Jessica Sanchez

by ethnic on March 21, 2013

jessica sanchez

Birth Name: Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez

Place of Birth: Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 4, 1995

Ethnicity:
*Mexican [including Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and African] (father)
*Filipino, including Aklanon (mother)

Jessica Sanchez is an American singer and songwriter. She was the runner-up on season seven of the singing show American Idol. Her father, Gilbert Cavazos Sanchez, is of Mexican descent (his ancestry includes Spanish, Indigenous Mexican, and African). Her mother, Edita Morandarte (Bugay), is originally from Samal, Bataan, in the Philippines, and has Aklanon ancestry.

Jessica’s maternal grandfather is pictured here.

Jessica’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Diego Olivares, of Morón de la Frontera, Seville, Andalusia, Spain.

Jessica’s paternal grandfather was Alberto Sánchez Cavazos (later Albert Cavazos Sánchez, the son of Carlos Sánchez and Feliberta Cavazos Córdova). Alberto was a Mexican immigrant, from Monterrey. Carlos was the son of José Faustino González Garza and Albina Sánchez Martínez. Feliberta was the daughter of Antonio Cavazos Martínez and Macedonia Córdova Sevilla.

Jessica’s paternal grandmother was Margarita Garcia Garcia (the daughter of Quirino García Samarrón and Sara “Sarah” García Zertuche). Quirino was born in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, to Felipe García Cortés and Estefana Samarrón Ramírez. Sara was born in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico, to José Brígido García Andrade and Teodora Zertuche Peña.

Jessica’s maternal grandfather was Eduardo “Ed/Eddie/Edward” Medina Bugay (the son of Antonio Cruz Bugay and Rosa Medina).

Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Virginia “Virgie” Lim Morandarte (the daughter of Agapito Mares Morandarte and Magdalena Bartolo Lim). Agapito was the son of Bruno Morandarte and Paula Mares. Magdalena was the daughter of Lucio Lim and Mamerta Bartolo. The surname “Lim” is of Chinese origin. However, it is not clear if Jessica has Chinese ancestry.

Sources: Birth record of Jessica Sanchez – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jessica’s paternal grandparents, Albert Cavazos Sanchez and Margarita Garcia Garcia – https://familysearch.org

Marriage records of Jessica’s paternal great-grandparents, Carlos Sánchez and Feliberta Cavazos Córdova – http://imgbox.com
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Birth record of Jessica’s paternal grandmother, Margarita Garcia Garcia – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Jessica’s paternal great-grandfather, Quirino García Samarrón – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Jessica’s paternal great-grandfather, Quirino García Samarrón – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Jessica’s paternal great-grandmother, Sara “Sarah” García Zertuche – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jessica’s maternal grandparents, Eduardo Medina Bugay and Virginia Lim Morandarte – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jessica’s maternal great-grandparents, Agapito Mares Morandarte and Magdalena Bartolo Lim – https://familysearch.org

photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 10:39 am

very special

at first glance she looks chinese but on the second she looks mixed

my 7th wife ?

Manila April 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

Antonio Bugay’s middle name is dela Cruz.

Manila January 24, 2016 at 2:52 am

CORRECTION: Quirino García Casías -> Quirino García Samarrón

I have found his birth record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95GP-9GKS

Quirino was born in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, to Felipe García Cortés and Estefana Samarrón Ramírez.

Manila January 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Jessica’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her 9th great-grandfather Diego Olivares, of Morón de la Frontera, Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Manila January 23, 2016 at 3:32 am

Faustino González and Albina Sánchez -> Faustino González de la Garza and Albina Sánchez Martínez

Manila January 23, 2016 at 5:09 am

CORRECTION: Faustino González de la Garza -> José Faustino González Garza

I have found his baptismal record.

Manila November 12, 2015 at 5:25 am

I have a picture of Jessica’s maternal grandfather Eduardo Bugay from his US Navy Cruise book. I downloaded it during the Veteran’s Day promo in Ancestry.com. He is pictured here: http://imgbox.com/RSXYQ36W

Manila November 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Feliberta Cavazos -> Feliberta Cavazos Córdova

Carlos Sánchez was the son of Faustino González and Albina Sánchez. Feliberta was the daughter of Antonio Cavazos Martínez and Macedonia Córdova Sevilla.

Manila November 3, 2015 at 12:07 am

I was able to get Carlos and Feliberta’s civil marriage record which is an index, but not the image itself.

Name: Carlos Sanchez
Gender: Hombre (Male)
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1886
Registration or Marriage Date: 25 mar. 1907
Registration or Marriage Place: Monterrey, Nuevo León (Nuevo Leon), México (Mexico)
Spouse: Feliberta Cavazos
Spouse Gender: Mujer (Female)
Spouse Age: 17
Mother: Albina Sanchez
Page Number: 111

Manila November 3, 2015 at 12:36 am

I have just finally got the images of Carlos and Feliberta’s marriage record. However, I uploaded the images into a image-sharing website because viewing Mexican records in Ancestry.com are under promo.

Here’s their marriage record: http://imgbox.com/1PozZVg9 & http://imgbox.com/jXVK7xri (via ancestry.com)

Manila November 1, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Quirino was born in Mexico, to Felipe García and Estefana Casías. Sara was born in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico, to José Brígido García Andrade and Teodora Zertuche Peña.

