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 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). 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 and Kaili Lawai; Kaili was the daughter of Keaho Lawai and Kamawae.


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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Anna Akana

by stlucas on March 7, 2017

Birth Name: Anna Kay Napualani Akana

Place of Birth: Monterey, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 18, 1989

*Japanese, Native Hawaiian, possibly English, Irish, German, French, Chinese (father)
*Filipino, possibly Spanish (mother)

Anna Akana is an American producer, filmmaker, comedian, actress, model, and Youtube personality.

She was born in California, the daughter of William Takeshi Akana and Mia (Talao). She had a sister, Kristina Marie, and has a brother, William.

William is a Marine Corps officer and was born in Japan. Mia is from Olongapo, the Philippines.

Anna has stated on Twitter that she is of mainly Japanese, Native Hawaiian, and Filipino descent, along with Irish, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry.

Her paternal grandparents were Gerald “Gerry” Kealohaohana Akana and Emiko Murata (the daughter of Eiko Murata and Tsukumo).

Gerald was originally born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His surnames are of Native Hawaiian and Japanese origins. Emiko was born in the Republic of Formosa (now Taiwan), under Japanese rule.

Her parents are pictured here.

Sources: Obituary of Anna’s sister, Kristina Marie Akana – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Anna’s aunt (father’s sister), Susan Eiko Akana – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Anna’s paternal grandfather, Gerald Kealohaohana Akana – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Anna’s paternal grandmother, Emiko (Murata) Miskovic – http://www.legacy.com


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