Mandell Maughan

by stlucas on March 20, 2018

Mandell Maughan – 2017 Summer TCA Tour – CBS Television Studios’ Summer Soiree – Arrivals – CBS Lot in Studio City – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Mandell Rosemarie Maughan

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 24, 1983

*75% Portuguese
*25% English, likely some Welsh

Mandell Maughan is an American film and television actress.

Mandell is the daughter of Maureen Adele (Correia) Shuster and Benjamin Brown “Ben” Maughan, III. Mandell’s mother is pictured here.

Mandell’s parents have Portuguese roots. Mandell’s father also has English and likely some Welsh ancestry.

Mandell’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin Brown “Ben” Maughan, II (the son of Benjamin Brown “Ben” Maughan and Mary Elizabeth Davis). Mandell’s great-grandfather Benjamin was the son of Michael Edwin Maughan, whose parents were from Northumberland, England, and of Clara Newton, who was from Sunderland, England. Mary was the daughter of George William Davis and Mary Elizabeth Pullan/Pullen, who was from Yorkshire, England.

Mandell’s paternal grandmother is/was Algerina N. Freitas (the daughter of John Freitas and Augustina). Algerina was born in Massachusetts, to parents from Portugal.

Mandell’s maternal grandparents were surnamed Correia and Virissimo.

Sources: Birth record of Mandell Maughan – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Mandell’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mandell’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Mandell’s paternal grandfather, Benjamin Brown “Ben” Maughan, Jr. – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Mandell’s paternal great-grandparents, Benjamin Brown “Ben” Maughan and Mary Elizabeth Davis – http://www.ancestry.com

Obituary of Mandell’s paternal great-aunt (grandmother’s sister), Mary (Freitas) Rogers – http://www.legacy.com


Fernando Meirelles

by stlucas on March 11, 2018

Fernando Meirelles – 55th Annual Times BFI London Film Festival – Opening Night Gala – “360” European Premiere – Arrivals – Odeon Leicester Square – London, UK – Keywords: LMK73-31359-121011 Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Fernando Ferreira Meirelles

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 9, 1955

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other]

Fernando Meirelles is a Brazilian film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Fernando is the son of Sônia Junqueira Ferreira and José de Souza Meirelles Filho.

Fernando’s paternal grandparents were José de Souza Meirelles and Ana Villela.

Source: http://academiamedicinasaopaulo.org.br


Léo Stronda

by Matt the Brazilian on March 7, 2018

Birth Name: Leonardo Schulz Cardoso

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Date of Birth: July 5, 1992

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, German, possibly other]

Léo Stronda is a Brazilian singer and bodybuilder. His surnames are of Portuguese and German origin.

In 2006, along with Mr. Thug, he founded the group Bonde da Stronda.


Wanderlei Silva

by stlucas on March 4, 2018

Wanderlei Silva – 3rd Annual Fighters Only Mixed Martian Arts Awards – Arrivals – Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos 

Birth Name: Wanderlei César da Silva

Place of Birth: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 3, 1976

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, German, possibly other]

Wanderlei Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Wanderlei also holds American citizenship.

Wanderlei is the son of Leopoldina (Hoscher) and Holando Pinheiro da Silva. His father’s surnames are of Portuguese origin. His mother’s surname is of German origin.


Laura Rizzotto

by Manila on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Laura de Carvalho Rizzotto

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

Date of Birth: 18 July, 1994

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other], Latvian, possibly Italian

Laura Rizzotto is a Latvian-Brazilian musician. She will represent Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Her father, Rodolfo Alberto Rizzotto, is a dual citizen of Latvia and Brazil. Her mother, Nelise Maria Barretto de Carvalho, is a Brazilian, of Portuguese descent.

The surname Rizzotto is of Italian origin.

Laura’s paternal grandmother is a Latvian, from Liepāja.

Sources: https://skaties.lv

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