Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau

by madman on January 26, 2018

Kaiwi Lyman – “Den of Thieves” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14, 1000 W Olympic Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 13, 1983

Ethnicity: Irish, English, French-Canadian, Scottish, Dutch, 1/32 Chinese, 1/32 Native Hawaiian

Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau is an American actor. He is the son of Marion Lyman-Mersereau (Marion W. Lyman), a poet and navigator, and Arthur Mersereau.

Kaiwi’s father, who is from Massachusetts, is of Irish, French-Canadian, Scottish, Dutch, and likely English, ancestry. His mother, who is from Hawaii, is of English, Irish, 1/16th Chinese, and 1/16th Native Hawaiian, descent.

Kaiwi’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Mersereau (the son of Miles Alexander Mersereau and Margaret Lucinda “Maggie” McRae). Arthur was born in Maine. Miles was born in Canada, the son of Richard Mersereau and Sarah Dudley. Margaret was also born in Canada, the daughter of John McRae and Hannah Weaver.

Kaiwi’s paternal grandmother was named Mary O’Connor. Mary’s parents were Canadian.

Kaiwi’s maternal grandfather was David Belden “Bel” Lyman (the son of David Belden Kua’ana Lyman and Charlotte Armstrong). Kaiwi’s great-grandfather David’s father, Rufus Anderson Lyman, was a lawyer and politician, who founded the Pa’auhau Sugar Plantation Company. Rufus was born in Hawaii, and was the son of David Belden Lyman, a missionary to Hawaii, who was born in Connecticut, and of Sarah Joiner, who was born in Vermont.

David’s mother, Kaiwi’s great-great-grandmother, was born as Hualani Ahung, but went under the anglicized name Rebecca Brickwood, after her father had died when she was one year old and she was adopted by her mother’s second husband, Postmaster General Arthur Peter Brickwood, who was from Cornwall, England. Rebecca was born in Hawaii, and was the daughter of Chun Ahung, a Chinese merchant from Macau, who co-founded Honolulu’s Hungtai Co., and Louisa/Luika Nahili “Chu Chu” Neddles Gilman. Kaiwi’s great-great-great-grandmother Louisa was of Native Hawaiian descent, and was the biological daughter of Kaniliaulaninui Nahili and Kamoku; she was adopted by John Anthony Needles “Chu Chu” Gilman, a Cherokee Native American, and Louisa Pi’ilani Po’Okui, who was Native Hawaiian.

Kaiwi’s great-grandmother Charlotte was born in Canada, to Irish parents, Robert Armstrong and Jane Mooney.

Kaiwi’s maternal grandmother was Marion P. Webster (the daughter of Ernest Charles Webster and Marion Rawling Mix). Kaiwi’s grandmother Marion was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to parents from Connecticut. Ernest was the son of Wilbur F. Webster and Jennie A. Wooster. Kaiwi’s great-grandmother Marion was the daughter of Arthur Hendrick Mix and Emelia Louisa Rawling, whose parents were English.

Sources: Kaiwi’s paternal grandfather, Arthur Mersereau, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Arthur Mersereau on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Kaiwi’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Lucinda “Maggie” McRae, on the 1881 Canada Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Kaiwi’s maternal grandfather, David Belden “Bel” Lyman – https://www.ancestry.com.au

Genealogies of Kaiwi’s maternal great-grandfather, David Belden Kua’ana Lyman (through David’s brother, Albert Kuali’i Brickwood Lyman) – https://www.geni.com

Kaiwi’s maternal grandmother, Marion P. Webster, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Kaiwi’s maternal grandmother, Marion P. (Webster) Lyman – http://archives.starbulletin.com

Kaiwi’s maternal great-grandmother, Marion Rawling Mix, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Coco Ho

by stlucas on January 20, 2018

Birth Name: Coco Maila Camille Hapaikekoa Ho

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 28, 1991

*Chinese, Native Hawaiian, English, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, Scottish (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Coco Ho is an American professional surfer.

Coco is the daughter of Brian C. (Bass) and surfer Michael Ho (born Michael K. Ho). Her uncle (father’s brother) is surfer Derek Ho. She is also said to be related to singer and songwriter Don Ho.

Coco’s father is of Chinese, Native Hawaiian, English, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Scottish descent. Coco’s mother has English, and possibly other, ancestry.

