Liam Payne

by ethnic on January 29, 2012

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 –

Liam Payne

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neiltennant December 9, 2017 at 12:13 pm

is he the one who fucks cheryl cole ?

madman September 26, 2016 at 12:40 am

“Duncan” most likely traces back to Scotland.

phaedra April 30, 2016 at 1:16 am

He’s a typical looking Brit. I see more Slavic people and European Jews with that look though (Serbs, Croats).

neiltennant December 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

+ 1

he could easily pass for romanian jew

cocolee February 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm

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.

Ajaxfan January 11, 2016 at 6:13 am

What happened to his hair?

neiltennant July 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

he is cute

hmm interesting i had a schoolmate called RASHID and he looked nearly the same

and he was a moroccan

andrew July 22, 2015 at 3:19 am

all Moroccans I know don’t look like that, perhaps your mate had one European parent

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Andrew, there are “European looking” North Africans. Berbers for instance.

andrew February 4, 2016 at 5:36 am

he doesn’t look Moroccan in the slightest.

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:51 am

Bad picture.

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 4:56 am

I think he looks rather cute.

Every picture is a bad one for you guys…Lol

roman2886 March 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm

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.

roman2886 March 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

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.

stonelord July 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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.)

picnic December 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

he tweeted this picture today and it´s winter but yeh he looks british, why no?

picnic December 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm
scott December 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

look at the pic I posted he just looks english there.

In some pics he looks exotic but maybe he uses tanning beds? sadly thats quite common among english men, but thats just part of life in the metrosexual 21st century aint it?

picnic December 26, 2013 at 2:43 am

Now I see.
Sometimes he looks brunette
Sometimes he looks blonde
Yes this is the same person. But maybe it’s just lighting.

andrew December 26, 2013 at 6:46 am

he was blond in childhood as any English kid

neiltennant January 1, 2017 at 5:20 am

HE does look mediterianian on that picture

johnie December 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

Typical Jewish look.

neiltennant December 9, 2017 at 12:13 pm
indo December 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm

correction; his eyes are light brown.and i thought he was british?

follers December 19, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Where does it say he isn’t British?

notional December 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm

wow ur smert

J.J. December 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

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.

misscheergirly July 9, 2014 at 5:30 am

If hazel is just lightbrown, my eyes are green!

stonelord July 31, 2014 at 12:52 pm

And? Nearly half of native Britons do not have blue eyes, you know!!

follers September 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Liam Payne’s skin color seems to be getting progressively darker. He is pretty much at the Rafi Gavron level now.

andrew September 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

both look average to me (Gavron who?). In Northern Emisphere is still summer btw

follers September 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I don’t know what “average” means?

andrew September 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

average rich men with public life use to be tanned

scott December 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm
The Beautiful Ones January 7, 2014 at 11:49 am

so ur saying he’s turning into a black man? lol

J.J. September 16, 2013 at 9:13 am

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunette) I think it should be listed

andrew September 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm

do you copy and paste this? His eyes and hair are just brown, hazel eyes are different. Most of ppl u listed as hazel aren’t hazel eyed

theropod June 24, 2013 at 3:05 am

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.

follers June 24, 2013 at 3:08 am

“So if they’re ‘purely’ British, then I’m sure he is too”

That logic doesn’t work unless Connery and Atkinson are his parents.

theropod June 26, 2013 at 12:06 am

They are British, or should I say Brits with dark features.

Why wouldn’t it not work? I’m using people of HIS nationality.

follers June 26, 2013 at 12:17 am

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.

roman2886 March 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm

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.

Alice March 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

So are you saying that because he has more olive skin and brown eyes he has to have Irish or Welsh blood? He apparently is fully English.

stonelord July 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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.

gel January 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The guy looks typical English – brown eyes, brown hair.

me December 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Who is this little boy?looks Jewish

me December 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm

he looks like a girl too.

nnnnn December 17, 2012 at 1:18 am

What’s a compliment? “He looks like a girl”?

ethnic September 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

I know you got a thing for him. so here you are. lol

levangelista36 July 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Who is he?

Hey, he could be Jewish. Who knows?

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