Birth Name: Vincent Neil Wharton
Place of Birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: February 8, 1961
*Mexican, European (mother)
Vince is the son of Shirley Ortiz and Clois Odell “Odie” Wharton. His father has English ancestry. His mother is of half Mexican descent. Vince has said that his father was of half Native American descent. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Vince’s paternal grandfather was Ervin Daniel Wharton (the son of Samuel Stewart Wharton and Idora Gray). Samuel was the son of Robert Daniel Wharton, who was born in Lancashire, England, and of Mary Jane Grigg. Idora was the daughter of Luther Daniel Gray and Lou Ann Lain.
Vince’s paternal grandmother was Katie Louella Carroll (the daughter of George F. Carroll and Hattie Pardin).
Vince’s maternal grandmother’s maiden name was “Ortiz”.
Sources: Genealogy of Vince Neil (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Vince’s birth record – https://familysearch.org
Vince’s parents’ marriage record – https://familysearch.org
Vince’s father’s birth record – https://familysearch.org
Vince’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Vince’s paternal grandmother, Katie Louella Carroll, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org