Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Date of Birth: 15 August, 1969
Ethnicity: Irish, small amount of English
Bernard Fanning is an Australian musician. He was the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Powderfinger. His father was John Cyril Fanning. His mother’s maiden surname was Moore.
Bernard is married to Andrea Moreno, who is Spanish. They have two children.
Bernard’s paternal grandfather was John Joseph “Jack” Fanning (the son of Joseph Fanning and Mary Carey). Jack was an Irish emigrant, from Clara, County Offaly. Bernard’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of John Fanning and Frances Pender/Prendergast. Mary was the daughter of Michael Carey and Maria Curtis.
Bernard’s paternal grandmother was Frances Mary “Dot” Lowth (the daughter of Thomas Lowth and Margaret Elizabeth Smith). Frances was born in Queensland. Thomas was an Irish emigrant, from Dublin, and was the son of Thomas Lowth and Frances Savage. Margaret was the daughter of an English emigrant, James Smith, of Kent, and of an Irish emigrant, Cecilia Moren, of County Cavan.
Sources: Genealogy of Bernard Fanning (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.myheritage.com
Marriage record of Bernard’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Fanning and Mary Carey – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie