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Coco Vandeweghe

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: Colleen Hutchins Mullarkey

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 6, 1991

Ethnicity: Irish, Belgian/Flemish, Austrian, German, Manx, English

Coco Vandeweghe is an American professional tennis player. She was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Robert “Bob” Kennish Mullarkey and Tauna Kay (Vandeweghe).

Coco’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Francis Xavier Mullarkey (the son of James Mullarkey and Florence). Thomas was born in New York, to parents from Ireland.

Coco’s paternal grandmother was Theresa Ann Mall (the daughter of John Sylvester Mall and Laura Kennish).

John’s parents were Alois Mall and Clara Holz. John was born in Colorado, to an Austrian father, and an American mother of German ancestry.

Laura’s parents were William Kennish (the son of Robert Kennish and Dora H. Skeels) and Martha Elizabeth Harshman (the daughter of Frank Nathan Harshman and Laura Ellen Bullard). Robert was born in the Isle of Man, to an English father and a Manx mother.

Coco’s maternal grandmother was Miss America 1952, Colleen Kay Hutchins. Colleen’s mother’s surname was Perry.

Coco’s maternal grandfather was basketball player Ernest Maurice “Ernie” Vandeweghe, Jr. His parents were Ernest Maurice Van de Weghe, Sr. and Mary Smith (the daughter of Rufus Smith). Ernest Maurice, Sr. was born in New York, to a father from Belgium, of Flemish descent, and a mother from Germany.

Coco’s uncle (mother’s brother) is basketball executive Kiki Vandeweghe.

Sources: https://familysearch.org
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Marriage record of Coco’s parents – http://www.nytimes.com

Obituary of Coco’s paternal grandfather, Thomas F. X. Mullarkey – http://www.nytimes.com

Genealogy of Coco’s paternal grandmother, Theresa Ann Mall – http://mall.t.tripod.com

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Salvador Sobral

by Manila on March 11, 2017

Birth Name: Salvador Vilar Braamcamp Sobral

Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal

Date of Birth: 28 December, 1989

Ethnicity: Portuguese, along with small amounts of Austrian, Belgian (Walloon), Dutch, French, and German

Salvador Sobral is a Portuguese singer. He will represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

He is the son of Luísa Maria Cabral Posser Vilarr and Salvador Luís Cabral Braamcamp Sobral.

Salvador’s older sister is singer Luísa Sobral.

Salvador’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his twenty-fifth great-grandfather, Pelaio Guterres da Silva.

Salvador’s paternal grandfather was Salvador José de Almeida Braamcamp Sobral (the son of Luís José Amable Braamcamp Sobral, 4th Count of Sobral, and of Maria Teresa de Almeida Correia de Sá). The 4th Count of Sobral was the son of Hermano José Amalric Braamcamp Sobral de Mello Breyner, 3rd Count of Sobral, and of Francisca Maria das Dores de Almeida e Vasconcelos. Francisca was the daughter of António Maria Brás da Paixão de Almeida Portugal de Alarcão Correia de Sá, 9th Count of Avintes, and of Isabel Correia de Sá e Benevides.

Salvador’s paternal grandmother was Maria Elisa Perestrelo de Matos de Figueiredo Cabral (the daughter of Constantino de Figueiredo Cabral and Maria Rosine Perestrelo de Matos). Constantino was the son of Francisco do Vale Coelho Pereira Cabral and Elisa de Figueiredo Dias Guimarães. Maria Rosine was the daughter of Joaquim da Silva Matos and Maria da Assunção Perestrelo de Vasconcelos.

Salvador’s maternal grandfather was João Luís Posser de Andrade Vilar (the son of Joaquim José de Magalhães e Menezes Vilar and Maria da Costa e Silva Posser de Andrade). Joaquim was the son of Luís de Paiva Raposo Vilar and Maria do Carmo de Magalhães e Menezes Correia Leite de Almada. Maria da Costa was the daughter of João Posser de Andrade and Julia do Rego da Fonseca Magalhães da Costa e Silva.

Salvador’s maternal grandmother is Luísa Maria de Melo Breyner Freire Cabral (the daughter of Francisco Xavier Freire Cabral Metelo Pacheco and Maria da Conceiçao Burnay de Melo Breyner). Salvador’s great-grandfather Francisco was the son of Baltazar Freire Cortez Cabral Metelo and Luísa Maria de Almeida e Vasconcelos. Maria da Conceição was the daughter of Tomás de Mello Breyner, 4th Count of Mafra, and of Sophia de Carvalho Burnay.

Salvador’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Elisa Adelaide Ferreira.

Source: Genealogy of Salvador Sobral – https://www.geni.com

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Luísa Sobral

by Manila on March 11, 2017

Birth Name: Luísa Maria Vilar Braamcamp Sobral

Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal

Date of Birth: 18 September, 1987

Ethnicity: Portuguese, along with small amounts of Austrian, Belgian (Walloon), Dutch, French, and German

Luísa Sobral is a Portuguese jazz singer and songwriter.

She is the daughter of Luísa Maria Cabral Posser Vilar and Salvador Luís Cabral Braamcamp Sobral.

