Sebastián Piñera

by Manila on November 21, 2017

Birth Name: Sebastián Miguel Juan Piñera Echenique

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 1 December, 1949

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leónese, Valencian], Basque, Galician, Indigenous, remote Catalan), Italian, Portuguese (including Azorean), as well as remote Breton, French, German, Indigenous Bolivian and Indigenous Peruvian (Aymara and Quechua)

Sebastián Piñera is a Chilean politician and businessperson. He has served as President of Chile, since 11 March, 2018. He previously held the position, from 11 March, 2010 to 11 March, 2014. He has also been Senator for Eastern Santiago, from 11 March, 1990 to 11 March, 1998, and Leader of National Renewal, from 26 May, 2001 to 10 March, 2004.

He is the son of Manuel José Piñera Carvallo and María Magdalena Echenique Rozas.

President Piñera is married to Cecilia Morel, with whom he has four children.

President Piñera’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Bartolomé de Piñera.

President Piñera’s paternal grandfather was José Manuel Piñera Figueroa (the son of Bernardino Piñera Aguirre and María Luisa Figueroa Vial). Bernardino was the son of Peruvian emigrant, José Piñera Lombera, of Lima, whose own father, Manuel Antonio Piñera Gutiérrez, was a Spanish emigrant, from Ubiarco, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria; and of Mercedes Aguirre Carvallo. María Luisa was the daughter of José Manuel Figueroa Vela and Pilar Vial Formas.

President Piñera’s paternal grandmother was Elena Carvallo Castillo (the daughter of Uldarico Carvallo Fernández and Julia Castillo Goñi). Uldarico was the son of Francisco Carvallo Gómez and Mercedes Fernández Carvallo. Julia was the daughter of Ángel Castillo Pareja and Mónica Goñi Prieto.

President Piñera’s maternal grandfather was José Miguel Echenique Correa (the son of José Miguel Echenique Gandarillas and María Mercedes Correa Errázuriz). President Piñera’s great-grandfather José Miguel was the son of José Francisco Echenique Tagle and Irene Gandarillas Valdés. María Mercedes was the daughter of Bonifacio Correa Albano and María Mercedes Errázuriz Valdivieso.

President Piñera’s maternal grandmother was Josefina María Rozas Ariztía (the daughter of Nicanor Rozas Rozas and Josefina Ariztía Pinto). Nicanor was the son of Carlos Martínez de Rozas Urrutia Mendiburu and Amelia Manuela Rozas García-Olivos. President Piñera’s great-grandmother Josefina was the daughter of Jorge Ricardo Ariztía Urmeneta and Luisa Pinto Garmendia, whose father, Francisco Antonio Pinto, served as the 4th President of Chile, from 8 May, 1827 to 16 July, 1829, and from 19 October, 1829 to 2 November, 1829.

President Piñera’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Antonia Torres Valenzuela.

Source: Genealogy of Sebastián Piñera –


Stephanie Beatriz

by stlucas on May 7, 2017

Birth Name: Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri

Place of Birth: Neuquén, Argentina

Date of Birth: February 10, 1981

*Colombian [German, 1/4 Sephardi Jewish, Dutch, Spanish, Basque, possibly other] (father)
*Bolivian [Spanish, Indigenous, Basque, possibly other] (mother)

Stephanie Beatriz is an Argentine-born American actress.

Stephanie was born in Neuquén, Argentina, the daughter of Silvia Rosario Alvizuri Luna and Ernesto Bischoff Cortissoz. Beatriz moved to the U.S. at the age of two, and was raised in Texas. She has a sister, Jennifer.

Stephanie’s father is Colombian, and has recent German ancestry, as well as one quarter Sephardi Jewish, and some Dutch (from Curaçao) and Spanish, roots. Stephanie’s mother is Bolivian, and likely has Spanish and Indigenous roots. Some of the surnames in Stephanie’s family tree suggest Basque ancestry, on both sides.

