MC Yogi

by stlucas on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Christian Giacomini

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 26, 1979

*Italian, Swiss-Italian, 1/8th English (father)
*Portuguese, including Azorean (mother)

MC Yogi is an American hip-hop musician.

MC is the son of Lisa/Elisa Cristiana (Simas) and Christian/Christia T. “Chris” Giacomini. MC’s father has Italian, Swiss-Italian, and English roots. MC’s mother’s has Portuguese (including Azorean) ancestry. He is married to Amanda Giacomini.

MC’s paternal grandfather was Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini (the son of Tobias Carlo Battista Giacomini and Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini). MC’s great-grandfather Tobias was born in Villa di Chiavenna, Province of Sondrio, Lombardia region, Italy. Celesta was born in Switzerland, the daughter of Giuseppe Domenighini, who was from Vogorno, Ticino, Switzerland, and of Virginia L. “Jennie” Mariott, who was English.

MC’s paternal grandmother was Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” Poiani (the daughter of Pietro “Peter/Pete” Poiani and Rosina “Rose/Rosie” M. Zanardi). Pietro was born in Brescia, Lombard, Italy, the son of John Poiani and Margarita Fusi. Rosina was born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, the daughter of Rafaelo Giannini and Olive Fannchi.

MC’s maternal grandmother was Lourdes P. Nunes (the daughter of João Nunes and Maria). Lourdes was born in the Azores, Portugal.

Sources: Birth record of MC Yogi –

Birth record of MC’s father –

Genealogy of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini –

Obituary of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini –

Obituary of MC’s paternal grandmother, Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” (Poiani) Giacomini –

MC’s paternal great-grandmother, Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of MC’s maternal grandmother, Lourdes P. (Nunes) Simas –

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Sebastián Piñera

by Manila on November 21, 2017

Birth Name: Sebastián Miguel Juan Piñera Echenique

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 1 December, 1949

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leónese, Valencian], Basque, Galician, Indigenous, remote Catalan), Italian, Portuguese (including Azorean), as well as remote Breton, French, German, Indigenous Bolivian and Indigenous Peruvian (Aymara and Quechua)

Sebastián Piñera is a Chilean politician and businessman. He was the 36th President of Chile, from 11 March, 2010 to 11 March, 2014. He is a candidate for the 2017 Chilean presidential election.

He is the son of Manuel José Piñera Carvallo and María Magdalena Echenique Rozas.

President Piñera is married to Cecilia Morel, with whom he has four children.

President Piñera’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Bartolomé de Piñera.

President Piñera’s paternal grandfather was José Manuel Piñera Figueroa (the son of Bernardino Piñera Aguirre and María Luisa Figueroa Vial). Bernardino was the son of Peruvian immigrant José Piñera Lombera, of Lima, whose father, Manuel Antonio Piñera Gutiérrez, was a Spanish immigrant, from Ubiarco, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, and of Mercedes Aguirre Carvallo. Luisa was the daughter of José Manuel Figueroa Vela and Pilar Vial Formas.

President Piñera’s paternal grandmother was Elena Carvallo Castillo (the daughter of Uldarico Carvallo Fernández and Julia Castillo Goñi). Uldarico was the son of Francisco Carvallo Gómez and Mercedes Fernández Carvallo. Julia was the daughter of Ángel Castillo Pareja and Mónica Goñi Prieto.

President Piñera’s maternal grandfather was José Miguel Echenique Correa (the son of José Miguel Echenique Gandarillas and María Mercedes Correa Errázuriz). José Miguel was the son of José Francisco Echenique Tagle and Irene Gandarillas Valdés. María Mercedes was the daughter of Bonifacio Correa Albano and María Mercedes Errázuriz Valdivieso.

President Piñera’s maternal grandmother was Josefina María Rozas Ariztía (the daughter of Nicanor Rozas Rozas and Josefina Ariztía Pinto). Nicanor was the son of Carlos Martínez de Rozas Urrutia Mendiburu and Amelia Manuela Rozas García-Olivos. Josefina was the daughter of Jorge Ricardo Ariztía Urmeneta and Luisa Pinto Garmendia, whose father, Francisco Antonio Pinto, served as the 4th President of Chile, from 8 May, 1827 to 16 July, 1829, and from 19 October, 1829 to 2 November, 1829.

President Piñera’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Antonia Torres Valenzuela.

Source: Genealogy of Sebastián Piñera –


Alicia Sixtos

by stlucas on August 29, 2017

Birth Name: Alicia Marie Sixtos

Place of Birth: Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 27, 1988

*Mexican (father)
*Portuguese [including Azorean] (mother)

Alicia Sixtos is an American actress.

Alicia is the daughter of Laura Jean (Angeja) and Genaro Z. Sixtos. Laura was raised in Hayward, California. Alicia’s sisters are Casandra, Andrea, and Veronica.

Alicia’s father is Mexican. Alicia’s mother was born in Oakland, California, and has Portuguese roots.

Alicia’s maternal grandmother was Geraldine Alice “Jerry” Monteiro (the daughter of Manuel Monteiro and Alice Silveira). Manuel was from Portugal. Alice was born in California, to Azorean Portuguese parents.

Alicia is pictured with her father and sisters here. Alicia is pictured with her mother here.


Birth record of Alicia Sixtos –

Birth record of Alicia’s mother –

Marriage record of Alicia’s parents –

Birth record of Alicia’s maternal grandmother –

Death record of Alicia’s maternal grandmother –

Alicia’s maternal great-grandparents, Manuel Monteiro and Alice Silveira, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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J. G. Quintel

by bablah on August 3, 2017

Birth Name: James Garland Quintel

Place of Birth: Hanford, Kings, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 13, 1982

*Azorean Portuguese (father)
*English, Scottish (mother)

J. G. Quintel is an American animator, television writer, voice actor, and director.

J.G.’s paternal grandparents are Azorean Portuguese with last names Quintel and Costa.

J.G.’s maternal grandfather was Garland Penn Morris (the son of William Morris and Lona Pearl Patterson). William was the son of Thomas Ruffin Morris and Jensey Lou Scott. Lona was the daughter of James Garfield Patterson, whose father was English, and of Mollie Homer.

J.G.’s maternal grandmother was Billie Jo Ferguson (the daughter of John Franklin Ferguson and Nora Ethel Smith).

Sources: Obituary of J.G. maternal grandfather, Garland Penn Morris –

Birth record of J.G.’s mother –

Genealogy of J.G.’s maternal grandfather Garland Penn Morris –

J.G.’s maternal great-grandmother Lona Patterson on 1910 U.S census –

J.G.’s maternal great-great-grandmother Mollie Homer on 1900 U.S census –

Birth record of J.G.’s maternal grandmother Billie Jo Ferguson –

J.G.’s maternal grandmother Billie Jo Ferguson n 1940 U.S. census –


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 –

Photo by kathclick/

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