Coco’s paternal grandfather was Edmund Kaho’olauli’i “Chico” Ho (who was likely the son of Samuel T. “Sam” Ho and Emma Frank). Samuel was born in Hawaii, to parents from China, Mew Ho and Chow Kong. Emma was born in Hawaii, the daughter of John Waiokila Frank, Jr., whose parents were Portuguese, and of Annie Trinity Zablan, who had Spanish, Scottish, and Native Hawaiian ancestry.

Coco’s paternal grandmother was Joeine M. Gray (the daughter of John Doy Gray and Margie). John was the son of Doy Edmund Gray and Jenney/Jenny Larson, whose parents were Swedish.

Coco’s maternal grandparents were James Willis “Jim” Bass and Mary Beverly “Bev” Smith.

Sources: http://www.honolulumagazine.com

Birth record of Coco’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Coco’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Mike Gray – http://obits.oregonlive.com

Genealogy and Obituary of Coco’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Doy Edmund Gray and Jenney/Jenny Larson – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Coco’s maternal grandfather, James Willis “Jim” Bass – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com

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Dennis Chun

by madman on November 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Hawaii

Date of Birth: March 18, 1952

Ethnicity: Chinese, Madeiran Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, possibly other Asian

Dennis Chun is an American actor. He is the son of Gladys (Lindo) and actor Kam Fong (Kam Tong Chun).

Dennis’ paternal grandparents Chin Chau Chun and Mary Powers.

Dennis’ maternal grandfather was Jess Perry/Perreira Lindo (the son of Antone Perreira Lindo and Maria Da Luz). Antone and Maria were Portuguese, from the island Madeira.

Dennis’ maternal grandmother was Lily Y. Waiolama. Lily was of Native Hawaiian and Asian descent.

Sources: Obituary of Dennis’ father – http://www.nytimes.com

Obituary of Dennis’ mother – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com

Dennis’ paternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Dennis’ mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Janet Mock

by follers on November 13, 2017

Janet Mock – “Everything is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted” New York City Special Screening – Arrivals – The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 10, 1983

*African-American (father)
*Portuguese, English (maternal grandfather)
*Native Hawaiian (maternal grandmother)

Janet Mock is an American writer, television host, and transgender rights activist.

Janet is the daughter of Elizabeth (Barrett) and Charlie Mock III. Her father is African-American. Her maternal grandfather was of Portuguese and English descent, and her maternal grandmother was a Native Hawaiian. Janet is married to photographer Aaron Tredwell.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2017) stated that Janet’s genetic ancestry is:

*42.8% African
*27.9% European
——–*7.8% Iberian
——–*6.0% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*3.8% British & Irish
——–*3.6% Broadly Southern European
——–*3.0% Scandinavian
——–*1.9% French & German
*17.6% East Asian & Native American
*10.9% Oceanian
*0.8% No Match

Janet’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Henry Mock, who was born, c. 1847, in Louisiana or Georgia, and to his wife, Lucinda Ward.

Janet’s paternal grandfather was Charlie Mock, Jr. (the son of Charlie Mock and Veader Nelson). Janet’s great-grandfather Charlie was the son of Harold Mock and Vannie Kay or King.

Janet’s paternal grandmother was named Shellie Jean Gipson.

Janet’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Amorin Barrett (the son of Howard Roscoe Barrett and Emily/Amalia Amorin). Arthur was born in Honolulu. Howard was the son of Parnoble N. Barrett and Mary Alice Leachman. Emily was of Portuguese descent, and was the daughter of John DeMedeiros/de Medeiros Amorin and Antonia de Jesus de Freitas.

Janet’s maternal grandmother was Pearl Lawae Kahanoai (the daughter of David Kahanoai and Winifred “Winnie” Pomakai/Pomaikai). Pearl was born in Honolulu, of Hawaiian descent. David was born in Kau, the son of Abraham Kahanoai and Theresa. Winifred was the daughter of Michael Pomakai/Pomaikai and Kaili Lawai; Kaili was the daughter of Keaho Lawai and Kamawae.

Source: Genealogy of Janet Mock – https://www.wikitree.com


Michael Conforto

by bearboy on April 14, 2017

Birth Name: Michael Thomas Conforto

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 1, 1993

*Italian (father)
*Spanish, Native Hawaiian (mother)

Michael Conforto is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Michael is the son of Michael Anthony Conforto and Tracie (Ruiz) Conforto. Tracie is a famous former olympic medalist in synchronized swimming.

On his mother’s side, Michael is the grandson of Carlos Emmanuel Ruiz and Shirley Obatay.

Sources: Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Carlos Emmanuel Ruiz – https://www.findagrave.com


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