Amber Rose Revah

by stlucas on January 5, 2018

Amber Rose Revah – Netflix’s “Bright” UK Premiere – Arrivals – BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

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

Date of Birth: 24 June, 1986

*Kenyan Indian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Amber Rose Revah is a British actress.

Amber is the daughter of Riane (Forster) Hewitt and Benjamin Z. “Ben” Revah/Reva/Revan. Amber’s father is of Kenyan Indian descent. Amber’s mother is Jewish, of Polish Jewish descent.

Amber’s maternal grandfather was Bernard Forster (the son of Yehuda Leib Forster and Rivka Hochstein). Bernard was born in Szczecin, Poland. Rivka was the daughter of Shaul Hochstein and Gella.

Amber’s maternal grandmother was Stefania Raab (the daughter of Leon Raab and Eugenia Wohl). Stefania was born in Krakow, Poland. Leon was also born in Krakow, the son of Ozyasz Raab and Gitla Haniser. Eugenia was born in Krakow, the daughter of Salomon/Salamon Majer/Mayer Izaak Wohl and Feigel Holtzer.


Genealogy of Amber Rose Revah (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Birth record of Amber Rose Revah –


Malaika Firth

by ethnic on May 8, 2017

Place of Birth: Mombasa, Kenya

Date of Birth: 23 March, 1994

Ethnicity: English, Seychellois, Ugandan, Swiss, Kenyan (Giriama)

Malaika Firth is a Kenyan-born British fashion model.

Malaika was born in Mombasa, Kenya, the daughter of Jecinta and Eric Firth. When she was around seven, her family moved to Barking, London, England. Her father is of English, Seychellois, and Ugandan heritage. Her mother is of Swiss and Kenyan descent. Her Kenyan ancestry is rooted in the Giriama people.

Pictures of Malaika with her father can be seen here and here.

Photo by excelentphoto/


Martin Olsson

by fraciscovargas1545 on June 9, 2016

Sweden National Football Team Pose For A Group Photo

Birth Name: Martin Tony Waikwa Olsson

Place of Birth: Gävle, Sweden

Date of Birth: 17 May, 1988

*Swedish (father)
*Kenyan (mother)

Martin Olsson is a Swedish professional footballer. He plays for Norwich City and the Sweden national team. Martin was born in Gävle, Sweden, to a Swedish father and a Kenyan mother.

His brother is footballer Marcus Olsson. His brother-in-law is Dallas Mavericks basketball player Dirk Nowitzki, who is married to Martin’s sister, Jessica Olsson.

Photo by katatonia82/


Malia Obama and Sasha Obama

by Sage on March 11, 2016

Malia Obama

Birth Name: Malia Ann Obama and Natasha Obama

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 4, 1998 (Malia) and June 10, 2001 (Sasha)

*Luo Kenyan (paternal grandfather)
*English, small amounts of Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Swiss-German, French, possibly remote African (paternal grandmother)
*African-American (mainly), including Gullah, with distant English, Scottish, and Irish (mother)

Malia Obama and Sasha Obama are the daughters of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and of lawyer and writer Michelle Obama. Their uncle (mother’s brother) is college basketball coach and broadcaster Craig Robinson (not the actor of the same name).

Malia and Sasha’s paternal grandfather was Barack Hussein Obama (the son of Onyango and Habibah Akumu Nyanjoga). Malia and Sasha’s grandfather Barack was born in Rachuonyo District, Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya, and was a governmental economist, who was of the Luo tribe. Onyango’s name was changed to Hussein Onyango Obama; he was the son of Obama and Nyaoke. Habibah was the daughter of Njango/Njoga and Bwogi Otore.

Malia and Sasha’s paternal grandmother was Stanley Ann Dunham (the daughter of Stanley Armour Dunham and Madelyn Lee Payne). Malia and Sasha’s grandmother Stanley was born in Kansas, U.S., and worked as an anthropologist; she had English, and small amounts (to varying degrees) of Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Swiss-German, and French ancestry. Malia and Sasha’s great-grandfather Stanley was the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham, Sr. and Ruth Lucille Armour. Madelyn was the daughter of Rolla Charles Payne and Leona Belle McCurry.

Malia and Sasha’s maternal grandfather was Fraser Robinson III (the son of Fraser Robinson, Jr. and LaVaughn Delores Johnson). Malia and Sasha’s grandfather Fraser was born in Illinois. Malia and Sasha’s great-grandfather Fraser was the son of Fraser Robinson and Rose Ella Cohen. LaVaughn was the daughter of James Preston Johnson and Phoebe Moten.

