Lana Del Rey

lana del rey

Del Rey in 2012, image via kathclick/

Birth Name: Elizabeth Woolridge Grant

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 21, 1985

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, some Dutch, Irish, German, and Welsh

Lana Del Rey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, poet, music video director, and model.

Lana has Scottish, English, and some Dutch, Irish, German, and Welsh, ancestry. She has said, “…we have our Scottish crest at home, Grandpa does. Bob, and then there’s Davey and Jimmy and Robbie… The family roots are in Lanarkshire and I will definitely be visiting at some point…”

Lana’s paternal grandfather was Robert England Grant, Sr. (the son of Benjamin William Grant and Violet England Rowell). Robert was born in New York, and was an investment banker and venture capitalist. He worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co., and was a vice president for Plough, Inc and Textron. Benjamin was the son of David Stuart Grant, whose parents were Scottish, and of Mary Jane Nice. Violet was the daughter of Morse Rowell and Belle J. England.

Lana’s paternal grandmother is Cynthia Ann Kirk (the daughter of James Wickersham Kirk and Alice Elizabeth Woolridge/Wooldridge). Cynthia was born in Pennsylvania. James was the son of Albert DeWitt Kirk and Minnie Maude Wickersham. Alice was the daughter of Ashley E. Woolridge and Agnes Goodwin Dale.

Lana’s maternal grandfather was Donald Paul Hill (the son of Frank Hill and Marian/Marion Klepper). Donald was born in New York. Marian was the daughter of Barend Klepper, who was Dutch, and of Sarah Donnelly, who was Scottish.

Lana’s maternal grandmother was Madeline Patricia McClean (the daughter of Joseph McClean and Madeline Montgomery). Lana’s grandmother Madeline was born in New York.

Sources: Genealogy of Lana Del Rey –

Obituary of Lana’s paternal grandfather, Robert England Grant, Sr. –

Obituary of Lana’s maternal grandmother, Madeline Patricia (McClean) Hill –


Curious about ethnicity

13 Responses

  1. Obey says:

    She looks like a White Latina. Her last name also has in countries with Latinos like Portugal and Spain.

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