Stephanie’s paternal grandfather was Luder Heinrich Bischoff Siefken (the son of Eduard August Bischoff Katenkamp and Cornelia Amalia “Nelly” Siefken Hoyer). Eduard was born in Bremen, Germany, the son of Lüder Heinrich Bischoff Meyer and Auguste Christine Katenkamp Bernhard. Cornelia was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, the daughter of Friedrich Moritz Siefken, who was from Bremen, Germany, and of Dorothea Cornelia Hoyer, who was from Curaçao, and was of Dutch, as well as some German (from Saxony), descent.

Stephanie’s paternal grandmother was Cecilia Cortissoz Rodriguez (the daughter of Ernesto Cortissoz Alvares-Correa and Esther Rodriguez Gonzales). Ernesto was a Sephardi Jew, and was the son of Jacob Cortissoz Jesurun-Pinto and Julia Alvares-Correa; his family lived in the Virgin Islands, Curaçao, the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, Barbados, and England. Esther was born in Colombia, of Spanish (with roots in Asturias), and possibly other, ancestry; she was the daughter of Enrique Rodriguez Blanco and Cecilia Gonzalez Vengoechea.

Stephanie’s maternal grandparents were Guillermo Alvizuri and Angelica Luna.

Sources: Genealogy of Stephanie Beatriz (focusing on her father’s side) –

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Danny Saucedo

by madman on March 27, 2017

Birth Name: Daniel Gabriel Alessandro Saucedo Grzechowski

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: February 25, 1986

*Polish (father)
*Bolivian (mother)

Danny Saucedo is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and musician.

Danny is the son of Patricia (Saucedo) and Piotr Grzechowski. His father is Polish and his mother is Bolivian. Danny’s parents met while studying at Stockholm University. He speaks Swedish, English, Spanish, Polish, and French.



Evo Morales

by Manila on November 18, 2015

The President Of Bolivia Evo Morales At Expo 2015 In Milan, Ital

Birth Name: Juan Evo Morales Ayma

Place of Birth: Isallawi, Orinoca Canton, Bolivia

Date of Birth: October 26, 1959

Ethnicity: Bolivian (Aymara)

Evo Morales is a Bolivian politician and cocalero activist. He has served as President of Bolivia, since January 22, 2006. He has also been Leader of the Movement for Socialism, since January 1, 1998.

Evo is the son of Dionisio Morales Choque and María Ayma Mamani. He has three children.

Evo is the country’s first president to come from the indigenous population. Some sources state that Evo has some European (including Spanish) ancestry, thus making him mestizo. However, it is not clear of this ancestry has been documented/verified.

Evo’s paternal grandparents were Mariano Morales and Warawara Choque.

Evo’s maternal grandparents were Simón Ayma and Marcela Mamani.

Source: Genealogy of Evo Morales –

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Raquel Welch

by ethnic on December 16, 2008

Birth Name: Jo Raquel Tejada

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 5, 1940

*Bolivian (father)
*English (mother)

Raquel Welch is an American actress and singer. Her father, Armando Carlos Tejada-Urquizo, was from La Paz, Bolivia, Her mother, Josephine Sarah (Hall), had English ancestry.

Raquel stated in an interview that her father made it a point that his family did not speak Spanish in the house, as a way to assimilate into the American society. She has stated that her goal in life is to speak Spanish more fluently.

Raquel’s paternal grandparents were Agustin Tejada and Raquel Urquizo.

Raquel’s maternal grandfather was Emery Stanford Hall, an architect (the son of Justin Smith Hall and Sarah Mehitable Stanford). Justin was the son of Elbridge Gerry Hall and Hannah Kent Robinson. Sarah was the daughter of Emery/Emory Stanford and Mary Lydia Elliot/Elliott.

Raquel’s maternal grandmother was Clara Louise Adams (the daughter of Joseph Warren Adams and Josephine H. Merrill). Raquel’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Elias Adams and Clarissa Vinton Thomas.

Sources: Genealogy of Raquel Welch –

Genealogies of Raquel’s parents –

Raquel’s parents on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Raquel Welch (focusing on her father’s side) –

Immigration record of Raquel’s father –

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