Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton in 2011, DFree / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton

Place of Birth: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 7 January, 1985

*father – African-Grenadian
*mother – English, distant Jersey and Guernsey Channel Islander

Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver. He competes in Formula One, for Mercedes. In Formula One, he has won a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, and holds the records for the most wins, pole positions, and podium finishes.

He is the son of Carmen Brende (Larbalestier) and Anthony Hamilton. His father is of black Grenadian descent. His mother is a white English woman, whose own ancestry includes distant Channel Islander [Jersey and Guernsey]. Lewis wears the Grenada colors on his racing helmet. A picture of Lewis with his father can be seen here. Lewis is Catholic.

His paternal half-brother is professional racing driver Nicolas Hamilton.

Lewis’s maternal grandfather was Sidney Morris Larbalestier (the son of Eric Larbalestier and Kathleen Tanner). Sidney was born in Cardiff, Wales. Eric was the son of Philip Henry Larbalestier and Elizabeth Ann Morris. Kathleen was the daughter of Albert William Tanner and Jessie Riddler. Philip’s great-grandfather, Jean Larbalestier, was Channel Islander [Jersey, Guernsey], from Saint Helier, Jersey.

Lewis’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Annie Towers (the daughter of Herbert Edward Towers and Edith Rose Newman). Eileen was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England. Hebert was the son of William Towers and Elizabeth. Edith was the daughter of Samuel Rose and Fanny Newman.

Sources: Birth record of Lewis’s father – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Lewis’s maternal grandparents, Sidney Morris Larbalestier and Eileen Annie Towers – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Lewis’s maternal grandmother, Eileen Annie Towers – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Lewis’s maternal great-grandparents, Herbert Edward Towers and Edith Rose Newman – https://familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    No idea his mother has a French surname.

  2. Akwaba says:

    He is now Sir Lewis Hamilton

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