Jaclyn Betham

by stlucas on July 16, 2018

Jaclyn Betham – 18th Annual Satellite Awards – Arrivals – InterContinental Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / / 

Birth Name: Jaclyn Michelle Betham

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 4, 1986

Ethnicity: English, Irish, some German, around 1/8th Mexican, 1/16th Tongan, 1/32 Samoan, and 1/32 Azorean Portuguese

Jaclyn Betham is an American actress.

Jaclyn is the daughter of Sandra R. (Hoyt) and John D. Betham. Jaclyn’s father has English, Mexican, Azorean Portuguese, Tongan, and Samoan, ancestry. Jaclyn’s mother is mostly of English and Irish, along with some German, descent. Jaclyn is married to actor Lane Toran.

Jaclyn has described herself as “A cocktail of Samoan, Navajo, Irish, and a hint of Spanish.”

Jaclyn’s paternal grandfather was August Gird Betham (the son of Augustus Silver Betham and Mary Jane Johnson). Jaclyn’s grandfather August Gird was born in Lotopa, Apia, Samoa.

Jaclyn’s great-grandfather Augustus was born in Samoa, the son of Montgomery Frederick Betham, who was English, and of Catherine Anna de Silva Nobres de Graça, who was born in Samoa to an Azorean Portuguese father from Faial and an ethnic Samoan mother. Jaclyn’s great-grandmother Mary Jane was born in Vava’u, Tonga, to an English father, Henry Gird Johnston (the son of John Johnston and Elizabeth Gird), and a mother from Tonga, Pepa (the daughter of Pehs).

Jaclyn’s paternal grandmother was Gertrude Laura Brown (the daughter of Earnest/Edward Leroy Brown and Urbana Martina Serna). Gertrude was born in Texas. Earnest was born in Nevada, the son of James Alfreid/Alfred Brown and Laura Adeline Haws. Urbana was born in New Mexico, the daughter of Gregorio Serna, who was of Mexican descent, and of Maria Guadalupe Aleja Ramos Terrazas, who was born in Mexico.

Jaclyn’s maternal grandfather was Leonard Elmer Hoyt (the son of Elmer Wallace Hoyt and Edith Rosetta Howes). Leonard was born in Wisconsin. Elmer was born in Wisconsin, the son of Wallace Elmer Hoyt and Lillian Roxanne Wisner. Edith was born in Iowa, the daughter of Archie Ernest Howes and Ina Faith Caruth.

Jaclyn’s maternal grandmother was Dixie Richardson (the daughter of Kermit Ray Richardson and Ada Violet Bodle/Boddle). Dixie was born in Minnesota. Kermit was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Walter Raymond Richardson and Florence Nightingale Shaver. Ada was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Benjamin Bodle and Mary Leo Avery.

Sources: Birth record of Jaclyn Betham –

Marriage record of Jaclyn’s parents –

Genealogy of Jaclyn’s paternal grandfather, Augustus Gird Betham –

Marriage record of Jaclyn’s paternal grandparents, Augustus Gird Betham and Gertrude Laura Brown –

Information about Jaclyn’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Augustino/Agostinho Silveira Nobres da Graça and Mele Malaisala Maria Mafua Malua’itoga Clotilda Fiame –

Genealogy of Jaclyn’s maternal grandparents, Leonard Elmer Hoyt and Dixie Lee Richardson –

Obituary of Jaclyn’s maternal grandfather, Leonard Elmer Hoyt –


Gregório Duvivier

by Manila on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Gregório Byington Duvivier

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1986

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese (including Azorean and Madeiran), Indigenous (Tupi, Tupiniquim), possibly other], Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), English, French, German, Hungarian, Scottish, as well as distant Dutch, Italian, Powhatan Native American, Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran), and Welsh

Gregório Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian, and poet.

His father, Edgar Duvivier, is a visual artist. His mother, Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington, is a singer.

Gregório was married to actress, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian Clarice Falcão, until their divorce.

Gregório’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Michel-Ogier de Juprelle.

Gregório’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Duvivier (the son of Eduardo Duvivier and Aminta Terville de Castro). Edgar was born in Rio de Janeiro. Eduardo was the son of Teodoro Luís Maria Gonzaga Duvivier, whose own father, Joseph Clément Duvivier, was a Belgian emigrant, from Liège, and whose own mother, Agathe Joséphine d’Amerval, was a French emigrant, from Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle; and of Amália de Sá Wagner. Gregório’s great-grandmother Aminta was the daughter of Gualberto Júlio de Castro and Maria Clara Rodrigues Terville.

Gregório’s paternal grandmother was Ivna Thaumaturgo Mendes de Moraes (the daughter of Miguel Salazar Mendes de Moraes and Alita Thaumaturgo de Azevedo). Ivna was born in Rio de Janeiro. Miguel was the son of Feliciano Mendes de Moraes and Luísa Cora Salazar. Alita was the daughter of politician Gregório Taumaturgo de Azevedo and Maria da Glória Rodrigues Ferreira.

