Simon Pegg

by follers on October 20, 2012

Birth Name: Simon John Beckingham

Place of Birth: Gloucester City, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 14 February, 1970

Ethnicity: English, distant Welsh

Simon Pegg is an English actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and singer.

Simon is the son of Gillian Rosemary (Smith) and John Henry Beckingham. His parents divorced when he was seven, and Simon took on the surname of his stepfather, Pegg.

Simon has a daughter with his wife, music industry publicist Maureen McCann.

Simon’s paternal grandfather was Frederick John Beckingham (the son of George Beckingham and Elizabeth Ann Mason). George was the son of Thomas Beckingham and Sarah Anne Hawkins. Elizabeth was the daughter of David Mason and Mary Ann.

Simon’s paternal grandmother was Irene Minnie Faulkner (the daughter of Charles Henry Faulkner and Florence May Bosley). Charles was the son of Thomas Faulkner and Mary Letitia Barnett. Florence was the daughter of George Charles Bosley and Eliza Emily Alder.

Simon’s maternal grandparents were Albert Edward Smith and Beatrice Emma Turner (the daughter of Frank Turner and Clara Jane Masters). Frank was the son of Thomas Turner and Hannah Vaughan. Clara was born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, the daughter of Edward Masters and Jemima Gigg. Clara was of mostly English ancestry.

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neiltennant June 28, 2016 at 4:17 am

he could easily pass for polish or russian

there are lots of slave genes in britain

AW April 16, 2016 at 9:05 pm

I’ve always thought that he looked like a lighter version of Michael Sheen, who is Welsh. No wonder why!

Man from Leblon October 29, 2015 at 8:07 pm

I like that – 1/16 Welsh…..if he is keeping track it is because he likes Wales :)

Free Wales!

visokozen November 25, 2014 at 9:07 am

He said that he was Scottish. But that may be just because he was playing scotty in star trek.

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