Jimmy Page

by andrew on October 17, 2014

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Birth Name: James Patrick Page

Place of Birth: Brentford, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 9 January, 1944

Ethnicity: English, some Irish

Jimmy Page is an English musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He is the guitarist for the English legendary rock band Led Zeppelin. Other members of the group were John Bonham, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant.

Jimmy is widely considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Jimmy is the son of Patricia Elizabeth (Gaffikin) and James Patrick Page.

On the internet, there are many rumours about Jimmy having Chinese or Japanese ancestry through a grandmother. These statements are not accurate.

Jimmy’s paternal grandfather was James Ernest Page (the son of James Ernest Page and Jane Burtles). Jimmy’s great-grandfather James was the son of Henry Page.

Jimmy’s paternal grandmother was Emily Holdom (the daughter of Henry Holdom and Emily Mileman). Henry was the son of Charles Henry Holdom and Emma Mansfield.

Jimmy’s maternal grandfather was John Gaffikin (the son of Arthur Chichester Gaffikin and Jean Anna/Anne Morton Kells). John was born in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. Arthur was the son of John Gaffikin and Mary Jane McCallum.

Jimmy’s maternal grandmother was Edith May Thomas (the daughter of James Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Pick).

Sources: Genealogy of Jimmy Page – http://www.wikitree.com

Marriage record of Jimmy’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jimmy Page (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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neiltennant June 13, 2018 at 9:11 am

come on

i bet there was a rule and law in the 60s and 70s that japanese millionaires outside of japan who made money had to give money to japan

neiltennant June 6, 2018 at 9:52 am

i love this site and have told 1000s of people to join the site

look at the traffic of this site :-)
However i am afraid to say my opinion sometimes

he looks part japanese

i hope i won’t be blocked

alexgxo January 20, 2017 at 8:17 am

He looks quite exotic for someone whose just British Isles descent.

Hill July 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm


andrew November 5, 2016 at 12:52 pm

* His paternal grandfather James Ernest Page II was the son of James Ernest Page I and Jane Burtles.

* Henry Holdom was the son of Charles Henry Holdom and Emma Mansfield

Kimmel November 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm

I’m laughing at the possible Japanese or Chinese ancestry ( I mean, he looks it, but its not likely). But I think some Scandinavian blood could be attributed to some of his features.

gel November 5, 2016 at 1:37 am

But it IS likely – the Scottish are a mix of peoples – including South East Asian!:


bablah November 5, 2016 at 8:50 am

stop spamming.

gel November 5, 2016 at 9:13 am

That is what DNA means – thats how ancestry works, didn’t you know?

bablah November 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

Ancestry has more to do with language and culture than DNA. Still, stop spamming.

gel November 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

No, Blablah says its language and culture. Forget looking for features.

visokozen October 2, 2016 at 11:29 am

brown eyes

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 9:45 am

He’s english and Irish but looms part Japanese lol

gel October 25, 2016 at 7:03 am

I think he’s Scottish, not Irish – hence the dark, Asian look (South-East Asia).


neiltennant June 6, 2018 at 9:51 am

yes he looks like japanese 1/4

i was afraid to say that

neiltennant August 6, 2015 at 6:50 am

you all guys should accept and respect opinions

if some says that he or she thinks that he looks asian, than you must accept this and not come with teaching hours and methods

And again…… we are not the only crazy ones who think that he looks asian.

He was in japan and some of the journalists thought and asked him about his japanese roots :–))

he has a very interesting and special look for a brit or european

therefore we talk about him . And if had a normal average brit looking, we would not have those discussions

Alice September 12, 2015 at 2:49 am

If someone says he looks Asian but he has no ancestry from there it is quite correct to let people know. Many people have strange ideas about what a population should look like by their standards. I’ve been guilty of this in the past myself.

