Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

Birth Name: Nelly Kim Furtado

Place of Birth: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: December 2, 1978

Ethnicity: Azorean Portuguese

Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer and actress. Her parents are Portuguese, from Ponta Garça, São Miguel Island, in the Azores archipelago. She holds Portuguese citizenship. Nelly was named after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim.

Nelly’s paternal grandparents were Manuel Matos Furtado and Maria Paixão Costa. Nelly’s grandparents were from Ponta Garca, Vila Franca do Campo Municipality, Azores Region.

One of Nelly’s maternal grandparents was Virgínio Araújo Neto.

Sources: Genealogy of Nelly Furtado – http://www.geni.com

Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandfather, Manuel Matos Furtado – http://www.findagrave.com

Memorial page of Nelly’s paternal grandmother, Maria Paixão (Costa) Furtado – http://www.findagrave.com

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58 Responses

  1. lelo4 says:

    This photo is better, no make-up or fake tan. She’s very beautiful, I think she looks pan-Western European, like many Portuguese.

    http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/gateway_redirect.php?act=img&id=509237

  2. Dstmnstr says:

    I’ve also have added Nelly’s paternal grandparents’ memorial pages on findagrave.com:

    Manuel Matos Furtado: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=158930681

    Maria Paixão (Costa) Furtado: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156306339.

    Thank you,
    Dustin Schrull

  3. Dstmnstr says:

    I’ve been doing some more research on Nelly’s ancestry, and for Ponta Garça, the latest records they have is in 1905, and since Nelly’s grandparents were both born in the 1910s, there’s no records of her grandparents, but I did find some other people who what the same last names as Nelly’s grandparents. I’ve just browsed through the marriage records between 1875-1905 and here’s what I’ve found that might be Nelly’s ancestors or relatives:

    Araújo Neto:
    José d’Araújo Neto (born about 1873 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America to Jacintho d’Araújo Neto and Rosa Luiza) and Marianna Augusta de Medeiros (born about 1876 in Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal to Francisco Marianno de Medeiros and Maria da Conceição) were both married on 8 Feb 1897 in Nossa Senhora da Piedade in Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal.

    Manuel Araújo Neto (born about 1854 in Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal to Francisco Araújo Neto and Maria Jacintha) and Anna de Mattos (born about 1859 in Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal to José Furtado Monteiro and Maria de Jesus Mattos) were both married on 28 Nov 1883 in Nossa Senhora da Piedade in Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal.

    Matos Furtado:
    I couldn’t find “Matos Furtado” but I did find “Matos” and “Furtado” separately.

    Paixão Costa:
    José de Pimentel Calauro (born about 1861 in Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal to António de Pimentel Calauro and Claudina Rosa) and Violanta da Paixão de Jesus (born about 1844 in São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal to unknown parents) were both married on 17 Oct 1882 in Nossa Senhora da Piedade in Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal.

    Thank you,
    Dustin Schrull

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