Miguel Poveda

by Manila on December 27, 2017

Birth Name: Miguel Ángel Poveda León

Place of Birth: Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Date of Birth: 13 February, 1973

Ethnicity: Spanish (Castilian)

Miguel Poveda is a Spanish flamenco singer.

Miguel’s father, Francisco Poveda, is from Lorca, Murcia. Miguel’s father, Felicia León, is from Puertollano, Ciudad Real.


Julie Payette

by Manila on December 20, 2017

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: October 20, 1963

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, with small amounts of Belgian [Flemish, Walloon], Breton, English, First Nations [Algonquin and Kaskaskia], Irish, Scottish, and Spanish (Castilian)

Julie Payette is a Canadian businessperson, astronaut, and engineer. She has served as the 29th Governor General of Canada, since October 2, 2017.

Her father, André Payette, is an engineer. Her mother, Jacqueline (Carey), worked as a theatre accountant. Governor General Payette has a son with her former husband, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot William Flynn.

A few of Governor General Payette’s distant ancestors were First Nations, specifically Algonquin and Kaskaskia.

Governor General Payette is a fourth cousin of actor and comedian Jim Carrey. They share great-great-great-grandparents, Francois Carre and Marie Genevieve/Josephe Joly.

Governor General Payette’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her ninth great-grandfather, Pierre Payet (c. 1610, Libourne, Gironde, France – November 2, 1694, Montreal, Quebec).

Governor General Payette’s paternal grandfather was Roland Payet (later Payette, the son of Benoni Payet, later Payette, and of Élisabeth Marin). Benoni was the son of François Payet (later Payette) and Tharsille Payet dit St-Amour. Élisabeth was the daughter of Louis Forêt dit Marin and Sophornie Quévillon.

Governor General Payette’s paternal grandmother was Jeanne Huberdeau (the daughter of Louis Huberdeau and Alice Martin). Louis was the son of Louis Huberdeau and Rose de Lima Brossard. Alice was the daughter of Alfred Martin and Malvina Ste-Marie.

Governor General Payette’s maternal grandfather was Noël Carey (the son of Adélard Carey and Blanche Asselin). Adélard was the son of Paul Carré and Adelina Goulet. Blanche was the daughter of Joseph Asselin and Louise Robitaille.

Governor General Payette’s maternal grandmother was Cécile Marcotte (the daughter of Alphonse Marcotte and Ardelise Trépanier). Alphonse was the son of Octave Marcotte and Rosianne Marion. Ardelise was the daughter of Joseph Trépanier and Sophronie Desautels.

Governor General Payette’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her eleventh great-grandmother, Catherine Dorbelle (c. 1611, Amiens, Somme, France – December 1, 1708, Angers, Anjou, France).

Governor General Payette is a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Quebec settler.

Source: Genealogy of Julie Payette –


Ricardo Lagos

by Manila on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: Ricardo Froilán Lagos Escobar

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 2 March, 1938

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [including Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran], possibly other), remote Greek

Ricardo Lagos is a Chilean lawyer, economist, and politician. He had served as the 34th President of Chile, from 11 March, 2000 to 11 March, 2006.

Former President Lagos’ father, Froilán Lagos Sepúlveda, was a farmer, from Chillán, Ñuble, who died when he was eight years old. Former President Lagos’ mother, Rita Emma Escobar y Morales, was a centenarian, from Rengo, Cachapoal, who died at the age of 108.

Former President Lagos is married to Luisa Durán de la Fuente, with whom he has a daughter. He has two children from his ex-wife, Carmen Weber Aliaga.

Former President Lagos’ paternal grandparents were Juan Pablo Lagos Fernández (the son of ? Lagos and ? Fernández) and Carmen Sepúlveda Poblete (the daughter of Fermín Sepúlveda Carriel and Silveria María Poblete Sepúlveda). Fermín was the son of Juan Francisco Sepúlveda Palma and María Isabel Carriel Hernández.

Former President Lagos’ maternal grandparents were Ricardo Camilo Escobar Gajardo (the son of Juan Manuel Escobar González and Leonor Gajardo Díaz) and Carmen Margarita de Jesús Morales Labarca (the daughter of José de Jesús Morales Tulleres and Margarita Labarca Latorre).

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Alejandro Guillier

by Manila on November 26, 2017

Birth Name: Alejandro René Eleodoro Guillier Álvarez

Place of Birth: La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile

Date of Birth: 5 March, 1953

Ethnicity: Chilean (Spanish [Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leónese, Valencian], Basque, Catalan, Galician, Indigenous Chilean), Belgian [Walloon], Breton, French, Italian, Portuguese, as well as remote German, Greek, Indigenous Argentinian [Huarpe], and Indigenous Peruvian [Quechua]

Alejandro Guillier is a sociologist, journalist, and politician. He represents the 2nd district of Antofagasta in the Senate of Chile. He was a candidate for the 2017 Chilean presidential election.

He is the son of Alejandro René Guillier Ossa and María Raquel Álvarez Monterrey.

Senator Guillier is married to anthropologist María Cristina Farga Hernández, with whom he has a son.

Senator Guillier’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Jean Baptiste Guillier.

Senator Guillier’s paternal grandfather was René Guillier Gallegos (the son of Alejandro Ignacio Guillier Guerrero and Adela Gallegos Correa). Alejandro was the son of French engineer Alexandre Guillier, of Dole, Jura, and of Gumercinda Guerrero Riquelme. Adela was the daughter of José Vicente Gallegos de Rubias y Verdugo and Adela Correa Aldana.

Senator Guillier’s paternal grandmother was Maria Amalia Luisa Ossa Lorca (the daughter of Primitivo Luis Máximo Ossa Cerda and María Amalia del Carmen Lorca Muñoz). Luis was the son of Ignacio Javier Ossa Cerda and Natalia Cerda Ossa. Senator Guillier’s great-grandmother Amalia was the daughter of José Manuel Lorca and Rafaela Ugalde Manzor (later Núñez).

Senator Guillier’s maternal grandfather was Eleodoro Edmundo Rojas (later Álvarez Zumarán, the daughter of Clodomiro Álvarez Colomé and Rosa Zumarán Rojas). Clodomiro was the son of Juan Álvarez and Estefanía Colomé.

Senator Guillier’s maternal grandmother was María Mercedes Monterrey Rivera (the daughter of Román Monterrey and Margarita del Carmen Rivera Urquieta). Román was the son of an unknown father and Ramona Monterrey. Margarita was the daughter of Salvador Rivera and María Urquieta.

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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, Leónese, 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 is the daughter of Eduardo Federico Morel Chaigneau and Paulina Montes Brunet. Cecilia was First Lady of Chile, from 11 March, 2010 to 11 March, 2014, as she is wife of the 36th President of Chile, 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. 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 emigrants, 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 –

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