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Camren Bicondova

by stlucas on March 1, 2017

Birth Name: Camren Renee Bicondova

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 22, 1999

Ethnicity: Basque, Rusyn, English, possibly other

Camren Bicondova is an American actress, model, and dancer. She was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Jessica Arlene (Porter) and Joshua Patrick Bicondova. She was raised in Hawaii.

Camren’s surname, Bicondova, was possibly originally spelt “Viconda”, and is of Basque origin, which she has confirmed on Twitter. She has also stated that she is a third-generation Spanish immigrant.

Camren’s paternal grandparents are Patrick Bicondova and Nancy Louise Harobin (the daughter of Stephen Harobin). Stephen was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Vasil/Basilius Harobin/Harabin, who was born in Osturňa, Slovakia, and was likely of Rusyn descent, and of Theresa, who was also likely of Rusyn origin.

Her mother’s surname is of English origin.

Sources: http://www.philly.com

Possible genealogy of Camren’s paternal grandfather, Patrick Bicondova (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Camren’s paternal grandfather, Patrick Bicondova – https://familysearch.org

Camren’s paternal great-grandfather, Stephen Harobin, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Camren’s paternal great-grandfather, Stephen Harobin – http://www.legacy.com

Baptism record of Camren’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Vasil/Basilius Harobin/Harabin – https://familysearch.org

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Reginald Arvizu

by madman on February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Reginald Arvizu

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 2, 1969

Ethnicity:
*Mexican (father)
*French-Canadian, English (mother)

Reginald Arvizu, also known as Fieldy, is an American musician. He is the bassist of the metal band Korn.

Reginald is the son of Sheri L. (Picard) and Reginald Arvizu.

Reginald’s paternal grandparents were Reginald Arvizu (the son of Julian L. Arvizu and Mary Romero) and Louise Ybarra (the daughter of Ynocente Ybarra and Ruth Contreras). Julian and Mary were both born in California, to Mexican parents. Ynocente and Ruth were Mexican immigrants.

Reginald’s maternal grandfather was Roy Joseph Picard (the son of Albert Joseph Picard and Marie Yvonne Lavigne). Albert was born in Michigan, to French-Canadian parents, Joseph Picard and Olivine Cossette. Marie was the daughter of Dolphis Lavigne, who was French-Canadian, and Alphonsine Cloutier, whose parents were French-Canadian.

Reginald’s maternal grandmother was Joyce Ann Noble (the daughter of Frank Dewey Noble and Marie Alice Stephens). Frank was the son of L. Noble and Margaret Park/Parker. Marie was the daughter of John M. Stephens and Lorena.

Sources: Marriage record of Reginald’s paternal grandparents – https://familysearch.org

Reginald’s paternal grandfather, Reginald Arvizu, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Reginald’s paternal grandmother, Louise Ybarra, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Reginald’s maternal grandparents – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Reginald’s great-grandparents – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Reginald’s great-grandparents – https://familysearch.org

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Gabriel Chavarria

by madman on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Gabriel Moises Chavarria

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 29, 1989

Ethnicity: Honduran

Gabriel Chavarria is an American actor. He is known for his role in the series East Los High.

Gabriel is said to be the son of Honduran immigrants. His surname is Basque.

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Cecilia Bolocco

by madman on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: May 19, 1965

Ethnicity:
*Arbëreshë/Albanian, Chilean [Spanish, Basque, Indigenous, distant Portuguese], Italian, 1/32 English (father)
*German (mother)

Cecilia Bolocco is a Chilean actress, television host, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Chile 1987 and Miss Universe 1987.

Cecilia is the daughter of Rose Marie Fonck Assler and Enzo Bolocco Cintolesi, a businessperson. Her sister is journalist Diana Bolocco. Cecilia is married to politician, and former President of Argentina, Carlos Menem, with whom she has a son.

Cecilia’s paternal grandfather was Víctor Bolocco Olave (the son of Carlos Bolocco Pasquini and Lucinda Olave Triday). Carlos was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, and was said to be of Arbëreshë (Albanian) descent. Lucinda was the daughter of José Antonio Olave Ramírez and Juana Triday Moreno.

Cecilia’s paternal grandmother was Emilia Cintolesi Echenique (the daughter of Emilio Cintolesi and Blanca Echenique).

Source: Genealogy of Cecilia Bolocco (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Gonzalo Higuaín

by andrew on January 31, 2017

Birth Name: Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín

Place of Birth: Brest, Brittany, France

Date of Birth: 10 December, 1987

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Basque, possibly other)

Gonzalo Higuaín is an Argentine professional footballer. In 2016, he became one of the most expensive footballers of all time, when he moved to Juventus for a transfer fee of €90 million.

Gonzalo was born in Brest, Brittany, France, to Argentine parents, Jorge Higuaín, a former football player, and Nancy Zacarías, an artist.

On his mother’s side, Gonzalo is the grandson of Santos Zacarias, a boxer.

The surname “Higuaín” is of Basque origin. Gonzalo’s father has said that his Basque ancestry goes back to his great-grandfather or great-great-grandfather.

Gonzalo has stated:

I am proud to have a Basque surname and Basque heritage. Our origin is French-Basque, but my father used to say that my grandfather had taught him that the Basques are neither Spanish nor French, they are only Basques.

Gonzalo has also been described as having Basque roots on his mother’s side.

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