Birth Name: Camilo Wong Moreno
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States
Date of Birth: June 20, 1973
*87.5% Mexican (African, Spanish, possibly Indigenous)
Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of the American alternative metal band Deftones. He founded the band with Abe Cunningham and Stephen Carpenter.
His father, Camilo Diaz Moreno, Sr., is of Mexican descent. His mother, Deborah A. (Wong), is of Mexican, and one quarter Chinese, descent. He is married to Risa Mora. He was previously married to Celeste Schroeder.
Chino’s maternal grandfather was Ernest Martinez “Chino/Ernie” Wong (the son of Don Wong and Isabel Martínez). Don was of Chinese descent. Isabel was of Mexican descent, and was the daughter of Nicanor Martínez and Celsa García.
Chino’s maternal grandmother is Hermelinda “Mickey” Becerril (the daughter of Jesús “Jess” Becerril Rocha and Rosenda Nieblas Pacheco). Jesús was born in Mexico, to José “Joseph” M. Becerril and Leonor Rocha/López. Rosenda was born in Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, to Ramón Andrés Nieblas and María S. Pacheco Rodríguez.
Chino’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Cirila Rodríguez.
Sources: Birth record of Chino Moreno – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Chino’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Chino’s maternal grandfather, Ernest Wong, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Chino’s maternal grandfather, Ernest “Chino/Ernie” Wong – http://www.legacy.com
Chino’s maternal great-grandmother, Isabel Martínez, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Chino’s maternal grandmother, Hermelinda Becerril – https://familysearch.org
Chino’s maternal grandmother, Hermelinda Becerril, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Chino’s maternal great-grandfather, Jesús Becerril Rocha – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Chino’s maternal great-grandmother, Rosenda Nieblas Pacheco – https://familysearch.org
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