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Finneas O’Connell

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Finneas Baird O’Connell

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1997

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Belgian [Flemish]

Finneas O’Connell is an American actor and musician.

Finneas is the son of actress, musician, and songwriter Maggie May Baird and Patrick Mead O’Connell. His younger sister is singer and songwriter Billie Eilish.

Finneas’ maternal grandfather was William Norton “Bill” Baird (the son of Collier Whittemore Baird and Dorothy Grace Norton). Collier was the son of William Torrey Baird and Anne Meredith Grant. Dorothy was the daughter of Lawrence Adelbert Norton and Grace Helena Bulckens, who was of half Belgian (Flemish) and half Irish descent.

Sources: Finneas’ maternal grandfather, William Norton Baird, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Finneas’ maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Grace Norton – https://www.familysearch.org

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Billie Eilish

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Birth Name: Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 2001

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, 1/32 Belgian [Flemish]

Billie Eilish is an American singer and songwriter.

Billie is the daughter of actress, musician, and songwriter Maggie May Baird and Patrick Mead O’Connell. Her older brother is actor and musician Finneas O’Connell.

Billie’s maternal grandfather was William Norton “Bill” Baird (the son of Collier Whittemore Baird and Dorothy Grace Norton). Collier was the son of William Torrey Baird and Anne Meredith Grant. Dorothy was the daughter of Lawrence Adelbert Norton and Grace Helena Bulckens, who was of half Belgian (Flemish) and half Irish descent.

Sources: Billie’s maternal grandfather, William Norton Baird, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Billie’s maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Grace Norton – https://www.familysearch.org

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Mario Abdo Benítez

by Manila on April 23, 2018

Place of Birth: Asunción, Paraguay

Date of Birth: 10 November, 1971

Ethnicity:
*50% Paraguayan [Spanish, possibly other]
*25% Arab
*24.609375% French [including French-Martiniquais]
*0.1953125% Belgian [Flemish]
*0.1953125% Breton

Mario Abdo Benítez is a Paraguayan politician. He is the President-elect of Paraguay. He served as President of the Senate, from 1 July, 2015 to 30 June, 2016.

Mario is the son of Mario Abdo Benítez and Ruth María Elena “Manón” Benítez Perrier.

Mario is married to Silvana María Auxiliadora López Moreira Bó. He has two sons with his former wife, Fátima María Díaz Benza Cameron.

Mario’s paternal grandfather was Juan Abdo Wadha (the son of Raduan Abdo and María Wadha). Juan was Arab.

Mario’s paternal grandmother was Estanislada Benítez (the daughter of an unknown father and Martina Benítez).

Mario’s maternal grandfather was Victoriano Benítez Vera (the son of parents surnamed Benítez and Vera).

Mario’s maternal grandmother was Florentina Gilberta Perrier Galy (the daughter of Léopold Charles Louis Elie Perrier and Marie Marguerite Léonie Galy). Léopoldo was a French military officer, from Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais, and was the son of François Victor Perrier and Zélie Élisabeth Charlotte Hodebourg des Brosses, who was of French-Martiniquais, Breton, and Belgian (Flemish) descent. Léonie was also French, and was the daughter of Paul Galy and Jeanne Marie Rose Gilis.

Mario’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Françoise Mazet (c. 1817 – before 1864).

Source: Genealogy of Mario Abdo Benítez – https://gw.geneanet.org

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Gregório Duvivier

by Manila on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Gregório Byington Duvivier

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1986

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese (including Azorean Portuguese and Madeiran), Indigenous (Tupi, Tupiniquim), possibly other], Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), English, French, German, Hungarian, Scottish, as well as distant Dutch, Italian, Powhatan Native American, Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran), and Welsh

Gregório Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian, and poet.

His father, Edgar Duvivier, is a visual artist. His mother, Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington, is a singer.

Gregório was married to actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian Clarice Falcão, until their divorce.

Gregório’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Michel-Ogier de Juprelle.

Gregório’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Duvivier (the son of Eduardo Duvivier and Aminta Terville de Castro). Eduardo was the son of Teodoro Luís Maria Gonzaga Duvivier, whose own father, Joseph Clément Duvivier, was a Belgian emigrant, from Liège, and whose own mother, Agathe Joséphine d’Amerval, was a French emigrant, from Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and of Amália de Sá Wagner. Aminta was the daughter of Gualberto Júlio de Castro and Maria Clara Rodrigues Terville.

