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 – 

Birth record of Derrick’s mother – 

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandfather, Rafael Carlos Monasterio y Gardiner – 

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal grandmother, Lydia Pilapil Buganan – 

Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco, on the 1930 U.S. Census – 

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandfather, Edward Nicholas Crimarco – 

Obituary of Derrick’s biological paternal grandmother, Fay (Seaga) Tortello – 

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

Birth record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-grandfather, Faried George Seaga – 

Birth record of Derrick’s maternal great-grandfather, David Bagtas Buganan – 

Marriage record of Derrick’s biological paternal great-great-grandparents, George Henry Maxwell and Elizabeth Campbell – 


André Ayew

by andrew on January 30, 2017

Birth Name: André Morgan Rami Ayew

Place of Birth: Seclin, France

Date of Birth: 17 December 1989


75 % Ghanaian

25% Lebanese

Family Background: André Ayew, also known as Dede Ayew, is a French-born Ghanaian professional footballer.

André is the second-born son of three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi “Pele” Ayew and of his wife Maha. His half-brother, Ibrahim Ayew, and brother, Jordan Ayew, also are professional footballers.

André’s maternal grandfather, Alhaji Abdul Aziz Khaldi, was a Lebanese Muslim.

An old picture of André’s parents and maternal grandfather can be seen here

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Luciana Gimenez

by stlucas on January 29, 2017

Birth Name: Luciana Gimenez Morad

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 3, 1969

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Lebanese, Spanish, Portuguese, possibly other)

Luciana Gimenez is a Brazilian former model and television show hostess.

She was born in São Paulo, São Paulo, to entrepreneur João Alberto Abu Morad and actress Vera Gimenez (born Vera Regina Oliveira Gimenez). João has Lebanese heritage. Vera is of Spanish and Portuguese ancestry. They are pictured here

Luciana has a child, Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger, whose father is British singer Mick Jagger. Lucas is pictured with his mother here

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

Genealogy of Luciana’s mother


Dick Dale

by madman on January 28, 2017

Birth Name: Richard Anthony Monsour

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Birth: May 4, 1937

*Lebanese (father)
*Polish, Belarusian (mother)

Dick Dale, also known as The King of the Surf Guitar, is an American musician and songwriter. He is the son of Fern and James Monsour. His father was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Lebanese parents. His mother is said to be of Polish and Belarusian descent.

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Sabrina Sato

by stlucas on January 25, 2017

Birth Name: Sabrina Sato Rahal

Place of Birth: Penápolis, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: October 4, 1981

Ethnicity: Brazilian (1/2 Japanese, 1/4 Swiss-German, 1/4 Lebanese)

Sabrina Sato is a Brazilian TV presenter, actress, comedian, reporter, model, and TV personality. She is also known for being a contestant on Big Brother Brasil 3, which aired in 2003.

Sabrina was born in Penápolis, São Paulo, to Brazilian parents Aparecida Yukie “Kika” Sato and Omar Lortscher Rahal. She has a sister, Karina, and a brother, Karin.

Her maternal grandparents were Sadao Sato (the son of Shiguezo Serizawa) and Luiza Hisae/Hissae. Sadao moved from Japan to Brazil with his parents and siblings in 1931. Luiza was born in Brazil to Japanese parents.

Her paternal grandparents were Kemil Rahal and Rosa (Lortscher). Kemil was Lebanese. Rosa moved from Switzerland to Brazil at around the age of 20. Rosa’s surname is of German origin.

Sabrina’s parents are pictured here.

http://www.lilianpacce.com.br/ (in Portuguese)

http://www.japao100.com.br/perfil/156/ (in Portuguese)