Birth Name: Elena Jane Goulding
Place of Birth: Hereford, Herefordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 30 December, 1986
Ethnicity: English, small amount of Welsh
Ellie Goulding is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her songs include “Lights,” “Anything Could Happen,” “Burn,” “Love Me like You Do,” “On My Mind,” “Close To Me,” “Sixteen,” “Hate Me,” “Easy Lover,” “Miracle,” and covers of “Your Song” and “River.”
Ellie is the daughter of Tracey and Arthur E. J. Goulding, a funeral director. She was raised in Lyonshall, a small village, in Herefordshire. She is married to art dealer Caspar Jopling, with whom she has one child.
Ellie has been incorrectly described as being Jewish on several websites; she is not of Jewish ancestry.
Ellie’s paternal grandfather was Charles Raymond “Ray” Goulding (the son of John Charles Goulding and Lucy Trigg). Ellie’s grandfather Charles was born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, and was a newspaper editor. John was the son of Joshua Goulding and Adeliza Imm. Lucy was the daughter of David Trigg and Sarah Ann Acton.
Ellie’s paternal grandmother was Doris Jean Evans (the daughter of Arthur Samuel Evans and Emily Farr). Doris was born in Bromyard, Herefordshire, England. Emily was the daughter of James Farr and Emily Pritchard, who was Welsh.
Ellie’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Clark.
Sources: Genealogy of Ellie Goulding (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Ellie’s paternal grandfather, Charles Raymond “Ray” Goulding – https://www.herefordtimes.com