Tamara Mello

by stlucas on January 14, 2017

Birth Name: Tamara Lynn Mello

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 22, c. 1970s

*Azorean Portuguese, French (father)
*possibly Mexican (mother)

Tamara Mello is an American actress.

She is the daughter of Diane L. (Ramos) and John Regoe Mello. Her father was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, to an Azorean Portuguese father and a French mother. Tamara is married to actor Paolo Cascardo. They have a daughter, Olivia.

Tamara’s paternal grandparents’ surnames were “Mello” and “Dupuis”.

Regarding her daughter’s ethnicity, Tamara has stated:

…in our family, we try to teach our six-year-old daughter about her various ethnic roots through food. Olivia is a true American mutt having a mixture of Portuguese, French, Mexican, Italian and Finnish blood. Caldo verde is a staple in our home. We grow kale in our backyard garden for this exact purpose. Olivia will also tell you that her favorite food of all time is Ameijoas a Bulhao Pato.

Her father is pictured here. Her mother is pictured here.

Source: Obituary of Tamara’s father –

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Adolfo Rodríguez Saá

by madman on October 23, 2016

Place of Birth: San Luis, San Luis, Argentina

Date of Birth: July 25, 1947

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Spanish, Galician, Basque, remote Portuguese/Azorean and Indigenous Ecuadorian)

Adolfo Rodríguez Saá is an Argentinian politician. A member of the Justicialist Party, he served as President of Argentina, from 23 December, 2001 to 30 December, 2001. He was previously Governor of San Luis, from December 10, 1983 to December 22, 2001, among other duties.

President Rodríguez Saá was the son of Lilia Esther (Páez Montero) and Carlos Juan Rodríguez Saá y Rodríguez Jurado.

President Rodríguez Saá’s ancestry includes Spanish/Galician, as well as distant Basque, remote Azorean Portuguese, and at least one documented Indigenous ancestor, from the Ecuadorean Quitu tribe.

The Saá family in South America is sometimes said to be Palestinian Arab in origin. However, President Rodríguez Saá’s “Saá” line originates with his great-great-great-grandfather, José de Saá, who was born in Galicia, Spain.

President Rodríguez Saá’s paternal grandfather was Adolfo Rodríguez Saá (the son of José Elías Rodríguez and Feliciana Saá Reta). Feliciana was the daughter of Francisco Saá Dominguez and Margarita Reta.

President Rodríguez Saá’s paternal grandmother was Paula Rodríguez Jurado (the daughter of Juan Carlos Rodriguez and Demofila Jurado Domínguez). Juan Carlos was the son of José Elías Rodríguez Orduña and María Nicolasa Dominguez Alba. Demofila was the daughter of Zacarías Jurado Molina and María Inés Domínguez Alba.

Sources: Genealogies of Adolfo Rodríguez Saá (focusing on his father’s side) –


Nuno Bettencourt

by Manila on May 3, 2016

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Birth Name: Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt

Place of Birth: Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal

Date of Birth: September 20, 1966

Ethnicity: Azorean Portuguese

Nuno Bettencourt is a Portuguese-American musician. He is known as the lead guitarist of the American rock band Extreme. He is the son of Aureolina (da Cunha Gil de Ávila) and Ezequiel Mendes Bettencourt. He was married to singer Suze DeMarchi.

Nuno’s maternal grandparents were Manuel Gil de Ávila and Firmina da Cunha.

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José Mujica

by Manila on March 27, 2016

Birth Name: José Alberto Mujica Cordano

Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay

Date of Birth: May 20, 1935

*Uruguayan (Spanish [Basque]) (paternal grandfather)
*Brazilian (Portuguese [including Azorean Portuguese], possibly other) (paternal grandmother)
*Italian (mother)

José Mujica is an Uruguayan politician. He was the 40th President of Uruguay, from 1 March, 2010 to 1 March, 2015. He was also President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations, from 4 December, 2014 to 1 March, 2015.

His father, Demetrio Mujica Terra, was of Spanish (including Basque) and Portuguese descent. His mother, Lucia “Lucy” Cordano Giorello, was the daughter of Italian immigrants, from Favale di Malvaro, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He is married to politician Lucía Topolansky Saavedra.

José’s paternal grandfather was José Cruz Mujica Cipriani (the son of Francisco Mujica y Yéregui and Catalina Chipriani/Chipriano Esnaola). Francisco was born in Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, Spain, to Juan Bautista Mujica y Idígoraz and María Josefa de Yéregui Eizaguirre. Catalina was born in San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain, to José Andrés Cipriani/Chipirinia and María Ana Esnaola.

José’s paternal grandmother was Eudoxia Zoa Terra Terra (the daughter of Benvenuto Pereira da Silveira da Terra and Marfisa Carlota Terra). Benvenuto was the son of José Pereira da Terra and Felicia Rosa da Silveira. Marfisa was the daughter of José Pereyra da Rosa Terra and Eudoxia Rodríguez de Olevera.

Source: Genealogy of José Mujica –

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Danny Wood

by madman on March 15, 2016

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Birth Name: Daniel William Wood

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: May 14, 1969

*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Azorean Portuguese (mother)

Danny Wood is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, along with Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, and Donnie Wahlberg.

Danny is the son of Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Lopes) and Daniel Wood.

Danny has said that his family is Portuguese, from the Azores (his mother was of Portuguese descent). On his left arm, Danny has a tattoo which is sometimes said to be a mix of a Portuguese flag and an Irish flag, representing his heritage. Danny’s father is said to be of mostly Irish descent.

Source: Obituary of Danny’s mother, Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Lopes) Wood –

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