Adolfo Suárez

by Manila on August 20, 2017

Birth Name: Adolfo Suárez González

Date of Birth: 25 September 1932

Place of Birth: Cebreros, Ávila, Spain

Date of Birth: 23 March 2014

Place of Death: Madrid, Spain

*Galician (father)
*Spanish [Castilian] (mother)

Adolfo Suárez was a Spanish attorney and politician. He was the first democratically elected Prime Minister since the Second Spanish Republic, and served from 3 July, 1976 to 25 February, 1981.

He was the son of Hipólito Suárez Guerra and Herminia González Prados.

Adolfo was married to Amparo Illana Elórtegui.

Adolfo’s paternal grandparents were ? Suárez and ? Guerra.

Adolfo’s maternal grandparents were ? González and Josefa Prados.

Source: Genealogy of Adolfo Suárez –


George A. Romero

by stlucas on April 13, 2017

Birth Name: George Andrew Romero

Date of Birth: February 4, 1940

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: July 16, 2017

Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

*50% Galician/Castilian Spanish
*50% Lithuanian

George A. Romero was an American and Canadian filmmaker, director, editor, and screenwriter. He is known for his classic horror films, including Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1979), Creepshow (1982), and Land of the Dead (2005). He is widely credited as having created the modern-day zombie genre.

George was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Anne/Ann (Dvorsky/Dvorski) and Jorge/George Marino Romero.

George’s father was born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, and George has described his father as Castilian. He was raised between Cuba and The Bronx, New York, U.S. George’s mother is said to have origins in Lithuania.

He took on dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship in 2009. He was married to Suzanne Desrocher, until his death. He had a son with his first wife, Nancy, and two children with his second wife, actress Christine Forrest.

George’s paternal grandparents were Antonio Romero (the son of José Romero and Vincenta Rodríguez) and Josefa González. Antonio was born in Neda, a small village near Ferrol in north Galicia (Spain). José was the son of Lorenzo Romero and Juana Rodríguez.

George’s maternal grandfather was Vincent Dvorsky (the son of Peter Dvarackas and a woman surnamed Mishkinis). Vincent was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.

George’s maternal grandmother was Mary Shadrik (the daughter of Vincent Shadrik and a woman surnamed Wiczkovska). Mary was born in Lithuania.


Information about George’s father’s family –

Genealogy of George’s mother –

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Kimmie Meissner

by stlucas on April 4, 2017

Birth Name: Kimberly Claire Meissner

Place of Birth: Towson, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1989

Ethnicity: Spanish/Galician (maternal grandmother), German, possibly other

Kimmie Meissner is an American former competitive figure skater.

Kimmie is the daughter of Judith “Judy” (Roth) and Paul J. Meissner.

Kimmie’s maternal grandfather was Robert F. Roth (the son of Leo A. Roth and Antoinette C.). Leo was the son of Vincent/Vincentium S. Roth and Othellea/Othellam M. Staebel/Stebel.

Kimmie’s maternal grandmother was Amelita Novo (the daughter of Manuel/Emmanuel Novo and Paulina Gao). Manuel was born in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, the son of Perfecto Novo and Emillia Torres. Paulina was born in Campo de Caso, Asturias, Spain, the daughter of José Ramon Gao and Lucia Miguel.


Genealogy of Kimmie Meissner (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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Francisco Franco

by Manila on December 30, 2016

Birth Name: Francisco Franco Bahamonde

Date of Birth: 4 December, 1892

Place of Birth: Ferrol, Galicia, Spain

Date of Death: 20 November, 1975

Place of Death: Madrid, Spain

Ethnicity: Spanish (Andalusian, Galician), 1/16 Italian

Francisco Franco was a Spanish general. He served as the Caudillo of Spain, from 1 October, 1936 to 20 November, 1975, his death. He was also President of the Government of Spain, from 30 January, 1938 to 8 June, 1973.

Francisco was baptized thirteen days after his birth at the military church of San Francisco, with the baptismal name Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo; Francisco for his paternal grandfather, Paulino for his godfather, Hermenegildo for his maternal grandmother and godmother, and Teódulo for the saint day of his birth.

Francisco’s father, Nicolás Franco y Salgado Araújo, belonged to six uninterrupted geneations of the Spanish Navy, and was of Andalusian descent. Francisco’s mother, María del Pilar Bahamonde y Pardo de Andrade, was an upper middle-class Roman Catholic.

Francisco was married to María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés, 1st Lady of Meirás, Grandee of Spain.

Francisco is sometimes said to have had some degree of Sephardi Jewish ancestry, usually from his mother’s side. It does not appear that any Sephardi Jewish ancestry has actually been verified/documented among Francisco’s antecedents.

Francisco’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his sixth great-grandfather, Juan Franco Reyna.

