Hugo Lloris

by andrew on July 16, 2018

Place of Birth: Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Date of Birth: 26 December, 1986

*Catalan (father)
*French (mother)

Hugo Lloris is a French professional footballer.

Hugo is the son of Marie and Luc Lloris. His father works as a banker in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. His younger brother, Gautier Lloris, is also a footballer.

His surname is of Spanish Catalan origin.

Photo by katatonia82/


Quim Torra

by Manila on July 11, 2018

Birth Name: Joaquim Torra i Pla

Place of Birth: Blanes, Girona, Spain

Date of Birth: 28 December, 1962

Ethnicity: Catalan

Quim Torra is a lawyer, journalist, and politician. He has served as the 131st President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, since 15 May, 2018, and as a member of the Catalan Parliament for the Province of Barcelona, since 17 January, 2018.

His family were originally from Santa Coloma de Farners, Girona, but moved to Blanes where his father, Joaquim Maria “Quim” Torra i Fàbregas, worked as an engineer at the Sociedad Anónima de Fibras Artificiales (SAFA) plant. A picture of his mother, Carme Pla i Garriga, can be seen here.

Quim is married to teacher Carola Miró i Bedós, with who he has three children.

Quim’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Francesc Torra.

Quim’s paternal grandfather was Josep Maria Torra i Noguer (the son of Joaquim Josep Pau Torra i Serrahima and Joana Carlota Bàrbara Noguer i Amic). Quim’s grandfather Josep was born in Santa Coloma de Farners. Quim’s great-grandfather Joaquim was the son of Josep Gaspar Salvador Torra i Janer and Maria Antònia Paula Serrahima i Simon. Joana was the daughter of Bernat Ignasi Josep Noguer i Donay and Anna Maria Joana Amic i Lell.

Quim’s paternal grandmother was Trinitat Fàbregas i Costa (the daughter of Josep Fàbregas and Dolors Costa). Trinitat was born in Barcelona, Barcelona.

Quim’s maternal grandfather was Domènec Pla i Llinàs (the son of Josep Pla i Boix and Carme Llinàs i Triadó). Domènec was born in Santa Coloma de Farners. Quim’s great-grandfather Josep was the son of Pere Josep Sadurní Pla i Masó and Teresa Boix i Rovira. Carme was the daughter of Damià Miquel Joan Llinàs i Plana and Filomena Triadó i Casacuberta.

Quim’s maternal grandmother was Maria Garriga i Gironès (the daughter of Narcís Miquel Pere i Garriga Oliveres and Matilde Teresa Maria Gironès i Massallera). Quim’s grandmother Maria was born in Santa Coloma de Farners. Narcís was the son of Esteva Josep Emili Garriga i Pica and Maria Dolors Joaquima Marianna Oliveres i Mestres. Matilde was the daughter of Josep Salvador Ramon Gironès i Viader and Maria Massallera i Gispert.

Quim’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Maria Gispert.

Source: Genealogy of Quim Torra (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Iván Duque Márquez

by Manila on June 18, 2018

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Birth: 1 August, 1976

Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese], Basque, Catalan, Galician, as well as small amount of African, and Indigenous [Muisca and Tahamí]), as well as remote French, Indigenous Ecuadorian [Quechua], Italian [including Sicilian], and Portuguese

Iván Duque Márquez is a Colombian lawyer and politician. He has been President of Colombia, since 7 August, 2018. He was previously a member of the Senate of Colombia, from 20 July, 2014 to 10 April, 2018.

His mother, Juliana Márquez Tono, is a political scientist. His father, Iván Duque Escobar, was a lawyer, journalist, and politician, who was governor of Antioquia, Minister of Mines and Energy, and head of the National Registry of Civil Status.

President Duque is married to María Juliana “Maju” Ruiz Sandoval, with whom he has three children.

