Eva Longoria

by ethnic on December 27, 2007

Birth Name: Eva Jacqueline Longoria

Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 15, 1975

Ethnicity: Mexican (Spanish, Indigenous/Mayan, and African)

Eva Longoria is an American actress, director, producer, businessperson, and activist. She was the star of the series Desperate Housewives. Her parents are both of Mexican descent, with ancestry that traces back to Southern Mexico. Many of her family lines have lived in Texas for generations. Eva is married to businessperson Jose Antonio Bastón.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Faces of America (2010) stated that Eva’s genetic ancestry is:

*70% European
*27% Asian/Indigenous
*3% African

Eva’s ancestry can be traced back to Lorenzo Suarez De Longoria, who was born, c. 1592, in Asturias, Spain. She also has many other traceable Spanish-born ancestors from the same period.

Eva’s paternal grandfather was Enrique Longoria, Sr. (the son of Mateo Villareal Longoria and Maria Sabina Zarate Solis). Mateo was the son of Ponciano Noel Longoria Villarreal and Maria Rita Ramirez Villarreal. Eva’s great-grandmother Maria Sabina was the daughter of Narciso Longoria Solis and Agueda Zarate.

Eva’s paternal grandmother is Micaela De Luna Perez (the daughter of Viviano De Luna and Juana Perez Bazan). Viviano was the son of Encarnacion Concepcion De Luna and Maria Rafaela Martinez. Juana was the daughter of Ponciano Alvarez Perez and Maria Antonia Gonzalez Bazan.

Eva’s maternal grandparents were Juan Mireles (the son of Gabriel Mireles and Luisa Barriente) and Eva Salinas (the daughter of Cecilio Salinas and Eulalia Perez). Cecilio was the son of Cecilio Salinas and Teodora Barrera.

Eva is a seventh cousin, once removed, of musicians A.B. Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla, and Selena Quintanilla, and a seventh cousin of their father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. Their common ancestors were Juan Diego Longoria García and María Clara Chapa Benavides.

Sources: Genealogies of Eva Longoria – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Family histories of Eva Longoria – http://www.genealogymagazine.com

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blue September 12, 2017 at 4:16 am

she is not a spaniard, she is “part” spaniard, she has 30 % non White.And spaniards dont have NATIVE AMERICAN or BLACK dna.Spaniards are a mix of Celtic, west european, british, italian, irish sometimes scandinavian, and dont have north african or subsaharian african, no mix with this people and there were expeled, its a mith and not true.

23andMe usually tends to increase the White percentage of latin americans, especially mexicans.

I dont understand why her father and many mexicans of Texas claims that they are spaniards when are very mixed, like her father, who looks more native and nothing european,shame.

Hill October 1, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Spaniards often have 1-5% black ancestry sorry. Not just Anthony Padilla.

blue October 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Thats not true, spaniards dna results don´t have african dna, i see scientifics research and individual results and don´t have african dna, this is a myth from people who hate spain like mexicans and south americans or english , the africans invasors were expelled of iberian península and repopulated with German people.

Spaniards dna is the same as the rest of european, but the main percentage is Iberian, and also the rest of european have iberian dna, you can ask ancestry, and they dont have african dna.

Eva has african dna because there was a lot of africans in mexico.

luckystar November 20, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Youre wrong. You see this Portuguese results and he scores African and North African
And hes not even an atypical case. But yes, in Evas case is due to the fact shes Mexican because 3% black is too much. Most Europeans with black blood scores less than 0.9%.

Mafia888 April 30, 2016 at 9:19 am

Mexicans have Black in them?

fuzzybear44 May 1, 2016 at 12:33 am

Based on DNA results, the avg one does

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