Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr Launches Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008

Starr in 2008, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Richard Starkey

Place of Birth: Liverpool South, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 7 July, 1940

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish and Irish

Ringo Starr is an English singer, songwriter, drummer, and actor. He was a member of the band The Beatles, along with George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. Ringo was a drummer for the band.

Ringo is the son of Elsie (Gleave) and Richard Starkey. He is married to American actress and model Barbara Bach. He has three children with his former wife, late hairdresser Maureen Starkey Tigrett.

Ringo’s paternal grandfather was named John Alfred/John George Parkin Starkey (the son of Henry Parkin Starkey and Annie).

Ringo’s paternal grandmother was Annie Bower (the daughter of Alfred Bower and Margaret Ellen Parr). Annie was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool. Alfred was the son of David Bower. Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Parr and Catherine Rodenhurst.

Ringo’s maternal grandfather was John Gleave (the son of William Gleave and Mary Kate Conroy). John was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool. William was the son of William Gleave. Mary Kate was the daughter of William Conroy, and may have had Irish ancestry.

Ringo’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Martha Johnson (the daughter of Andrew Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Cunningham). Catherine was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool. Andrew was born in the Shetland Isles, in Scotland, the son of Peter Johnson and Philadelphia Tait. Mary Elizabeth was from Ireland, the daughter of James Cunningham and Elizabeth.

Sources: Family histories of Ringo Starr – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Genealogies of Ringo Starr – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com


Finland-Swedish-Italian guy.

41 Responses

  1. AdamMartin says:

    He also certainly has Irish ethnicity through his grandmother Mary Kate Conroy,as that is an Irish surname.Cunningham can be Irish or Scottish,lots of them in Ireland.

  2. madman says:

    Andrew Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Cunningham were both English. Ringo Starr has no (documented) Irish or Scottish ancestry.

  3. slowdive says:

    He looks like Yasser Arafat.

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