Perrie Edwards

by ethnicitiies on March 22, 2014

Little Mix "DNA" CD Signing at Walmart in Piscataway - June 10, 2013

Birth Name: Perrie Louise Edwards

Place of Birth: South Shields, Durham, England

Date of Birth: July 10, 1993

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, possibly Welsh

Perrie Edwards is a British singer. She is a member of the British band Little Mix, alongside Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall.

Perrie has English, Scottish, Irish, and possibly Welsh, ancestry.

On her father’s side, Perrie is the granddaughter of John Charles Edwards (the son of Charles Edwards and Mary A. McCabe) and Margaret Henry. Mary was likely Irish.

On her mother’s side, Perrie is the granddaughter of Hugh Hogg and Nancy Gosling (the daughter of John Michael Gosling and Mary Elizabeth Patchett). Hugh was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Nancy was born in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England.

Source: Family background of Perrie Edwards –

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Manila February 3, 2016 at 6:05 am

Nancy was the daughter of John Michael Gosling and Mary Elizabeth Patchett.

Manila February 3, 2016 at 5:27 am

Perrie’s paternal grandparents are John Charles Edwards (the son of Charles Edwards and Mary A[nn] McCabe) and Margaret Henry.

I am not sure if Mary’s middle name is Ann and was an Irish immigrant, from Milltown, Dublin.

This is what I have got in the 1911 England and Wales Census:

NAME: Mary McCabe
AGE IN 1911: 11
GENDER: Female
BIRTH PLACE: Milltown, County Dublin, Ireland
COUNTRY: England
STREET ADDRESS: Halkers Buildings Eighton Banks Gateshead On Tine
PIECE: 30128
John McCabe 41
Emily McCabe 40
Mary McCabe 11
William McCabe 10
John McCabe 7

roman2886 March 31, 2015 at 5:14 pm

She looks Very Scottish she has a typical Scottish face she doesn’t look English or Welsh English people don’t much different too Irish people Scottish people and Welsh people Irish people Scottish people and Welsh people and have intermixing with English people for years you can’t tell them all apart only by accents by looks it would be a real guess Irish people Scottish people and Welsh people who didn’t mix with English people like English people they will have their own typical faces a typical English face is a Anglo Saxon face a typical face is of the British Isles is a Celtic face which is found in Wales not Ireland and Scotland the Celts of Wales came from Hallstatt Central Austria the Celts of Ireland and Scotland didn’t come from Hallstatt Central Austria the Angles Saxons and Jutes came from Schleswig-Holstein Northern Germany and Southern Denmark people in Northern England and East Anglia look similar too Northern Germans and Southern Danish.

BrittClarke91 December 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

That’s very cool. What was the site you found out this info? And her mom remarried to a man with the last name Duffy. Thanks for the info tho. I’m a huge fan of Little Mix and I have a slight obsession with finding out celebs backgrounds lol.

BrittClarke91 June 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I think she has Welsh in her too. Edwards is a Welsh surname. If I’m wrong then I apologise.

Nikki June 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

oh she is! her father, Alexander Edwards was born in England to a father born in wales to an welsh mother and a welsh father and alexander edwards’ mother was born in England and of scottish, english and welsh ancestry. perries mother Deborah Duffy is of scottish, welsh, irish, and english ancestry. Duffy is an irish surname

follers June 25, 2014 at 4:04 pm

What is your source for this information?

Nikki January 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm

I forgot. she said it in an interview. Ethnicelebs changed my submission LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO. Plus, i am the creator of this submission

follers January 30, 2015 at 10:56 pm

What is the interview?

roman2886 March 31, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Edwards is a both English and Welsh the Welsh stole the surname from the English like Johnson is both English and Scottish Reynolds is both English and Irish.

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