Shane Victorino

by bearboy on October 18, 2015

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Birth Name: Shane Patrick Victorino

Place of Birth: Wailuku, Hawaii

Date of Birth: November 30, 1980

Ethnicity:
*Portuguese (father)
*Native Hawaiian, Okinawan Japanese, Chinese, English (mother)

Shane Victorino is an American professional baseball player. He is nicknamed “The Flyin’ Hawaiian”.

Shane is the son of Joycelyn (Nakahashi) and Michael Victorino. His father is of Portuguese descent. His mother is of Native Hawaiian, Okinawan Japanese, Chinese, and English ancestry.

In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2011, he stated:

I’m Portuguese, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Chinese. My name is really Victorine, which is Portuguese. My great-, great-grandpa, when he was in the war, they spelled his name with an O at the end instead of an E, and it became Victorino.

Shane’s paternal grandparents were William Farias Victorino (the son of Joseph Victorino and Melinda Ermelinda Farias) and Irene Edna Cambra (the daughter of Manuel Cambra and Marian S. Mathias). Joseph and Melinda were both born in Hawaii, and all of their own parents were Portuguese. Irene was born in Paia, Hawaii. Manuel and Marian were both born in Hawaii, and all of their own parents were also Portuguese.

Shane’s maternal grandparents were Chester Masami Nakahashi, Sr. and Emily Olive Leimomi Ayers (the daughter of William Kealoha Eugene Ayers and Emily Waikipoha Saffery).

Sources: http://blog.japaneseballplayers.com

Shane’s paternal grandfather, William Farias Victorino, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Shane’s paternal grandfather, William Farias Victorino – http://obits.staradvertiser.com

Shane’s paternal grandmother, Irene Edna Cambra, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Shane’s maternal grandfather, Chester Masami Nakahashi – http://archives.starbulletin.com

Shane’s maternal grandmother, Emily Olive Leimomi Ayers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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