Gregório’s paternal grandmother was Ivna Thaumaturgo Mendes de Moraes (the daughter of Miguel Salazar Mendes de Moraes and Alita Thaumaturgo de Azevedo). Miguel was the son of Feliciano Mendes de Moraes and Luísa Cora Salazar. Alita was the daughter of politician Gregório Taumaturgo de Azevedo and Maria da Glória Rodrigues Ferreira.

Gregório’s maternal grandfather is Carlos Amadeo Botelho Byington (the son of Alberto Jackson Byington Júnior and Elisa Cândida de Arruda Botelho). Alberto was the son of an American electrical engineer, Albert (later Alberto) Jackson Byington, of Elmira, New York, and of philanthropist and social activist Pearl (later Pérola) Ellis McIntyre, whose own parents, Robert Dickson McIntyre and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Ellis, were American emigrants, from Richmond County, North Carolina and Copiah County, Mississippi, respectively. Elisa was the daughter of Carlos Amadeu de Arruda Botelho and Brazília Whitaker de Oliveira Lacerda.

Gregório’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Lima Lustosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Lustosa and Lima).

Source: Genealogy of Gregório Duvivier – https://www.geni.com

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Kevin Systrom

by Manila on April 3, 2018

Birth Name: Kevin York Systrom

Place of Birth: Holliston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 30, 1983

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Scottish, 1/8th Swedish, as well as distant Belgian [Flemish] and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Kevin Systrom is an American entrepreneur and programmer. He is known as the co‑founder of Instagram, along with Mike Krieger.

His father, Douglas Y. “Doug” Systrom, is the Vice President in Human Resources at TJX Companies. His mother, Diane (Pels), is a marketing executive at Zipcar.

Kevin’s paternal grandfather was David Murray Systrom (the son of Ernest Walter Systrom and Florence Bryson). Ernest was the son of Swedish emigrants, Adi Walter Syström and Marie “Mary” Haglund. Florence’s father, John Bernard Bryson, was the son of James Bryson and Hannah Fahey, who were Irish, the aforementioned from Derry, Northern Ireland. Florence’s mother was a Canadian emigrant, Marion Catherine “Katie” Murray, whose own parents, Murdock “Mundo” Murray and Ann MacLeod, were Scottish.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother is Cynthia Baketel (the daughter of Sherman Tenney Baketel and Helen Cornelia Epler). Sherman was the son of Roy Vincent Baketel and Helen Tenney. Kevin’s great-grandmother Helen was the daughter of Percy Harold Epler and Helen Esther York.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Albert Edward Pels, Jr. (the son of Albert Edward Pels and Edna May Fall). Kevin’s great-grandfather Albert was the son of a French emigrant, Louis F[rançois] Pels, of Manche, and of Sophia Bruggemann, whose own parents, Heinrich D. “Henry” Brüggemann and Sophia Warnecke, were German emigrants. Edna was the daughter of Charles A. Fall and Mary E. Tanner, whose own father, Charles Tanner, was English.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth K. “Betty” Voorhees (the daughter of George Edward Voorhees and Susan Elizabeth Burgess). George was the son of Peter Deforest Voorhees and Anna Kingston Clarendon, who was Irish.

Sources: Genealogy of Kevin Systrom – https://www.geni.com

Kevin’s paternal grandfather, David Murray Systrom, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandparents, Ernest Walter Systrom and Florence Bryson – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandmother, Florence Bryson – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John Bernard Bryson and Marion Catherine “Katie” Murray – https://www.familysearch.org
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Birth records of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Bernard Bryson – https://www.familysearch.org
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Kevin’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Baketel, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandparents, Sherman Tenney Baketel and Helen Cornelia Epler – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandfather, Sherman Tenney Baketel – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Roy Vincent Baketel and Helen Tenney – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Tenney – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Kevin’s paternal great-grandmother, Helen Cornelia Epler – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kevin’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Percy Harold Epler and Helen Esther York – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kevin’s maternal grandfather, Albert Edward Pels, Jr. – https://www.legacy.com

Kevin’s maternal great-grandfather, Albert Edward Pels, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kevin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Louis F[rançois] Pels and Sophia Bruggemann – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Kevin’s maternal great-grandmother, Edna May Fall – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Kevin’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Charles A. Fall and Mary E. Tanner – https://www.familysearch.org

Kevin’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth K. Voorhees, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Kevin’s maternal great-grandfather, George Edward Voorhees, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Kevin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Peter Deforest Voorhees – http://www.veerhuis.org

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