Roxanne Emery

Place of Birth: Southampton, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 October, 1984

Ethnicity: English, Welsh, one quarter Yugoslavian/Italian, distant Bengali Indian, remote French Huguenot

Roxanne Emery, also known as RØRY, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. Her music has been used in TV shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Hollyoaks, and Cougar Town.

Her mother, Linda, died of cancer when Roxanne was 22 years old. Her brother is DJ and music producer Gareth Emery. She grew up in Southampton, England.

Roxanne’s maternal grandfather was Constantine Natalis J. P. Fettel (the son of Pierre Fettel and Evelina Rossi). Constantine was born in Turkey, and had Yugoslav ancestry. Evelina likely was the daughter of Angelo Rossi and Kristina, who were Italians living in Slovenia.

Roxanne’s maternal grandmother was Ena/Eva E. Argyle (the daughter of Leonard Argyle and Evelyn Mary Olivier). Evelyn was born in Mumbai, India, the daughter of Col. Henry Dacres Olivier, who was born in Potterne, Wiltshire, England; and of Florence Gwendoline Paris Hunter, whose family lived in Bengal for generations. Through her Olivier line, Roxanne is a first cousin, three times removed, of actor and director Laurence Olivier. Her great-uncle was civil servant Sydney Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier. Her ancestor Chunder was Indian.

Sources: Genealogy of Evelyn’s maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Mary Olivier – http://genealogy.links.org

Genealogies of Roxanne’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Col. Henry Dacres Olivier – https://www.wikitree.com
https://www.geni.com

6 Responses

  1. aceqa says:

    Constantine’s parents were Pierre Fettel and Evelina Rossi. Evelina was likely the daughter of Angelo and Kristina, who were Italians living in Slovenia.

  2. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    Change Indian to Bengali, since Chunder would’ve been Bengali if they were from Bengal.

  3. aceqa says:

    Ena Argyle’s parents were Leonard Argyle and Evelyn Mary Olivier. Evelyn was born in Mumbai, India, with his maternal family having lived in Bengal for generations. Her ancestor Chunder was likely an ethnic Indian. Ena’s great uncle was Sydney Olivier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Olivier,_1st_Baron_Olivier) and through his parents she had French ancestors.

  4. aceqa says:

    Gareth Emery is Welsh

  5. aceqa says:

    her grandfather, Constantine Fettel, was born in Turkey in 1924 and was an ethnic Yugoslav

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