Billy Gibbons

2007 NCLR ALMA Awards - Arrivals

Gibbons in 2007, photo by

Birth Name: William Frederick Gibbons

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 16, 1949

*father – English
*mother – Irish, English, Scottish, distant Cornish

Billy Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He is lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band ZZ Top. Dusty Hill was also a member of the band.

Billy is the son of Lorraine Estelle (Duffy) and Frederick Royal Gibbons. He is married to Gilligan Stillwater.

His father was born in New York, to English parents.

Billy’s paternal grandfather was named William S. Gibbons.

Billy’s paternal grandmother was named Emma.

Billy’s maternal grandfather was Frank Joseph Duffy (the son of Peter D./A. Duffy and Jessie G. Matlock). Frank was born in Texas. Peter was born in Washington D.C., to Irish parents, his mother being named Mary. Jessie was born in Texas, to a father from either Missouri or Scotland, and a mother from either Louisiana or Missouri.

Billy’s maternal grandmother was Katherine Pearl Robinson (the daughter of Homer Frank Robinson and Sarah Carpenter Childs). Katherine was born in Tennessee. Homer was the son of George M. Robinson and E. Harriett Traywick. Sarah was the daughter of W. A. Childs and Mary Kathryn/Catherine.

Sources: Billy’s father on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Billy’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Billy’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Billy’s paternal grandparents, William S. Gibbons and Emma, on the 1900 U.S. Census –
William S. Gibbons and Emma on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Billy’s mother –

Billy’s maternal grandfather, Frank Joseph Duffy, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Billy’s maternal great-grandparents, Peter D./A. Duffy and Jessie G. Matlock, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Billy’s maternal great-grandfather, Peter D./A. Duffy, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    His father’s grave:
    I have no idea why it says on the page that he was married to some woman named Iris since he was 2, lol.

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