Birth Name: Evan Griffith Dando
Place of Birth: Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 4, 1967
*father – Welsh, English, German, French Huguenot, Irish, Swiss-German
*mother – German, Swedish
Evan Dando is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the singer and guitarist of the rock band The Lemonheads.
Evan is the son of Susan, a model, and Jeffrey Dando. He has stated:
My family have a history of religion and addictions. My grandfather was a Jesus freak and an alcoholic. I never met him – nor did my mother, for that matter. I come from a weird demon spawn, a couple of weird Swedes and a Welsh person or something.
Evan’s paternal grandfather was William Albert Dando (the son of Albert James Dando and Anna W. Griffith). Albert’s father was Welsh. Anna was the daughter of William C. Griffith and Laura K. Walton.
Evan’s paternal grandmother was Margaret “Peg” Ellis (the daughter of Raymond Grant Ellis and Helen Alberta Trapier). Peg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Raymond was the son of George Wilson Ellis and Anna Mary Light. Helen was the daughter of William Shubrick/Whindam Trapier and Mary Ann Roberts, whose parents were English.
Evan’s maternal grandfather was Henry/Harry D. Schmedes (the son of George/Georg Walter Schmedes and Grace Clara Doscher). Henry was born in New York. Georg was born in New York, to German parents, John W. R. Schmedes and Barbara Koege. Grace was the daughter of Henry John Doscher and Bertha/Minnie Baker, who were born in New York, both of them to German parents.
Evan’s maternal grandmother was Hazel D. Johnson (the daughter of Adolph/Adolf Fredrick/Fredrik Johanson and Frida Paulina Johnson). Hazel was born in New York. Adolph was born in Värmland, Sweden, the son of Johan Magnus Henriksson and Kristina Stina Eriksdotter. Frida was born in Västra Götaland, Sweden, the daughter of Johan Johansson and Johanna Andersdotter.
Sources: Evan’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert James Dando, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Evan’s paternal great-grandfather, Anna W. Griffith – http://www.ourfamilygenealogies.com
Obituary of Evan’s paternal grandmother, Margaret “Peg” (Ellis) Dando- http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Evan’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Mary Light – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Evan’s maternal grandmother, Hazel D. (Johnson) Schmedes – http://www.legacy.com