Taboo

by ethnic on January 7, 2008

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 is an American rapper, singer, and actor. He is a member of the music group The Black Eyed Peas. Other members of the group are apl.de.ap, Fergie, and will.i.am.

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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Manila April 11, 2016 at 6:53 am

Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Ordaz Gómez -> José Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Hordas Gómez, also known as María Florencia Ordaz Gómez

Source: Genealogy of Taboo (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com/people/Taboo/6000000038854171354

Greyface March 20, 2016 at 4:32 pm

has nothing on johnny depp, this guy probably isnt even native!!!
a FRAUD

Manila January 13, 2016 at 12:06 am

CORRECTION: Both of Taboo’s maternal grandparents are now deceased.

Manila December 23, 2015 at 7:32 am

Several additions and corrections:
Luis, Sr. was born in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Ordaz Gómez. Luisa was born in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Martín González Reyes, also known as José González Reyes, and Consuelo Silva Medina.

Enrique was a Mexican immigrant.

Aurora Clarita Calistro Acosta -> Clarita Acosta (also known as Aurora Calistro Acosta,

Agustina Salvatierra Calistro -> Augustina Calistro

Augustina was the daughter of Mexican immigrants Gabriel Calistro Reyes, of Arizpe, Sonora, and Felipa Salvatiera.

Manila December 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Taboo’s Mexican ancestry has also distant African and Spanish roots based on the compilation of church records of his great-grandmother Luisa González Silva’s ancestors.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:36 am

Looks 100% native.

Justinian October 30, 2015 at 1:51 am

I disagree, but he looks predominately Native.

cwm85 August 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm

I thought he was pure native american. Lol he has some Spanish descent obviously.

Manila April 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Agustina’s middle name is Salvatierra.

Manila March 30, 2015 at 6:07 am

Aurora Calistro Acosta was born Clarita Calistro Acosta according to her birth certificate, but please retain Aurora.

http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/435/4352747.pdf

Manila January 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Father: Jimmy J. Gómez
Mother: Aurora Ann Sifuentes

Maternal grandfather: Luis Gonzalez Sifuentes, Jr.
Maternal grandmother: Aurora Calistro Acosta

Luis’ father: Luis Sifuentes Ordaz
Luis’ mother: Luisa Gonzalez Silva

Aurora’s father: Enrique Acosta
Aurora’s mother: Agustina Calistro

Luis Sifuentes, Jr. and Aurora Acosta’s Marriage Record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29892-21802-96

Manila January 4, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Luisa Gonzalez Silva -> Luisa González Silva

gurl September 22, 2011 at 6:51 am

I thought he was just mexican

NANAN October 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

he is he just has native ancestry

M June 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

He looks 100% Native American.

nalan June 17, 2015 at 7:38 am

Most Mexicans are of Native ancestry. The Mayans, Aztecs and all the other tribes of The Americans are Native Americans. Mexican is not a race and neither is Hispanic.

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