Gregório Duvivier

by Manila on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Gregório Byington Duvivier

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1986

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese (including Azorean Portuguese and Madeiran), Indigenous (Tupi, Tupiniquim), possibly other], Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), English, French, German, Hungarian, Scottish, as well as distant Dutch, Italian, Powhatan Native American, Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran), and Welsh

Gregório Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian, and poet.

His father, Edgar Duvivier, is a visual artist. His mother, Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington, is a singer.

Gregório was married to actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian Clarice Falcão, until their divorce.

Gregório’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Michel-Ogier de Juprelle.

Gregório’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Duvivier (the son of Eduardo Duvivier and Aminta Terville de Castro). Eduardo was the son of Teodoro Luís Maria Gonzaga Duvivier, whose own father, Joseph Clément Duvivier, was a Belgian emigrant, from Liège, and whose own mother, Agathe Joséphine d’Amerval, was a French emigrant, from Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and of Amália de Sá Wagner. Aminta was the daughter of Gualberto Júlio de Castro and Maria Clara Rodrigues Terville.

Gregório’s paternal grandmother was Ivna Thaumaturgo Mendes de Moraes (the daughter of Miguel Salazar Mendes de Moraes and Alita Thaumaturgo de Azevedo). Miguel was the son of Feliciano Mendes de Moraes and Luísa Cora Salazar. Alita was the daughter of politician Gregório Taumaturgo de Azevedo and Maria da Glória Rodrigues Ferreira.

Gregório’s maternal grandfather is Carlos Amadeo Botelho Byington (the son of Alberto Jackson Byington Júnior and Elisa Cândida de Arruda Botelho). Alberto was the son of an American electrical engineer, Albert (later Alberto) Jackson Byington, of Elmira, New York, and of philanthropist and social activist Pearl (later Pérola) Ellis McIntyre, whose own parents, Robert Dickson McIntyre and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Ellis, were American emigrants, from Richmond County, North Carolina and Copiah County, Mississippi, respectively. Elisa was the daughter of Carlos Amadeu de Arruda Botelho and Brazília Whitaker de Oliveira Lacerda.

Gregório’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Lima Lustosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Lustosa and Lima).

Source: Genealogy of Gregório Duvivier –

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Tom Maden

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Tom Maden – 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival – MTV And Dimension TV – “Scream” Premiere – Arrivals – Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Coppell, Texas, U.S. (possibly)

Date of Birth: August 21, 1989

Ethnicity: Portuguese (one eighth), Irish, French, Belgian [Walloon], possibly other

Tom Maden is an American actor and model.

Tom is the son of Angela Michelle (Lavin) and author Mike Maden (born Michael Desmond Maden). They are pictured here and here, respectively.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was William Walter Maden, Jr. (the son of William Walter Maden, Sr. and Marian L. Costa). Tom’s grandfather William is pictured here. Tom’s great-grandparents William and Marian were listed as “Indian” on the 1940 U.S. Census, and as white on the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses.

Tom’s great-grandfather William was born in Arizona, the son of E./Flhert W. Maden, and of a mother surnamed Washington. Tom’s great-grandmother Marian was born in California, the daughter of Joaquin/Joaquim Costa, who was Portuguese, and of Marian Serpa, whose parents were Portuguese.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Evelyn/S. Gallez (the daughter of Daniel David Gallez and Beatrice Fleming). Daniel was the son of Abraham Edward Gallez, whose parents were French, and of Celine/Celina Glineur/Glinner/Golinem, who was from Labouverigue, Belgium. Beatrice was the daughter of Frank Fleming and Lizzie Smith.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Edmund “Tom/Tot” Lavin (the son of Thomas Sebastian Lavin and Helen). Tom’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of John Edward Lavin, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary Blanch/Blanche O’Connor, whose parents were also Irish. Helen was born in Tennessee.

Tom’s maternal grandmother likely is/was named Barbara A.

Sources: Birth record of Tom’s father –

Divorce record of Tom’s paternal grandparents, William Walter Maden, Jr. and Dorothy Evelyn/S. Gallez –

Marriage record of Tom’s paternal great-grandparents, William Walter Maden, Sr. and Marian Costa –

Death record of Tom’s paternal great-grandfather, William Walter Maden, Sr. –


Laura Smet

by madman on April 5, 2018

Laura Smet – 2008 Cannes Film Festival – “La Frontiere de L’aube” Photocall – Palais des Festivals – Cannes, France – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Laura Huguette Smet

Place of Birth: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Date of Birth: 15 November, 1983

Ethnicity: French, 1/4 Belgian [Walloon], 1/32 Alsatian German

Laura Smet is a French actress. She is the daughter of singer and actor Johnny Hallyday and actress Nathalie Baye.

Laura’s paternal grandfather was Léon Smet (the son of Clément Antoine Smet and Marie Barbe Hubin). Léon was Belgian (Walloon). Clément was the son of Jean-Joseph Smet and Marie Antoinette Detry. Laura’s great-grandmother Marie Barbe was the daughter of and Marie Josephe Hubin.

Laura’s paternal grandmother was Huguette Eugénie Pierrette Clerc (the daughter of Jeanne Marie Clerc). Jeanne was the daughter of Pierre Jean Claude Maxime Clerc and Claudine Marie Joséphine Gros.

Laura’s maternal grandfather was Claude Marie Charles Eugénie Baye (the son of Ernest Félix Charles Baye and Aline Cécile Hortensia Poudras). Ernest was the son of Félix Ernest Baye/Bayle/Bale and Marie Augustine Zéolie Licourt. Aline was the daughter of Louis Joseph Eugène Poudras and Lucie Cécile Jacquet.

