Zayn Malik

by ethnic on January 25, 2012

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Birth Name: Zain Javadd Malik

Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Date of Birth: 12 January, 1993

*Pakistani (father)
*English, some Irish (mother)

Zayn Malik is a British singer and songwriter, also credited simply as Zayn. He was previously a member of the boy band One Direction, along with Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson.

His father is Pakistani, and his mother is of English, and some Irish, descent. His father was born a Muslim and his mother converted to Islam; Zayn was raised Muslim.

On his mother’s side, Zayn is the grandson of Walter Brannan (the son of Thomas Brannan and Florence Lauretta Boldy) and Jean Ruberry (the daughter of Cyril Ruberry and Hilda Bairstow). Cyril was the son of John William Rubery and Lily Bromley.

Sources: Genealogy of Zayn Malik (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Birth record of Zayn’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence Lauretta Boldy –

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