Tove Styrke

by Manila on October 14, 2017

Birth Name: Tove Anna Linnéa Östman Styrke

Place of Birth: Umeå, Västerbotten County, Sweden

Date of Birth: 19 November, 1992

Ethnicity: Swedish

Tove Styrke is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

Tove’s father, Nils Anders Östman, is a musician. Tove’s mother, Anna Pamela Elisabeth Styrke, is a ballet instructor.

Tove’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandfather, Johan Månsson (c. 1661, Leding, Själevad [now part of Västernorrland County] – 16 February 1729, Gide, Själevad).

Tove’s paternal grandfather was Nils Aldor Östman (the son of Nils Ejnar Östman and Agnes Maria Hammarström). Ejnar was the son of Jonas Östman and Emma Kristina Forsgren. Agnes was the daughter of Nils August Hammarström and Ida Maria Sandström.

Tove’s paternal grandmother is Birgit Linnéa Margareta Österlund (the daughter of Johan Olof Österlund and Jenny Mathilda Persdotter). Johan was the son of an unknown father and Ulrika Kristina Österlund. Jenny was the daughter of Per Nilsson and Mathilda Karolina Johansdotter.

Tove’s maternal grandfather was Elver Henning Styrke (the son of Anders August Andersson and Augusta Olivia Olofsdotter). Anders was the son of Anders Emanuelsson and Anna Magdalena Persdotter. Augusta was the daughter of Olof Andersson and Brita Greta Johansdotter.

Tove’s maternal grandmother was Brita Anna Sofia Sandberg (the daughter of Ossian Gottfrid Wilhelm Sandberg and Anna Elisabet Olsson, later Östberg). Gottfrid was the son of Anders Wilhelm Sandberg and Sofia Charlotta Holst. Anna Elisabet was the daughter of Carl Henrik Östberg and Anna Erika Olsson.

Tove’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, Anna Charlotta Jansdotter.

Sources: Genealogies of Tove Styrke –

Birth record of Tove’s paternal great-grandmother, Agnes Maria Hammarström –

Birth record of Tove’s paternal great-grandfather, Johan Olof Österlund –

Birth record of Tove’s paternal great-grandmother, Jenny Mathilda Persdotter –

Birth record of Tove’s maternal grandfather, ELver Henning Styrke –

Birth records of Tove’s maternal great-grandfather, Anders August Andersson –

Birth record of Tove’s maternal great-grandmother, Augusta Olivia Olofsdotter –

Birth record of Tove’s maternal grandmother, Birta Anna Sofia Sandberg –

Birth record of Tove’s maternal great-grandfather, Ossian Gottfrid Wilhelm Sandberg –

Birth record of Tove’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna Elisabet Olsson –


Inés Arrimadas

by Manila on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Inés Arrimadas García

Place of Birth: Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Date of Birth: 3 July, 1981

Ethnicity: Spanish (Castilian, Leonese)

Inés Arrimadas is a Spanish politician. She has served as the member of the Catalan Parliament, since 25 November, 2012. She has been the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of Catalonia, since 2, October 2015.

Inés’ parents, Rufino Arrimadas García and Inés García López, are natives of Salmoral, Salamanca.

Inés is married to politician Xavier Cima i Ruiz.

Inés’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Lorenzo Arrimadas San Martín, of Palencia.

Inés’ paternal grandparents were Eustaquio Arrimadas Alonso (the son of Lorenzo Arrimadas Martín and Isabel Alonso) and Marina García Martín (the daughter of ? García and ? Martín). Lorenzo was the son of Telesforo Arrimadas Alconada and Inés Martín García.

Inés’ maternal grandparents were surnamed García and López.

Source: Genealogy of Inés Arrimadas (focusing on her father’s side) –


Kazuo Ishiguro

by Manila on October 8, 2017

Place of Birth: Nagasaki, Japan

Date of Birth: 8 November, 1954

Ethnicity: Japanese

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese-born British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. He is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017.

He is the son of Shizuko (Michida) and physical oceanographer Shizuo Ishiguro. He is married to Lorna Anne MacDougall.

Source: Biography of Kazuo Ishiguro – Kazuo Ishiguro (2000), by Barry Lewis


Manuel L. Quezon

by Manila on October 4, 2017

Birth Name: Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina

Date of Birth: August 19, 1877

Place of Birth: Baler, El Príncipe (now Aurora), Philippines

Date of Death: August 1, 1944

Place of Death: Saranac Lake, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Filipino (Tagalog), some Chinese and Spanish (Extremaduran)

Manuel L. Quezon was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician. He served as the 2nd President of the Philippines, from November 15, 1935 to August 1, 1944, his death.

Former President Quezon’s father, Lucio Quezon, was a soldier, from Dilao (now Paco), Manila, and was of part Chinese descent. Former President Quezon’s mother, María Dolores Molina, was a Spanish mestiza, also from Baler.

President Quezon was married to his first cousin, Aurora Antonia Aragón y Molina (or Aurora Antonia Molina Aragón in Filipino), with whom he had four children.

President Quezon’s paternal grandparents were likely Estanislao Quezon and Anastacia Vélez y Montes (or Anastacia Montes Vélez in Filipino).

President Quezon’s maternal grandfather was José Eusebio Urbina de Esparragosa (the son of Pedro Antonio Hermenegildo Urbina Morales and María de los Dolore). José was a Spanish Franciscan friar, from Esparragosa de la Serena, Badajoz. Pedro was the son of Cándido Urbina Blázquez and Isabel María Morales Blázquez. María was a foundling. Owing that José’s mother had no surname, he took the family name based on his hometown.

President Quezon’s maternal grandmother was Brígida Molina. Brígida was Filipina.

Sources: Genealogy of Manuel L. Quezon –

Infoaamtion about Manuel’s maternal grandfather, José Eusebio Urbina de Esparragosa –

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Ada Colau

by Manila on October 3, 2017

Birth Name: Ada Colau Ballano

Place of Birth: Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Date of Birth: 3 March, 1974

Ethincity: Spanish (Aragonese and Castilian)

Ada Colau is a Spanish politician, activist, and writer. She has served as the 119th Mayor of Barcelona, since 13 June, 2015.

Mayor Colau’s father, Ramón Colau Rami, was born in Güel, Huesca. Mayor Colau’s mother, Agustina “Tina” Ballano Bernal, is Castilian, from Almazán, Soria.

Mayor Colau is married to economist Adrià Alemany Salafranca.

Mayor Colau’s paternal grandparents were ? Colau and ? Rami. They were born in Graus, Huesca.

Mayor Colau’s maternal grandparents were Jesús Ballano and ? Bernal.


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