Ryan Ochoa

by follers on October 5, 2018

Ryan Ochoa – “Bachelor Lions” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – The ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: May 17, 1996

*37.5% Mexican
*25% Italian
*12.5% Ashkenazi Jewish
*12.5% Filipino
*12.5% mix of English, German, and Scottish

Ryan Ochoa is an American actor. He is the brother of actors Rick Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, Raymond Ochoa, and Destiny Ochoa.

Ryan’s brother Raymond has described himself as a “white Mexican.” The siblings also have an Italian-American maternal grandmother, a Jewish paternal great-grandfather, a Filipino maternal great-grandfather, and a maternal great-grandmother who was of English, German, and Scottish ancestry.

The surname Ochoa is usually of Basque origin.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of William Solgonick and Mary Isabel Garcia. Ryan’s great-grandfather William was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish/Ukrainian Jewish parents, Louis Solgonick, from Kruti, and Kat Rosen, from Zhitmoir. Ryan’s great-grandmother Mary was of Mexican descent, and was the daughter of Pedro E. Garcia and Mary Calmenero/Colmernero.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather is the son of Dalmacio/Alex Mayo Espero and Mary Grace Wilson. Ryan’s great-grandfather Dalmacio was born in Municipality of Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. Ryan’s great-grandmother Mary had English, German, and Scottish ancestry, and was the daughter of Ira Elmer Wilson and Jane Sophia Reener.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother is Arlene Frances DeRenzi (the daughter of Mario Frank Derenzi/De Renzi and Doralba Juliana Pignataro). Arlene was born in California. Mario was the son of Grazioso/Gray Bimgnamo Derenzi/De Renzi, from Verbicaro Cosenza Province, Calabria, Italy, and of Lena Antoinette Mangano, whose family was also Italian. Doralba was also the daughter of Italian parents, from Calabria, Salvatore Pignataro, from Verbicaro, Cosenza, and Josephine Helen Lucchesi.

Sources: Marriage record of Ryan’s paternal great-grandparents, William Solgonick and Mary Isabel Garcia –

Genealogy of Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Grace Wilson –

Genealogy of Ryan’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Jane Sophia (Reener) Wilson (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Doralba Juliana (Pignataro) DeRenzi –


Diego Loyzaga

by Manila on September 14, 2018

Birth Name: Carlos Diego Loyzaga

Place of Birth: San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: May 21, 1995

Ethnicity: Filipino [Boholano, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, and Waray], Spanish [including Andalusian and Valencian], Basque, small amount of English

Diego Loyzaga is a Filipino actor and model.

He is the son of actress Maria Teresa Cuerva Loyzaga and actor Cesar Montano.

Diego’s paternal grandfather is Genovevo Quiñal Manhilot (the son of Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang, or Teodoro Badiang Manhilot in Filipino, and of Aniceta Quiñal y Tato, or Aniceta Tato Quiñal in Filipino). Teodoro was the son of Martín Manhilot and Damiana Badiang. Aniceta was the daughter of Miguel Quiñal and Crisanta Tato.

Diego’s paternal grandmother was Emma Bensorto de Montaño (the daughter of Roberto de Montaño and Dominga Bensorto).

Diego’s maternal grandfather was basketball player and coach Carlos Loyzaga (the son of Joaquín Loyzaga y Martínez, or Joaquín Martínez Loyzaga in Filipino, and of Carmen Matute y Seguera, or Carmen Seguera Matute in Filipino). Carlos was born in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. Joaquín was the son of José Antonio Eugenio de Loyzaga y Ageo (or José Antonio Eugenio Ageo de Loyzaga in Filipino), who was an “insular” (Spaniard born in the Philippines), and of a Spanish expatriate, María de la Luz Martínez y Vial, of Cádiz, Cádiz. Carmen was the daughter of Manuel Matute y Amasa and María Luisa López y Seguera.

Diego’s maternal grandmother is Victoria “Vicky” Fourdinier Cuerva (the daughter of Ernesto José Cuerva y Félix, or Ernesto José Félix Cuerva in Filipino, and Lidia Gardiner Fourdinier). Ernesto born in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and was the son of Filipino parents, Francisco Cuerva y Edilberto (or Francisco Edilberto Cuerva in Filipino), of Bulacan, and of Manuela Félix y Gómez (or Manuela Gómez Félix in Filipino), of Manila. Lidia was the daughter of Miguel Fourdinier and Socorro Gardiner. The surname Gardiner is of English origin.

