Billie Eilish

Eilish in 2017, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 2001

Ethnicity: Irish, English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Swiss-German, and German, 1/32 Belgian [Flemish]

Billie Eilish is an American singer, songwriter, and model. She is also known as Billie Eilish O’Connell.

Billie is the daughter of Maggie May Baird and Patrick O’Connell. Her parents both work in the entertainment industry. Her father is an actor and her mother is an actress and screenwriter, and both are musicians. Her older brother is actor and musician Finneas O’Connell.

The name Eilish is the Irish Gaelic variant of the name Elizabeth.

Her uncle, Brian Baird, is a politician, who was a Democratic, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington, from January 3, 1999 to January 3, 2011.

Billie’s paternal grandfather was James Bernard O’Connell (the son of William H. O’Connell and Catherine T. O’Connell). James was born in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, to Irish parents. He was a writer and editor. William was born in Lisbealad, County Cork, the son of William O’Connell and Margaret Holland. Catherine was the daughter of Denis/Dennis O’Connell and Margaret Murphy.

Billie’s paternal grandmother was Jean Stone (the daughter of Mead Wilmer Stone and Elise Charlotte “Lillie” Seemann/Seeman/Seamann). Jean was born on Staten Island, Richmond, New York, and was an author and editor. Mead was the son of Medad Elisha Stone and Emma Sterling Bones, who was born in LaFayette, Onondaga, New York. Lillie was the daughter of Frederick Carl Seemann, who was born in Zurich, Switzerland, to German parents, and of Elise Charlotte Garbe, whose parents were also German.

Billie’s maternal grandfather was William/Bill Norton Baird (the son of Collier Whittemore Baird and Dorothy Grace Norton). William was born in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, and was a town councilman and mayor of Fruita, Colorado. Collier was born in Brick Church, East Orange, Essex, the son of William Torrey Baird, whose paternal grandfather was from County Down, Ireland; and of Anne Meredith/Merideth Grant. He was a stock broker and statistician. Dorothy was born in Austin, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence A. Norton and Grace H. Bulckens, whose father was of Belgian [Flemish] origin, and whose mother was born in County Carlow, Ireland.

Billie’s maternal grandmother was Edith May Shaw (the daughter of Gilbert Henry Shaw and Edith May Wood). Billie’s grandmother Edith was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Gilbert was born in Hagersville, Haldimand, Ontario, the son of Consider Shaw and Martha Ann Duxbury. Billie’s great-grandmother Edith was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stephen Cox Wood, who was born in Selston, England, and of Bessie Alice Roof.


Genealogies of Billie Eilish –

Billie’s maternal grandfather, William Norton Baird, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Baptismal record of Billie’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Grace Norton –

17 Responses

  1. truegattaca says:

    Looks about right.

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