Andalusian

Carles Puigdemont

by Manila on October 1, 2017

Birth Name: Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó

Place of Birth: Amer, Girona, Spain

Date of Birth: 29 December, 1962

Ethnicity: Catalan, 1/4 Spanish [Andalusian] (maternal grandmother)

Carles Puigdemont is a politician and former journalist. He has served as the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, since 12 January, 2016, and a Member of the Parliament of Catalonia, since 10 November, 2006. He was previously Mayor of Girona, from 1 July, 2011 to 11 January, 2016.

He is the son of Xavier Puigdemont i Oliveras and Núria Casamajó i Ruiz. He is married to Romanian journalist Marcela Topor, with whom he has two children.

Carles’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Paulí Puigdemont.

Carles’ paternal grandfather was Francesc Esteve Isidre Puigdemont i Padrosa (or Francisco Esteban Isidro Puigdemont Padrosa in Spanish, the son of Francesc Salvador Jaume Puigdemont i Puigdemont, or Francisco Salvador Jaime Puigdemont Puigdemont in Spanish, and of Rosa Maria Beneta Padrosa i Oliveras, or Rosa María Benedicta Padrosa Oliveras in Spanish). Carles’ great-grandfather Francesc was the son of Joaquim Josep Jaume Puigdemont i Llach (or Joaquín José Jaime Puigdemont Llach in Spanish) and Francesca Margarida Magdalena Puigdemont i Rius (or Francisca Margarita Magdalena Puigdemont Ríus in Spanish). Carles’ great-grandmother Rosa was the daughter of Esteve Benet Paulí Padrosa i Boada (or Esteban Benedicto Paulino Padrosa Boada in Spanish) and Anna Antònia Margarida Oliveras i Muriscot (or Ana Antonia Margarita Oliveras Muriscot in Spanish).

Carles’ paternal grandmother was Maria Caterina Antònia Oliveras i Galceran (or María Catalina Antonia Oliveras Galceran in Spanish, the daughter of Josep Joan Rafel Oliveras i Carles, or José Juan Rafael Oliveras Carles in Spanish, and of Ròsa Caterina Maria Galceran i Bertran or Rosa Catalina María Galceran Bertran in Spanish). Carles’ great-grandfather Josep was the son of Salvador Joan Pere Oliveras i Muriscot (or Salvador Juan Pedro Oliveras Muriscot in Spanish) and Antònia Violanta Narcisa Carles i Grabalosa (or Antonia Violanta Narcisa Carles Grabalosa in Spanish). Carles’ great-grandmother Caterina was the daughter of Cosme Pere Joan Galceran i Puigdemont (or Cosme Pedro Juan Galceran Puigdemont in Spanish) and Maria Raymunda Maria Anna Bertran i Aguilar (or María Raymunda María Ana Bertran Aguilar in Spanish).

Carles’ maternal grandfather was Carles Casamajó i Ballart (or Carlos Casamajó Ballart in Spanish, the son of parents surnamed Casamajó and Ballart).

Carles’ maternal grandmother was Manuela Ruiz Toledo (the daughter of José Ruiz Valdivia and Joaquina Toledo Valero). Manuela was Andalusian, from La Carolina, Jaén. José was the son of Gabriel Ruiz and Rosalía Valdivia. Joaquina was the daughter of Francisco Toledo and Margarita Valero.

Sources: https://www.dolcacatalunya.com
http://www.elmundo.es

Birth record of Carles’ paternal grandfather, Francisco Esteban Isidro Puigdemont Padrosa – https://gentdamerdades.files.wordpress.com

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal grandfather, Francisco Esteban Isidro Puigdemont Padrosa – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Carles’ paternal great-grandfather, Francisco Salvador Jaime Puigdemont Puigdemont – https://gentdamerdades.files.wordpress.com

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-grandfather, Francisco Salvador Jaime Puigdemont Puigdemont – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Joaquim Josep Jaume Puigdemont i Llach – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Francesca Margarida Magdalena Puigdemont i Rius – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-grandmother, Rosa María Benedicta Padrosa Oliveras – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Esteve Benet Paulí Padrosa i Boada – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Ana Antonia Margarita Oliveras Muriscot – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal grandmother, María Catalina Antonia Oliveras Galceran – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth records of Carles’ paternal great-grandparents, José Juan Rafael Oliveras Carles and Rosa Catalina María Galceran Bertran – https://gentdamerdades.files.wordpress.com

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-grandfather, José Juan Rafael Oliveras Carles – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Salvador Juan Pedro Oliveras Muriscot – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandmother, Antonia Violanta Narcisa Carles Grabalosa – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-grandmother, Rosa Catalina María Galceran Bertran – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Cosme Pedro Juan Galceran Puigdemont – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Carles’ paternal great-great-grandmother, María Raymunda María Ana Bertran Aguilar – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Carles’ maternal grandmother, Manuela Ruiz Toledo – http://www.laopiniondealmeria.com

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Pablo Alborán

by Manila on September 16, 2017

Birth Name: Pablo Moreno de Alborán Ferrándiz

Place of Birth: Málaga, Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth: 31 May, 1989

Ethnicity: Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, and Valencian), Basque, German

Pablo Alborán is a Spanish musician, singer, and songwriter.

