Pete Wentz

by ethnic on August 30, 2008

Birth Name: Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III

Place of Birth: Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 5, 1979

Ethnicity:
*German, English (father)
*Afro-Jamaican (mother)

Pete Wentz is an American musician. He is a bassist, primary lyricist, and backing vocalist for the band Fall Out Boy. Patrick Stump is also a member of the band.

Pete’s father is white and Pete’s mother is black. Pete’s father is of German and English descent. Pete’s maternal great-grandparents were all black Jamaican immigrants. A picture of Pete with his parents can be seen here. A picture of Pete, along with Pete’s mother, and Vice President (then-Senator) Joe Biden, can be seen here.

Pete has two children, one with his partner, Meagan Camper, and one with his former wife, singer, songwriter, and actress Ashlee Simpson.

Pete’s paternal grandfather was Roy Albert Wentz (the son of Roy Albert Wentz and Mina L. Regnold). Pete’s grandfather Roy was of German and English descent.

Pete’s paternal grandmother was Phyllis Norbury (the daughter of Frank Garm Norbury and Mary Elson Barnes). Phyllis was of mostly English, as well some German, ancestry. Frank was the son of Frank Parsons Norbury and Mary Garm. Pete’s great-grandmother Mary Elson was the daughter of Charles Albert Barnes and Madge G. Martin.

Pete’s maternal grandfather is Arthur Winston Lewis (the son of Arthur Shirley Lewis and Marion Coote). Pete’s grandfather Arthur served as the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone, from 1983 to 1986. Pete’s grandfather Arthur was born in New York, to black Jamaican parents.

Pete’s maternal grandmother is Dolores Laura Kirlew (the daughter of Harold Aubrey Kirlew and Laura Shields). Dolores was born in New York, to black Jamaican parents.

Pete’s grandfather Arthur is a cousin of General Colin Powell (likely through his Coote line).

Sources: Pete mentions that his mother is of Jamaican ancestry – http://www.altpress.com

Pete’s paternal grandfather, Roy Albert Wentz, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Pete’s paternal grandmother, Phyllis Norbury, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Pete’s maternal grandfather, Arthur Winston Lewis, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Arthur Winston Lewis on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Pete’s maternal grandmother, Dolores Laura Kirlew, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Pete’s maternal step-grandmother, Frances Anne (Leary) Lewis – http://www.washingtonpost.com

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

lelo4 October 15, 2015 at 6:07 pm

wow, but remember even afro-jamaicans are like 20% european, so hes not a proper mulatto

follers September 4, 2015 at 2:58 pm

It’s official: Pete Wentz’ maternal grandparents are both black.

No “Hawaiian” as rumored.

cwm85 September 4, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Do you have pics of his mother and his grandparents?

follers September 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm
cwm85 September 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm

His mom looks heavily mixed besides African. No wonder he looks all white. His mom probably is 50-50 or less african descent.

neiltennant October 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

yes her mother looks indeed half white half black

andrew October 15, 2017 at 10:44 am

Yes, sometimes you can say something right. It would be more reasonable to write “his mother has Black African and likely other ancestry” but it seems that it doesn’t count.

neiltennant August 2, 2015 at 11:01 am

when he was asked about his ethnicity he was silent at the beginning of their career

but i think it was the foil a adieux era when he talked for the first time about his african mom ?? !

rock music and african americans (even it has been mixed people) is such a problem for the most

even alternative rock……… Lenny Kravitz was one of the first guys of african american descent whose songs had been played by KROQ which was always open for alternative acts

cwm85 August 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Lenny Kravitz is mixed. He isn’t just African-American but Jewish European too. There’s a few mixed people in rock… but they aren’t big time famous acts. Rock music today is assumed to be for white audience’s. Its interesting because but in high school I was rocking out to alternative rock and metal rock and black classmates weren’t really into it. So I befriended a lot of Caucasians because of it. At 17 was in a local band playing guitar and was the only person in the band of African-American, native American descent. Plus European descent. It was cool. I was also the only person of color my guitar instructor taught…

