Tony Azevedo

by stlucas on December 14, 2017

Tony Azevedo – Life is Good at Gold Meets Golden Event Arrivals at Equinox in Los Angeles on January 7, 2017 – Equinox Fitness Club – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Anthony Lawrence Azevedo

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

Date of Birth: November 21, 1981

*Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)
*English, German (mother)

Tony Azevedo is a Brazilian-born American water polo player.

Tony is the son of Libby D. (Rawald) and Ricardo D. Azevedo.

Tony’s father is a Brazilian water polo player and coach. Tony’s mother is American, and has English and German ancestry. Tony moved to the U.S. with his family at the age of one month, and was raised in California.

Tony’s maternal grandfather was Lawrence Lewis Rawald (the son of Lawrence Augustus Rawald and Emma C. Ohlinger/Ohliger). Tony’s great-grandfather Lawrence was the son of August H. J. J. Rawald, whose parents were German, and of Mabel/Mable Louise Hancock. Emma was the daughter of Louis Ohliger, who was German, and of Mary Elisabeth Beonges/Bernges, whose parents were German.

Tony’s maternal grandmother was Cleopatra Pat “Cleo” Langley (the daughter of Guy Franklin Langley and Mamie/Mammie Prescott). Guy was the son of Frank Langley/Langly and Mattie E. Mamie was the daughter of George R. Prescott and Francis Bowdain/Bowden.

Sources: Marriage record of Tony’s parents –

Birth record of Tony’s mother –

Marriage record of Tony’s maternal grandparents –


Sérgio Moro

by stlucas on October 26, 2017

Sergio Moro – 2016 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala – Outside Arrivals – Time Warner Center – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron /

Birth Name: Sérgio Fernando Moro

Place of Birth: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: August 1, 1972

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Italian, German, Spanish, possibly other)

Sérgio Moro is a Brazilian federal judge, writer, and professor. Sérgio is known for being in charge of the prosecution of crimes related to the Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) since 2014.

Sérgio is the son of Odete (Starke) and Dalton Áureo Moro. Sérgio has a brother, Cesar. Sérgio’s father had Italian ancestry, with roots in Veneto.

Sérgio is married to lawyer Rosângela Wolff.

Sérgio’s paternal grandfather was Levino Nadal Moro (the son of Luiz Moro and Lucia Nadal). Luiz was the son of Giuseppe “José” Moro, who was Italian, and of Margarida. Lucia was the daughter of Italian parents, Giacomo Nadal and Angela Cescon. Giacomo was born in San Fior di Sotto, province of Treviso, Veneto Region.

Sérgio’s paternal grandmother was Áurea Godoy. Godoy is a Spanish surname.

Sources: Genealogy of Sérgio Moro (focusing on his father’s side) –


Raquel Zimmermann

by stlucas on October 25, 2017

Raquel Zimmermann – Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” Gala Premiere Sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent – Arrivals – Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Birth Name: Raquel Cristina Zimmermann

Place of Birth: Bom Retiro do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: May 6, 1983

Ethnicity: Brazilian (German, possibly other)

Raquel Zimmermann is a Brazilian model.

Raquel is the daughter of Jussara Marli and Carlos Augusto Zimmermann. Raquel’s parents have German ancestry. They are pictured here.



Lino Facioli

by stlucas on April 26, 2017

Birth Name: Lino Schmidek Machado Facioli

Place of Birth: Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 29, 2000

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Austrian, Italian, Portuguese, German, possibly other)

Lino Facioli is a Brazilian actor. He is known for his role as Robyn Arryn on the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Lino is the son of Claudia Schmidek and Cako Facioli. The family moved to London, England, U.K., when Lino was five years old.

Lino’s mother has stated on Twitter that she has German and Austrian ancestry. Lino’s father has Italian roots. The surname “Machado” is of Portuguese origin.

Lino is pictured with his parents here.

Lino’s maternal grandfather is Werner Robert Schmidek. Werner was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Anna and Anton Schmidek (the son of Anton Schmidek and Ernestine).

Sources: (in Portuguese)

Immigration record of Lino’s maternal grandfather, Werner Robert Schmidek –


Vera Fischer

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: Vera Lucia Fischer

Place of Birth: Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 27, 1951

Ethnicity: Brazilian (German)

Vera Fischer is a Brazilian actress and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss Brasil in 1969 and was a semifinalist at Miss Universe 1969.

Vera was born in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, the daughter of Emil Fischer and Hildegard (Berndt). She had a brother, Werner. They were raised Protestant (Lutheran) and spoke German as a first language. They learned Portuguese at school.

Vera’s father was originally from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and moved to Blumenau in the 1930s. Vera’s mother was born in Brazil, of German descent.

Vera’s maternal grandparents were Ernst Berndt and Rosa.

Vera’s parents are pictured here.

Sources (in Portuguese) (in Portuguese)