Kyla Ross

by bablah on August 24, 2017

Birth Name: Kyla Briana Ross

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 24, 1996

*African-American (paternal grandfather)
*Japanese (paternal grandmother)
*Filipino [Pangasinan, Cebuano], 1/4 Puerto Rican (maternal grandfather)
*English, German (maternal grandmother)

Kyla Ross is an American artistic gymnast.

Kyla’s paternal grandfather is Washington Ross, son of Frank Ross and Mary.

Kyla’s paternal grandmother was Shigeko Arai, daughter of Hiromatsu Arai and Maruko.

Kyla’s maternal grandfather is Kenneth K. Tano, son of Venancio Barlaan Tano and Flora Mabida. Venancio was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines to Guillermo Tacata Tano and Tomasa Jiminez Barlaan. Flora was born in Hawaii to Nicomedes Mabida, from Talisay, Cebu, Philippines, and Mary Feliciano who was born in Hawaii to Puerto Rican parents Juan Feliciano and Serafina Sanchez.

Kyla’s maternal grandmother is Dianna Milstead, daughter of Robert Marcellas Milstead and Freda Dierling/Deierling. Robert was the son of William Everette Milstead (son of Robert L. Milstead and Margaret Ellen Davidson) and Estella Dunham. Freda was the daughter of William Deierling (son of Gottileib Deierling and Maria Jane Blurton) and Freda Herboth (daughter of Herman Herboth and Bertha Reuss).

Sources: Kyla’s paternal grandfather Washington Ross on a 1940 U.S. census –

Kyla’s maternal great-grandmother Flora Mabida on a 1940 U.S. census –

Kyla’s maternal great-great-grandmother Mary Feliciano on a 1910 U.S. census –

Kyla’s maternal great-grandfather Robert Milstead on a 1910 U.S. census –

Obituary of Kyla’s great-great-grandfather William E. Milstead –

Kyla’s maternal great-grandmother Freda Deierling on a 1930 U.S. census –

Genealogies of Kyla’s great-great-grandparents William Deierling and Freda Herboth –

Photo by s_bukley/


Jess Connelly

by Manila on June 30, 2017

Birth Name: Jessica Elizabeth Connelly

Place of Birth: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 15 June, 1992

*Irish, possibly other (father)
*Filipino [Cebuano] (mother)

Jess Connelly is a Filipina and Australian singer, songwriter, and actress.

Her father, Terry Connelly, is Australian, of Irish descent. Her mother, Gigi Alviola, is Filipina, from Cebu.



Sergio Osmeña

by Manila on June 25, 2017

Date of Birth: September 9, 1878

Place of Birth: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Date of Death: October 19, 1961

Place of Death: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ethnicity: Filipino (Cebuano), Han Chinese

Sergio Osmeña was a Filipino politician. He had served as the 4th President of the Philippines, from August 1, 1944 to May 28, 1946. He had also served as the 1st Vice President of the Philippines, from November 15, 1935 to August 1, 1944.

Sergio’s mother, Juana Osmeña y Suico (or Juana Suico Osmeña in Filipino), a Chinese mestiza who was reportedly only 14 years of age at the time. Owing to the circumstances of his birth, the identity of his father had been a closely guarded family secret. Although carrying the stigma of being an illegitimate child, Juana never married his father, he did not allow this aspect to affect his standing in society. Sergio’s biological father was Go Bon Tia (or Wu Wenzhao in Mandarin, baptized Pedro Singson Gotiaoco), who was a Chinese merchant, from Amoy (now Xiamen), Fujian.

Sergio was married to Esperanza Limjap y Escolar (or Esperanza Escolar Limjap in Filipino), until his death. The couple had three children. He was previously married to Estefanía Chiong Veloso y Rosales (or Estefanía Rosales Chiong Veloso in Filipino), until her death. The couple had ten children.

Sergio’s biological paternal grandfather was Go It Ha (or Wu Yixia in Mandarin).

Sergio’s maternal grandparents were Severino Agatón (later Osmeña) and Paula Suico. Severino adopted the family name “Osmeña” due to a decree issued by Governor-General of the Philippines Narciso Clavería concerning the family names of the Filipino natives. The surname “Suico” is of Chinese origin.

Source: Genealogy of Sergio Osmeña –


Agot Isidro

by Manila on February 19, 2017

Birth Name: Maria Margarita Amada Fteha Isidro

Place of Birth: Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: July 20, 1966

Ethnicity: Filipino (Cebuano and Tagalog), 1/4 Palestinian

Agot Isidro is a Filipina actress, singer, and songwriter.

Agot’s father, Jose Zamora Isidro, is a businessman, from Marikina, Rizal (now part of Metro Manila). Agot’s mother, Eduarda Nuñez Fteha, was born in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte.

Agot was previously married to Manuel “Manu” San Agustin Sandejas.

Agot’s paternal grandparents were Narciso G. Isidro y Santos (or Narciso G. Santos Isidro or Filipino, the son of Sixto Isidro and Álvara Santos), and Amada Zamora y Guevara (or Amada Guevara Zamora in Filipino, the daughter of Eugenio Zamora and Damiana Guevara).

Agot’s maternal grandparents were Ahmad Fteha and Bernabela Nuñez. Ahmad was a Palestinian mining foreman, from Silwan, Jerusalem. Bernabela was Filipina, from Cebu.

Sources: Birth record of Agot Isidro –

Marriage record of Agot’s paternal grandparents, Narciso G. Isidro y Santos and Amada Zamora y Guevara –

Passenger list of Agot’s maternal family –


Enrique Gil

by Manila on February 1, 2017

Birth Name: Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V

Place of Birth: Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Date of Birth: March 30, 1992

Ethnicity: Filipino (Cebuano and Hiligaynon), Ashkenazi Jewish, Spanish

Enrique Gil is a Filipino actor. He is the son of flight attendants Enrique Amadeo “Ricky” Matute Gil III and Barbara Anne “Bambie” Plattring Bacay.

Enrique’s paternal grandparents were Enrique Gil y Sola (or Enrique Sola Gil, Jr. in Filipino, the son of Enrique Gil é Yzaurrieta and Francisca Sola) and María Luisa Matute Gemora (or María Luisa Gemora Matute in Filipino, the daughter of Amadeo Matute Olave, or Amadeo Olave Matute in Filipino, and of Rosario Gemora de la Cruz, or Rosario de la Cruz Gemora in Filipino). Amadeo was a Spanish immigrant, from Mansilla de la Sierra, La Rioja.

Enrique’s maternal grandparents were ? Bacay and ? Plattring. The surname “Plattring” is of Jewish origin.

Sources: Birth record of Enrique Gil –

Marriage record of Enrique’s paternal grandparents, Enrique Gil y Sola and María Luisa Matute Gemora –

Birth record of Enrique’s paternal grandmother, María Luisa Matute Gemora –