Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond

Good Morning America Taping - August 15, 2008 - Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond in Concert

The Osmonds in 2008, photo by prphotos

Birth Name:
*Donald Clark Osmond
*Olive Marie Osmond

Place of Birth: Ogden, Utah, U.S. (both)

Date of Birth:
*December 9, 1957 (Donny)
*October 13, 1959 (Marie)

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Scottish, one eighth Danish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Swiss-German, German, Dutch

Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond are American entertainers, singers, actors, dancers, authors, philanthropists, and talk show hosts. Marie is also a doll designer. They were members of family music group The Osmonds, along with siblings Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Jay Osmond, and Jimmy Osmond. They also starred together on the show Donny & Marie.

Donny and Marie are the children of Olive May (Davis) and George Virl Osmond. Donny is married to Debra Glenn, with whom he has five children. Marie is married to Stephen Lyle Craig. She has seven children with her former husband Brian Blosil; and a son with Stephen.

Donny and Marie’s paternal grandfather was Rulon “Roland” Osmond (the son of George Osmond IV and Christiana Lovinia/Lovina Amelia Jacobsen/Jacobson). Rulon was born in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming. George was born in Hackney, London, England, the son of George Osmond III and Nancy Ann Canham. Christiana was born in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, to Danish parents, Frederick Jacobsen, from Noreborn, Elling Sogen, Hjorring, and Elizabeth Pedersen/Pederson/Pedersdatter, from Mosen, Elling Sogen.

Donny and Marie’s paternal grandmother was Agnes/Agness LaVerna Van Noy/VanNoy (the daughter of Thomas Lorenzo Van Noy and Martha Tyresha Vail). Agnes was born in Thayne, Lincoln, Wyoming. Thomas was the son of William Thomas Van Noy and Agnes Birrell/Burrell, who was born in Barony, Glasgow, Scotland. Martha was the daughter of Isaac Hawk Vail and Tyresha Ann Beeler. Isaac’s maternal grandfather was Major General and war hero Joseph Bartholomew.

Donny and Marie’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Martin Davis (the son of Samuel Williams Davis and Mary Ann Martin). Thomas was born in Pleasantview, Oneida, Idaho. Samuel was born in Hyde Park, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, the son of Welsh parents, Thomas John Davis/Davies, who was born in Neath, Glamorganshire, and Elizabeth “Eliza” Williams, who was from Ystradgynlais, Powys. Mary Ann was born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, the daughter of Welsh parents, John Martin, from Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, and Anna/Hannah Jenkins, from Lantwit Vardre, Glamorganshire. John’s mother was born on Isle of Jersey.

Donny and Marie’s maternal grandmother was Vera Ann Nichols (the daughter of Benjamin Thomas Nichols and Olive Lovenia/Lovinia Booth). Vera was born in Almy, Uinta, Wyoming. Benjamin was born in Knightsville, Juab, Utah, the son of English parents, William Nichols, from Westerton, Durham, and Ellen White, from Bishop Middleham, Durham. Olive was born in Coalville, Summit, Utah, to English parents, John Booth, who was from Middleton, Lancashire, and Ann Lythgoe, who was born, in 1836, in West Leigh, Lancashire.

Sources: Genealogies of Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond –


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5 Responses

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    meant to say always rope

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    Donny had the nerve to repeat that black people can’t be priest in our church, because that’s the way God wants it. Nice how they all roped God into their lies. No Donny that’s the way your church wanted it. He couldn’t have been that brainwash

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