Laura’s maternal grandmother was Denise Jeanne Aimée Coustet (the daughter of Joseph Emile Marie Coustet and Juliette Eugénie Courcel). Joseph was the son of Paul Emile Coustet and Joséphine Sophie Marie Jaussen. Juliette was the daughter of Denis Pierre Jules Courcel and Eugénie Fanny Blondelet, whose mother was Alsatian German.


Kevin Systrom

by Manila on April 3, 2018

Birth Name: Kevin York Systrom

Place of Birth: Holliston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 30, 1983

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scottish, 1/8th Swedish, as well as distant Belgian [Flemish] and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Kevin Systrom is an American entrepreneur and programmer. He is known as the co‑founder of Instagram, along with Mike Krieger.

His father, Douglas Y. “Doug” Systrom, is the Vice President in Human Resources at TJX Companies. His mother, Diane (Pels), is a marketing executive at Zipcar.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was David Murray Systrom (the son of Ernest Walter Systrom and Florence Bryson). Ernest was the son of Swedish emigrants, Adi Walter Syström and Marie “Mary” Haglund. Florence’s father, John Bernard Bryson, was the son of James Bryson and Hannah Fahey, who were Irish, the aforementioned from Derry, Northern Ireland. Florence’s mother was a Canadian emigrant, Marion Catherine “Katie” Murray, whose own parents, Murdock “Mundo” Murray and Ann MacLeod, were Scottish.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother is Cynthia Baketel (the daughter of Sherman Tenney Baketel and Helen Cornelia Epler). Sherman was the son of Roy Vincent Baketel and Helen Tenney. Kevin’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of Percy Harold Epler and Helen Esther York.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Albert Edward Pels, Jr. (the son of Albert Edward Pels and Edna May Fall). Kevin’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of a French emigrant, Louis F[rançois] Pels, of Manche, and of Sophia Bruggemann, whose own parents, Heinrich D. “Henry” Brüggemann and Sophia Warnecke, were German emigrants. Edna was the daughter of Charles A. Fall and Mary E. Tanner, whose own father, Charles Tanner, was English.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth K. “Betty” Voorhees (the daughter of George Edward Voorhees and Susan Elizabeth Burgess). George was the son of Peter Deforest Voorhees and Anna Kingston Clarendon, who was Irish.

Sources: Genealogy of Kevin Systrom –

Kevin’s paternal grandfather, David Murray Systrom, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandparents, Ernest Walter Systrom and Florence Bryson –

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence Bryson –

Marriage records of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Bernard Bryson and Marion Catherine “Katie” Murray –

Birth records of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Bernard Bryson –

Kevin’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Baketel, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandparents, Sherman Tenney Baketel and Helen Cornelia Epler –

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandfather, Sherman Tenney Baketel –

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Roy Vincent Baketel and Helen Tenney –

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Tenney –

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen Cornelia Epler –

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Percy Harold Epler and Helen Esther York –

Obituary of Kevin’s maternal grandfather, Albert Edward Pels, Jr. –

Kevin’s maternal great-grandfather, Albert Edward Pels, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Kevin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Louis F[rançois] Pels and Sophia Bruggemann –

Birth record of Kevin’s maternal great-grandmother, Edna May Fall –

Marriage record of Kevin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Charles A. Fall and Mary E. Tanner –

Kevin’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth K. Voorhees, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Kevin’s maternal great-grandfather, George Edward Voorhees, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Kevin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Peter Deforest Voorhees –


Kip Thorne

by Manila on March 27, 2018

Kip Thorne – 28th Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey – Arrivals – The Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Kip Stephen Thorne

Place of Birth: Logan, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 1, 1940

Ethnicity: Breton, Cornish, Dutch [including Frisian], English, French, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, 1/8 Danish, 1/8 Manx, 1/8 Swedish, small amount of Belgian [Flemish, Walloon], and Mohawk Native American

Kip Thorne is an American theoretical physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017.

His father, David Wynne Thorne, was a chemist, from Perry, Utah. His mother, Alison (Cornish), who was born in Chicago, Illinois, was an economist and the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in the discipline from Iowa State College.

Kip is married to professor of biokinesiology and physical therapy, Carolee Joyce Winstein. He has two children with his former wife, Linda Jean Peterson.

Kip’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his twelfth great-grandfather, Thomas Thorne, of North Molton, Devon, England.

Kip’s paternal grandfather was Milton Jefferson Thorne (the son of Richard Thorn and Rebecca Ann Osborn). Richard was the son of Asahel Thorn and Sarah Lester. Rebecca was the daughter of David Osborn and Cynthia Butler.

Kip’s paternal grandmother was Elmerta Eugenia Nelson (the daughter of Hans Peter Nielsen, later Nelson, and of Viroqua Vilate Neeley). Hans was a Danish emigrant, from Hårup, and was the son of Niels Hans Nielsen (later Nelson) and Ingeborg Sophia Hansdatter. Viroqua was the daughter of William Neeley and Helen Cravath.

Kip’s maternal grandfather was Newell Howland Cornish (the son of Robert Nephi Cornish and Emma Jane Howland). Robert was a Manx emigrant, from Onchan, and was the son of William Cornish and Elizabeth Keig. Emma was the daughter of Henry Howland and Martha Diana Case.

Kip’s maternal grandmother was Louise Larson (the daughter of Alof Larson and May Louise Hunt). Alof was the son of Swedish emigrants, Måns Larsson (later Mons Larson), of Skeglinge, Skåne, and of Elna Olsdotter Malmström, of Lund, Skåne. May was the daughter of John Hunt and Lois Barnes Pratt.

Kip’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourteenth great-grandmother, Elizabeth (1474, Glastonbury, Somerset, England – 1549, Somerset).

Sources: Genealogy of Kip Thorne –

Genealogy of Kip’s father –

Genealogy of Kip’s mother –