Birth Name: Jade Amelia Thirlwall
Place of Birth: South Shields, Durham, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 26 December, 1992
Ethnicity: English, three eights Arab [Egyptian, Yemeni], small amount of Scottish
Her father has English ancestry. Her mother is of Egyptian, Yemeni, and one quarter English/Scottish, descent. A picture of Jade and her mother can be seen here.
Jade’s paternal grandfather is named William A. Thirlwall.
Jade’s paternal grandmother was named Pamela Winspear.
Jade’s maternal grandfather is named Mohammid Badwi. Mohammid was born in Yemen, and worked as a firefighter and at the docks in England.
Jade’s maternal grandmother was Amelia Aziz (the daughter of Abdul Aziz and Isabella MacKay Alder). Amelia was born in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England. Abdul was born in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of Mohamed Aziz. Isabella was born in South Shields, the daughter of William Alder and Frances Ann Hoy, and was of English and Scottish descent.
Sources: Family history of Jade Thirlwall – http://www.allaboutlittlemix.com
Jade speaks of her background – http://gulfnews.com