Ricky Martin

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 is married to painter and artist Jwan Yosef. He has two children.

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 grandfather Enrique was born in Río Piedras, San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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). Iraida was born in Yauco, Puerto Rican. 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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113 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    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

  2. andrew says:

    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

  3. neiltennant says:

    he has also JEWISH ancestry

    according to an interview with VANITY FAIR

  4. neiltennant says:

    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 says:

      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.

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