Virginia Morandarte’s middle name is Lim.

Eduardo is the son of Antonio Bugay and Rosa Medina. Virginia is the daughter of Agapito Mares Morandarte and Magdalena Bartolo Lim. Agapito was the son of Bruno Morandarte and Paula Mares. Magdalena was the daughter of Lucio Lim and Mamerta Bartolo. The surname “Lim” is of Chinese origin. However, it is not clear if this Chinese ancestry has been documented/verified.

Jessica’s Filipino ethnicity includes Aklanon.

Additional sources:
Marriage record of Jessica’s maternal grandparents Eduardo Medina Bugay and Virginia Lim Morandarte – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24428-46355-29

Marriage record of Jessica’s maternal great-grandparents Agapito Mares Morandarte and Magdalena Bartolo Lim – https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12228-6334-79

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 6:51 am

Lips are too big.

cwm85 September 4, 2015 at 8:57 am

Never heard of her… but then again I stopped watching Idol when Simon left…

Manila September 4, 2015 at 8:12 am

Albert Cavazos Sánchez (the son of -> Alberto Sánchez Cavazos (later Albert Cavazos Sánchez, the son of

Albert was a Mexican immigrant, from Monterrey.

Manila August 16, 2015 at 6:09 am

Albert was the son of Carlos Sánchez and Feliberta Cavazos.

xoxo August 16, 2015 at 3:41 am

She looks 100% Filipino.

Bow Down Bitches July 25, 2015 at 9:01 pm

many mexicans have asian genes, some of them look like filipinos. someone who’s mixed with asian and mexican looks pretty much asian.

fuzzybear44 July 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Well a lot of Asian were taken to Mexico, including Filipinos. So it’s. No surprise that some would look asian

cwm85 August 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

No they don’t. She just happens to have an Asian mother and a Mexican father. Most mexicans or mestizos. Spanish and native mix.

fuzzybear44 January 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

@cwm

Just look up Asian history in mexico you’ll see what we’re talking about. Even jose vasconcelos comic race theory included Asian blood in the mix for mexicans

Manila June 18, 2015 at 1:10 am

Eduardo Bugay and Virginia Morandarte -> Eduardo “Ed/Eddie/Edward” Medina Bugay (the son of ? Bugay and ? Medina) and Virginia “Virgie” Morandarte

Manila June 18, 2015 at 1:02 am

Jessica’s paternal grandparents are now deceased.

abbracci June 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

She’s beautiful

Manila June 14, 2015 at 1:09 am

Based on the compilation of church records, Jessica Sanchez’s Mexican ancestry is multiracial: Spanish (majority), indigenous Mexican and African (smaller amount)

These are the examples:
* Her ancestors’ younger brother’s baptismal record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-20128-9702-28?cc=1860864&wc=MC4Z-MPG:167670001,167670002,167670003 (mestizo: half-Spanish, half-native)
* Her ancestors’ marriage record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11847-95066-38?cc=1502401&wc=MKC8-C6D:64891201,64891202,66868401 (the groom was an ethnic Spanish, but the bride was a mulatta)

Manila February 15, 2015 at 3:33 am

I use US Public Records to trace her ancestry. So, I could find her father’s birth record. She has small amounts of Spanish ancestry. The full names of her parents are Gilbert Cavazos Sanchez and Edita Morandarte Bugay. Her paternal grandparents are Alberto Cavazos Sanchez and Margarita Garcia Garcia (the daughter of Quirino García Casías and Sara “Sarah” García Zertuche). Her maternal grandparents are Eduardo Bugay and Virginia Morandarte.

These are the sources:
Albert Sanchez and Margarita Garcia’s Marriage Index: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTJX-8FL
Edita Sanchez’s Public Record Number 176543069: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY6H-6KF
Eduardo Bugay’s Public Record Number 174227693: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KYZR-BBX
Gilbert Sanchez’s Birth Index: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VDZ9-844
Margarita Garcia’s Birth Index: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V8WY-8NS
Quirino Garcia’s Death Certificate: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25170-83636-86
Sarah Garcia’s Death Certificate: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25239-47515-55?cc=1983324
Virginia Bugay’s Public Record Number 176542983: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KY6H-6J3

follers February 15, 2015 at 4:42 am

Thank you.

ihatemostpeople February 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

She just look Filipino to me. I think her mom cheated.

DAngelo November 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

her father probably had lot of Native ancestry

im ? January 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Her real dad is Filipino…

ihatemostpeople February 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

LMAO I know right? She looks 100% Filipino. She doesn’t look mixed at all.

Affellay March 25, 2013 at 6:35 am

Wow could not guess her Latin ancestry until its been revealed on this site:)

andrew March 25, 2013 at 7:31 am

what about her surname?

Affellay March 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm

it doesnt make sense 2 me coz a lot of Filipinos got Spanish names n surnames

andrew March 30, 2013 at 4:06 pm

it could be true

rickyflo June 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Because Spaniards used to immigrate there before it was its own country and the USA territory before that. It is just a white-man’s name.

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