Francisco’s paternal grandfather was Francisco Franco y Vietti (the son of Nicolás Franco y Sánchez and Josefa de Vietti y Bernabé Roberta y del Busto). Nicolás was the son of Juan Franco y de Viñas, de Lamadrid y Freyre de Andrade, and of Josefa Sánchez Freyre de Andrade Canales de León y Piñeiro. Francisco’s great-grandmother Josefa was the daughter of Italian nobleman Antonio Vietti (or Antonio de Vietti y Roberta, Conde de Calabiana in Spanish), of Asti, Asti, and of Francisca Bernabé y del Busto.

Francisco’s paternal grandmother was Hermenegilda Salgado-Araújo y Pérez (the daughter of Isidoro Salgado-Araújo y Belorado and Manuela Pérez y Alins). Isidoro was the son of José Salgado-Araújo Paxarín Parada y Pérez and Josefa Belorado Gómez. Manuela was the daughter of Jacinto Pérez Gómez and Antonia Alins y Aragonés del Pino.

Francisco’s maternal grandfather was Ladislás Bahamonde y Ortega (the son of Ramón Bahamonde de Castro and María Josefa Ortega Medina). Ramón was the son of Dionisio Bahamonde Taibo and Bernardina de Castro y Montenegro. María Josefa was the daughter of Gregorio Ortega Pérez and María Medina Díez.

Francisco’s maternal grandmother was María del Carmen Pardo de Andrade y Pardo de Andrade (the daughter of Francisco Javier Pardo de Andrade y Coquelin and Luisa Pardo de Andrade y Soto). Francisco’s great-grandfather Francisco was the son of Ramón Pardo de Andrade y Bermúdez de Castro and Margarita Coquelin Robín. Luisa was the daughter of Antonio Pardo de Andrade y del Río and Antonia de Soto Taboada López y Méndez.

Sources: Genealogies of Francisco Franco –


Raúl Castro

by follers on November 28, 2016


Birth Name: Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz

Place of Birth: Birán, Holguin Province, Cuba

Date of Birth: 3 June, 1931

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish, including Asturian, Canary Islander, and Galician)

Raúl Castro is a Cuban politician and revolutionary. He has been President of Cuba, since 24 February, 2008, and the First Secretary of the Communist Party, since 19 April, 2011. He was previously Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, from 16 February, 1959 to 24 February, 2008, among other duties.

His brother, Fidel Castro (Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz), was the Prime Minister of Cuba, from 1959 to 1976, and the President of Cuba, from 1976 to 2008. The family took power in a New Year’s coup in 1958-1959, and Raúl replaced Fidel as president in 2008.

Raúl is the son of Lina Ruz González and Ángel María Bautista Castro y Argiz. His father was born in Láncara, Lugo Province, Spain. His mother was born in Catalina, Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

Raúl was married to revolutionary, feminist, and chemical engineer Vilma Espín, until her death. The couple has four children.

Raúl’s patrilineal line traces back to Domingo Castro, who was born, c. 1679, in Sarria, Lugo, Spain, and to his wife, Catalina Quiroga.

Raúl’s paternal grandfather was Manuel de Castro y Núñez (the son of Pedro Juan de Castro López Méndez and Juana Núñez Pereira). Manuel was Spanish, from Láncara, Lugo, Galicia. Antonia was Spanish, from Láncara, Lugo, Galicia. Pedro Juan was the son of Casimiro Felipe/Phelipe de Castro Fernández and Maria López Juana Méndez. Raúl’s great-grandmother Juana was the daughter of Ramón Núñez and Manuela Pereira/Pereyra.

Raúl’s paternal grandmother was Antonia Argiz y Fernández (the daughter of Pedro José Argiz Gallego and Dominga Fernández Álvarez). Pedro José was the son of Pedro Argiz de Riva and Manuela Gallego Ares. Dominga was the daughter of Antonio Fernández and Isabel Álvarez.

Raúl’s maternal grandfather was Francisco Ruz Vázquez (the son of Francisco Hipólito Ruz Acosta and Rafaela Vázquez Rivera). Raúl’s great-grandfather Francisco had roots in Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain. Rafaela was from Candelaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Raúl’s maternal grandmother was Dominga González Ramos (the daughter of Domingo González and Isabel Ramos). Raúl’s great-grandfather Domingo was from Asturias, Spain.

There are various claims on the internet, of varyingly dubious value, that Raúl has Sephardi Jewish ancestry (specifically, Marrano ancestry, descent from Jews who converted to Catholicism, some of whom retained some Jewish practices). It is possible that Raúl, his brother Fidel, or other relatives, personally stated that they have such ancestry. It does not appear, however, that any documented Jewish ancestry has of yet been produced for Raúl Castro. In any case, much, if not all, of the population of Spain has Jewish ancestry of one degree or another.

Sources: Genealogies of Raúl Castro –

Genealogy of Raúl Castro (through his brother, Fidel Castro) –

Genealogy of Raúl Castro (focusing on his father’s side) –

Family histories of Raúl Castro (in Spanish) –

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