Birth Name: Diana Nicole DeGarmo
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 16, 1987
Ethnicity: English, Irish, remote French and Dutch, other
Diana DeGarmo is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She finished second on the third season of American Idol.
Diana is the daughter of Brenda Kay (Hall) Evans and Shelton W. DeGarmo. Her uncle is contemporary Christian music recording artist Eddie DeGarmo. Diana is married to singer, songwriter, and actor Ace Young.
Diana has been described as having Mexican ancestry, but she has clarified that she only has Mexican relatives by marriage.
Diana’s ancestry can be traced back to Pierre Villeroy de Garmeaux, who was born, c. 1641, in Brittany, France, and to his wife, Catrina/Caatje Van der Hayden, who was born, c. 1661, in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Diana’s paternal grandfather was Clifton Hamilton DeGarmo (the son of Edward J. DeGarmo and Josephine Muldrow). Clifton was born in Arkansas. Edward was born in Missouri, the son of Alfred DeGarmo and Sarah Elizabeth Given. Josephine was born in Missouri, the daughter of William Columbus Muldrow.
Diana’s paternal grandmother was Marguerite Lurina Allen (the daughter of Lewis Bethel Allen and McKimmie/McKimmil McDonald). Marguerite was born in Arkansas. Lewis was born in Arkansas, the son of William Alexander Allen and Delilah Elizabeth Crockett. McKimmie was born in Arkansas, the daughter of Henderson King McDonald and Lurina Frances Melton.
Diana’s maternal grandfather was named William “Bill” Hall. He is pictured here.
Sources: Genealogy of Diana DeGarmo (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Diana’s father – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Diana’s paternal grandmother, Marguerite Lurina Allen – https://www.familysearch.org
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