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Billy Crawford

by Manila on October 16, 2018

Birth Name: Billy Joe Ledesma Crawford

Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: May 16, 1982

Ethnicity:
*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/128 Dutch, 1/256 German, as well distant Cornish, French, Irish, and Welsh (father)
*Filipino [Hiligaynon] (mother)

Billy Crawford is a Filipino-American actor, singer, and songwriter.

His father, Jack Von Crawford, is American, from Eastland, Texas. His mother, Marietta “Mayette” Ledesma, is Filipino, from Jaro, Iloilo City.

Billy is married to actress Coleen Garcia. He was previously married to French dance choreographer Marie Courchinoux, until their divorce.

Billy’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Andrew Crawford.

Billy’s paternal grandfather was Neafulus Baldridge “Baldy” Crawford (the son of Jesse Pitt Crawford and Ollie Mildred Davis). Baldridge was born in Thurber, Texas. Pitt was the son of Thomas “Tom” Crawford and Almeda Truelock. Ollie was the daughter of William Jefferson Davis and Tarla Ola Cody.

Billy’s maternal grandmother was Laura Jean Adams (the daughter of Loyd Glenn Adams and Olive Laura Ford). Jean was born in Dewey, Oklahoma. Loyd was the son of Glenn Carey Adams and Cora Estelle Pinney. Cora’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Rinear van Hoosear, was Dutch. Olive was the daughter of Louis Von Ford and Laura Belle Wright. Billy’s great-great-grandmother Laura’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Peter Schmuck, was German.

Sources: Birth record of Billy’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogies of Billy’s paternal grandfather, Neafulus Baldridge Crawford – https://www.wikitree.com
https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Billy’s paternal grandmother, Laura Jean (Adams) Crawford – https://www.familysearch.org

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Fabio Porchat

by stlucas on October 14, 2018

Birth Name: Fabio Porchat de Assis

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

Date of Birth: July 1, 1983

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other], Italian, 1/32 Swiss-French, English

Fabio Porchat is a Brazilian actor, comedian, television host, and writer.

Fabio is the son of Isabella (Robinson) and politician Fabio Ferrari Porchat de Assis.

Fabio’s paternal grandfather was Reinaldo/Reynaldo Porchat de Assis (the son of Antonio Justino Porchat de Assis and Francisca Augusta Pinto). Antonio was born in Brazil, the son of Antonio Justino de Assis, whose father was Portuguese, and of Maria Carlota Porchat, whose father was born in Geneva, Switzerland. Francisca was born in Brazil.

Fabio’s paternal grandmother was Maria de Lourdes de Almeida Ferrari (the daughter of Alcides de Almeida Ferrari and Laura Conceição). Alcides was the son of Estevam Ferrari and Alcinda Cardoso de Almeida. Laura was the daughter of Antonio Augusto Conceição and Laura Correia.

Fabio’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Robinson. Two of Fabio’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents were Elijah James Robinson, whose parents were English, and his wife, Heloiza/Heloisa Barreto, who was born in Brazil.

Fabio’s maternal grandmother is named Maria Alice Manzo.

Source: Genealogy of Fabio’s paternal grandparents, Reinaldo/Reynaldo Porchat de Assis and Maria de Lourdes de Almeida Ferrari – http://www.familysearch.org

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Mitch Landrieu

by follers on October 14, 2018

Birth Name: Mitchell Joseph Landrieu

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1960

Ethnicity: German, about 1/8th French, small amounts of Italian, Irish, and English

Mitch Landrieu is an American politician and lawyer. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, from January 11, 2004 to May 3, 2010, Mayor of New Orleans, from May 3, 2010 to May 7, 2018, and President of the United States Conference of Mayors, from 2017 to 2018, among other duties.

He is the son of Verna Marie (Satterlee) and politician Moon Landrieu (born Maurice Edwin Landrieu), who was Mayor of New Orleans, from 1970 to 1978, and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from 1979 to 1981. His sister, Mary Landrieu, is also a politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Louisiana, from 1997 to 2015.

Mitch is married to attorney Cheryl Quirk, with whom he has five children.

Mitch’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Geoffrey Landrieu (the son of Victor Firmin Landrieu and Cyrintha/Cerentha Cleno Mackey). Joseph was born in Mississippi. Victor was born in France, and was the son of Geoffroy Stanislaus Landrieu, from Abbeville, and of Melanie Claude Eugenia LeMoine. Cyrintha was the daughter of William Clarence Mackey and Harriette/Harriet Margaret Claiborne.

Mitch’s paternal grandmother was Loretta Frances Bechtel (the daughter of August Rudolph Bechtel and Mary Rocker). Loretta was born in Louisiana, and was of German descent. August was the son of Frank Joseph Bechtel and Bertha Malwine Charlotte Gehrke. Mary was the daughter of Frederick “Fritz” Rocker and Anna/Ann Mary Dollinger.

