Brendon Urie

Brendon Urie ethnicity

Urie in 2008, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Brendon Boyd Urie

Place of Birth: St. George, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 12, 1987

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, approximately 3/32 Native Hawaiian, some German, 1/16th Portuguese, 1/16th Welsh, 1/32 Danish

Brendon Urie is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of the band Panic! at the Disco.

Brendon is the son of Grace and Boyd Urie. He was raised in an LDS (Mormon) family. He is married to Sarah Orzechowski.

Brendon’s maternal grandmother is of one quarter Portuguese and approximately three eighths Native Hawaiian, ancestry, with the rest English. The rest of Brendon’s ancestry is English, Scottish, Irish, German, 1/16th Welsh, and 1/32 Danish. Urie is a Scottish surname.

Brendon’s paternal grandfather is Richard Urie (the son of Thomas Roy Urie and Winifred Jemona Parry). Thomas was the son of Thomas Urie and Catherine Keturah Tidswell Gower, and was of half English, one quarter Irish, and one quarter Scottish, descent. Winifred’s father was Welsh and her mother was English.

Brandon’s paternal grandmother is Fern Lorraine Dalley (the daughter of Ronald Jones Dalley and Margery Mutch Hiskey). Ronald was the son of Nielson Bertelsen Dalley and Mary Crosby Jones, and was of three quarters English and one quarter Danish descent. Margery’s mother was English, and her father was descended from a German immigrant, likely named Hisgen.

Brandon’s maternal grandfather is Luther Christopher Tucker, Jr. (the son of Luther Christopher Tucker, Sr. and Grace Maxine Spears). Brandon’s great-grandfather Luther was the son of Marion Luther Tucker and Effie G. Kyle. Grace was the daughter of Daniel Curtis Spears and Lilla Ethel.

Brendon’s maternal grandmother is Emmanell Nani Vieira (the daughter of Robert Thomas Vieira and Queenie Evelyn Nani Rice). Robert’s father, Caesar McVeigh Vieira, Sr., was of Portuguese descent. Robert’s mother, Emma Victoria Alapa’i Saffery, was of English and Native Hawaiian descent. Queenie was the daughter of James Kenneth Rice and Nellie Kamana, and also had English and Native Hawaiian ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Brendon’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Roy Urie –

Genealogy of Brendon’s paternal great-grandfather, Ronald Jones Dalley –

Genealogy of Brendon Urie (focusing on his mother’s side) –


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2 Responses

  1. celebfan says:

    I noticed the surnames of his paternal great grandmothers and looked up their surnames on, as I’d never heard them before. Parry is a Welsh surname, while Hiskey is Irish.

  2. xoxo says:

    He looks part Mexican to me, or some sort of Hispanic.

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