Pablo’s father, Salvador Moreno de Alborán Peralta, is an architect, also from Málaga, Málaga. Pablo’s mother, Marie Hèlene Ferrándiz (or María Elena Ferrándiz Martínez in Spanish), was born in Casablanca, then-part of French Morocco.

Pablo’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Salvador Joaquín Moreno, of San Fernando, Cádiz.

Pablo’s paternal grandfather was Salvador Moreno de Alborán y Reyna (the son of Francisco Moreno y Fernández, 1st Marquess of Alborán, and of Antonia de Reyna y Martínez de Tejada). The 1st Marquess of Alborán was the son of Salvador Moreno y Eliza and María Asunción Fernández Antón. Antonia was the daughter of Tomás de Reyna y Massa, and of a woman surnamed Martínez de Tejada.

Pablo’s paternal grandmother is Trinidad Peralta España (the daughter of Juan Luis Peralta Bundsen and Trinidad España Enciso). Juan Luis was the son of Juan Peralta Apezteguía and Julia Bundsen Scholtz. Pablo’s great-grandmother Trinidad was the daughter of Avelino España Pérez and Araceli Enciso España.

Pablo’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Ferrándiz and Martínez.

Source: Genealogy of Pablo’s paternal grandmother, Trinidad Peralta España – http://gw.geneanet.org

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Nestor Carbonell

by stlucas on April 18, 2017

Birth Name: Néstor Gastón Carbonell y Ramírez de Arellano

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1967

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish, Catalan, Basque, possibly other)

Nestor Carbonell is an American actor.

Nestor is the son of Rosa Ramírez de Arellano y Cárdenas and Néstor Tulio Carbonell y Cortina. His parents are Cuban, and moved to the U.S. in the 1960s. Nestor has a sister, Rosa Maria, and a brother, José. One of Nestor’s cousins is Cuban baseball player Rafael Palmeiro.

Neston has said:

My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were born in Cuba, but my roots are Spanish. On my father’s side, Carbonell (Catalonia) y Cortina (Basque Country), and on my mother’s side, Ramírez de Arellano (Navarre) y Cardenas (Jaén). I was born in New York and I am as proud of my American nationality as of my Cuban nationality and Spanish origins. I’ve been to Spain many times and I’ve enjoyed visiting Madrid and Andalusia.

Nestor’s paternal great-grandfather was José Manuel Cortina. He was a Cuban politician, lawyer, and journalist. José was the son of Dionisio Constantino de Cortina y Arteaga, an agriculturalist, of Basque descent, and of María Luisa García y Gutiérrez, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba.

Nestor’s maternal grandparents were Gastón Ramírez de Arellano y Longa and Rosa María De Cárdenas y Blanco (the daughter of Raúl De Cárdenas y Echarte and Dulce María Blanco y Valdés-Rodríguez). Raúl was the son of Lic-Julio De Cárdenas y Rodríguez Dulzáides and Rosa Echarte y Alfonso. Nestor’s Cárdenas line can be traced back to a man from Baeza, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain, who moved to Cuba in the 1500s.

Source: Genealogy of Nestor Carbonell (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

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Francisco Franco

by Manila on December 30, 2016

Birth Name: Francisco Franco Bahamonde

Date of Birth: 4 December, 1892

Place of Birth: Ferrol, Galicia, Spain

Date of Death: 20 November, 1975

Place of Death: Madrid, Spain

Ethnicity: Spanish (Andalusian, Galician), 1/16 Italian

Francisco Franco was a Spanish general. He served as the Caudillo of Spain, from 1 October, 1936 to 20 November, 1975, his death. He was also President of the Government of Spain, from 30 January, 1938 to 8 June, 1973.

Francisco was baptized thirteen days after his birth at the military church of San Francisco, with the baptismal name Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo; Francisco for his paternal grandfather, Paulino for his godfather, Hermenegildo for his maternal grandmother and godmother, and Teódulo for the saint day of his birth.

Francisco’s father, Nicolás Franco y Salgado Araújo, belonged to six uninterrupted geneations of the Spanish Navy, and was of Andalusian descent. Francisco’s mother, María del Pilar Bahamonde y Pardo de Andrade, was an upper middle-class Roman Catholic.

Francisco was married to María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés, 1st Lady of Meirás, Grandee of Spain. The couple had a daughter.

Francisco is sometimes said to have had some degree of Sephardi Jewish ancestry, usually from his mother’s side. It does not appear that any Sephardi Jewish ancestry has actually been verified/documented among Francisco’s antecedents.

Francisco’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Juan Franco Reyna.

