Birth Name: Zain Javadd Malik
Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 12 January, 1993
*father – Pakistani [Punjabi]
*mother – English, some Irish, distant Welsh
Zayn Malik is a British singer and songwriter. He has also been credited simply as Zayn. He was previously a member of the boy band One Direction, along with Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson.
His father is Pakistani, from Jhelum, Punjab. His mother is of English, some Irish, and distant Welsh, descent. His father was born a Muslim and his mother converted to Islam; Zayn was raised Muslim.
Zayn has a daughter with his former partner, American model and television personality Gigi Hadid.
Zayn’s maternal grandfather was Walter Brannan (the son of Thomas Brannan and Florence Lauretta Boldy). Walter was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England.
Zayn’s maternal grandmother was Jean Ruberry (the daughter of Cyril Ruberry and Hilda Bairstow). Jean was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Cyril was the son of John William Rubery and Lily Bromley. Hilda was the daughter of Joseph Bairstow and Mary Ann “Polly” Chippendale.
Sources: Genealogy of Zayn Malik (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Birth record of Zayn’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence Lauretta Boldy – https://familysearch.org
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When I first saw him on X-factor I thought he knew he was desi but I didn’t think he would be half white. His Pakistani genes are strong
*I knew he was desi
He looks very Irish.
he looks kinda like Colin Farrell who is an Irish actor
“Correction” His mother is half Irish and half English. So it should be 50% pakistani, 25% Irish and 25% English
I think his mother is of less than half Irish ancestry.