Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

Morgan in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Piers Stefan O’Meara

Place of Birth: Surrey South Western, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 March, 1965

*father – Irish
*mother – Irish, Scottish, English, 1/16th Portuguese

Piers Morgan is a British television personality and journalist. He was the editor of News of the World (1994-1995) and Daily Mirror (1995-2004). He was the host of the show Piers Morgan Live from 2011 to 2014, and was also a judge on the television shows Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent.

Piers’ father, Vincent Eamonn O’Meara, was Irish, from County Offaly, Ireland, and died during his early childhood. His mother has Irish, Scottish, English, and one sixteenth Portuguese, ancestry. His stepfather was Welsh pub owner Glynne Pughe-Morgan. Piers is married to journalist, novelist, and critic Celia Walden. He has three children with his former wife Marion Shalloe; and a daughter with Celia.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Good Morning Britain (2017) stated that Piers’ genetic ancestry is:

*91% Irish/Scottish/Welsh
*6.5% Eastern Europe
*1.6% West Asia
*0.8% Middle East

Piers’ paternal grandfather was named John O’Meara.

Piers’ paternal grandmother was Kathleen Canning (the daughter of Michael Canning and Matilda Cannon). Matilda was the daughter of John Cannon and Anne Hickey.

Piers’ maternal grandfather was Matthew Dudgeon Oliver (the son of John Dudgeon Oliver and Grace Georgina de Caville). Matthew was born in Battle, Sussex. John was born in Yangtze River, Tientsin, China, and had Irish and Scottish ancestry; he was the son of Charles Henry Oliver, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, and of Helen Nellie Findlay Dudgeon, who was born in Peking, China. Piers’ great-grandmother Grace was born in St Margaret, Westminster, London.

Piers’ maternal grandmother was Edith Margot Cantopher (the daughter of William Joseph Cantopher and Edith Mary Keily). Piers’ grandmother Edith was born in Battle, Sussex. William was born in Ahmednagar, Deccan, India, the son of Bernard William Cantopher, who had English ancestry, and of Mariquita Engracia M. L. Guibara; Mariquita’s own father, Richard Leopold López Guibara, was born in Gibraltar, of Portuguese descent, and Mariquita’s own mother, Georgina Mary Lutenor, had English and Scottish ancestry. Piers’ great-grandmother Edith was born in Bombay, India, to parents of Irish descent; her father, Edward William Keily, was born in Bombay, and her mother, Helena Maria Bourke, was born on St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. The surname Cantopher may have a remote Belgian origin.

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Genealogy of Piers Morgan (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://website.lineone.net


Curious about ethnicity

8 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    If it helps Piers Morgan’s father was Vincent Eamonn O’Meara (1934-1966). He was the son of John O’Meara (1889-1938) and Kathleen Canning (1900). Kathleen was the daughter of Michael Canning and Matilda Cannon. Michael Canning was the son of John Cannon and Anne Hickey. Piers father died when Piers was about 11 months old.

  2. passingtime85 says:


    Not really a correction, just something that may be interesting to add to the profile. He had a DNA test done –


  3. MettaWorkPlease says:

    He’s just a troll nowadays

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