Liam Payne

Liam Payne – “I Am Bolt” World Premiere – Arrivals – Odeon Leicester Square – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Liam James Payne

Place of Birth: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 29 August, 1993

Ethnicity: English

Liam Payne is an English singer and songwriter. He is a member of the boy band One Direction, along with Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and, previously, Zayn Malik.

Liam is the son of Karen J. (Harris) and Geoffrey R. Payne. All of his great-grandfathers worked on the railways.

Liam has a son with his former partner, television personality, musician, singer, and dancer Cheryl.

Liam’s paternal grandfather is Kenneth E. Payne (the son of Thomas William Payne and Rosina Biddulph). Kenneth was born in Birmingham South, Warwickshire. Thomas was the son of Thomas Payne and Agness/Agnes Reed. Rosina was the daughter of Walter Biddulph and Mary Ann Hopkins/Botterill.

Liam’s paternal grandmother is June L. Duncan (the daughter of Albert E. Duncan and Lily E. Norton). June was born in Birmingham South, Warwickshire.

Liam’s maternal grandfather is Douglas Harris (the son of William Henry Harris and Alice Jones). Douglas was born in Birmingham South, Warwickshire. William was the son of Harry Harris.

Liam’s maternal grandmother is named Myra Taylor.

Sources: Notations on some of the ancestry of One Direction members –

Genealogy of Liam Payne –

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50 Replies to “Liam Payne”

  1. J.J. Is correct. Liam has Hazel Eyes. If you look at high quality pictures he has a distinct ring of olive green in his iris. It’s a muddier shade of green that you would see clearly in sunlight.

  2. My ancestry is mostly English Irish Scottish Welsh and Filipino a bit of a Mongrel most English people have English Irish Scottish and Welsh in them that is common mixture in England and also Wales English people are Mongrels.

  3. Most English people are mongrels they are a bit of everything Liam Payne is pure English he has no Irish Scottish and Welsh in him not even a drop some he is pure blooded English people are inbred but English people are Mongrels England has been invaded so many times English people have ancestry in other parts of the UK that makes English people Mongrels i’m a Mongrel Brit my ancestry is British and Filipino altogether my ancestry is English Irish Scottish and Welsh.

    1. You do know that every European coluntry has been invaded many times, the British isles is not different or exceptional. Obviously the countries that make up the UK have been intermingling for thousands of years (before they were countries.)

    1. correction; His eyes are hazel and hazel eyes are just a light brown!
      Hazel eyes are the most misunderstood eye color, true hazel eyes are eyes that are a light golden brown colour resembling that of a hazelnut (hence the word hazel), they can contain minimal green when observed in good lighting however green is by no means a requirement. There is a modern North American misconception that hazel eyes are any eye that’s green and brown or multi-coloured that appears to shift in colour (blue, grey or green with brown around the pupil) however this does not make sense due to a hazelnut not presenting any green, blue or grey whatsoever. In Europe (the origin of light eyes and hazelnuts) the true/original meaning is still used; hazel eyes = eyes that resemble the colour of a hazelnut.

  4. Sure he may be Jewish, but he said he’s uncircumcised. And Jews aren’t the only whites with dark eyes and full lips.

    Maybe he isn’t so out on his ethnicity/background fully so we don’t know yet.

    Clooney, Connery and Rowan Atkinson are darker than him and yet are purely British/Irish as the sources say. So if they’re ‘purely’ British, then I’m sure he is too – some Brits can have dark eyes and dark hair without being of other ancestries.

        1. I know there are British, non-Jewish, people, that are far darker than Liam Payne. My point is you can’t tell what Liam’s genealogy is by looking at Rowan Atkinson’s, unless they are related.

    1. No he is 100% English through and through he maybe have some Italian blood some English people have Italian blood the Romans were in Britain for nearly 400 years he could also have Irish blood and Welsh blood even though English people are mongrels there is still English people around that are pure English.

        1. it’s this false assumption that all English are ‘Anglo Saxons’ and hence must be blonde and also different from the darker Celtic peoples. Not all Saxons were blonde and many Englishmen, esp. in the west, will be descended from celtic peoples.

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