Birth Name: John Baldwin Gourley
Place of Birth: Willow, Alaska, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 12, 1981
Ethnicity: Scottish, English, Irish, Dutch
John Gourley is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of the rock band Portugal. The Man.
John is the son of Jennifer (Van Ingen) and John T. Gourley. His surname is Scottish. John’s mother has English, Irish, Dutch, and Scottish, ancestry.
John’s maternal grandfather was John Visger “Jack” Van Ingen (the son of John V. Van Ingen and Hazel H.). John’s great-grandfather John Van Ingen was the son of James William Van Ingen and Anna M. Clark, who was born in New York, to Irish parents.
John’s maternal grandmother was Jean Viola Malcolm (the daughter of Walter Norris Malcolm and Viola May Goodrich). Walter was the son of William Walter Malcolm and Helen Suits. John’s great-grandmother Viola was the daughter of Warren Henry Goodrich and Lida M. Messenger.
Sources: Obituary of John’s maternal grandfather, John Visger “Jack” Van Ingen – http://obits.syracuse.com
Obituary of John’s maternal grandmother, Jean Viola (Malcolm) Van Ingen – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of John’s maternal great-grandmother, Viola May Goodrich (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.comI366