Britney Spears has roots in Britain

September 11th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Britney SpearsLondon, Sep 11 (IANS) American pop star Britney Spears’s family apparently has its roots in Tottenham in north London.Experts also found that her ancestors might have a secret, reports London Metropolitan Archives reveal that Spears’ great-grandfather George was a sailor and was registered at the same address with lover Lillian when they got married in 1923. Those days living together was a social sin.

The 26-year-old star, who made a triumphant return at the MTV Video Music Awards this week, is descended from George Anthony Portell and Lillian Esther Lewis.

Britney’s family secret will be on show when the archives go online - with the records of more than 77 million people available.

Laurence Ward, head of digital resources at the archives, said there could be an innocent explanation.

“Her great-grandparents have certainly listed the same address in the records for their marriage. But as her great-grandfather is recorded as being an able seaman, he may have been away with the Navy a lot. They could have recorded the same address for convenience,” he said.

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