Luísa’s younger brother is singer Salvador Sobral, who will represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Luísa’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her twenty-fifth great-grandfather, Pelaio Guterres da Silva.

Luísa’s paternal grandfather was Salvador José de Almeida Braamcamp Sobral (the son of Luís José Amable Braamcamp Sobral, 4th Count of Sobral, and of Maria Teresa de Almeida Correia de Sá). The 4th Count of Sobral was the son of Hermano José Amalric Braamcamp Sobral de Mello Breyner, 3rd Count of Sobral, and of Francisca Maria das Dores de Almeida e Vasconcelos. Francisca was the daughter of António Maria Brás da Paixão de Almeida Portugal de Alarcão Correia de Sá, 9th Count of Avintes, and of Isabel Correia de Sá e Benevides.

Luísa’s paternal grandmother was Maria Elisa Perestrelo de Matos de Figueiredo Cabral (the daughter of Constantino de Figueiredo Cabral and Maria Rosine Perestrelo de Matos). Constantino was the son of Francisco do Vale Coelho Pereira Cabral and Elisa de Figueiredo Dias Guimarães. Maria Rosine was the daughter of Joaquim da Silva Matos and Maria da Assunção Perestrelo de Vasconcelos.

Luísa’s maternal grandfather was João Luís Posser de Andrade Vilar (the son of Joaquim José de Magalhães e Menezes Vilar and Maria da Costa e Silva Posser de Andrade). Joaquim was the son of Luís de Paiva Raposo Vilar and Maria do Carmo de Magalhães e Menezes Correia Leite de Almada. Maria da Costa was the daughter of João Posser de Andrade and Julia do Rego da Fonseca Magalhães da Costa e Silva.

Luísa’s maternal grandmother is Luísa Maria de Melo Breyner Freire Cabral (the daughter of Francisco Xavier Freire Cabral Metelo Pacheco and Maria da Conceiçao Burnay de Melo Breyner). Luísa’s great-grandfather Francisco was the son of Baltazar Freire Cortez Cabral Metelo and Luísa Maria de Almeida e Vasconcelos. Maria da Conceição was the daughter of Tomás de Mello Breyner, 4th Count of Mafra, and of Sophia de Carvalho Burnay.

Luísa’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandmother, Elisa Adelaide Ferreira.

Source: Genealogy of Luísa Sobral – https://www.geni.com

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Louis Michel

by Manila on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Louis Hortense Omer Charles Michel

Place of Birth: Tienen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

Date of Birth: 2 September, 1947

Ethnicity: Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon)

Louis Michel is a Belgian politician. He had served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 12 July 1999 to 18 July 2004, and as the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, from 22 November 2004 to 17 July 2009.

Louis’ father, Charles Louis Michel, was born in Hoegaarden, Flemish Brabant. Louis’ mother, Irma Euphrasie Louise Piraux, was born in Zétrud-Lumay, Jodoigne, Walloon Brabant. Louis is married to Martine Simone Yolande Ghislaine Pierre.

Louis’ son, Charles Michel, is the Prime Minister of Belgium.

Louis’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandfather, Henri Michel.

Louis’ paternal grandfather was Jean Baptiste Michel (the son of Charles Louis Michel and Antoinette Loosen). Charles Louis was the son of Lambert Michel and Trinette Vansumsen. Antoinette was the daughter of Guilielmus Loosen and Bertile Ulens.

Louis’ paternal grandmother was Marie Emilie Hortense Depus (the daughter of Lambert Depus and Maria Catherine Drappier). Louis’ great-grandfather Lambert was the son of Joseph Depus and Barbe Vandenbosch. Maria Catherine was the daughter of François Drappier and Victoire Joseph Flabas.

Louis’ maternal grandfather was Omer Joseph Piraux (the son of Édouard Pireaux and Irma Léopoldine Joseph Ziebor). Édouard was the son of Antoine Joseph Piraux and Clémentine Joseph Fontaine. Louis’ great-grandmother Irma was the daughter of Aloïse Ziebor and Marie-Louise Philomène Pireau.

Louis’ maternal grandmother was Marie Julie Dellisse (the daughter of Jean Joseph Dellisse and Marie Thérèse Defoer). Jean Joseph was the son of Melchior Dellisse and Régine Dendas. Marie Thérèse was the daughter of an unknown father and Julienne Defoer.

Louis’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandmother, Marie Catherine Leclercq.

Source: Genealogy of Louis’ son, Charles Michel – http://en.calameo.com (page 9 onwards)

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Michael Franti

by madman on February 2, 2017

Birth Name: Lofy (as registred on birth record)

Place of Birth: Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 21, 1966

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Irish, Belgian, German (mother)

Michael Franti is an American poet, singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and composer. He is the lead singer of the rock band Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Michael’s biological parents are Mary Lofy and Thomas Hopkins. Thomas is African-American, and Mary is of Irish, Belgian, and German descent, which Michael mentioned in an interview. In the same interview, Michael also stated that he has Native American ancestry on his father’s side. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Michael was adopted by a Finnish-American couple, Carole (Wisti) and Charles Franti.

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