A picture of Zendaya with her parents Sources: Video of Zendaya and her parents talking about their ancestry – of Zendaya (focusing on her mother’s side) – of Zendaya’s maternal grandfather, Phillip Hilary Stoermer – maternal great-grandfather, Fritz Hillary Stoermer, on the 1920 U. Census – https://Zendaya’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Stoermer, on the 1880 U. Census – https://Zendaya’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Ellen Grandona, on the 1860 U. Census – https://Her dad is African American, but to those saying he’s Ghanaian, are mistaken.
he two of them holding hands, hugging and kissing while attending a party given by Sean "Diddy" Combs. Well, we haven't heard much negative press (rehab, wild partying, drunken behavior) from Lindsey since Sam came into the picture.
Zendaya’s maternal grandmother was Daphne Carol Whitelaw (the daughter of Douglas William Walker Whitelaw and Thelma Ray Kelly). Douglas was the son of Harry Tulloch Whitelaw and Agnes Drummond.
Thelma was the daughter of Joseph William Kelly and Ella Sparling.
Her name, “Zendaya”, comes from the word “Tendai”/”Tendayi”, which means “to give thanks” in Shona, a South Western African language common in Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.
Zendaya’s maternal grandfather was Phillip Hilary Stoermer (the son of Fritz Hillary Stoermer and Marian Elizabeth Peir).