Castilian

Cecilia Morel

by Manila on November 21, 2017

Birth Name: Cecilia Morel Montes

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 14 January, 1951

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian], Basque, Catalan, Galician, remote Indigenous), Cornish, English, French, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/64 Belgian (Flemish), 1/64 French-Martinican, as well as remote German and Indigenous Peruvian (Quechua)

Cecilia Morel is a Chilean family counselor. She had served as the First Lady of Chile, from 11 March, 2010 to 11 March, 2014.

She is the daughter of Eduardo Federico Morel Chaigneau and Paulina Montes Brunet.

Cecilia is married to politician Sebastián Piñera, with whom she has four children.

Cecilia’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandfather, Jules Morel.

Cecilia’s paternal grandfather was Alberto Eduardo Morel Herrera (the son of Eduardo Morel Samaniego and Paula Julia Herrera Urzúa). Cecilia’s great-grandfather Eduardo was the son of Domingo Morel y García Abello, whose father, Joachim Morel (or Joaquín Morel Legrand in Spanish), was a French immigrant, from Paris, and of Eloísa Samaniego y Martínez de la Torre. Julia was the daughter of José Narciso Herrera y Tapia and Leonor Urzúa Rodríguez.

Cecilia’s paternal grandmother was María Inés Chaigneau Morel (the daughter of Juan Federico Chaigneau Salas and Luisa Morel Zegers). Federico was the son of Émile Chaigneau, who was French, and of Antonia Salas. Luisa was the daughter of Máximo Morel y García Abello, who was the brother of Domingo Morel y García Abello, making Cecilia’s paternal grandparents second cousins, and of Mercedes Zegers Samaniego, whose father, Jean François Zegers (or Juan Francisco Zegers y Duras in Spanish), was of half-Belgian (Flemish) and half-French-Martinican descent.

Cecilia’s maternal grandfather was Luis Eugenio Montes Vicuña (the son of Ramón Montes Montes and Eloísa Vicuña Montes). Ramón was the son of Ramón Montes Solar and Loreto Montes Váscones. Cecilia’s great-grandmother Eloísa was the daughter of Hermógenes Vicuña del Solar and Carmen Montes del Solar.

Cecilia’s maternal grandmother was María Consuelo de los Dolores Brunet Bunster (the daughter of Manuel Brunet Molina and Rosario Bunster Robles). Manuel was the son of Catalan immigrant Ignasi Brunet i Artes (or Ignacio Brunet Artes in Spanish), of Manresa, Barcelona, and of Romualda Molina Urrejola. Rosario was the daughter of Martín Bryan Bunster Bunster, whose parents, Grosvenor Bunster and Elizabeth Bunster, were English immigrants, from Mylor and St Gluvias, respectively both in Cornwall, and of María del Rosario Robles Godoy.

Cecilia’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eighth great-grandfather, María Torralva.

Source: Genealogy of Cecilia Morel – https://www.geni.com

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Francisco Antonio Pinto

by Manila on November 21, 2017

Birth Name: Francisco Antonio Pinto y Díaz de la Puente

Date of Birth: 23 July, 1785

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Death: 18 July, 1858

Place of Death: Santiago, Chile

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese], Basque), 3/512 Italian

Francisco Antonio Pinto was a Chilean politician, who served as the 4th President of Chile, from 8 May, 1827 to 16 July, 1829, and again from 19 October, 1829 to 2 November, 1829.

President Pinto’s father, Joaquín Fernández Pinto, was a Spanish immigrant, from Los Tojos, Cantabria. Former President Pinto’s mother, Mercedes Diaz de la Puente y Darrigrande, was Chilean, also from Santiago.

President Pinto was married to Maria Luisa Garmendia Alurralde. Their third great-grandson is the former President of Chile Sebastián Piñera.

President Pinto’s paternal grandparents were Manuel Fernández and María Pinto de las Conchas (the son of Juan Pinto and María de las Conchas).

President Pinto’s maternal grandfather was Juan Antonio Díaz de la Puente y Cossio (the son of Manuel Díaz de la Puente y de la Cueva and Catalina Cossio Rubín). Juan Antonio was a Spanish immigrant, from Cabuérniga, Cantabria. Former President Pinto’s great-grandfather Manuel was the son of Domingo Díaz de la Puente y Gutiérrez and Catalina de la Cueva y Sánchez. Former President Pinto’s great-grandmother Catalina was the daughter of Pedro de Cossio and Francisca Rubín.

President Pinto’s maternal grandmodther was Isabel Darrigrande Mendibel (the daughter of Juan Daniel Darrigrande García and María del Carmen Rosa Mendibel Jaraquemada). Juan Daniel was Basque, from Pasaia, Gipuzkoa, and was the son of Juan Darrigrande and Ana García de Iribarren. Carmen was the daughter of Spanish immigrant Tomás de Mendibel and Antonia Jaraquemada Amasa.

President Pinto’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandmother, Isabel Vergara.

Source: Genealogy of Francisco Antonio Pinto – https://www.geni.com

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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, Leonese, 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 businessman. He was the 36th President of Chile, from 11 March, 2010 to 11 March, 2014. He is a candidate for the 2017 Chilean presidential election.

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 immigrant José Piñera Lombera, of Lima, whose father, Manuel Antonio Piñera Gutiérrez, was a Spanish immigrant, from Ubiarco, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, and of Mercedes Aguirre Carvallo. 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). 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. 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 – https://www.geni.com

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Inés Arrimadas

by Manila on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Inés Arrimadas García

Place of Birth: Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Date of Birth: 3 July, 1981

Ethnicity: Spanish (Castilian, Leonese)

Inés Arrimadas is a Spanish politician. She has served as the member of the Catalan Parliament, since 25 November, 2012. She has been the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of Catalonia, since 2, October 2015.

Inés’ parents, Rufino Arrimadas García and Inés García López, are natives of Salmoral, Salamanca.

Inés is married to politician Xavier Cima i Ruiz.

Inés’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Lorenzo Arrimadas San Martín, of Palencia.

Inés’ paternal grandparents were Eustaquio Arrimadas Alonso (the son of Lorenzo Arrimadas Martín and Isabel Alonso) and Marina García Martín (the daughter of parents surnamed García and Martín). Lorenzo was the son of Telesforo Arrimadas Alconada and Inés Martín García.

Inés’ maternal grandparents were surnamed García and López.

Source: Genealogy of Inés Arrimadas (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.myheritage.com

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Ada Colau

by Manila on October 3, 2017

Birth Name: Ada Colau Ballano

Place of Birth: Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Date of Birth: 3 March, 1974

Ethincity: Spanish (Aragonese and Castilian)

Ada Colau is a Spanish politician, activist, and writer. She has served as the 119th Mayor of Barcelona, since 13 June, 2015.

Mayor Colau’s father, Ramón Colau Rami, was born in Güel, Huesca. Mayor Colau’s mother, Agustina “Tina” Ballano Bernal, is Castilian, from Almazán, Soria.

Mayor Colau is married to economist Adrià Alemany Salafranca.

Mayor Colau’s paternal grandparents were ? Colau and ? Rami. They were born in Graus, Huesca.

Mayor Colau’s maternal grandparents were Jesús Ballano and ? Bernal.

Sources: http://www.canallitera.es
http://sorianoticias.com

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