Craig David

David in 2006, image via David Adamson /

Birth Name: Craig Ashley David

Place of Birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1981

*African-Grenadian (father)
*English, Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Craig Davis is a British singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer.

He was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England. His father is a Black Grenadian and his mother is a caucasian British woman. His maternal grandfather was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and his maternal grandmother, who was of English ancestry, converted to Judaism. Craig has said that he considers himself Jewish.

Craig’s maternal grandfather was Reginald Loftus (the son of Harry J. Loftus and Anna/Annie Lubel/Luble). Reginald was born in Southampton. The Loftus surname was originally Lofshitz. Harry and Anna were Polish Jews, born in Bialystok. Harry was the son of Fanny. Anna was the daughter of Mendel Gerszowicz Lubel and Sarra Elka Rejzel.

Craig’s maternal grandmother is Lily H. Bostock (the daughter of Alfred Bostock and Alice A. Stone).

Source: Article about Craig’s background –


Curious about ethnicity

5 Responses

  1. tUMAGA says:

    interesting thing

    he is also 25 percent Jewish like me but while I’m pale he is black haha

    that makes me cry :-)

  2. neiltennant says:


    he is part Jewish and he is one of us :-)

    he is 25 percent Ashkenazi Jewish like me

  3. Bobatu says:

    He is Albanian for sure

  4. christian says:

    he looks like a typical Arab/Semitic
    I can definitely see the Jewish

  5. ? says:


    Shouldn’t it be
    (Black/African-)Grenadian, Jewish, and English?

    For those who don’t know, Grenada is a small island towards the southern end of the Lesser Antilles (which has roughly twice the population of Greenland.

    If there are any practicing Jews (left) in Grenada, it couldn’t be more than any person could easily count.

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