Léo Stronda

by Matt the Brazilian on March 7, 2018

Birth Name: Leonardo Schulz Cardoso

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Date of Birth: July 5, 1992

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, German, possibly other]

Léo Stronda is a Brazilian singer and bodybuilder. His surnames are of Portuguese and German origin.

In 2006, along with Mr. Thug, he founded the group Bonde da Stronda.


Wanderlei Silva

by stlucas on March 4, 2018

Wanderlei Silva – 3rd Annual Fighters Only Mixed Martian Arts Awards – Arrivals – Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Wanderlei César da Silva

Place of Birth: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 3, 1976

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, German, possibly other]

Wanderlei Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Wanderlei also holds American citizenship.

Wanderlei is the son of Leopoldina (Hoscher) and Holando Pinheiro da Silva. His father’s surnames are of Portuguese origin. His mother’s surname is of German origin.


Ana Hickmann

by stlucas on January 22, 2018

Birth Name: Ana Lúcia Hickmann

Place of Birth: Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: March 1, 1981

Ethnicity: Brazilian (German, possibly other)

Ana Hickmann is a Brazilian model, television host, and businessperson.

Ana is the daughter of Reni Saath and João Inácio Hickmann. Ana is married to Alexandre Corrêa, with whom she has a son.

Ana’s paternal grandfather was Sebaldo/Sebald Hickmann (the son of Alberto Hickmann and Elisabetha Sehnem). Alberto was the son of Jakob Hickmann, whose parents were from Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and of Margarida Pauli. Elisabetha was the daughter of Jakob/Jacob Sehnem, whose father was from Briedel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and of Maria Biesdorf, whose mother was from Peterswalde, Kreis Braunsberg, East Prussia.

Ana’s paternal grandmother was named Felicita Cecilia.

Source: Genealogy of Ana Hickmann (focusing on her father’s side) –


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) –