Polish-Brazilian

Tiago Iorc

by stlucas on November 6, 2017

Birth Name: Tiago Iorczeski

Place of Birth: Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 28, 1985

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Polish, Italian, possibly other)

Tiago Iorc is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

Tiago was born in Brasília, to parents from Rio Grande do Sul, Marley J. and Edson Jair Iorczeski.

As a child, Tiago was raised in Cambridge, England, and Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., before settling in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, as a teenager. He was educated and sings in Portuguese and English.

In a television interview, Tiago stated, at (06:29):

Yes, there is a lot of European descendants [in Southern Brazil]. As a matter of fact, my family is mostly European… Italian, Polish.

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Filipe Luís

by andrew on October 21, 2017

Birth Name: Filipe Luís Kasmirski

Place of Birth: Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: 9 August, 1985

Ethnicity:
*62.5% Italian
*25% Polish
*12.5% Austrian

Filipe Luís is a Brazilian professional footballer. He is the son of Moises Kasmirski and Sueli Stinghen. He holds Italian citizenship through his Italian great-grandmother.

His father is of Polish and Italian ancestry. His mother has Austrian and Italian ancestry. Filipe has two children.

Filipe’s paternal grandfather is Ignacio Kasmirski (the son of Stefan Kaźmierski and Maria Grabowski). Stefan was the son of Ignacy/Ignacio Kaźmierski and Anna Cisz/Ciz. Filipe’s great-great-grandfather Ignacy was born, c. 1878, in Kalisz, Poland, to parents from Warsaw, Wojczech/Wojciech “Adalberto” Kaźmierski and Teophila/Teofila Ivitalski. Filipe’s great-great-grandmother Anna was also born in Kalisz, Poland, the daughter of Jan “João” Ciz and Michalma/Michalina Cichewska.

Filipe’s paternal grandmother is of Italian origin.

Filipe’s maternal grandfather was Ivo Stinghen (the son of Honorato Stinghen and Maria Schmitz). Honorato likely was the son of Gustavo Luigi “Augusto” Stinghen, who was born in Volano, Province of Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, and Angela Anna Bardin, who was born in Rio dos Cedros, Santa Catarina, the daughter of Giovanni Bardin and Helena Tronchi, who were of Italian descent. Filipe’s great-grandmother Maria was born in Biguaçu, Santa Catarina, the daughter of Clemens Schmitz and Julia Catarina Schweitzer.

Filipe’s maternal grandmother is Elzira Chiodini.

Sources: https://www.fourfourtwo.com
http://hafemann.com.br

Obituary of Filipe’s maternal grandfather, Ivo Stinghen – http://wp.clicrbs.com.br

Genealogies of Filipe’s Stinghen ancestors – http://www.circolotrentino.com.br
http://slaegt.bitschlarsen.dk

Photo by LevanteMedia/www.bigstockphoto.com/

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Sasha Meneghel

by stlucas on April 8, 2017

Birth Name: Sasha Meneghel Szafir

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

Date of Birth: July 28, 1998

Ethnicity: Brazilian (1/2 Jewish, at least 1/16 Italian, Portuguese, likely Polish, possibly other)

Sasha Meneghel is a Brazilian actress, model, and athlete. Sasha is the daughter of Brazilian television presenter Xuxa Meneghel (born Maria da Graça Meneghel) and actor Luciano Szafir (born Luciano Lebelson Szafir).

Sasha’s father is Jewish, and had his Bar Mitzvah ceremony in Israel. His parents have described themselves as Sephardi Jews; some sources, however, state that their ancestors were Polish Jews.

Sasha’s mother has Italian, Portuguese, and likely Polish (and other) ancestry.

Sasha’s paternal grandfather is Gabriel Szafir (the son of Szlama Szafir and Perla).

Sasha’s paternal grandmother is Elizabeth “Beth” Lebelson (the daughter of Israel Lebelson and Chana Landau). Israel was the son of Shlomo Zalmen Leblsohn and Rivka Rochel Frydman. Chana was the daughter of David Landau and Esther, who were born in the Soviet Union.

Sasha’s maternal grandfather was Luiz Floriano Meneghel (the son of Eduardo Meneghel and Carolina Maliska). Eduardo’s father was originally from Imer, in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy, and moved to Brazil at the end of the nineteenth century. Carolina’s surname is likely Polish.

Sasha’s maternal grandmother is Alda Flores da Rocha (the daughter of Agenor Flores da Rocha and Olivia Joner). Agenor had Portuguese ancestry. Olivia was possibly of German descent.

Sources: Genealogy of Sasha Meneghel – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Sasha’s father, Luciano Szafir (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://geneall.net

Birth certificate of Sasha’s mother, Xuxa Meneghel – https://xuxarainhaencantada.files.wordpress.com

Article about Xuxa’s maternal great-grandmother, Olivia Joner – http://babado.ig.com.br

http://www.worldlibrary.org (in Portuguese)
http://diversao.terra.com.br (in Portuguese)

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Angélica Kvieczynski

by stlucas on March 17, 2017

Birth Name: Angélica Cristine Kvieczynski

Place of Birth: Toledo, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: September 1, 1991

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Polish, German, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, possibly other)

Angélica Kvieczynski is a Brazilian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the daughter of Ana Luiza (Erdman/Erdmann) and Dalito Kvieczynski. She has two sisters, Jéssica and Ana Beatriz.

Angélica has stated that her surname is of Polish origin, and that she also has German, Russian, and Italian ancestry.

Two of Angélica’s maternal great-grandparents were Altair Taborda Lopes and Lúcia Manfron. The surnames “Taborda” and “Lopes” might indicate Portuguese ancestry. “Manfron” is an Italian surname, from Veneto.

Angélica is pictured with her mother, husband, and sister here.

Source: http://esporte.ig.com.br

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Emerson Fittipaldi

by stlucas on March 7, 2017

Place of Birth: São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: December 12, 1946

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*Polish, Russian (mother)

Emerson Fittipaldi is a Brazilian racing driver. He has won both the Formula One World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 twice.

His father, Wilson Fittipaldi, Sr., was born in Santo André, São Paulo, to Italian parents from Trecchina, province of Potenza, Basilicata, who moved to Brazil in the early 1900s.

His mother, Józefa “Juzy” Wojciechowska, was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and is of Polish and Russian descent. Emerson speaks fluent Portuguese, Italian, English, Spanish, and French.

Emerson’s paternal grandfather was Pasquale Fittipaldi.

Emerson’s maternal grandfather was Ivan Wojciechowski. Emerson has said that his maternal grandmother was a Russian woman named Maria.

Sources: http://m.viagem.uol.com.br (in Portuguese)
http://motor-chicche.blogspot.com.br (in Italian)

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