Robbie Williams

by ethnic on January 11, 2010

Robbie Williams

Birth Name: Robert Peter Williams

Place of Birth: Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 February, 1974

Ethnicity: Irish, English, possibly Welsh

Robbie Williams is a British singer, songwriter, and actor. His career started in 1990 as a dancer and singer with the pop group Take That, with Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, and Mark Owen. He then launched a successful solo career.

Robbie is the son of Teresa/Theresa Jeanette “Jan” (Farrell) and comedian Peter “Conway” Williams. He is married to American actress Ayda Field.

Robbie’s paternal grandparents are Phil Williams and Betty.

Robbie’s maternal grandfather was John Vincent “Jack” Farrell (the son of Martin Farrell and Mary Kelly). John was Irish, from Co. Kilkenny. Martin was the son of Sarah Phelan. Mary was the daughter of William Kelly and Bridget Healey.

Robbie’s maternal grandmother was Janetta Durber (the daughter of Thomas Durber and Janetta Martin). Robbie’s grandmother Janetta was born in Staffordshire, England. Thomas was the son of George Durber and Rosehannah Machin. Robbie’s great-grandmother Janetta was the daughter of Isaiah Martin and Clara Lawler.

Sources: Family history of Robbie’s maternal grandfather, John Vincent “Jack” Farrell –

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

savanna April 23, 2016 at 10:32 am
andrew January 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm
andrew January 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

his surname is Welsh, not English

Labtec September 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

‘Williams’ is just as much an English surname as it is Welsh.

andrew September 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

this site say Robbie has Welsh grandparents, one from the Bala area the other from Flintshire.

intheblood November 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Robbie had an Irish grandfather Jack Farrell from Co. Kilkenny

catherine ballas November 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

My orginal family name is williams and we come from whales . I wonder if Robbie has grandparents or great grandparents from there as I do. I believe we are related or I m related to Robbie williams from ansestors in whales. let me know. thanks

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