Eddie Vedder has German, Norwegian, Dutch, English, Danish, and Swiss-German ancestry.
Eddie Vedder was born on December 26, 1964, in Evanston, Illinois, the United States, to Karan Lee Vedder and Edward Louis Severson Jr. His parents divorced shortly afterward. Eddie's mother remarried Peter Mueller. During his childhood days, Vedder believed Mueller to be his biological father and was known by the name of Edward Mueller. The angst he felt when he finally discovered the truth fueled much of his later music, including the creation of one of Pearl Jam's earliest hits, Alive.