Francisco’s paternal grandfather was Francisco Franco y Vietti (the son of Nicolás Franco y Sánchez and Josefa de Vietti y Bernabé Roberta y del Busto). Nicolás was the son of Juan Franco y de Viñas, de Lamadrid y Freyre de Andrade, and of Josefa Sánchez Freyre de Andrade Canales de León y Piñeiro. Francisco’s great-grandmother Josefa was the daughter of Italian nobleman Antonio Vietti (or Antonio de Vietti y Roberta, Conde de Calabiana in Spanish), of Asti, Asti, and of Francisca Bernabé y del Busto.

Francisco’s paternal grandmother was Hermenegilda Salgado-Araújo y Pérez (the daughter of Isidoro Salgado-Araújo y Belorado and Manuela Pérez y Alins). Isidoro was the son of José Salgado-Araújo Paxarín Parada y Pérez and Josefa Belorado Gómez. Manuela was the daughter of Jacinto Pérez Gómez and Antonia Alins y Aragonés del Pino.

Francisco’s maternal grandfather was Ladislás Bahamonde y Ortega (the son of Ramón Bahamonde de Castro and María Josefa Ortega Medina). Ramón was the son of Dionisio Bahamonde Taibo and Bernardina de Castro y Montenegro. María Josefa was the daughter of Gregorio Ortega Pérez and María Medina Díez.

Francisco’s maternal grandmother was María del Carmen Pardo de Andrade y Pardo de Andrade (the daughter of Francisco Javier Pardo de Andrade y Coquelin and Luisa Pardo de Andrade y Soto). Francisco’s great-grandfather Francisco was the son of Ramón Pardo de Andrade y Bermúdez de Castro and Margarita Coquelin Robín. Luisa was the daughter of Antonio Pardo de Andrade y del Río and Antonia de Soto Taboada López y Méndez.

Sources: Genealogies of Francisco Franco – https://www.geni.com
http://gw.geneanet.org

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Simón Bolívar

by Manila on June 11, 2016

Birth Name: Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios

Date of Birth: 24 July, 1783

Place of Birth: Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela, Spanish Empire (present-day Venezuela)

Date of Death: 17 December, 1830

Place of Death: Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (present-day Colombia)

Ethnicity: Spanish (Andalusian, Basque, Canarian, Cantabrian, Castilian, Catalan, Extremaduran, Galician, Leonese, and Valencian), as well as distant French, German, Indigenous Venezuelan (Caquetio) and Portuguese

Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule. He was President of the Second Republic of Venezuela, from 7 August, 1813 to 16 July, 1814, President of the Third Republic of Venezuela, from October, 1817 to 24 February, 1819, the 1st President of Gran Colombia, from 24 February, 1819 to 4 May, 1830, President of Peru, from 17 February, 1824 to 28 January, 1827, and the 1st President of Bolivia, from 12 August, 1825 to 29 December, 1825.

Simón’s father, Juan Vicente de Bolívar y Ponte Andrade, came from the female line of the Ardanza family. Simón’s mother was María de la Concepción Palacios y Blanco.

Simón was married to María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaiza, until her death.

Simón’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 10th great-grandfather, Sancho García de Ardanza, of Plasencia, Cáceres, Spain.

Simón’s paternal grandfather was Juan Vicente Bolívar y Martínez de Villegas (the son of Luis de Bolívar y Rebolledo and Ana María Martínez de Villegas y Ladrón de Guevara). Luis was the son of Antonio de Bolivar y Díaz de Rojas and Leonor Rebolledo Maldonado de Almendariz. Ana was the daughter of Lorenzo Martínez y Maldonado de Villegas and Magdalena Ladrón de Guevara y Rojas.

Simón’s paternal grandmother was María Petronila de Ponte Andrade y Marin de Narváez (the daughter of Pedro de Ponte Andrade Jaspe y Montenegro and María Josefa Marín de Narváez). Pedro was born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, to Jacinto de Ponte y Andrade and María Josefa Jaspe de Montenegro. Josefa was the daughter of Spanish mine owner Francisco Marín de Narváez, of Gójar, Granada, and of María Martínez de Porras y Cerrada.

Simón’s maternal grandfather was Feliciano Palacios de Aguirre y Ariztía-Sojo y Gil de Arratia (the son of Juan Feliciano de Palacios Sojo y Gedler and Isabel María Rosalia Gil de Arratia y Aguirre Villela). Simón’s great-grandfather Feliciano was the son of José Palacios Sojo Ortiz de Zárate and Isabel María Gedler y Rivilla. Isabel was the daughter of Spanish captain Francisco Gil de Arratia, of San Asensio, La Rioja, and of María Rosa Aguirre y Laya Mójica.

Simón’s maternal grandmother was Francisca Blanco Infante de Herrera (the daughter of Mateo José María de Blanco y Fernández de Araujo and Clara Ana Inés de Herrera y Liendo). Mateo was the son of Mateo Blanco Infante y Ponte and Josefa Fernández de Araujo y Rivilla. Clara was the daughter of Juan Ascencio de Herrera y Ascanio and Paula Rosa de Liendo y Ochoa.

Simón’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 5th great-grandmother, Úrsula de Marquina.

Sources: Genealogy of Simón Bolívar – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Simón Bolívar (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

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