Sources: Marriage record of Diego’s paternal grandparents, Genovevo Quiñal Manhilot and Emma Bensorto de Montaño –

Marriage record of Diego’s paternal great-grandparents, Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang and Aniceta Quiñal y Tato –

Genealogy of Diego’s mother –

Birth record of Diego’s mother –

Birth record of Diego’s maternal grandfather, Carlos Matute Loyzaga –

Birth record of Diego’s maternal great-grandfather, Ernesto José Cuerva y Félix –

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Kali Uchis

by Mixed Kidd on July 16, 2018

Birth Name: Karly-Marina Loaiza

Place of Birth: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 17, 1993

Ethnicity: Colombian [Spanish, Basque, possibly other]

Kali Uchis is a Colombian-American singer and songwriter. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Colombian parents. Loaiza is a Basque surname.

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Sadie Calvano

by stlucas on June 27, 2018

Sadie Calvano – The 23rd Annual Movieguide Faith and Values Awards – Arrivals – Universal Hilton Hotel – Universal City, CA USA – Keywords: Faith, Values, Christian Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: B. Rene Norman /

Birth Name: Sadie Amara Calvano

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 8, 1997

*Italian, English, Irish, Basque (paternal grandfather)
*Mexican, some French (paternal grandmother)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Sadie Calvano is an American actress.

Sadie is the daughter of Aimmee B. (Hagler) and Steven Joseph “Steve” Calvano. Her father has Italian, English, Irish, Basque, Mexican, and some French, ancestry. Her mother is of Austrian Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Russian Jewish, descent.

Sadie’s Basque ancestry can be traced back to her paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Segundo Barberena and Dominica Ayres/Ayrez Echebarri, who were born, c. 1860, in Garralda, Navarre, Spain, and France, respectively.

Sadie’s paternal grandfather was Robert Jay Calvano (the son of Carl John Calvano and Agnes M. St. John). Carl was born in Colorado, to Italian parents, Joseph “Joe” Calvano and Lina Falsetti. Agnes was the daughter of Paul Michael St. John, whose mother was Canadian, and of Anna T. Barbarena/Barberena, whose parents were of Basque origin.

Sadie’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Ann “Senaida” Elias (the daughter of Phillip Arias Elias and Josephine L. Lelong). Sadie was born in California. Phillip was born in Mexico, the son of Joe Elias and Emilia Marin. Josephine was born in California, the daughter of Alejandro/Alexander “Alex” Lelong, whose father was born in France, and of Rita Espinoza.

Sadie’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Hagler (the son of Murray B. Hagler and Bessie Kramer). Murray was born in New York. Bessie was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Russia, Meyer Kramer and Ida.

Sadie’s maternal grandmother was Ellen Mae Kaminer (the daughter of Irving “Yitzhak” Kaminer and Belle “Beilah” Kleinberg). Irving was born in either Poland or Russia. Belle was born in New York, to parents from Russia, Charles “Yechezkiel” Kleinberg and Anna “Elka” Karbelsky.

Sources: Genealogy of Sadie Calvano –

Birth record of Sadie’s father –

Marriage record of Sadie’s paternal grandparents, Robert Jay Calvano and Sadie Ann “Senaida” Elias –

Marriage record of Sadie’s maternal grandparents, Samuel Hagler and Ellen Mae Kaminer –


Cara Zavaleta

by stlucas on June 19, 2018

Cara Zavaleta – “Svetlana” TV Series Los Angeles Premiere Presented by HDNET – Arrivals – The Landmark – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cara S. Zavaleta

Place of Birth: Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1980

*Mexican [Basque, possibly other] (father)
*English, Scottish, Irish, German (mother)

Cara Zavaleta is an American model and actress.

Cara is the daughter of Shelly Ann (Shope) and Arnold Zavaleta. Cara’s father has Mexican ancestry, and his surname is of Basque origin.

Cara’s paternal grandfather was Bartolo C. Zavaleta (the son of Abraham Zavaleta and Estéfana Chapa Sáenz). Abraham was born in Mexico. Estéfana was born in Texas.

Cara’s paternal grandmother was Adelaida Ledesma (the daughter of José Encarnación Ledesma and Maria Vela). Adelaida was born in Texas.

Cara’s maternal grandfather was David Elias Shope (the son of Elias Crawford Shope and Bertha Knack). Elias was the son of William Coffin Shope and Elizabeth Iliff. Bertha was the daughter of German parents, Herman Knack and Johanna Knack.

Cara’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Ann Lee (the daughter of Lehr Leonard Lee and Vera A. Mcgriff). Lehr was the son of Charles Theodore Lee and Eva J. Bowerman. Vera was the daughter of Verlia Mcgriff and Emma M. Clow.

Sources: Obituary of Cara’s paternal grandmother, Adelaida (Ledesma) Zavaleta –

Information about the Zavaleta family –

Genealogy of Cara’s maternal grandparents, David Elias Shope and Patricia Ann Lee –

Obituary of Cara’s maternal grandfather, David Elias Shope –