Gregório Duvivier

by Manila on April 13, 2018

Birth Name: Gregório Byington Duvivier

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 11 April, 1986

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese (including Azorean Portuguese and Madeiran), Indigenous (Tupi, Tupiniquim), possibly other], Belgian (Flemish, Walloon), English, French, German, Hungarian, Scottish, as well as distant Dutch, Italian, Powhatan Native American, Spanish (Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran), and Welsh

Gregório Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian, and poet.

His father, Edgar Duvivier, is a visual artist. His mother, Olivia Maria Lustosa Byington, is a singer.

Gregório was married to actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian Clarice Falcão, until their divorce.

Gregório’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eleventh great-grandfather, Michel-Ogier de Juprelle.

Gregório’s paternal grandfather was Edgar Duvivier (the son of Eduardo Duvivier and Aminta Terville de Castro). Eduardo was the son of Teodoro Luís Maria Gonzaga Duvivier, whose own father, Joseph Clément Duvivier, was a Belgian emigrant, from Liège, and whose own mother, Agathe Joséphine d’Amerval, was a French emigrant, from Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and of Amália de Sá Wagner. Aminta was the daughter of Gualberto Júlio de Castro and Maria Clara Rodrigues Terville.

Gregório’s paternal grandmother was Ivna Thaumaturgo Mendes de Moraes (the daughter of Miguel Salazar Mendes de Moraes and Alita Thaumaturgo de Azevedo). Miguel was the son of Feliciano Mendes de Moraes and Luísa Cora Salazar. Alita was the daughter of politician Gregório Taumaturgo de Azevedo and Maria da Glória Rodrigues Ferreira.

Gregório’s maternal grandfather is Carlos Amadeo Botelho Byington (the son of Alberto Jackson Byington Júnior and Elisa Cândida de Arruda Botelho). Alberto was the son of an American electrical engineer, Albert (later Alberto) Jackson Byington, of Elmira, New York, and of philanthropist and social activist Pearl (later Pérola) Ellis McIntyre, whose own parents, Robert Dickson McIntyre and Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Ellis, were American emigrants, from Richmond County, North Carolina and Copiah County, Mississippi, respectively. Elisa was the daughter of Carlos Amadeu de Arruda Botelho and Brazília Whitaker de Oliveira Lacerda.

Gregório’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Lima Lustosa (the daughter of parents surnamed Lustosa and Lima).

Source: Genealogy of Gregório Duvivier –

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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 –

Obituary of Dennis’ mother –

Dennis’ paternal grandfather on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Dennis’ mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Phil Mickelson

by follers on June 12, 2015

NCAA Football - Pacific Life Holiday Bowl- Texas vs Arizona State University- December 27,2007

Birth Name: Philip Alfred Mickelson

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 16, 1970

Ethnicity: Portuguese (Azorean, Madeiran), Italian (Sicilian), Finland-Swedish, possibly 1/32 Polish

Phil Mickelson is an American professional golfer. His father is of half Swedish and half Portuguese (Azorean) descent. His mother is of half Portuguese (Madeiran) and half Italian (Sicilian) ancestry. Phil is married to Amy McBride, with whom he has three children.

Phil’s paternal grandfather was William Albert Mickelson (the son of Filip Wilhelm Mickelsson and Olga Maria Nordstrom/Jansson). Phil’s grandfather William was born in Mariehamn, Aland, Finland, of mostly Swedish ancestry. Filip was was the son of Josef Wilhelm Michelsson/Mickelson and Rosalie/Rosalia Tarnoffsky/Sonoski, whose father, Ignatius Tarnoffski, may have been Polish. Olga was born in Eckero, Aland, Finland, and was the daughter of Johan Viktor/Victor Nordstrom and Maria Johansdotter Nordström.

Phil’s paternal grandmother was Marie V. Peres (the daughter of Joseph Peres and Maria Rodriques). Phil’s grandmother Marie V. was born in California, to Portuguese parents. Joseph was the son of Manuel R. Silveira and Theresa Emilia Silveira, who were from the Aozres. Phil’s great-grandmother Maria was from Sao Jorge, in the Azores, and was the daughter of Manuel Rodrigues and Maria de Gloria Faustina.

Phil’s maternal grandfather was Alfred “Al” Gomes Santos (the son of John Gomes Santos and Mary Concepcion Dias). Alfred was born in California, to Portuguese parents, a father from Paul do Mar, Madeira, and a mother from San Pedre, Funchal, Madeira. John was the son of A. Santos and J. Jardin. Mary Concepcion was the daughter of Jose “Joseph” Dias and Maria Andrade “Mary” de Jesus.

Phil’s maternal grandmother is C. Jennie Navarra (the daughter of Girolamo Navarra and Adelina Pollaci). Jennie’s parents were Italian, her father from Castellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Sicily, and her mother from Palermo, Sicily. Girolamo was the son of Vincenzo Navarra and Concetta Fodera. Adelina was the daughter of G. Pollaci and C. Fodeare.

Sources: Article about Phil’s family –

Genealogy of Phil Mickelson –

Genealogy of Phil Mickelson (focusing on his father’s side) –

Marriage record of Phil’s parents –

Obituary of Phil’s maternal grandfather, Santos Alfred “Al” Gomes –

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Dave Franco

by follers on June 9, 2013

"Now You See Me" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: David John Franco

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 12, 1985

*Portuguese/Madeiran, Swedish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Dave Franco is an American actor. His brothers are Tom and actor James Franco.

