Manuela Carmena

by Manila on May 21, 2017

Birth Name: Manuela Carmena Castrillo

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 9 February, 1944

Ethnicity: Spanish (including Castilian)

Manuela Carmena is a retired Spanish lawyer and emeritus judge of the Spanish Supreme Court. She has served as Mayor of Madrid, since 13 June, 2015.

She is the daughter of Carmelo Carmena García and Matilde Castrillo Hillán. She is married to Eduardo Leira Sánchez.

Manuela’s paternal grandparents were Ceferino Carmena and María García Díaz (the daughter of ? García and ? Díaz).

Sources: Obituary of Manuela’s father –

Obituary of Manuela’s paternal grandmother, María García Díaz –


Jean-Luc Mélenchon

by Manila on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon

Place of Birth: Tangier, Tangier International Zone (now Morocco)

Date of Birth: 19 August, 1951

*75% Spanish (Castilian and Valencian)
*25% Italian (Neapolitan and Sicilian)

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a French politician. He has been a Member of the European Parliament, since 14 July, 2009. He was previously Minister of Vocational Education, from 27 March, 2000 to 6 May, 2002, and represented Essonne in the French Senate, from 2 October, 1986 to 24 September, 1995, and again from 1 October, 2004 to 7 January, 2010. He was the candidate for La France insoumise in the 2017 French presidential election, and lost in the first round.

Jean-Luc’s father, Georges Mélenchon, is a postmaster. Jean-Luc’s mother, Jeanine Bayona, is a primary school teacher. Jean-Luc was previously married to Bernadette Abriel and Pascale Le Néouannic.

Juan-Luc’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Francisco Melenchón.

Jean-Luc’s paternal grandfather was Antonio Miguel Melenchón Martínez (or Antoine Mélenchon in French, the son of Bernabé Melenchón y Castillejo and María de los Dolores Martínez Hurtado). Antonio was a Spanish immigrant, from Mula, Murcia. Bernabé was the son of Bernabé Melinchón y Talavera and Josefa Castillejo y Toledo. Dolores was the daughter of Manuel Martínez Espín and María Hurtado Martínez.

Jean-Luc’s paternal grandmother was Aimée Canicio (the daughter of François Canicio and Joaquina Serrano Avargues). François was the son of Spanish immigrants, Francisco Pedro José (or François in French) Canicio Sepulcre, of Novelda, Alicante, and María Josefa (or Joséphine in French) Cardona Crespo, of Benissa, Alicante. Joaquina was the daughter of Spanish immigrants, Juan Francisco Serrano Castillo, of Elche, Alicante, and María Rita Avargues Garcela, of Calp, Alicante.

Jean-Luc’s maternal grandfather was Francisco Bayona (or François in French). Francisco was a Spanish immigrant, from Valencia, Valencia.

Jean-Luc’s maternal grandmother was Jeanne Emmanuelle Caserta (the daughter of Jean Caserta and Caterina, or Catherine in French, Alaimo). Jean-Luc’s great-grandfather Jean was the son of Italian immigrant, Emmanuel Caserta, of Ustica, Palermo, and of Catherine Volto, who was of half Sicilian and half Neapolitan descent. Caterina was also born in Ustica, the daughter of Francesco (or François in French) Alaimo and Caterina (or Catherine in French) Licciardi.

Sources: Genealogy of Jean-Luc Mélenchon –

Baptismal record of Jean-Luc’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Bernabé Melinchón y Talavera –

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Derrick Monasterio

by Manila on February 6, 2017

Birth Name: Derrick Leander Monasterio

Place of Birth: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 1, 1995

*Italian (biological paternal grandfather)
*Jamaican [East Indian and Scottish], Lebanese, Sephardi Jewish (biological paternal grandmother)
*Filipino (Tagalog), Spanish [Castilian] (mother)

Derrick Monasterio is a Filipino actor.

Derrick’s biological father, George Edward Crimarco, is an American lawyer, of half-Italian and half-Jamaican descent. Derrick’s mother, Maria Cristina “Tina” Buganan Monasterio, is a Filipina actress, of Spanish (Castilian) and Tagalog descent.

Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather was Edward Nicholas Crimarco (the son of Gregorio Trimarco, later George Criamrco, and of Maria “Mary” di Francesco). Gregorio was an Italian immigrant, from San Gregorio Magno, Province of Salerno. Maria was also an Italian immigrant, and was the daughter of Giovanni “John” di Francesco and Nicoletta Albanese.

Derrick’s biological paternal grandmother was Fay Seaga (the daughter of Faried “Philip” George Seaga and Erna Aletta Maxwell). Fay was Jamaican, of East Indian, Lebanese, Scottish, and Sephardi Jewish descent; and was the eldest sister of Edward Seaga, who served as the 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica, from November 1, 1980 to February 10, 1989. Philip was the son of Lebanese immigrant Habib, later George, Seaga, of Beirut, and of Katie Hannah David Nunes, who was of Sephardi Jewish descent. Erna was the daughter of George Henry “Harry” Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell.

Derrick’s maternal grandfather was Rafael Carlos “Ralph” Monasterio y Gardiner (or Rafael Carlos Gardiner Monasterio in Filipino, the son of Agustín Monasterio y Pozo and Ana Beatriz Gardiner). Agustín was a Spanish physician, from Zamora, Zamora.

Derrick’s maternal grandmother was Lydia Pilapil Buganan (the daughter of David Bagtas Buganan and Juana Pilapil). David was the son of Vicente Buganan and Rufina Bagtas.

Sources: Derrick’s birth record –

Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco –

Derrick’s biological paternal great-grandmother, Maria di Francesco, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandmother, Fay (Seaga) Tortello –

Birth record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-grandfather, Faried George Seaga –

Marriage record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-great-grandparents, George Henry Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell –

Birth record of Derrick’s mother –

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandfather, Rafael Carlos Monasterio y Gardiner –

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandmother, Lydia Pilapil Buganan –

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bagtas Buganan –


Vicki Belo

by Manila on January 3, 2017

Birth Name: Victoria Gonzalez Bello

Place of Birth: Philippines

Date of Birth: January 25, 1956

Ethnicity: Filipino (Cebuano, Kapampangan, and Tagalog), some Spanish (Castilian) and Han Chinese

Vicki Belo is a Filipina dermatologist.

Vicki’s biological father, Agustin Aquino Cancio, was born in Manila. Vicki’s biological mother, Imelda Concepcion “Conchita” Singson Gonzalez, was born in Cebu, Cebu.

Vicki was adopted by her maternal aunt, Florencia “Nena” Singson Gonzalez, and by Florencia’s husband, Enrique “Ike” Belo y Malaya (or Enrique Malaya Belo in Filipino), who was an official delegate to the 1971 Philippine Constitutional Convention, and represented the province of Capiz at the Regular Batasang Pambansa, from 1984 to 1986.

Vicki is married to actor Hayden Kho. She was previously married to businessperson Atom Lichauco Henares.

Vicki’s biological paternal grandfather was Rafael Cancio y Enríquez (or Rafael Enríquez Cancio in Filipino, the son of Mariano Cancio y Torres, or Mariano Torres Cancio in Filipino, and of Victoria Enríquez y Bondoc, or Victoria Bondoc Enríquez in Filipino). Mariano was the son of Cipriano Cancio and Arcadia Torres. Victoria was the daughter of Pascual Enríquez and Gregoria Bondoc.

Vicki’s biological paternal grandmother was Fortunata Aquino y Quiambao (or Fortunata Quiambao Aquino in Filipino, the daughter of Servillano Aquino y Aguilar, or Servillano Aguilar Aquino, and of Petronila Quiambao y Tañedo, or Petronila Tañedo Quiambao in Filipino). Servillano was the son of Braulio Aquino y Lacsamana, or Braulio Lacsamana Aquino in Filipino, and of Antonina Petrona Aguilar de Hipólito. Petronila was the daughter of Pablo Quiambao and Lorenza Tañedo y García, or Lorenza García Tañedo in Filipino.

