Lianne La Havas

by stlucas on March 5, 2017

Birth Name: Lianne Charlotte Barnes

Place of Birth: Wandsworth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: August 23, 1989

*Greek (father)
*Afro-Jamaican (mother)

Lianne La Havas is a British singer and songwriter. She was born in London, England, the daughter of Henry Vlahavas and Lorraine (Barnes).

Henry, a bus driver, is originally from Greece. Lorraine, an Afro-Jamaican postwoman, has roots in Christiana, Manchester Parish. They divorced when Lianne was two years old. Lianne was mostly raised by her maternal grandparents, in Tooting and Streatham, London.

Lianne’s stage name, “La Havas”, is a modification of her father’s surname.

Lianne’s mother is pictured here.

Sources: http://www.fuse.tv

Interview in English – https://www.youtube.com

Photo by Prphotos


Josh Ho-Sang

by vilgotaan on March 5, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Ho-Sang

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 22, 1996

*Afro-Jamaican, Chinese (father)
*Chilean-Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Josh Ho-Sang is an Canadian professional ice hockey player.

Josh is the son of Ericka and Wayne Ho-Sang. His father was born in Kingston, Jamaica, of African and Chinese (Josh’s great-grandfather was from Hong Kong) descent. His mother is Jewish, and was born in Santiago, Chile. Josh’s maternal grandmother is from a Jewish family from Russia and Germany. Josh’s maternal grandfather has been described as Spanish/Chilean, but it is not clear if he is also Jewish. Josh was raised celebrating Jewish holidays.

Sources: https://www.nytimes.com


Al Roker

by stlucas on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Albert Lincoln Roker, Jr.

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 20, 1954

*Afro-Bahamian (father)
*Afro-Jamaican, possibly African-American (mother)

Al Roker is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and author.

Al is the son of Isabel Bernadette (Smith) and Albert Lincoln Roker.

Al’s paternal grandfather was Albert Roker. Albert was born in Exuma, the Bahamas.

Al’s paternal grandmother was Remilda/Remelda Sullivan Johnson. Remilda was born in the British West Indies.

Al’s maternal grandparents were Charles Alfred Smith and Leila Maud Howden. Charles was from Pennsylvania. Leila was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Afro-Jamaican parents.

Al is related to musician Lenny Kravitz, and actress Zoë Kravitz, who is Lenny’s daughter. Al has said that his paternal grandfather and Lenny’s maternal grandfather were cousins.

Sources: Genealogy of Al Roker – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Al Roker (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com


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Derrick Monasterio

by Manila on February 6, 2017

Birth Name: Derrick Leander Monasterio

Place of Birth: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: August 1, 1995

*Italian (biological paternal grandfather)
*Jamaican [East Indian and Scottish], Lebanese, Sephardi Jewish (biological paternal grandmother)
*Filipino (Tagalog), Spanish [Castilian] (mother)

Derrick Monasterio is a Filipino actor.

Derrick’s biological father, George Edward Crimarco, is an American lawyer, of half-Italian and half-Jamaican descent. Derrick’s mother, Maria Cristina “Tina” Buganan Monasterio, is a Filipina actress, of Spanish (Castilian) and Tagalog descent.

Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather was Edward Nicholas Crimarco (the son of Gregorio Trimarco, later George Criamrco, and of Maria “Mary” di Francesco). Gregorio was an Italian immigrant, from San Gregorio Magno, Province of Salerno. Maria was also an Italian immigrant, and was the daughter of Giovanni “John” di Francesco and Nicoletta Albanese.

Derrick’s biological paternal grandmother was Fay Seaga (the daughter of Faried “Philip” George Seaga and Erna Aletta Maxwell). Fay was Jamaican, of East Indian, Lebanese, Scottish, and Sephardi Jewish descent; and was the eldest sister of Edward Seaga, who served as the 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica, from November 1, 1980 to February 10, 1989. Philip was the son of Lebanese immigrant Habib, later George, Seaga, of Beirut, and of Katie Hannah David Nunes, who was of Sephardi Jewish descent. Erna was the daughter of George Henry “Harry” Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell.

Derrick’s maternal grandfather was Rafael Carlos “Ralph” Monasterio y Gardiner (or Rafael Carlos Gardiner Monasterio in Filipino, the son of Agustín Monasterio y Pozo and Ana Beatriz Gardiner). Agustín was a Spanish physician, from Zamora, Zamora.

Derrick’s maternal grandmother was Lydia Pilapil Buganan (the daughter of David Bagtas Buganan and Juana Pilapil). David was the son of Vicente Buganan and Rufina Bagtas.

Sources: Derrick’s birth record – https://familysearch.org

Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco – http://www.legacy.com

Derrick’s biological paternal great-grandmother, Maria di Francesco, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandmother, Fay (Seaga) Tortello – http://www.jamaicaobserver.com

Birth record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-grandfather, Faried George Seaga – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-great-grandparents, George Henry Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Derrick’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandfather, Rafael Carlos Monasterio y Gardiner – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandmother, Lydia Pilapil Buganan – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bagtas Buganan – https://familysearch.org


Malcolm Gladwell

by fraciscovargas1545 on January 31, 2017

Birth Name: Malcolm Timothy Gladwell

Place of Birth: Gosport, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: September 3, 1963

*English (father)
*Afro-Jamaican (mother)

Malcolm Gladwell, CM, is a British-born Canadian journalist, author, and speaker.

Malcolm was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England. His father, Graham Maurice Leslie Gladwell, was English (and white). His mother, Joyce Eugenie (Nation), was Jamaican (and black). When he was six, his family moved to Canada, settling in Elmira, Ontario.

Malcolm’s paternal grandparents were Basil Morris Gladwell and Doris Alexandra New (the daughter of Frederick William New).

Malcolm’s maternal grandparents were Donald Nation and Daisy Ford.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com

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