Jello November 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Slash is mixed and he is very famous.

cwm85 August 2, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Fefe dobson is mixed and rock/pop musician very good but African-American americas don’t claim her because it isn’t r and b or rap or gospel. There used to be so many African-Americans in rock and into back in the day before 1970s and rap.

fuzzybear44 September 17, 2015 at 11:35 pm

@cwm85

Quote:
(Fefe dobson is mixed and rock/pop musician very good but African-American americas don’t claim her because it isn’t r and b or rap or gospel.)

How are you going to speak for the African American people, and what kind of music they listen to. You admitted to hanging out with mostly white kids. therefore, you have no idea what AA kids may listen to when you’re not around. The kids around here listen to as much techno music as they do rap. George strait is my favorite country singer.Crystal kay is one of my favorites singers. Also although the Korean pop group T-ara changes members every 5 days, I still like them ,and I don’t even understand them

cwm85 September 18, 2015 at 8:08 am

Whatever fuzzybear I went by my experience and what I’ve heard people listen too. I will say more Caucasian young people listen to rap these days. Are you going to reply and troll my every comment on comments on people who have some African descent? Are you obsessed with me? Are you gay?

fuzzybear44 September 19, 2015 at 1:08 am

@CWM

Quote:
( Are you going to reply and troll my every comment on comments on people who have some African descent? )

The thing is, until I saw your earlier comments, I was going to leave you alone. HOWEVER

Now you mean troll as in the way you do Midori
? How you follow her to different pages, and accuse anyone you disagree with as being her Alias. Or perhaps how you were Stalking Neiltennant from page to page asking gender information. Which I find odd seeing how you didn’t like it

Quote:
( Are you obsessed with me? )

You’re not Mariah Carey, so no

Quote:
(Are you gay?)

You’re the one going to Matt Lanter page saying how Handsome he is. To josh hutcherson page saying ( He’s a cutie pie). and how you think Kendall Schmidt is Hunky

So if anyone’s GAY around here, it’s you

cwm85 September 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Fuzzybear44 Get a life. Stop trolling me or replying to my comments. I have the right to make estimates to make my own opinion. You just are an ass who have no life and are obviously obsessed with all of my comments to whomever or about every celebrity and quoting things. Are you a creepy old man or something? I’ve read other comments of you just seem to try to argue with anyone who disagrees with you. Anyway I’m done with your pathetic, creepy ass. The mods really need to clean up this site. Lot of sick people on here.

fuzzybear44 September 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm

@cwm85

Quote:
( Get a life. Stop trolling me or replying to my comments)

You get a life, you keep commenting to me.

Quote:
(You just are an ass who have no life and are obviously obsessed with all of my comments to whomever or about every celebrity and quoting things. )

You’re just some ass wipe, coming on here an attacking anyone who doesn’t agree with you. showing constantly that you know nothing about ethnicity , history , other people culture or mixed people in general. also constantly going on and on, about your ethnic break down, whether people want to know it or not.

Quote:
(quoting things.)

The only thing I’m quoting, are your dumbass contradicting comments back to you.

Quote
(Are you a creepy old man or something? )

Are you that 22 year old that lives in his dads basement? The one that stands in the window ,and watches the little girls go by to school.

Quote;
( I’ve read other comments of you just seem to try to argue with anyone who disagrees with you.)

I’ve read your comments, and I’m not doing anything different than what you’re doing. So you can take you head and stick it up your two shaded ASS. Oh wait, I mean three shaded ASS, I keep forgetting about that 6% native ancestry

cwm85 September 20, 2015 at 3:32 pm

You’re pathetic man. You seem like a real miserable troll. Go play in traffic.

cwm85 August 2, 2015 at 4:08 am

His mom looks mixed. He favors her a lot.

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm

i think he looks more like his mom. http://i39.tinypic.com/211njbq.jpg

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