John Wozniak

by madman on January 15, 2017

Birth Name: John Keith Wozniak

Place of Birth: Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: January 19, 1971

Ethnicity: Irish (paternal grandmother), Mexican (maternal grandmother), Polish, Ukrainian, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

John Wozniak is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of the rock band Marcy Playground.

John is the son of Nora Lynn (Ashinhurst) and Robert Howard Wozniak, a psychologist. John’s father’s ancestry is half Irish, with his other roots likely being Polish and Ukrainian. John’s mother was of English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish descent on one side and Mexican (Spanish, Basque, possibly other) on the other.

John’s paternal grandfather was John Michael Wozniak (the son of Michael Wozniak and Mary Ann Stadnik). The surnames “Wozniak” and “Stadnik” are Polish and Ukrainian in origin, respectively.

John’s paternal grandmother was Mary Agnes Flood (the daughter of Peter Andrew Flood and Mary Ellen Rankin). Peter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, John Francis Flood and Mary E. McAloon. John’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was born in Warrington, Pennsylvania, also to Irish parents, Samuel G. Rankin and Margaret Grady.

John’s maternal grandfather was Horace Keith Ashinhurst (the son of Joel Ellerine Ashinhurst and Nora Loraine Thrasher). Joel was the son of Joel E. Ashinhurst and Nancy Elerine Neighbors. Nora was the daughter of William Robert Thrasher and Edna Niles Simpson.

John’s maternal grandmother was Helen Verastegui (the daughter of Enrique Casterllon Verastegui and Rose Arias). Enrique was born in Rio Verde, Mexico. Rose was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and was likely the daughter of Bernadino Arias and Armenia, who were both born in California, to Mexican parents.

Sources: Obituary of John’s paternal grandfather, John Michael Wozniak –

Genealogy of John’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of John Wozniak (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogies of John’s maternal grandfather, Horace Keith Ashinhurst –

Genealogy of John’s maternal grandmother, (Helen Verastegui) Ashinhurst –

Likely John’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose Arias, on the 1910 U.S. Census –


José María Aznar

by Manila on December 25, 2016

Birth Name: José María Alfredo Aznar López

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 25 February, 1953

Ethnicity: Aragonese, Basque, Castilian

José María Aznar is a Spanish politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Spain, from 4 May, 1996 to 16 April, 2004.

José María’s father, Manuel Aznar Acedo, was an army official, journalist and radio broadcaster. José María’s mother, Elvira López-Valdivieso Panadero, was born in Oviedo, Asturias, to parents from Valladolid, Valladolid.

José María is married to politician Ana Botella Serrano, who served as Mayor of Madrid, from 27 December, 2011 to 13 June, 2015.

José María’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his ninth great-grandfather, Pedro Aznar, of Lobera de Onsella, Zaragoza.

José María’s paternal grandfather was Manuel Aznar Zubigaray (the son of Gerónimo Benigno Aznar Guerendiain and Toribia Ignacia Zubigaray Iturría). Gerónimo was the son of Javier Aznar Colmena and Gregoria Guerendiain Leyún. Toribia was the daughter of Fermín Zubigaray Iribarren and Catalina Iturría Berrueta.

José María’s paternal grandmother was María de las Mercedes Gómez Acedo y Villanueva (the daughter of Isidro Gómez Acedo y Moreno and Serafina Villanueva Ortiz). Isidro was the son of Jenaro Acedo y Sánchez Venero and Cecilia Moreno Miguel. Serafina was the daughter of Francisco Villanueva y Palacio Paliza and Martina María Manuela Ortiz Heros.

José María’s maternal grandfather was Facundo López Valdivieso (the son of Anselmo López Maroto and Rufina Valdivieso Crespo). Anselmo was the son of Leandro López de la Torre and Ramona Maroto de la Fuente. Rufina was the daughter of Andrés Valdivieso and Bonifacia Crespo.

José María’s maternal grandmother was Victoria Vicenta Panadero Sedano (the daughter of Francisco Panadero Pablos and María Sedano Pérez). Francisco was the son of Pedro Panadero and Francisca Pablos. María was the daughter of José Sedano and Olalla Pérez.