Dave is the son of Betsy (Verne) and Douglas Eugene Franco. His father ran a Silicon Valley business, and his mother is a writer and actress. Dave’s father was of half Portuguese/Madeiran and half Swedish descent. Dave’s mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish, German Jewish, Polish Jewish, and Lithuanian Jewish descent). Dave has said that he is proud to be Jewish.

Dave is married to actress Alison Brie.

Dave’s paternal grandfather was Daniel Franco, Jr. (the son of Daniel Franco and Eugénia Baptista). Dave’s grandfather Daniel was the son of Portuguese emigrants, from the Madeira islands. Dave’s great-grandfather Daniel was the son of João Franco and Maria de Mendonça. Dave’s great-grandmother Eugénia was the daughter of João Baptista and Carlota de Freitas.

Dave’s paternal grandmother is Marjorie J. Peterson (the daughter of Claus Fredolph Peterson and Martha Louise Rehn). Dave’s grandmother Marjorie Franco is a children’s author. Claus was born in Illinois, to Swedish parents, Carl Magnus Peterson and Amelia Bernadette Ackerman. Martha was also born in Illinois, to Swedish parents, Edward Anderson Rehn and Anna Louise Knall.

Dave’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Surad Verovitz/Verne (the son of Carroll Verovitz and Bessie G. Surad). Carroll was born in Chicago, Illinois. Carroll’s father, Harry/Harris David Verovitz, was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Carroll’s mother, Mary Harris, was born in Ohio, to a German Jewish father and a Polish Jewish mother. Bessie was born in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Philip Surad and Mary Shank, who were Jewish emigrants from Russia.

Dave’s maternal grandmother was Marcella “Mitzie” Ruth Levine (the daughter of Emanuel “Manuel” Levine and Jessie Bialosky). Marcella owned the Verne Art Gallery, a prominent art gallery in Cleveland. Emanuel was a noted judge in Cleveland; he was born in Vilna, Lithuania, to Jewish parents, David J. Levine and Michelle Corban. Jessie was born in Ohio, the daughter of Louis Bialosky and Rebecca Shapiro, who were Polish Jewish immigrants.

Sources: Interview mentioning Dave’s Jewish background –

Genealogies of Dave Franco –

Genealogy of Dave Franco (through Dave’s brother, James Franco) –

Dave’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Franco, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Dave’s paternal grandmother, Marjorie J. Peterson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Dave’s maternal grandfather, Daniel Surad Verovitz, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Dave’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Harry/Harris David Verovitz, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Dave’s maternal grandmother, Marcella “Mitzie” Ruth Levine, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Dave’s maternal great-grandmother, Jessie Bialosky, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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Danica McKellar

by ethnic on March 25, 2009

Birth Name: Danica Mae McKellar

Place of Birth: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 3, 1975

*English, Scottish, German, Spanish, French, Dutch (father)
*Portuguese (mother)

Danica McKellar is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. She is known for her role as Winnie Cooper on the television series The Wonder Years.

Danica is the daughter of Mahaila Jean (Tello) and Christopher Scripps McKellar. Her sister, Crystal McKellar, also starred on The Wonder Years, as Becky Slater. Danica has written two popular mathematics books.

Danica is married to Scott Sveslosky. She has a son with her former husband, composer Mike Verta.

Danica has said:

I’ve been asked if I were Asian, Hawaiian, Greek, etc. The truth is, I’m a big mix of Western Europe. I’m mostly Portuguese (this is my mom’s side), via the Azores and Madeira Islands. These are both groups of islands in the Atlantic ocean settled by the Portuguese in 1418. This means that my mom’s side is probably a fair mix of Portuguese and native Islander! On my dad’s side, I’m part Scottish (hence “McKellar”), and a little each of: German, Spanish, French, and Dutch. No Asian, I’m afraid. Although you should see baby pictures, I really do look Asian!

The name “Danica” (pronounced with the same inflection as “Monica” or “Erica”) comes from a book called “Name Your Baby” that my parents bought before I was born. The name seems to be natively found in Denmark and also in most Slavic countries (although in Slavic nations, it’s pronounced “Don’-eetz-sa”) and it means, “Morning Star.” That’s why I named my production company “Morning Starlight Productions, ” since I guess a morning star would “produce” morning starlight. :)

Danica’s paternal grandfather was James Angus McKellar (the son of James Henry McKellar and Dorothy Winifred Kellogg). Dorothy was the daughter of Frederick William Kellogg and Florence May Scripps.

Danica’s paternal grandmother was named Suzanne Frances Biven.

Danica’s maternal grandfather named Anthony Tello, Jr. (the son of Anthony Tello, Sr.). Danica’s great-grandfather Anthony was born in Portual.

Danica’s maternal grandmother was Ermelinda “Emily” Amaral (the daughter of Manuel S. Amaral and Hazel). Ermelinda was born in California, to parents from Portugal.

Sources: Marriage record of Danica’s parents –

Genealogy of Danica McKellar (focusing on her father’s side) –

Birth record of Danica’s mother –

Danica’s maternal great-grandfather, Anthony Tello, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Danica’s maternal grandmother, Ermelinda “Emily” Amaral, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Danica’s maternal grandmother, Ermelinda “Emily” (Amaral) Tello –

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