Gregório’s maternal grandfather is Carlos Amadeo Botelho Byington (the son of Alberto Jackson Byington Júnior and Elisa Cândida de Arruda Botelho). Alberto was the son of an American electrical engineer, Albert (later Alberto) Jackson Byington, of Elmira, New York, and of philanthropist and social activist Pearl (later Pérola) Ellis McIntyre, whose own parents, Robert Dickson McIntyre and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Ellis, were American emigrants, from Richmond County, North Carolina and Copiah County, Mississippi, respectively. Gregório’s great-grandmother Elisa was the daughter of Carlos Amadeu de Arruda Botelho and Brazília Whitaker de Oliveira Lacerda.

Gregório’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Lima Lustosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Lustosa and Lima).

Source: Genealogy of Gregório Duvivier –

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Alek Skarlatos

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Alek Skarlatos – “The 15:17 to Paris” World Premiere – Arrivals – SJR Theater at Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Bldg. #4 – Burbank, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / 

Birth Name: Aleksander Reed Skarlatos

Place of Birth: Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1992

*Greek (father)
*German, French-Canadian, English, Azorean Portuguese (mother)

Alek Skarlatos is an American actor, television personality, and U.S. Army National Guard soldier. He was one of the people who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August 2015.

Alek is the son of Heidi Ann (Neuburger) Hansen and Emanuel Skarlatos. His father was born in Greece. His mother is American, and has German, French-Canadian, English, and Azorean Portuguese ancestry. Alek was raised in Sacramento, California.

Alek’s maternal grandfather was Nicholas J. Neuburger (who likely was the son of David Grandon “Dave” Neuburger and Theresa/Teresa Marie Marse/Masse). David was the son of John H. Neuburger, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth Foster. Theresa was born in Canada, the daughter of Louis Masse and Rose Renaud.

Alek’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Joan Soto (the daughter of Leland Joseph Soto, Sr. and Evelyn Alice Podd). Leland was the son of Manuel Soto, whose parents were Azorean Portuguese, and of Minnie Rose, whose parents were also Azorean Portuguese. Evelyn was the daughter of Arthur Robert/Roberts Podd, whose mother was English, and of Irma/Erma.

Sources: Birth record of Alek’s mother –

Birth record of Alek’s maternal grandmother, Nancy Joan Soto –


Shoshana Bush

by stlucas on April 1, 2018

Shoshana Bush – ‘Unstoppable’ Fundraiser Event for Free2Luv – Arrivals – Regent Theater DTLA – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan /

Birth Name: Shoshana Gloriella Bush

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 18, 1988

*Portuguese [including Azorean], as well as English, Scottish, and German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Shoshana Bush is an American actress.

Shoshana is the daughter of Rochelle and James Bush. She was raised in Tiburon, California.

Shoshana’s paternal grandfather was Norman Jacob Bush (the son of Kearny/Kerney G. Bush and Beryl/Berol Ina Burfield/Berfield). Norman was born in Pennsylvania. Kearny was the son of Enos Bush and Eliza Jane McDowell. Beryl was the daughter of Jacob Berfield and Minnie Perletti Bateman.

Shoshana’s paternal grandmother was Gloria Ann Vargas (the daughter of Manuel/Mann James Vargas and Leonor/Leonore Marion Marshall). Gloria was born in California. Manuel was the son of Azorean Portuguese parents, Joseph P. Vargas and Anna/Annie Gloria Duarte. Portugal. Leonor was born in California, to Portuguese parents, Joao Machado De Souza and Marianna De Ramos.

Shoshana’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Land and Marcus.

Sources: Marriage record of Shoshana’s parents –

Divorce record of Shoshana’s paternal grandparents, Norman Jacob Bush and Gloria Ann Vargas –

Genealogy of Shoshana’s paternal great-grandmother, Leonor/Leonore Marion Marshall –


Lília Cabral

by stlucas on March 26, 2018

Lilia Cabral – 38th Annual International Emmy Awards Gala – Arrivals – Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th Street – New York City, NY, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Jakes Van Der Watt / PR Photos

Birth Name: Lília Cabral Bertolli

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 13, 1957

*Italian (father)
*Azorean Portuguese (mother)

Lília Cabral is a Brazilian actress.

Lília is the daughter of Almedina (Cabral) and Gino Bertolli. Her father was Italian. Her mother was born in Nordestinho, São Miguel Island, the Azores, Portugal. Lília is married to Iwan Figueiredo, with whom she has a daughter.

Lília’s maternal grandparents were Manoel Raposo Cabral and Rosalia Sofia Medeiros.

Sources: (Interview in Portuguese)

Immigration record of Lília’s mother –