father’s ancestry – https://it-it.facebook.com
Genealogy of Gwen Stefani (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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