Birth Name: Grace Martine Tandon
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1998
Ethnicity: Punjabi Indian (paternal grandfather), German, English, Irish, possibly other
Daya is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her stage name, Daya, means “grace” in Hindi.
Daya’s paternal grandfather is Jagdish Singh “Jag” Tandon (the son of Mool C. Tandon and Vidya V. Somra). Jagdish was born in New Dehli, India.
Daya’s paternal grandmother is named Monika Dettmers. Monika was born in Poznań, Germany, in present-day Poland.
Daya’s maternal grandfather is Eugene G. Illig (the son of Cyril Augustine Illig and Cecelia Loretta Sharp). Cyril was the son of Henry Augustine Illig, who was of German descent, and of Anne/Anna Elizabeth Crouse. Cecelia was the daughter of Joseph Sharp and Elizabeth Fogle.
Daya’s maternal grandmother is named Bernice L.
Genealogies of Daya’s maternal great-grandparents, Cyril Augustine Illig and Cecelia Loretta Sharp – https://www.findagrave.com