2006 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party

Dido in 2006, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong

Place of Birth: Kensington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 25 December, 1971

Ethnicity: Irish, English, as well as 1/16th German, possibly French

Dido is a British singer and songwriter.

She is the daughter of Clare, a poet, and William O’Malley Armstrong, a publisher, who was managing director of publishing house Sidgwick & Jackson. Her father was born in Peshawar, Pakistan, of Irish descent. Her mother, who is English, also has one eighth German, ancestry, and is said to have French roots, as well. Her brother is music producer Rollo Armstrong/Rollo. Dido has British and Irish citizenship.

Dido is married to Rohan Gavin, with whom she has a son.

Dido’s paternal grandfather was named Alfred Elliott Armstrong. Alfred was born in Northern Ireland.

Dido’s paternal grandmother was Maeve Josephine O’Malley (the daughter of Joseph O’Malley and Mary Ellen Tooher). Maeve was born in Limerick, Ireland.

Dido’s maternal grandfather was Bernard John Collins, an author.

Dido’s maternal grandmother was Grete Elisabeth Piehler (the daughter of Herman Augustine Piehler and Doris Marguerite Tynegate-Smith). Herman was born in London, England, the son of Hermann Piehler, who was German, from Berga, Saxony-Anhalt, and of Emily Marlow, who was English.

Sources: http://www.theguardian.com

Genealogy of Dido – http://www.geni.com


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4 Responses

  1. savanna says:

    Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong is her birth name.
    Her mother is Clare (Collins), of French ancestry and her father, William O’Malley Armstrong is Irish.
    Picture for Didor: http://www.prphotos.com/p/SGG-005974/dido-at-2006-clive-davis-pre-grammy-awards-party.html?&ps=6&x-start=4

    source for info: http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2001/may/20/features.magazine27

  2. Anonymous says:

    long ass name lol:)am i aloud to swear?

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