Ricky Martin

by ethnic on December 28, 2007

Birth Name: Enrique Martín Morales

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: December 24, 1971

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Basque, Spanish, Catalan, Corsican, possibly other)

Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, and author. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Enrique Martín Negroni and Nereida Morales. He has Basque, Spanish, Catalan, Corsican, and possibly other, ancestry. Ricky also has Spanish citizenship.

Ricky’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Ramón Martín y Hernández, of San Juan.

Ricky’s paternal grandfather was Enrique Martín y Millán (the son of Enrique Martín y Pabón and Rosaura Millán y Casas). Ricky’s great-grandfather Enrique was the son of Eugenio Martín y Piera and Zoila Pabón y Rivera. Rosaura was the daughter of Clemente Millán y Rodríguez and Juana Margarita Casas.

Ricky’s paternal grandmother was Iraida Negroni y Arizmendi (the daughter of Antonio Francisco Negroni y Rodríguez and Estrella Arizmendi y Quinta). Francisco was the son of Andrés Rutilio Negroni y Lluberas and Dolores Rodríguez y Rodríguez. Estrella was the daughter of Julio Arizmendi y Rodríguez and Lorenza Quinta y García.

Ricky’s Negroni line traces back to his great-great-great-great-grandfather, Antonio Francisco Negroni Mattei, from San Colombano, Corsica, who was a sugar and coffee plantation owner, and was of aristocratic background. Through that line, Ricky is related to Air Force officer and historian Héctor Andrés Negroni.

Sources: Genealogies of Ricky Martin (focusing on his father’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com
https://www.geni.com

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grandparents, Enrique Martín y Millán and Iraida Negroni y Arizmendi – https://familysearch.org

Ricky’s paternal grandfather, Enrique Martín y Millán, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal great-grandparents, Enrique Martín y Pabón and Rosaura Millán y Casas – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ricky’s paternal grandmother, Iraida Negroni y Arizmendi (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal great-grandparents, Antonio Francisco Negroni y Rodríguez and Estrella Arizmendi y Quinta – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ricky’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Andrés Rutilio Negroni y Lluberas – http://blueflower.tripod.com

History of Ricky’s Negroni ancestry – https://www.caribbeangenweb.org

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Manila July 17, 2017 at 6:30 am

There are several revisions regarding his paternal grandparents.

Ricky’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Ramón Martín y Hernández, of San Juan.

Ricky’s paternal grandfather was Enrique Martín y Millán (the son of Enrique Martín y Pabón and Rosaura Millán y Casas). Ricky’s great-grandfather Enrique was the son of Eugenio Martín y Piera and Zoila Pabón y Rivera. Rosaura was the daughter of Clemente Millán y Rodríguez and Juana Margarita Casas.

Ricky’s paternal grandmother was Iraida Negroni y Arizmendi (the daughter of Antonio Francisco Negroni y Rodríguez and Estrella Arizmendi y Quinta). Francisco was the son of Andrés Rutilio Negroni y Lluberas and Dolores Rodríguez y Rodríguez. Estrella was the daughter of Julio Arizmendi y Rodríguez and Lorenza Quinta y García.

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grandparents, Enrique Martín y Millán and Iraida Negroni y Arizmendi – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJX-4LXN

Ricky’s paternal grandfather, Enrique Martín y Millán, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFND-4BH

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal great-grandparents, Enrique Martín y Pabón and Rosaura Millán y Casas – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJS-5BGQ

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal great-grandparents, Antonio Francisco Negroni y Rodríguez and Estrella Arizmendi y Quinta – https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJX-TQD9

andrew July 13, 2017 at 5:48 am

genealogy of Ricky’s paternal grandmother, Iraida Negroni Arizmendi: https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/iraida-negroni-arizmendi_135571165

His “Negroni” line traces back to Antonio Francisco Negroni Mattei, from San Colombano, Corsica, who was a sugar and coffee plantation owner, and was of aristocratic background.

History of Negroni family: https://www.caribbeangenweb.org/index.php/en/islands/puerto-rico/85-family-group-sheets-puerto-rico/104-historical-summary-of-the-negroni-family

It was written by this man (he’s a relative of Ricky by some degree): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9ctor_Andr%C3%A9s_Negroni

he has also Catalan ancestry, from Jose Francisco Lluberas Michans, born c. 1802, in Villanueva y Geltru, Catalonia, Spain.
http://blueflower.tripod.com/bbbg11.htm#297

neiltennant April 26, 2017 at 2:57 am

he has also JEWISH ancestry

according to an interview with VANITY FAIR

neiltennant April 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

RICKY MARTIN

when he first became a star in germany in 1997 they lied about his ethnicity and said

HE IS ITALIAN and at one time HE IS SPANISH

and everybody believed it

he is an average SPANISH or ITALIAN type of man

but more when he was a child he had pure blond hair

andrew April 26, 2017 at 3:51 am

He doesn’t look Italian at all and he doesn’t strike me as Spanish too. His parents would be classified as “blancos” on a Puerto Rican Census, so it’s hard to say if there’s other than Iberian, and Corsican, in his bloodline. The most exotic ancestry in him could be from the Canary Islands, like many Puerto Ricans and Cubans.

andrew March 7, 2017 at 3:22 pm

He is the son of Enrique Martín Negroni and Nereida Morales.

andrew October 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Ricky has Spanish citizenship too.

cwm85 October 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

True… and he knows his background is from Spain.

cwm85 July 21, 2015 at 4:21 am

He may have some native ancestry not documented… but other than that he is by large European, most admixture from spain.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 7:44 am

He looks full Spanish/European to me. People say he’s “mixed” just because of his small, hooded eyes *facepalm* – Whites can have these features, it isn’t always a “foreign” feature.

Did I mention that he’s smoking hot?

neiltennant April 18, 2017 at 7:42 am

as a child he had pure blond hair when he was in menudo

tinasheeeee July 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I can see a little French in him.

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