Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuaron

Cuarón in 2014, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Alfonso Cuarón Orozco

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: 28 November, 1961

Ethnicity: Mexican (Spanish [Andalusian, Cantabrian, Castilian], Basque, Indigenous, distant Galician), 1/16th Italian, as well as distant Portuguese and remote Belgian [Flemish]

Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor. He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Director, for Gravity (2013) and Roma (2018). He is the first Hispanic to have won the award.

Alfonso is the son of Alfredo Cuarón Santisteban, a nuclear physicist. He is the sibling of Carlos Cuarón, also a writer and director, and Alfredo Cuarón, a conservation biologist.

Alfonso has a son, filmmaker, writer, and director Jonás Cuarón, with his former wife, Mariana Elizondo; and two children with his former wife, Italian actress and journalist Annalisa Bugliani.

Alfonso’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Félix Antonio Cuarón.

Alfonso’s paternal grandfather was José María Cuarón Cuarón (the son of Jesús Cuarón y Domínguez and Isidra Beatriz Cuarón Téllez). José was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Jesús was the son of Agapito Cuarón García and Elena María del Rayo Rafaela Josefa Domínguez Ronquillo. Beatriz was the daughter of José María de Jesús Cuarón Bernal and María Eligia Rita Téllez Ábalos.

Alfonso’s paternal grandmother was Elisa Santisteban Barón (the daughter of José Bernardo Santisteban Pérez and Petra Rafaela Barón Repetta). Elisa was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas. Bernardo was a Spanish emigrant, from Santander (now part of Cantabria), and was the son of Bernardo Santisteban Castañeda and Tomasa Pérez Esnal. Petra was the son of Juan Barón Mercadante and an Italian emigrant, Rosa Repetta (or Rosa Repetta Gasola in Spanish), of Chiavari, Genoa.

Sources: Genealogy of Alfonso Cuarón (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.myheritage.com

Marriage record of Alfonso’s paternal grandparents, José María Cuarón Cuarón and Elisa Santisteban Barón – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Alfonso’s paternal grandfather, José María Cuarón Cuarón – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandparents, Jesús Cuarón y Domínguez and Isidra Beatriz Cuarón Téllez – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Elena María del Rayo Rafaela Josefa Domínguez Ronquillo – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandmother, Isidra Beatriz Cuarón Téllez – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandparents, José María de Jesús Cuarón Bernal and María Eligia Rita Téllez Ábalos – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandfather, José María de Jesús Cuarón Bernal – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandmother, María Eligia Rita Téllez Ábalos – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandparents, José Bernardo Santisteban Pérez and Petra Rafaela Barón Repetta – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www-familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandmother, Petra Rafaela Barón Repetta – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rosa Repetta Gasola, to Luciano Salém Buscareña – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

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  1. Manila says:

    He also has Basque, Indigenous, and distant Galician ancestry, which are parts of his Mexican ethnicity. His other ancestry include 1/16 Italian, distant Portuguese, and remote Belgian [Flemish]. His Spanish ancestry includes Andalusian, Cantabrian, and Castilian.

    Alfredo’s maternal family name is Santisteban.

    Alfonso’s paternal line can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Félix Antonio Cuarón.

    Alfonso’s paternal grandfather was José María Cuarón Cuarón (the son of Jesús Cuarón y Domínguez and Isidra Beatriz Cuarón Téllez). José was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Jesús was the son of Agapito Cuarón García and Elena María del Rayo Rafaela Josefa Domínguez Ronquillo. Beatriz was the daughter of José María de Jesús Cuarón Bernal and María Eligia Rita Téllez Ábalos.

    Alfonso’s paternal grandmother was Elisa Santisteban Barón (the daughter of José Bernardo Santisteban Pérez and Petra Rafaela Barón Repetta). Elisa was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas. Bernardo was a Spanish emigrant, from Santander (now part of Cantabria), and was the son of Bernardo Santisteban Castañeda and Tomasa Pérez Esnal. Petra was the son of Juan Barón Mercadante and an Italian emigrant, Rosa Repetta (or Rosa Repetta Gasola in Spanish), of Chiavari, Genoa.

    Genealogy of Alfonso Cuarón (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.myheritage.com/person-18119295_154293231_154293231/private-cuaron-orozco

    Marriage record of Alfonso’s paternal grandparents, José María Cuarón Cuarón and Elisa Santisteban Barón – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GT98-Q14

    Birth record of Alfonso’s paternal grandfather, José María Cuarón Cuarón – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5HD-QMN

    Marriage records of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandparents, Jesús Cuarón y Domínguez and Isidra Beatriz Cuarón Téllez – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5HD-6D5
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G5HD-JWV

    Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Elena María del Rayo Rafaela Josefa Domínguez Ronquillo – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFD6-329

    Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandmother, Isidra Beatriz Cuarón Téllez – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6S2Q-BV6

    Marriage record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandparents, José María de Jesús Cuarón Bernal and María Eligia Rita Téllez Ábalos – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-68L9-V65

    Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandfather, José María de Jesús Cuarón Bernal – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6X57-6Y6

    Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandmother, María Eligia Rita Téllez Ábalos – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6PVQ-J16

    Marriage records of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandparents, José Bernardo Santisteban Pérez and Petra Rafaela Barón Repetta – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TML-PDF
    https://www-familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTML-TRH

    Baptismal record of Alfonso’s paternal great-grandmother, Petra Rafaela Barón Repetta – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-616Q-QZ

    Marriage records of Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rosa Repetta Gasola, to Luciano Salém Buscareña – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTMN-5MN
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TMN-G5F

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