Vicki’s maternal grandfather was Virgilio “Vijing” González y Sioco (or Virgilio Sioco González in Filipino, the son of Joaquín González and Florencia Sioco y Rodríguez, or Florencia Rodríguez Sioco in Filipino). Joaquín was the biological son of Spanish Augustinian friar Fausto Ambrosio López Palomino, of Valladolid, Valladolid, and of María Amparo “Mariquita” González y de los Ángeles, or María Amparo de los Ángeles González in Filipino, who was a “mestiza de sangley”, or Filipina of Chinese descent. Florencia was the daughter of José Sioco and Matea Rodríguez y Tuason, or Matea Tuason Rodríguez in Filipino. The surnames “Sioco” and “Tuason” were of Chinese origins.

Vicki’s maternal grandmother was Rosario “Charing” Singson y Chiong Veloso (or Rosario Chiong Veloso Singson in Filipino, the daughter of Segundo Singson y Suico, or Segundo Suico Singson in Filipino, and of Eleuteria Chiong Veloso y Rosales, or Eleuteria Rosales Chiong Veloso in Filipino). Segundo was the son of Mariano Singson and Rufina Suico. The surnames “Singson” and “Suico” are of Chinese origin, and his ancestors possibly came from the Ilocos region. However, it is unclear if he had Ilocano ancestry (also of Filipino ethnicity). Eleuteria was the daughter of Chinese immigrant Chiong Tuy, baptized Nicasio Chiong Veloso or Nicasio Veloso Chiong Tuico, of Tong’an District, Xiamen, Fujian, and of Genoveva Visitacíón Rosales.

Vicki is the second half-cousin of actress Kris Aquino and 15th President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III; and second cousin once removed of actor Ryan Agoncillo.

Sources: Genealogy of Vicki’s biological father –

Birth record of Vicki’s biological father –

Baptismal record of Vicki’s biological paternal grandfather, Rafael Cancio y Enríquez –

Genealogy of Vicki’s biological mother –

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José María Aznar

by Manila on December 25, 2016

Birth Name: José María Alfredo Aznar López

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 25 February, 1953

Ethnicity: Aragonese, Basque, Castilian

José María Aznar is a Spanish politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Spain, from 4 May, 1996 to 16 April, 2004.

José María’s father, Manuel Aznar Acedo, was an army official, journalist and radio broadcaster. José María’s mother, Elvira López-Valdivieso Panadero, was born in Oviedo, Asturias, to parents from Valladolid, Valladolid.

José María is married to politician Ana Botella Serrano, who served as Mayor of Madrid, from 27 December, 2011 to 13 June, 2015.

José María’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his ninth great-grandfather, Pedro Aznar, of Lobera de Onsella, Zaragoza.

José María’s paternal grandfather was Manuel Aznar Zubigaray (the son of Gerónimo Benigno Aznar Guerendiain and Toribia Ignacia Zubigaray Iturría). Gerónimo was the son of Javier Aznar Colmena and Gregoria Guerendiain Leyún. Toribia was the daughter of Fermín Zubigaray Iribarren and Catalina Iturría Berrueta.

José María’s paternal grandmother was María de las Mercedes Gómez Acedo y Villanueva (the daughter of Isidro Gómez Acedo y Moreno and Serafina Villanueva Ortiz). Isidro was the son of Jenaro Acedo y Sánchez Venero and Cecilia Moreno Miguel. Serafina was the daughter of Francisco Villanueva y Palacio Paliza and Martina María Manuela Ortiz Heros.

José María’s maternal grandfather was Facundo López Valdivieso (the son of Anselmo López Maroto and Rufina Valdivieso Crespo). Anselmo was the son of Leandro López de la Torre and Ramona Maroto de la Fuente. Rufina was the daughter of Andrés Valdivieso and Bonifacia Crespo.

José María’s maternal grandmother was Victoria Vicenta Panadero Sedano (the daughter of Francisco Panadero Pablos and María Sedano Pérez). Francisco was the son of Pedro Panadero and Francisca Pablos. María was the daughter of José Sedano and Olalla Pérez.

Source: Genealogy of José María Aznar –