Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

Williams in 2005, photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Robert Peter Williams

Place of Birth: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 13 February, 1974

Ethnicity: Irish, English, possibly Welsh

Robbie Williams is a British singer, songwriter, and entertainer. His career started as a dancer and singer with pop group Take That. He then launched a successful solo career. Other members of Take That have been Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, and Mark Owen.

Robbie is the son of Teresa/Theresa Jeanette “Jan” (Farrell) and comedian Peter “Conway” Williams. He is married to American actress Ayda Field, with whom he has four children.

Robbie’s paternal grandfather was named Phil Williams.

Robbie’s paternal grandmother was named Betty.

Robbie’s maternal grandfather was John Vincent “Jack” Farrell (the son of Martin Farrell and Mary Kelly). John was Irish, from Co. Kilkenny. Martin was the son of Sarah Phelan. Mary was the daughter of William Kelly and Bridget Healey.

Robbie’s maternal grandmother was Janetta Durber (the daughter of Thomas Durber and Janetta Martin). Robbie’s grandmother Janetta was born in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England. Thomas was the son of George Durber and Rosehannah Machin. Robbie’s great-grandmother Janetta was the daughter of Isaiah Martin and Clara Lawler.


Genealogy of Robbie Williams (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Family history of Robbie’s maternal grandfather, John Vincent “Jack” Farrell –


Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    his surname is Welsh, not English

  2. intheblood says:

    Robbie had an Irish grandfather Jack Farrell from Co. Kilkenny

  3. catherine ballas says:

    My orginal family name is williams and we come from whales . I wonder if Robbie has grandparents or great grandparents from there as I do. I believe we are related or I m related to Robbie williams from ansestors in whales. let me know. thanks

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