President Duque’s paternal grandfather was Abdón Duque Villegas (the son of Genaro Duque Monsalve and Ana Rosa Villegas Celis). Genaro was the son of Abdón Duque and Rosa Monsalve Gómez. Ana Rosa was the daughter of Juan Nepomuceno Villegas Ramírez and Paulina Celis Montoya.

President Duque’s paternal grandmother was Carolina Escobar Sanín (the daughter of Ricardo Escobar Jaramillo and Eva Sanín Arango). Ricardo was the son of Daniel Escobar Ruiz and Mercedes Jaramillo Álvarez. Eva was the daughter of Ricardo Sanín Cambas and Beatriz Arango Cadavid.

President Duque’s maternal grandfather was Hernando Márquez Arbeláez (the son of Adolfo Márquez Villegas and María Arbeláez Vélez). Hernando was born in Ibagué, Tolima. Adolfo was the son of Ancízar Márquez Ceballos and María Dolores Faustina Villegas González. President Duque’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Jesús Arbeláez Echeverri and Inés Vélez Upegui.

President Duque’s maternal grandmother was Stella Tono Caicedo (the daughter of Antonio Tono de la Espriella and María de la Luz Caicedo Buenaventura). Stella was born in Cartagena, Bolívar. Antonio was the son of Augusto Tono Macía and Rosa de la Espriella Abadía. Luz was the daughter of Gentil Caicedo Montealegre and Ana Joaquina de Jesús Buenaventura Durán.

President Duque’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Lucrecia Galindo.

Sources: Genealogies of Iván Duque Márquez


Ana Torroja

by eiifun on May 27, 2018

Birth Name: Ana Torroja Fungairiño

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: 28 December, 1959

Ethnicity: Catalan, Spanish, some Galician

Ana Torroja is a Spanish singer and songwriter. She was the lead single of the band Mecano.

Ana was the daughter of José Antonio Torroja Cavanillas and Marial del Carmen Fungairiño Bringas.

Ana’s paternal grandfather was Eduardo Torroja Miret (the son of Eduardo Torroja Caballé and María de las Mercedes Miret Salesas). Eduardo was the son of Juan Torroja and Josefa Caballé.

Ana’s paternal grandmother was named Carmen Cabanillas Prósper.


Mercedes Milá

by eiifun on May 21, 2018

Birth Name: María de las Mercedes Milá Mencos

Place of Birth: Espulgas de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain

Date of Birth: April 5, 1951

Ethnicity: Catalan, as well as smaller amounts of Spanish, Basque, with distant French and Italian

Mercedes Milá is a Spanish television presenter and journalist. She is principally known for appearing on the series Gran Hermano, the Spanish version of Big Brother.

Mila is the daughter of Jose Luis Milá Sagnier and Mercedes Mencos Bosch.

Mila’s paternal grandfather was José María Milá Camps (the son of José María Milá Pi and María del Carmen Camps Pujol). Maria del Carmen was the daughter of Miguel Camps and Madrona Pujol Baucis.

Mila’s paternal grandmother was Montserrat Sagnier Costa (the daughter of Leopoldo Sagnier Villavecchia and Paulina Costa Vila). Leopoldo was the son of Luis Sagnier Nadal and Clementina Villavecchia Busquets.

Mila’s maternal grandfather was Manuel Mencos Ezpeleta (the son of Manuel Mencos Ezpeleta and María Ezpeleta Samaniego). Manuel’s parents were Joaquín Ignacio Mencos Manso de Zúñiga and María del Pilar Ezpeleta Aguirre-Zuazo. María was the daughter of José María Ezpeleta Aguirre-Zuazo and María de la Soledad Samaniego Asper de Neoburg.

Mila’s maternal grandmother was Mercedes Bosch Catarinéu (the daughter of Rómulo Bosch Alsina and Ángeles Catarinéu Ferrán). Rómulo was the son of Félix Bosch Pausas and Mercedes Alsina Costas. Ángeles was the daughter of Ramón Catarinéu Castells and Francisca Ferrán Dalmases.