Nothing wrong with discussion but it has to be backed up as well. It is the same sort of thing that occurs with Robert Sheehan and others who have stated their ancestry but people insist they are not telling the truth. Exotic now is all the rage so people aren’t trying to hide any interesting background. You can only state the ancestry you are aware of and if most people can go back to their Great Grandparents then they didn’t get their looks from some distant ancestry. Jimmy Page has ancestry from Britain and Ireland going back a few hundred years so it is obvious his look is from there.

neiltennant July 5, 2015 at 8:16 am

and i thought JOHN LENNON might be the only brit or irish rooted guy who looked asian !

andrew July 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm

and you were wrong!

neiltennant July 5, 2015 at 8:15 am

i know a lot of brits and irish guys and nobody of them look like him

he does indeed looks so asian

i mean half asian

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 6:22 am

I always thought he was Eurasian.

VeronicaBale July 2, 2015 at 9:32 pm

He is the most Asian-Chinese looking white guy ever.

I’m from France and I had seen him in person 3x before, when he was young I wondered if he had Asian ancestry and now that I had seen him again he seriously just looks like a typical old Chinese or Japanese man which is strange for someone who don’t have any Asian ancestry. All my friends also said he looks Asian and including a classmate of Jimmy Page who is my cousin’s friend said that he was mocked for looking odd and oriental.

I’m not completely sure if the rumor about his mother being 1/4 Chinese is fact or false but he did visited China and took photos with the locals and with the way he looks now I would believe it even if he said he was 75% Chinese or other Asian ethnicity. Anyway it doesn’t matter if he has Chinese ancestry or not, he is a incredibly talented musician and I’m a really huge fan of him.

Alice July 2, 2015 at 10:45 pm

I’ve seen Irish people who look even more Asian than him. If you look at him it is just his eye area that gives him a pseudo-Asian look. He has no Asian ancestry.

Darren O’Dea is 100% Irish.


Alice July 2, 2015 at 10:46 pm

If Darren O’Dea was an American I’ve no doubt people would be saying he is Native American

VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 12:26 am

99.99% of Irish people look white and look nothing like Jimmy Page.

Darren O’Dea does look slightly mongoloid he looks nowhere close to the level of Jimmy which in my opinion looks 100x Asian. I think his eyes and the flatness of his face makes him look more Asian than the average European. I had seen French people with eyes even smaller than Jimmy but would never mistake them for a Asian.

Honestly he looks odd and unique, I kinda like it, he looks special in the sense he is properly a being pure European and still look more Asian than white but honestly still not sure about his ancestry, until Jimmy Page tells everyone about his ethnic make up I can’t say anything for sure. The rumor with Jimmy mother being 1/4 and him going to China makes me showing his passport makes me think he might a connection of but this just my guess.

VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 12:33 am

Sorry with my bad English, I mean to say that the rumor of Jimmy’s mother being 1/4 Chinese and him going to China and showing his passport makes think he have a connection with Chinese but all of these are only because Jimmy looks like a old Chinese guy.

I just wish Jimmy would straight-fully tell us on the TV or on youtube. I can’t find any video or him stating that he is only British and Irish. I wish it came out of his mouth because I really don’t trust on the sources circulating the internet on written articles and wikipedia which states he is British, Irish but other states his mother being 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Chinese.

VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 12:54 am

You can look Jimmy page and that mad Japanese doctor Michio Kaku, they look almost wins.


And this picture, you think they were an Asian couple.


andrew July 3, 2015 at 5:30 am


astonishing resemblance in the 1st pic but here is Jimmy as kid:



not Asian looking

andrew July 3, 2015 at 5:35 am

anyhow Japanese have sometimes pseudo-Caucasoid features because of Ainu people whose origin has been debated for long time before genetic has cleared they’re Asian.

VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 11:53 pm

By the way, if you have any video or article of him stating all his ethnicity please post it.

VeronicaBale July 4, 2015 at 12:04 am

Andrew, I’m sorry. I made most of my replies in the ” Alice section”, it was mean’t to reply mostly you but I made a mistake and have no intention to keep spamming either.

