Adam Lambert

Lambert in 2011, Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Adam Mitchel Lambert

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 29, 1982

*father – English, Norwegian, Irish, French, Danish, German
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Adam Lambert is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the runner-up on American Idol in 2009. Adam is a member of musical collaboration Queen + Adam Lambert, with Brian May and Roger Taylor.

Adam’s father has English, 3/32 Norwegian, 1/32 Danish, and a small amount of German, Irish, and French, ancestry. Adam’s mother is Jewish, of Romanian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. Adam was raised in the Jewish faith. He grew up mostly in San Diego, California.

Adam’s patrilineal line can be traced to Roger Lambert, who was born, c. the 1600s, in England.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Lloyd Milton Lambert, Jr. (the son of Lloyd Milton Lambert and Amelia Edelene Ramsey). Adam’s grandfather Lloyd was born in Washington. Adam’s great-grandfather Lloyd was the son of Lloyd Rutherford Lambert and Alice Amanda Johnson; Alice was the daughter of Adam Columbus Johnson, whose father was Norwegian and whose mother was Danish, and of Minnie Marie Anderson, who was born in Norway.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Ora Marie Spencer (the daughter of Herchel/Herschel Woodley Spencer and Ora Marie Moore). Adam’s grandmother Ora was born in Virginia. Herchel was the son of William W. Spencer and Lucy H. Adam’s great-grandmother Ora was the daughter of William Edward Moore and Mary Lucy Smith.

Adam’s maternal grandmother was named Annette.

Sources: Genealogies of Adam Lambert (focusing on his father’s side) –

Adam’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Adam Columbus Johnson and Minnie Marie Anderson, on the 1910 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

28 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    not sure Lambert is a German surname. Christopher Lambert for what I know is French, also I’ve heard a Scottish footballer, now coach, named Paul Lambert.

  2. alecx says:

    Adam just twitted this: “Galliano: BRILLIANT designer screwed up and said offensive things.When can we forgive him and move on? LOVE his clothes. And I’m a born Jew!”

  3. ana says:

    I have a german friend from germany he has blond hair and blue eyes very fair skin and his grandmother is west african his mother is half german and his father is german

  4. kate says:

    He was a red head as a child I saw it on E!

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