Diego Loyzaga

by Manila on September 14, 2018

Birth Name: Carlos Diego Loyzaga

Place of Birth: San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: May 21, 1995

Ethnicity: Filipino [Boholano, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, and Waray], Spanish [including Andalusian and Valencian], Basque, small amount of English

Diego Loyzaga is a Filipino actor and model.

He is the son of actress Maria Teresa Cuerva Loyzaga and actor Cesar Montano.

Diego’s paternal grandfather is Genovevo Quiñal Manhilot (the son of Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang, or Teodoro Badiang Manhilot in Filipino, and of Aniceta Quiñal y Tato, or Aniceta Tato Quiñal in Filipino). Teodoro was the son of Martín Manhilot and Damiana Badiang. Aniceta was the daughter of Miguel Quiñal and Crisanta Tato.

Diego’s paternal grandmother was Emma Bensorto de Montaño (the daughter of Roberto de Montaño and Dominga Bensorto).

Diego’s maternal grandfather was basketball player and coach Carlos Loyzaga (the son of Joaquín Loyzaga y Martínez, or Joaquín Martínez Loyzaga in Filipino, and of Carmen Matute y Seguera, or Carmen Seguera Matute in Filipino). Carlos was born in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. Joaquín was the son of José Antonio Eugenio de Loyzaga y Ageo (or José Antonio Eugenio Ageo de Loyzaga in Filipino), who was an “insular” (Spaniard born in the Philippines), and of a Spanish expatriate, María de la Luz Martínez y Vial, of Cádiz, Cádiz. Carmen was the daughter of Manuel Matute y Amasa and María Luisa López y Seguera.

Diego’s maternal grandmother is Victoria “Vicky” Fourdinier Cuerva (the daughter of Ernesto José Cuerva y Félix, or Ernesto José Félix Cuerva in Filipino, and Lidia Gardiner Fourdinier). Ernesto born in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and was the son of Filipino parents, Francisco Cuerva y Edilberto (or Francisco Edilberto Cuerva in Filipino), of Bulacan, and of Manuela Félix y Gómez (or Manuela Gómez Félix in Filipino), of Manila. Lidia was the daughter of Miguel Fourdinier and Socorro Gardiner. The surname Gardiner is of English origin.

Sources: Marriage record of Diego’s paternal grandparents, Genovevo Quiñal Manhilot and Emma Bensorto de Montaño –

Marriage record of Diego’s paternal great-grandparents, Teodoro Manhilot y Badiang and Aniceta Quiñal y Tato –

Genealogy of Diego’s mother –

Birth record of Diego’s mother –

Birth record of Diego’s maternal grandfather, Carlos Matute Loyzaga –

Birth record of Diego’s maternal great-grandfather, Ernesto José Cuerva y Félix –

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Wil Dasovich

by Manila on September 2, 2018

Birth Name: Wil Lising Dasovich

Place of Birth: Sonoma, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 26, 1991

*Croatian (paternal grandfather)
*English, Irish, as well as small amount of Scottish and Welsh (paternal grandmother)
*Filipino (mother)

Wil Dasovich is a Filipino-American television personality, model, and vlogger.

His father, Stephen Mark “Steve” Dasovich, is an American merchant mariner, from Staten Island, New York City. His mother, Charry Lising, is Filipino.

Wil’s paternal grandfather is Stephen John “Steve” Dasovich (the son of Frane Dasović, later Frank Dasovich, and of Nellie Karpan). Wil’s grandfather Steve was born in Keewatin, Minnesota. Frank was a Croatian emigrant, from Švica, Ličko-Senjska, and was the son of Stipan Dasović and Kata Grljević. Nellie was the daughter of Croatian emigrants, Marko Krpan (later Mark “Mike” Karpan) and Kata Šerić (later Catherine Sherick), both of Gospić, Lika-Senj.

Wil’s paternal grandmother is Sheila Tooker (the daughter of Lewis Owen Tooker and Catherine Mary Saunders). Sheila was born in New London, Connecticut. Lewis was the son of Charles Elbert Tooker, who was of English, as well as small amount of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, descent, and of Mary E. Kilcollum, whose own parents, Owen Kilcollum and Ellen Gilmartin, were Irish emigrants. Catherine was the daughter of Irish emigrants, Patrick Saunders and Bridget Garvey.

Sources: Birth record of Wil Dasovich –

Marriage record of Wil’s parents –

Genealogy of Wil’s father –

Wil’s paternal grandfather, Stephen Mark “Steve” Dasovich, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Baptismal record of Wil’s paternal great-grandfather, Frane Dasović –

Naturalization record of Wil’s paternal great-grandfather, Frank Dasovich –

Wil’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie Karpan, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Wil’s paternal great-grandmother, Nellie (Karpan) Dasovich –

Declaration of intention record of Wil’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Marko Krpan –

Wil’s paternal great-grandfather, Lewis Owen Tooker, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Wil’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Mary E. Kilcollum, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

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Adam Jacobs

by stlucas on August 27, 2018

Birth Name: Adam Loren Jacobs

Place of Birth: Orange, California, United States.

Date of Birth: May 17, 1979

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Filipino (mother)

Adam Jacobs is an American actor and singer.

Adam is the son of Avelene Sorio and Alan Jacobs. His sister, Arielle Jacobs, is also an actress. Adam is married to Kelly, with whom he has two children.

Adam has said:

My dad is Jewish, Russian, Dutch and Polish… and my mom is Catholic and Filipino. I was raised Catholic and went to a Jesuit high school. Most people think I’m Latino. Right away they say, ‘Oh, are you Cuban or Dominican?’ I’ve gotten everything under the sun, to be honest. I see myself as American, in the sense that I’m a mix—and I’ve been able to use that to play a variety of roles.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was named Estelle Dorothy (likely Moss).

Source: Obituary of Adam’s paternal grandmother, Estelle Dorothy Jacobs Chaison –

Photo by Debby Wong/



by ethnic on August 25, 2018

Saweetie – Blac Chyna Figurine Dolls Launch – Arrivals – MVA Studios, 1138 S Broadway – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Diamanté Quieavalenti Harper

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 2, 1993

*African-American (father)
*Filipino (mother)

Saweetie is an American rapper and songwriter. Her father is African-American and her mother is Filipino. In her freestyle track “High Maintenance,” she mentions her mother’s ancestry. Saweetie studied at San Diego State University and the University of Southern California, earning a business degree.


Leila Alcasid

by Manila on August 13, 2018

Birth Name: Leila Isabel van Eimeren-Alcasid

Date of Birth: 16 October, 1997

*Filipino [Tagalog] (father)
*Dutch, possibly other (mother)

Leila Alcasid is a Filipino-Australian singer and songwriter.

Leila is the daughter of Filipino singer, songwriter, comedian, and actor Ogie Alcasid and Australian beauty queen Michelle van Eimeren.

Leila’s stepmother is singer, songwriter, and actress Regine Velasquez.

Leila’s paternal grandfather is Herminio Martinez Alcasid, Sr. (the son of Mateo Labot Alcasid and Maria Cristina Marana Martinez). Mateo was the son of Lorenzo Alcasid and Maria Carmen Labot. Maria Cristina was the daughter of Catalino Martínez and Prima Marana.

Leila’s paternal grandmother is Herminia de las Alas Lualhati (the daughter of Jose M. Lualhati and Conchita de las Alas).

Sources: Marriage record of Leila’s paternal grandparents, Herminio Martinez Alcasid and Herminia de las Alas Lualhati –

Marriage record of Leila’s paternal great-grandparents, Mateo Labot Alcasid and Maria Cristina Marana Martinez –