by stlucas on March 9, 2017

Birth Name: Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo

Place of Birth: Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Date of Birth: August 26, 1991

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

Alok is a Brazilian DJ and record producer.

He was born in Goiânia, Goiás, the son of Brazilian parents Ekanta Jake Peres and Juarez “Swarup” Achkar Petrillo.

After they divorced, Alok moved with his mother and twin brother, Bhaskar, to Amsterdam, London, and São Paulo. He was then raised in Brasília during his teenage years.

Both Ekanta and Juarez are also DJs. Ekanta’s surname is Portuguese. Juarez’s surnames are of Italian and Lebanese origin.

Alok’s paternal grandparents were José Petrillo and Dalel Achkar.

Alok’s maternal grandmother is Val Jake.

Alok has stated that his name is originally from India and means “light”.

Alok is pictured with his parents here.

Sources: http://beatland.com.br (in Portuguese)
https://tecnocibernetico.wordpress.com (in Portuguese)


Alain Moussi

by stlucas on March 1, 2017

Place of Birth: Libreville, Gabon

Date of Birth: March 29, 1981

*Lebanese (father)
*French-Canadian (mother)

Alain Moussi is a Gabonese-born Canadian actor and stuntman. He was born in Libreville, Gabon, the son of Jean Moussi and Rita. He has a brother, Dominique, and a sister, Natacha. They were raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Jean is originally from Aaba, Koura District, Lebanon. He moved to Canada and became a professor at Université du Québec in Outaouais, Québec. Rita is from Québec, Canada, and has French-Canadian ancestry.

Alain speaks fluent French and English. His parents are pictured here.

Sources: http://henrycavill.org

Photo by Prphotos


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


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

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, with British singer Mick Jagger. Lucas is pictured with his mother here

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Genealogy of Luciana’s mother – http://geneall.net