Birth Name: Jaime Luis Gómez
Place of Birth: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 14, 1975
Ethnicity: Mexican (Spanish, Indigenous, distant African), some Shoshone Native American
Taboo’s real name is Jaime Luiz Gomez, and his stage name is Taboo Nawasha. Taboo’s parents, Aurora Ann Sifuentes and Jimmy J. Gómez, are both of Mexican (Spanish and Indigenous) descent. Taboo’s great-grandmother, Luisa González Silva, has some African roots.
Taboo has said that he has some Shoshone Native American ancestry. The Shoshone tribe was originally located in the states Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Taboo’s maternal grandfather was Luis Gonzalez Sifuentes, Jr. (the son of Luis Sifuentes Ordaz and Luisa González Silva). Taboo’s great-grandfather Luis was born in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, to José Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Hordas Gómez, also known as María Florencia Ordaz Gómez. Taboo’s great-grandmother Luisa was born in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Martín González Reyes, also known as José González Reyes, and Consuelo Silva Medina.
Taboo’s maternal grandmother was Clarita Acosta (also known as Aurora Calistro Acosta, the daughter of Enrique Acosta and Augustina Calistro). Enrique was a Mexican immigrant. Augustina was the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Gabriel Calistro Reyes, of Arizpe, Sonora, and Felipa Salvatiera.
Source: Genealogy of Taboo (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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