John Lennon

by Lil Vacha on April 24, 2010

Birth Name: John Winston Lennon

Date of Birth: 9 October, 1940

Place of Birth: Liverpool South, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 8 December, 1980

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish, Welsh, 1/8th English

John Lennon was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and composer. He was a member of the band The Beatles, along with George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.

John was the son of Julia Elizabeth (Stanley) and Alfred Lennon. John was married to Japanese artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist Yoko Ono, until his death. He had a son, musician and composer Sean Lennon, with Yoko, and a son, musician and photographer Julian Lennon, with his former wife, Cynthia (Powell).

John’s paternal grandfather was John Lennon (the son of James Lennon and Jane McConville). John’s grandfather John was born in County Down, Ireland. James was the son of Patrick Lennon and Elizabeth. Jane was the daughter of James McConville and Bridget Tuohy.

John’s paternal grandmother was Mary “Polly” Maguire (the daughter of James Maguire). Mary was born in Liverpool, likely also of Irish ancestry.

John’s maternal grandfather was George Ernest Stanley (the son of William Henry Stanley and Eliza Jane Gildea). William was English, born in Birmingham, England; his own father, William Henry Stanley, was an English immigrant to Australia, and his own mother, Susannah Sarah New, was born in Australia, to English parents. Eliza was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, the daughter of Charles Gildea and Ann Rogers.

John’s maternal grandmother was Annie Jane Millward (the daughter of John Dumbry Millward and Mary Elizabeth Morris). Annie was born in Chester, England, to Welsh parents. John was the son of Thomas Millward and Jane Williams. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of William Morris and Ann Roberts.

Sources: Genealogies of John Lennon –

Family history of John Lennon –

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Manila January 2, 2018 at 6:37 am

Bridget’s maiden surname is Tuohy.

neiltennant July 8, 2017 at 2:58 am

people with that look and especially eyes are not uncommon in russia


it is possible that one of his ancestors had russian roots
WLADIMIR PUTIN has blue eyes but his eyes are special and give a hint about mongol roots

madman April 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

1. John’s grandfather John was born in County Down, not County Fermanagh.
2. Mary Maguire probably also has Irish ancestry, since the surname Maguire usually is Irish.
3. William Henry Stanley’s mother was born in Australia to English parents, and his father was an English immigrant to Australia.
4. Both Annie’s parents were Welsh.

A more complete genealogy from RootsWeb –

Manila December 7, 2015 at 1:11 am

Mary “Polly” Maguire was the daughter of John “Jack” Maguire.

John Millward -> John Dumbry Millward and Mary Elizabeth Morris

William Henry Stanley was English

Additional source: Genealogy of John Lennon –

andrew July 6, 2015 at 9:20 am

an interesting article about John’s family

andrew June 9, 2015 at 6:17 am

nice photo

M-oneill-14 January 30, 2015 at 7:11 pm

This is obviously why he support civil rights for the Catholics in Northern Ireland, he had ancestry there. He used to be involved in the protests in the 70s.

andrew August 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

nice one follers. I read Paul McCartney has Manx ancestry, is it true?

follers August 31, 2014 at 11:13 pm
christian March 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

he looks very european and white

but his eyes are really strange, like he had some asian in him

its very strange but there are europeans in germany or ireland + britain who have at least 7 generations of white descent but also asian eyes

Ludwika February 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

having kind of small eyes doesn`t make someone Asian. Epicanthal eyelid can be seen in some ppl of Russia that do have mongoloid ancestry besides other typical Asian features(flat noses, cheekbone structure etc). Lennon was 100% celt ( his half sister Julia has said so ) his dad`s side Irish and his mum`s Welsh

Vince A. September 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Could you go into a little more detail on John Lennon? After all he was the founding member and leader of the most famous and successful pop/rock group ever. Paul McCartney at least has a bio and photo.


andrew August 30, 2014 at 7:52 am

follers you should re-edit both Lennon-McCartney profiles, there’s a lot of material, and obviously manage to find a pic for John!

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