Place of Birth: Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: September 21, 1986
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, singer, songwriter, and dancer. She is known for her albums “Shatter Me” and “Brave Enough.”
Lindsey’s paternal grandfather was Douglas Miles Stirling (the son of James Stirling and Florence Violette Miles). Douglas was born in Utah. James was the son of Scottish parents, James Stirling and Catherine McKillop Young. Florence was the son of an American father, William Hart Miles, who was of English descent, and of English mother, Jane Fox Stevenson.
Lindsey’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Fotheringham (the daughter of Stephen Hales Fotheringham and Elizabeth Goddard Woodbury). Ruth was born in Utah. Stephen was the son of Scottish parents, William Fotheringham and Elizabeth Hardy. Elizabeth was the daughter of an American father, Orin Nelson Woodbury, who was of English descent, and of an English mother, Frances G. Goddard.
Lindsey’s maternal grandfather was Henry Hamblin Leigh (the son of Henry Webster Leigh and Elizabeth Hamblin). Lindsey’s grandfather Henry was born in Utah. Lindsey’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of a Welsh father, Henry Leigh, and of an American mother, Amy Elizabeth Webster, whose parents were English. Lindsey’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Francis Marion Hamblin, Jr., who was of English descent, and of Rose Anna Jane Brown, who was born to an American father of English descent, and to a mother from the Isle of Man. Lindsey’s great-grandfather Francis was the nephew of Jacob Hamblin, a prominent Mormon pioneer.
Lindsey’s maternal grandmother was Jean Jensen (the daughter of John Henry Jensen and Jennie Richards). Lindsey’s grandmother Jean was born in Utah. John was the son of Danish parents, Niels Andersen Jensen, from Rådved, Hansted, Skanderborg, and Else Marie Ebbesen, from Tolstrup, Herslev, Vejle. Lindsey’s great-grandmother Jennie was the daughter of a Welsh father, Thomas Richards, from Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, and an American mother, Jane Newberry Pendleton, who was of English descent.
Through her great-great-grandfather Orin Woodbury, Lindsey is a third cousin, once removed, of musician and singer Brandon Flowers.
Sources: Genealogy of Lindsey’s paternal grandfather, Douglas Miles Stirling – https://ancestors.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lindsey’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Fotheringham – https://ancestors.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lindsey’s maternal grandfather, Henry Hamblin Leigh – https://ancestors.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Lindsey’s maternal grandmother, Jean Jensen – https://ancestors.familysearch.org
Birth Name: Lindsey Madison Stirling
Her birth record lists no middle name.
Typical Mormon ancestry.