Sean Lennon

sean lennon

Lennon in 2013, photo by Debby Wong/

Birth Name: Sean Taro Ono Lennon

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 9, 1975

*father – Irish, Welsh, English
*mother – Japanese

Sean Lennon is an American musician, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is also known as Tarō Ono (小野 太郎). He is a citizen of the U.S. and the U.K.

Sean is the son of musicians John Lennon and Yoko Ono. His father was British, with Irish, Welsh, and English, ancestry. His mother is Japanese. His half-siblings are musician and photographer Julian Lennon and Kyoko Cox.

Sean’s paternal grandfather was Alfred Lennon (the son of John Lennon and Mary “Polly” Maguire). Alfred was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. John was born in County Down, Ireland, the son of James Lennon and Jane McConville. Mary was born in Liverpool, likely also of Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of James Maguire.

Sean’s paternal grandmother was Julia Elizabeth Stanley (the daughter of George Ernest Stanley and Annie Jane Millward). Julia was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. George was the son of William Henry Stanley, whose father was an English immigrant to Australia, and whose mother was an Australian of English descent; and of Eliza Jane Gildea, who was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Sean’s great-grandmother Annie was born in Chester, Cheshire, England, to Welsh parents, John Dumbry Millward and Mary Elizabeth Morris, from Bridgend, Wales.

Sean’s maternal grandfather was Eisuke Ono (the son of Eijiro Ono and Tsuruko Saisho). Eisuke was born in Tokyo, Japan. Tsuruko was the daughter of Atsushi Saisho.

Sean’s maternal grandmother was named Isoko Yasuda (the daughter of Zensaburo Yasuda). Isoko was born in Tokyo, Japan. Zensaburo was the son of 安田 善次郎 Yasuda Zenjirō. Zensaburo was ennobled in 1915. 安田 善次郎 was an affiliate of the Yasuda clan and zaibatsu. His father Zenjirō was a samurai, and founder of Yasuda Bank.

Lennon’s parents, credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³

Sources: Genealogy of Sean Lennon –

Family history of Sean’s father –


Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. Gavinboi says:

    If his father was only 1/8 English, that’d make him just 1/16 English in return.

  2. Manila says:

    Link his partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl.

  3. xoxo says:

    He looks Hispanic.

  4. Anna says:

    CORRECTION John Lennon’s mum was half english, so sean does have some english ancestry

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