Galician

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 is the President-elect of Colombia, set to assume office on 7 August, 2018. He was a member of the Senate of Colombia, from 20 July, 2014 to 10 April, 2018.

His father, Iván Duque Escobar, was a lawyer, journalist, and politician. His mother, Juliana Márquez Tono, is a political scientist.

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

President-elect 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-elect 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-elect 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-elect Duque’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Jesús Arbeláez Echeverri and Inés Vélez Upegui.

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

Sources: Genealogies of Iván Duque Márquez https://www.geni.com
https://gw.geneanet.org

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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.

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Sebastián Yatra

by Manila on February 19, 2018

Birth Name: Sebastián Obando Giraldo

Place of Birth: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1994

Ethnicity: Colombian [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian), Basque, Galician, possibly Catalan, remote African and Indigenous (Muisca and Tahamí)], remote French, Indigenous Peruvian (Quechua), Italian, and Portuguese (including Azorean)

Sebastián Yatra is a Colombian singer and songwriter.

He is the son of Aníbal Obando Agudelo and María Adelaida Giraldo Moreno.

Sebastián’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Félix María Obando.

Sebastián’s paternal grandfather was Roberto Aníbal Obando Echeverri (the son of Roberto Obando Cardona and María del Rosario Echeverri Elejalde). Roberto was the son of Jorge Obando Ocampo and Juana Cardona Cardona. Rosario was the daughter of Cipriani Echeverri Mejía and Rosaura Elejalde Echeverri.

Sebastián’s paternal grandmother was Cruz Helena Ceferina Agudelo Restrepo (the daughter of Luis Alfonso Agudelo Correa and Josefa Restrepo Restrepo). Luis was the son of Manuel Antonio Agudelo Pérez and Josefa Maria Correa Estrada. Josefina was the daughter of Mauro de Jesús Restrepo Toro and Ana de Jesús Restrepo Restrepo.

Sebastián’s maternal grandfather was Mario Augusto Giraldo Henao (the son of Modesto Giraldo Hoyos and María Henao Giraldo). Modesto was the son of Heliodoro Giraldo Betancur and Trinidad Hoyos Betancur. Sebastián’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Crispiniano Henao Zapata and Bárbara Giraldo Ceballos.

Sebastián’s maternal grandmother was Flora Elena Moreno Londoño (the daughter of Silverio Ernesto Moreno Aristizábal and Lucía Paulina Londoño Mesa). Ernesto was the son of Francisco Luis “Colís” Moreno Ramírez and Ana Julia de las Mercedes Aristizábal Gómez. Lucía was the daughter of Paulino Londoño Londoño and Ana Lucía Mesa González.

Sebastián’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his thirteenth great-grandmother, María Ortiz.

Sources: Genealogies of Sebastián Yatra – https://www.myheritage.com (focusing on his father’s side)
http://www.genealogiasdecolombia.co
https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogies of Sebastián’s paternal great-grandmother, María del Rosario Echeverri Elejalde – https://gw.geneanet.org
https://gw.geneanet.org

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Luis Tosar

by andrew on February 2, 2018

Luis Tosar – 60th Annual San Sebastian Film Festival – “The Sessions” (“Las Sesiones”) Photocall – Guipuzcoa – San Sebastian, Spain –  Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Luis López Tosar

Place of Birth: Cospeito, Galicia, Spain

Date of Birth: 13 October, 1971

Ethnicity: Spanish (Galician)

Luis Tosar is a Spanish actor and musician.

Luis is one of the most acclaimed actors in Spain. He has also had a minor role in Michael Mann’s film Miami Vice (2006).

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Alejandro Amenábar

by Manila on January 30, 2018

Alejandro Amenabar – “Regression” Madrid Photocall – Villamagna Hotel – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 31 March, 1972

Ethnicity: Chilean [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian), Basque, Galician, remote Indigenous], 1/32 English, 1/32 Welsh, 1/1024 Belgian (Flemish), French, Italian, Portuguese, as well as German, Greek, and Indigenous Argentinian/Peruvian (both Quechua)

Alejandro Amenábar is a Chilean-Spanish film director, screenwriter, and composer.

His father, Hugo Ricardo Amenábar Wormald, is Chilean. His mother, Josefina Cantos López, is Spanish.

Alejandro is married to David Blanco.

Alejandro’s fourth patrilineal great-grandfather, Salvador Ignacio Amenábar Iturriaga, was Basque, from Elgoibar, Gipuzkoa. His patrilineal ancestry can further be traced back to his tenth great-grandfather, Juan Amador de Amenábar (died 29 January 1682, Azpeitia, Gipuzkoa).

Alejandro’s paternal grandfather was Benjamín Horacio Amenábar Ossa (the son of Joaquín Daniel Amenábar Cordovez and Josefina Ossa Ansieta). Joaquín was the son of Joaquín Amenábar Espinosa and Emilia Cordovez Cordovez. Josefina was the daughter of José Nicolás Ossa Varas and Antonia Ansieta Blanchet.

Alejandro’s paternal grandmother was María Laura Wormald Infante (the daughter of Carlos Wormald Ibáñez and Emilia Infante Sanders). Carlos was the son of Juan Enrique Wormald Ramírez, whose own father, George (or Jorge in Spanish) Wormald, was an English emigrant, from Wakefield, Yorkshire (now West Workshire), and of Carmen Ibáñez Cádiz. Emilia was the daughter of Francisco José Infante Díaz and Emilia Sanders Bayón, whose own father, Thomas (or Tomás in Spanish) Sanders, was a Welsh emigrant, from Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.

Alejandro’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Cantos and López.

Sources: Genealogies of Alejandro Amenábar (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
http://www.genealogiachilenaenred.cl

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