(Anyway to make it as short as possible). You can find people who are only 1/4 Asian and 1/2 Asian and still look 100% White with ( blonde, brown hair, brown hair connected ). Like this boy who is 1/2 Korean and yet look 100% White


So it really doesn’t matter if Jimmy page. Although it’s weird to think how he could look so Asian being only 1/8 Chinese ( which is not confirmed ) but than I did see 2 white couples produced a black child and 2 black couples produced a white child, so anything is possible in the world of genetics.

I had noticed any Japanese with Caucasian features I guess they are as rare as finding a white person with Mongoloid features. However here is Jimmy page in China holding a Chinese Mao passport.


VeronicaBale July 4, 2015 at 12:16 am

Wow, I just googled Ainu people and read about them on wiki. Fascinating!!!! For all this time I had no clue about them haha. They look a Jewish tribes and people from north India . Although many of them look very Asian though.

I haven’t seen any Japanese people with Ainu or Caucasian appearance but it made explain the few Japanese with a odd appearance ( Asian looking but very huge pair of eyes and a very big and long nose)

Alice July 3, 2015 at 1:26 am

VeronicaBale he doesn’t have any Asian ancestry. If Jimmy Page had any Asian ancestry he would say it. It isn’t difficult now to check people’s ancestry especially someone as famous as Jimmy Page. There are so many records online. I’ve often though that Jimmy Page and Rory Gallagher looks very alike when they were younger. Jimmy does have verifiable Irish ancestry.

Here’s a picture of both of them together and they could be brothers.


VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 11:35 pm

Everything will be clear once he tell us straight from his mother.

He actually looks quite Asian in the 2nd picture. I agree he doesn’t look Asian in the first picture but is not impossible mix races to look like that. I know people who are only 1/4 Black and 1/4 Asian and look 100% white from kid to adults. Like Wentworth Miller, who I’m extremely attracted and was shocked to out his father was part African American. He looks 100% white from appearance.

For example child’s father half Asian and mother is white but his son look whiter than white. He looks like any typical nordic European from Scandinavia


1/4 Chinese kids blonde hair,blue eye kids and look nothing nothing, their parents are Princess Alexandra who is half Chinese and Prince Joachim of Denmark


He have blonde hair, blue eyes look like a pure white boy
1/4 Fillpino, also blonde hair , blue eyes.


VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 11:41 pm

I’ve never never seen a Japanese with caucasian features, I’m sure they exist but those have to be extremely rare cases like in Jimmy’s page case. I didn’t notice any Japanese like that when I was in Japan.

VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Alice, you could be right. I just wish I could see a video of him claiming he is only British and Irish but I couldn’t it anywhere. And I remember the part his mother being 1/4 Chinese was on wikipedia including in the Imbd before. But now it seems it’s not there so maybe he is just an odd looking person.

IT IS THIS PICTURE….. that makes me think he may a Chinese connection. he took a picture the Chinese locals and holding a Mao Zedong Chinese passport of some sort


Alice June 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm

“On the web there are several rumours about an alleged Chinese ancestry through a grandmother. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.”

There is no substance to that rumour of Chinese ancestry. He has no Chinese ancestry.

andrew June 30, 2015 at 6:57 am

it’s just an Internet rumour like many others you can find in this site. I read this post made by a LZ fan in a forum:


“Somewhere in my house I have an interview with Page, via the old ZOSO fanzine, in which he’s in Japan & doing a press conference with the local press promoting the first Zeppelin box set & one of the interviewers asked Page, to paraphrase, “It’s rumored that you have Japanese ancestry, is this true?” to which Page replied, to paraphrase, “I’ve heard that before but no, but it seems there must be something that goes well with myself & the Japanese.”


It is apparently an internet rumor that started when some guy typed a message to another guy on this site called allexperts.com. Here’s the link:


just two random guys opinions used as a source in wikipedia. From wikipedia it spread ALL over the net before being removed.

Alice July 1, 2015 at 1:23 am

Thanks for all that background Andrew. It is interesting how these things get started :).

andrew June 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm
VeronicaBale July 3, 2015 at 1:02 am

Could it be possible that one his great grandparent was Chinese? the Chinese were in England since 1805 and many of the Chinese adopted full British name like a Chinese seaman who was called John Anthony.


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