Place of Birth: Oahu, Hawaii
Date of Birth: November 22, 2000
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, Irish, Chinese
Auli’i Cravalho is an American actress and singer. She voices the title character in the 2016 Disney animated film Moana. Her ethnicity is mentioned here.
Auli’i is the daughter of Puanani (Freitas) and Dwayne Cravalho.
Auli’i’s paternal grandfather was Christino Cravalho (the son of José “Joseph” Cravalho and Isabel). José and Isabel are listed as Puerto Rican. However, the surname Cravalho is of Portuguese origin.
Auli’i’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Medeiros (the daughter of John Medeiros Chiquito and Josephine Ramos). John was the son of Portuguese emigrants, António Medeiros Chiquito and Rosa de Jesus Rebello Couvinha. Josephine was the daughter of Puerto Rican emigrants, Dionicio Ramos Collazo, of Yauco, and Antonia Pérez.
Auli’i’s maternal grandfather was Robert Freitas (the son of Manuel Freitas and Josephine Kahiwa Ako). Manuel was the son of Portuguese emigrants, José “Joseph/Joe” Freitas and Antónia Santos, both of Madeira. Josephine was of Native Hawaiian, Chinese, and Irish descent, and was the daughter of James Kopo Ako and Margaret Makaleka Kahinano Ahana.
Sources: Auli’i’s paternal grandfather, Christino Cravalho, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Auli’i’s paternal grandfather, Christino Cravalho – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com
Genealogy of Auli’i’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Medeiros – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Auli’i’s maternal grandfather, Robert Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Auli’i’s maternal grandfather, Robert Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org
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