Source: Genealogy of José María Aznar –


François Fillon

by Manila on November 22, 2016

Birth Name: François Charles Amand Fillon

Place of Birth: Le Mans, Sarthe, France

Date of Birth: 4 March, 1954

Ethnicity: French, Basque

François Fillon is a French lawyer and politician. He served as the Prime Minister of France, from 17 May, 2007 to 16 May, 2012, among many other duties. He is the nominee of the Republicans in the 2017 French presidential election.

François’ father, Michel Gabriel Jean Fillon, is a civil law notary. François’ mother, Anne (Soulet), is a celebrated historian of Basque descent.

François is married to Penelope Kathryn Clarke.

François’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, Jan Fillon (c. 1617 – 11 February 1677, Mouchamps, Vendée).

François’s paternal grandfather was Amand Constant Bernard Georges Fillon (the son of Amant Louis Fillon and Zoé Marie Reine Girardeau). François’s great-grandfather Amant was the son of Pierre Amant Fillon and Marie Julie Guerin. Zoé was the daughter of Pierre Louis Girardeau and Eulalie Lucie Rousselot.

François’s paternal grandmother was Gabrielle Armande Marie Thérèse Drapeau (the daughter of Jean Marie Alexis Drapeau and Marie Louise Henriette Audureau). François’s great-grandfather Jean was the son of Pierre Alexis Drapeau and Marie Rose Gueriteau. François’s great-grandmother Marie Louise Henriette was the daughter of Jacques Isidore Audureau and Jeanne Constante Bretin.

François’s maternal grandfather was Marcel René Soulet (the son of Pierre Soulet and Marie Cador). François’ great-grandfather Pierre was the son of Félix Soulet and Elisabeth Dessoubrais. François’s great-grandmother Marie was the daughter of Elie Julien Cador and Rosalie Marie Bigot.

François’s maternal grandmother was Germaine Céline Marie Loutre (the daughter of Jean Loutre and Marie Louise Émilie Gaudin). François’s great-grandfather Jean was the son of Jean Loutre and Anne Bedecarrats. François’s great-grandmother Marie Louise Émilie was the daughter of Louis Médéric Gaudin and Bérénice Onésime Debraize.

François’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Marie Prudence Pélagie Vallens.

Sources: Genealogies of François Fillon –

Birth record of François’ paternal great-grandmother, Marie Louise Henriette Audureau – (Image 156)

Birth record of François’ maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Marie Catherine Renieville – (Image 8)


Carlos Vives

by Manila on November 18, 2016

Birth Name: Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo

Place of Birth: Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Date of Birth: August 7, 1961

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish, Basque, possibly other), 1/16 Italian

Carlos Vives is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the son of Luis Aurelio Vives Echeverría and Aracely Restrepo. He is married to beauty queen Claudia Elena Vásquez. He was previously married to actress Margarita Rosa de Francisco Baquero.

Carlos’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Salvador Magín Vives, of Martorell, Catalonia, Spain.

Carlos’ paternal grandfather was Rodrigo Vives de Andréis (the son of Pedro Nelson Vives Vergara and Manuela Josefa de Andréis). Nelson was the son of Manuel Polonio Vives Blanco and María de Jesús Vergara Pasos. Manuela was the daughter of Italian immigrant Giuseppe Gaetano d’Andreis (or José Cayetano de Andréis Rivara in Spanish) and Manuela Capella.

Carlos’ paternal grandmother was Elena Echeverría Díaz-Granados (the daughter of Ricardo Elias Echeverría Vengoechea and María Concepción Díaz-Granados Pumarejo). Ricardo was the son of Juan Bautista Lorenzo Echeverría Rus and María Concepción de Vengoechea y Díaz Granados. Concepción was the daughter of Pascual Díaz Granados y Munive and Dolores Pumarejo Plata.


Family history of Carlos’ paternal grandmother, Elena Echeverría Díaz-Granados –

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Soni Bringas

by bearboy on November 6, 2016

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Birth Name: Soni Nicole Bringas

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

Date of Birth: February 2, 2002

Ethnicity: Uruguayan, Spanish, Basque

Soni Bringas is an American actress and dancer. She is known for her role as Ramona Gibbler on the series Fuller House.

Her father was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her mother was born in Barcelona, Spain.

The surname “Bringas” is Basque.


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