Howie D.

by Lil Vacha on October 19, 2009

Birth Name: Howard Dwaine Dorough

Place of Birth: Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 22, 1973

Ethnicity:
*Irish, English (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Howie D., also known as Howie Dorough, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, actor, and businessperson. He is known as a member of the band Backstreet Boys, along with Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, and Kevin Richardson.

His mother, Paula Flores, is Puerto Rican, and his father, Hoke Dwaine Dorough, was of Irish and English descent. Howie is married to Leigh Boniello, with whom he has two children.

Howie’s paternal grandfather was Hoke Smith Dorough (the son of William Nathan Dorough and Alice Catherine Murray). William was the son of James Henry Dorough and Sarah Elizabeth Powell.

Howie’s paternal grandmother was Lizzie Corrine Singletary (the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Singletary and Minnie Elizabeth Kelley). Thomas was the son of John Richard Frank/Franklin Singletary and Nancy Ann Malissa/Melissa Register.

Sources: Genealogy of Howie Dorough (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Howie’s paternal grandfather, Hoke Smith Dorough (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.ca

Genealogy of Howie’s paternal great-grandfather, William Nathan Dorough – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Howie’s paternal great-great-grandfather, James Henry Dorough (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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andrew November 20, 2017 at 3:04 am

Howie’s paternal grandfather was Hoke Smith Dorough (the son of William Nathan Dorough and Alice Catherine Murray). Howie’s great-grandfather William Nathan was the son of James Henry Dorough and Sarah Elizabeth Powell

Howie’s paternal grandmother was Lizzie Corrine Singletary (the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Singletary and Minnie Elizabeth Kelley). Howie’s great-grandfather Thomas Benjamin was the son of John Frank Richard Singletary and Nancy Malissa/A. M. Register.

andrew November 20, 2017 at 2:51 am

genealogy of Howie Dorough (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=:af3343&id=I7433

genealogy of Howie’s paternal grandfather, Hoke Smith Dorough (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.co.uk/genealogy/records/hoke-smith-dorough_105116144

genealogy of Howie’s paternal great-grandfather, William Nathan Dorough – https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Dorough-Family-Tree-14

genealogy of Howie’s paternal great-great-grandfather, James Henry Dorough (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com/people/James-Dorough/6000000002674967964?through=6000000002674909064

phaedra May 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Either his Puerto Rican side is very dark or his English side.

He looks Middle Eastern to me. Maybe Sicilian/Maltese at that too.

Hill June 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm
neiltennant November 20, 2017 at 1:37 am

why ,,LOL”

its not that he is a super nordic type

neiltennant November 20, 2017 at 1:37 am

totally true
he looks arab

neiltennant July 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

he does look typical hispanic

and don’t come me with PUERTO RICANS are white etc.

thats not right. Of course there are 0,2 percent puerto ricans like blue eyed pit bull or frankie muniz

but the most puerto ricans do look like howie

theropod April 1, 2015 at 7:13 am

He’s so cute. I thought he was full Spanish or Italian though.

But then again, Irish people (his father’s side) are a bit swarthy, so he would retain these features.

jokin March 2, 2015 at 10:22 am

Puerto rican?? ohhh good…but puertorican is not a race….you should state origin..

in my opinion he could have mulatto parents on his puertorican side (mix of spaniard and black)

PC November 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

BSB is not defunct, they just released a cd a little bit ago and have been touring.

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