Mitch’s maternal grandfather was Kent St. Elmo Satterlee (the son of William Crawford Satterlee and Lillie/Lilly Louise Lemke). Kent was born in Louisiana. William was the son of Jon/John Spencer Satterlee/Satterly and Virginia Barker. Lillie was the daughter of Frederick/Ferdinand “Fred” Lemke and Louisa/Louie Krämer.

Mitch’s maternal grandmother was Olga Helen Macheca (the daughter of Michael Macheca and Laverna Alberta Hartmann). Olga was born in Louisiana. Michael was evidently the biological son of Marietta Carvanna, and was raised by Giuseppe/Joseph Peter Mercieca/Macheca, who was Sicilian, and Brigette. Mitch’s great-grandmother Laverna was the daughter of Philip Heinrich/Henry Hartmann and Mary Louisa Burrus.

Sources: Genealogy of Mitch Landrieu – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Mitch Landrieu (through his sister, Mary Landrieu) – http://www.wargs.com

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Teri Wyble

by stlucas on October 14, 2018

Birth Name: Teri Anne Wyble

Place of Birth: Arnaudville, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 23, 1985

Ethnicity: Cajun/French, with small amounts of English and German

Teri Wyble is an American actress.

Teri is the daughter of Angela and Huey Wyble.

Teri’s paternal grandfather was Regis Wyble (the son of Edmond/Edmand Bernarde “LuLu” Wyble and Maria/Marie Lagrange). Regis was born in Louisiana. Edmond was born in Louisiana, the son of Edmond Wyble and Joachine Wyble. Maria was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Hyppolite/Hypotite Lagrange and Emelia Olivier.

Teri’s paternal grandmother was Georgia Kennison/Keneson (the daughter of Alcide Kennison and Alphia/Anthillia Dauterive/Dautreuil). Georgia was born in Louisiana. Alcide and Alphia were born in Louisiana.

Teri’s maternal grandfather was named Murphy Joseph Eusay, Sr.

Teri’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Robin (the daughter of Jules Robin and Bridgette/Bridget Artigue). Jules was born in Louisiana, the son of Felix Robin and Alicia Dekerlegand. Bridgette was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Joseph Artigue and Marie Quebedeaux.

Sources: Obituary and death record of Teri’s paternal grandfather, Regis Wyble – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Teri’s maternal grandmother, Bernice (Robin) Eusay – http://www.webfh.com

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Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

by madman on October 13, 2018

Birth Name: Hero Beauregard F. Fiennes Tiffin

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 November, 1997

Ethnicity: English, Northern Irish, Irish, Scottish, 1/128th Italian, distant German and French

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin is an English actor and model.

He is the son of Martha Fiennes, a director, writer, and producer, and George Tiffin, a director, novelist, writer, and cameraman. His uncles are actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes.

Hero’s paternal grandfather was John Tiffin, a television producer for 60 Minutes (John A. G. Tiffin, the son of George Charles Tiffin and Doris Vera Gower). John was born in Bromley, Kent, England. George was the son of George Ernest Tiffin. Doris was the daughter of Arthur Gower.

Hero’s paternal grandmother was Wendy Ewer, an advertising copywriter (born Elaine S. E. Ewer; the daughter of Edward Maynard Ewer and Emelyn F. Story). Hero’s grandmother Wendy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., and later moved to England. Edward was the son of Chester Ewer and Hallie Fuller. Hero’s great-grandmother Emelyn was the daughter of Julian Russell Story and Elaine Margaret Sartori. Elaine’s grandfather was of Italian and French descent. Hero’s fifth times great-grandfather was Giovanni Battista Sartori, an early Italian immigrant to the U.S.

Hero’s maternal grandfather was Mark Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (the son of Maurice Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes and Sylvia Joan Finlay). Mark was born at Castle Ward, Northumberland, England, and was a farmer and photographer. Maurice was the son of Alberic Arthur Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes and Gertrude Theodosia Colley. Sylvia was the daughter of David Finlay.

Hero’s maternal grandmother was Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne Lash (the daughter of Henry Alleyne Lash and Joan Mary Moore). Jennifer was born in Chichester, Sussex, England, and was a writer. Henry was born in Calcutta, India, the son of Nicholas Alleyne Lash, who was born in India, to Irish parents, and of Violet Maud Keely, who was born in England. Hero’s great-grandmother Joan was born in Bangalore, India, the daughter of Pierce Langrishe Moore, who was of English descent, and of Muriel Strange, who was born in London, England, to Indian-born parents, and had English, Scottish, and Northern Irish ancestry.

Sources: Obituary of Hero’s paternal grandfather, John Tiffin – https://www.theguardian.com

Marriage record of Hero’s paternal great-grandparents, George Charles Tiffin and Doris Vera Gower – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of the Fiennes family – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.geni.com

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