Malia and Sasha’s maternal grandmother is Marian Lois Shields (the daughter of Purnell Nathaniel Shields and Rebecca Jumper/Coleman). Marian was born in Illinois. Purnell was the son of Robert Lee/Leacel Shields and Anna/Anne Estelle Laws/Lawson. Rebecca was the daughter of James Jumper and Eliza Tinsley.

Malia and Sasha’s maternal grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, and great-great-great-grandparents, were all black. They have Gullah roots. Malia and Sasha’s mother also has some European ancestry on her family tree, with distant English, Scottish, and Irish, roots. One of Malia and Sasha’s mother’s white ancestors was their great-great-great-great-grandfather, Charles Marion Shields. Charles was the son of Henry Wells Shields and Christianna Payne Patterson.

Malia and Sasha’s father has distant Irish ancestry, going back to his great-great-great-grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, who arrived in the States in 1850, from Moneygall in Ireland. Research done by a team of genealogists has suggested that Malia and Sasha’s paternal grandmother had remote African-American ancestry (in the 1600s), through possible descent from a slave named John Punch.

In page 13 of his autobiography, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995), Malia and Sasha’s father writes that a distant ancestor of his mother’s “had indeed been a full-blooded Cherokee” [Native American]. No Cherokee Native American ancestry has yet been documented/verified for Malia and Sasha’s father.

Malia and Sasha are first cousins, twice removed, of Rabbi Capers Funnye. Capers is a Jew-by-choice. Malia and Sasha’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Fraser Robinson and Rose Ella Cohen, were also Rabbi Funnye’s maternal grandparents.

Malia and Sasha’s maternal great-great-grandmother Rose Ella Cohen had the usually Jewish surname “Cohen”. Rose was an African-American woman, whose father, Caesar Cohen, was also African-American. It is not clear where the “Cohen” surname originates in this family, or if Caesar Cohen had Jewish ancestry of some kind.

Sources: Genealogies of Malia Obama and Sasha Obama –

Genealogy of Malia Obama and Sasha Obama (focusing on their father’s side) –

Genealogies of Malia and Sasha’s father –

Obituaries and genealogies of Malia and Sasha’s paternal grandparents, Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann Dunham –

Article about Malia and Sasha’s father’s Irish ancestry –

Article suggesting that Malia and Sasha’s paternal grandmother, Stanley Ann Dunham, had remote African-American ancestry –

Genealogy of Malia and Sasha’s mother –

Genealogy of Malia and Sasha’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Notes on Malia and Sasha’s mother’s ancestry, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak –

Pictures and some of Malia and Sasha’s mother’s family history –

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Tom Morello

by andrew on May 26, 2015

"Iron Man 2" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Thomas Baptiste Morello

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

Date of Birth: May 30, 1964

*Kikuyu Kenyan (father)
*Italian, Irish (mother)

Tom Morello is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and political activist. He is known as a member of the rock band Rage Against the Machine, whose other members were Tim Commerford, Zach de la Rocha, and Brad Wilk, and of the supergroup Audioslave, whose other members were Commerford, Chris Cornell, and Wilk.

His father, Ngethe Njoroge, was born in Kenya, and served as Kenya’s first ambassador to the United Nations. His mother, Mary Rose (Morello), was an American of Italian and Irish descent. His parents met in August 1963, while attending a pro-democracy protest in Nairoby, Kenya. After discovering her pregnancy, Mary returned to the United States with Njoroge in November, and married in New York City. When Tom was sixteen months old, Njoroge returned to his native Kenya, and denied his paternity of his son. Tom was raised by his mother in Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Tom’s paternal great-uncle, Jomo Kenyatta, was the first elected president in Kenyan history.

Tom is married to Denise Luiso, with whom he has two children.

Two of Tom’s paternal great-grandparents were Muigai wa Kung’u and Wambui.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was John Baptist “Bab” Morello (the son of Quinto Nicolao Morello and Rosa T. Mussatto). John was born in Illinois, to Italian parents. His ancestors came from Pratiglione, Province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy, and from Vesignano, in the commune of Rivarolo Canavese, also in Province of Turin. Tom visited the town and found that his Morello line can be traced back to Giovanni Morello, who moved to Illinois in the mid 1800s.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Gladys I. Gladys had Irish ancestry.

Sources: Information about Tom’s Italian ancestry –

Tom’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Tom’s maternal grandfather, John Baptist “Bab” Morello, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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