Kirk Hammett

by ethnic on May 4, 2008

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Birth Name: Kirk Lee Hammett

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 18, 1962

Ethnicity:
*Irish, English, Scottish, German (father)
*Filipino [Cebuano], some Chinese (mother)

Kirk Hammett is an American musician. He is a guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica. The band’s members also included/include Cliff Burton, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, and Lars Ulrich.

Kirk is the son of Teofila “Chefela” (Oyao) and Dennis L. Hammett, a Merchant Marine. His father had Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His mother is Filipino, of Cebuano, and some Chinese, descent. Kirk is married to Lani, with whom he has two children.

Kirk’s paternal grandfather were Ward Dennis Hammett (the son of Dennis Edward Hammett and Sara Marie Fulton). Kirk’s great-grandfather Dennis was the son of Isaac “Ike” E. Hammett and Missouri Annie/Anna Turner. Sara was born in Northern Ireland, the daughter of Sam Fulton and Rose Deckson.

Kirk’s paternal grandmother was Adda Lee Louise Wright (the daughter of Jesse Leland Wright and Beryl Margaret Johnstone). Jesse was the son of John Leland Wright and Addaline McClellan.

Kirk’s maternal grandfather was Abundio Oyao y Quiamco (or Abundio Quiamco Oyao in Filipino, the son of Regino Oyao and Filomena Quiamco y Villamor, or Filomena Villamor Quiamco in Filipino). Abundio was a Filipino emigrant, from Carmen, Cebu. Filomena was of part Chinese descent, and was the daughter of Juan Quiamco and Jacinta Villamor.

Kirk’s maternal grandmother was Baleriana. Baleriana was Filipino, from Siquijor, an island in the Philippines.

Sources: Genealogy of Kirk Hammett – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Kirk’s paternal grandmother, Adda Lee Louise Wright (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Manila October 4, 2017 at 9:31 am

Kirk’s maternal grandparents are now deceased.

follers October 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

Who is Higino?

Manila October 4, 2017 at 2:15 am

Kirk’s specific Filipino ethnicity is Cebuano.

Abundio Oyao’s full name is Abundio Oyao y Quiamco (or Abundio Quiamco Oyao in Filipino, the son of Regino Oyao and Filomena Quiamco y Villamor, or Filomena Villamor Quiamco in Filipino). Abundio was a Filipino immigrant, from Carmen, Cebu. Filomena was of part Chinese descent, and was the daughter of Juan Quiamco and Jacinta Villamor.

I can’t explicitly trace Baleriana’s specific origin, as well as her maiden surname whether it’s Maghanoy, which is predominant in Maria Siquijor:

It says that she was born in [I assume it’s Maria, however I cannot find her baptismal record there], Siquijor on August 4, 1903, in contrast to her public record (January 10, 1902) and her social security (June 1, 1902). To those who will try to trace her origin, church records in Siquijor are available here: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3Aphilippines%20%2Bkeywords%3Asiquijor%20%2Bkeywords%3Aparroquiales%20%2Bavailability%3AOnline

Manila October 4, 2017 at 2:15 am

*Higino Oyao

follers October 4, 2017 at 7:56 am

Who is Higino Oyao?

madman October 6, 2017 at 12:27 am

You didn’t add the Chinese ancestry.

andrew September 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

you should put the PrPhotos pic in featured posts

Alice August 29, 2014 at 1:08 am

A real legend.

ihatemostpeople May 7, 2014 at 1:55 am

WTF. I thought he was Puerto Rican. He looks Puerto Rican. I don’t see any Filipino in him.

kevin August 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

IDOL!!/M/

kevin August 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

you are my IDOL!!! /m/
lml

the chick that never mattered October 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm

hell yeah, Sandy!

Kirk hammett is one of my favorite heavy metal lead guitarists July 28, 2010 at 6:14 am

I have been listening to metallica since 1990 of da last century,milliniumetc.I like meta songs like crash course in brain surgery,whiplash,am i evil,enter sandman and many others.i’ve got metallica mp3 n videos.metallica stage performance is fantastic.k.hammet is very cool.i want 2 b a great guitrist like him but i hav no teacher n m a poor guy.

ethnic July 28, 2010 at 6:16 am

As he is from the bay area he one of the many Filipinos from that area!

sandy January 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I LOVE KIRK !!!! HE IS SO FUCKING HOT!!!

Tallica December 16, 2009 at 9:17 am

His name is kirk hammett God Dammnit! hahaha thats his famous thing

ethnic October 26, 2009 at 8:37 am

I dont think so Spelling fairy.

the spelling fairy October 26, 2009 at 3:37 am

its hamlett not hammet

some random guy October 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Metallica rulez!

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