George Harrison

Harrison in 1974, photo by David Hume Kennerly [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Date of Birth: 25 February, 1943

Place of Birth: Liverpool South, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 29 November, 2001

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish, Manx [Isle of Man], and Welsh

George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He was a member of the band The Beatles, along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.

George was the son of Louise Anne and Harold Hargreaves Harrison. George was married to author and film producer Olivia Harrison, until his death. The couple have a son, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer Dhani Harrison.

George’s paternal grandfather was Henry Harrison (the son of Edward Harrison and Elizabeth Hargreaves). Henry was born in West Derby, Lancashire, England. Edward was the son of Robert Pettit Harrison and Jane Shepherd or Moat. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Hargreaves and Ann Holmes.

George’s paternal grandmother was Jane Thompson (the daughter of James Davidson Thompson and Annie Caley). Jane was born in Wavertree, Lancashire, England. James was born in Wigtown, Scotland, the son of Archibald Thompson, who had Scottish ancestry, and Jane Duff, who was born in Wigtonshire, Scotland, to Irish parents. Annie was born on the Isle of Man, the daughter of Jane Kneale.

George’s maternal grandfather was John French (the son of James Darby French and Ellen Whelan). John was born in Corah, Wexford, Ireland.

George’s maternal grandmother was Louise Woollam (the daughter of John Woollam and Jane Daniels). Louise was born in Crosby, West Derby, Lancashire, England. John was the son of Roger Woollam and Ann/Anne Swallow, who was born in Denbighshire, Wales.

Sources: Genealogies of George Harrison –

8 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    I suggest to add his son, musician Dhani Harrison into this site.

  2. Obey says:

    Brown eyes and dark hair, he does not look like an Englishman or a Scotsman, he seems to be from Southern Europe. My brother-in-law has the same face of him and is a descendant of Spanish.

  3. andrew says:

    he deserves it. So underrated.

  4. madman says:

    1. James Davidson Thompson was born in Wigtown, Scotland. His father had Scottish ancestry, and his maternal grandparents were both born in Ireland (I would guess of Ulster-Scots/Northern Irish descent).
    2. Annie Caley was born on the Isle of Man.
    3. John Woollam’s mother, Ann Swallow, was born in Denbighshire, Wales.

    Genealogy of George Harrison –

  5. savanna says:

    The members of The Beatles should have their pages linked together: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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