Rubens Barrichello

by stlucas on November 14, 2017

Birth Name: Rubens Gonçalves Barrichello

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: May 23, 1972

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Italian, Portuguese, possibly other)

Rubens Barrichello is a Brazilian racing driver.

Rubens is the son of Idely (Gonçalves dos Santos) and Rubens Barrichello.

Rubens’ paternal grandfather is Rubens “Rubão” Barrichello (the son of Jacob “Pio Cheu” Barrichello and Maria Marim Fernandes). Jacob was the son of Giovanni Barrichello, who was from Riese Pio X, province of Treviso, Veneto region, Italy.

Rubens’ maternal grandmother was named Izaura.


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Felipe Massa

by stlucas on November 14, 2017

Felipe Massa – 2012 Formula 1 Racing – FIA World Championship in Monza – September 15, 2012 – Autodromo Nazionale Monza – Monza, Italy – Photo Credit: Mandoga Media /

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: April 25, 1981

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Italian, Portuguese, possibly other)

Felipe Massa is a Brazilian Formula One driver.

Felipe is the son of Ana Elena (dos Santos) and Luis Antonio “Titônio” Massa. They are pictured here.

One of Felipe’s paternal grandfathers was José Massa, who was an Italian emigrant from Cerignola, province of Foggia, Apulia region, Italy.




by stlucas on November 9, 2017

Birth Name: Bernardo Rocha de Rezende

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

Date of Birth: August 25, 1959

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, other)

Bernardo Rezende, also known as Bernardinho, is a Brazilian volleyball coach and player.

Bernardinho is the son of Mariangela (Rocha) and Condorcet Pereira de Rezende.

Bernardinho is married to retired volleyball player Fernanda Venturini, with whom he has two daughters. Bernardinho also has a son, Bruno Rezende, who is a volleyball player, with his former wife, player Vera Mossa.

Bernardinho’s paternal grandfather was Octavio/Otávio Murgel de Rezende/Resende (the son of Astolfo/Astolpho Vieira de Rezende/Resende and Olga Murgel). Olga was the daughter of Maurício Murgel, who was born in Fiume, Austria-Hungary (now Rijeka, Croatia), and of Maximiana Tertuliana Benedicta do Bonsucesso.


Genealogy of Bernardinho’s paternal great-grandmother, Olga Murgel –

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Erika Ender

by madman on November 9, 2017

Birth Name: Erika María Ender Simoes

Place of Birth: Panama City, Panama

Date of Birth: December 21, 1974

*German (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, African, possibly other] (mother)

Erika Ender is a Panamanian singer, songwriter, and actress.

Erika was born in Panama, to an American father, with German ancestry, and a Brazilian mother, who was born in Salvador, Bahia, with the Portuguese surname Simões. Her father is often said to be Panamanian-American, but it is not clear if he has any Panamanian ancestry. Erika speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, and English.


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Tiago Iorc

by stlucas on November 6, 2017

Birth Name: Tiago Iorczeski

Place of Birth: Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 28, 1985

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Polish, Italian, possibly other)

Tiago Iorc is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

Tiago was born in Brasília, to parents from Rio Grande do Sul, Marley J. and Edson Jair Iorczeski.

As a child, Tiago was raised in Cambridge, England, and Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., before settling in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, as a teenager. He was educated and sings in Portuguese and English.

In a television interview, Tiago stated, at (06:29):

Yes, there is a lot of European descendants [in Southern Brazil]. As a matter of fact, my family is mostly European… Italian, Polish.