Camila Mendes

by stlucas on August 9, 2017

Camila Mendes – Marie Claire Celebrates “Fresh Faces” with an Event Sponsored by Maybelline – Arrivals – Doheny Room Lounge, 9077 Santa Monica Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Camila Carraro Mendes

Place of Birth: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1994

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, Italian, possibly other)

Camila Mendes is an American actress.

Camila is the daughter of Gisele (Carraro) and Helio Mendes.

Camila’s parents are both Brazilian. Her father is from Brasília and her mother is from Rio Grande do Sul. Her father’s surname is usually Portuguese. Her mother’s surname is of Italian origin.

Camila’s mother is pictured here.

Source: http://www.glamour.com


J. G. Quintel

by bablah on August 3, 2017

Birth Name: James Garland Quintel

Place of Birth: Hanford, Kings, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 13, 1982

*Azorean Portuguese (father)
*English, Scottish (mother)

J. G. Quintel is an American animator, television writer, voice actor, and director.

J.G.’s paternal grandparents are Azorean Portuguese with last names Quintel and Costa.

J.G.’s maternal grandfather was Garland Penn Morris (the son of William Morris and Lona Pearl Patterson). William was the son of Thomas Ruffin Morris and Jensey Lou Scott. Lona was the daughter of James Garfield Patterson, whose father was English, and of Mollie Homer.

J.G.’s maternal grandmother was Billie Jo Ferguson (the daughter of John Franklin Ferguson and Nora Ethel Smith).

Sources: Obituary of J.G. maternal grandfather, Garland Penn Morris – familysearch.org

Birth record of J.G.’s mother – familysearch.org

Genealogy of J.G.’s maternal grandfather Garland Penn Morris – findagrave.com

J.G.’s maternal great-grandmother Lona Patterson on 1910 U.S census – familysearch.org

J.G.’s maternal great-great-grandmother Mollie Homer on 1900 U.S census – familysearch.org

Birth record of J.G.’s maternal grandmother Billie Jo Ferguson – familysearch.org

J.G.’s maternal grandmother Billie Jo Ferguson n 1940 U.S. census – familysearch.org


Thomas Mann

by madman on July 14, 2017

Birth Name: Paul Thomas Mann

Date of Birth: June 6, 1875

Place of Birth: Lübeck, Germany

Date of Death: August 12, 1955

Place of Death: Zürich, Switzerland

*62.5% German
*25% Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)
*12.5% Swiss-German

Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, and essayist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

Thomas was the son of Julia (da Silva Bruhns) and Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann, a senator and a grain merchant. His father was born in Lübeck, Germany. His mother was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to a German father and a Brazilian mother. His father was Lutheran and his mother was Catholic, and Thomas was raised Lutheran.

Thomas’ maternal grandmother was said to have Indigenous ancestry. It is not clear if this Indigenous ancestry has been verified/documented.

Thomas’ paternal grandfather was Johann Siegmund Mann (the son of Johann Siegmund Mann and Anna Katharina Grotjan). Thomas’ great-grandfather Johann was born in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the son of Johann Siegmund Mann and Maria Dorothea Stüdemann.

Thomas’ paternal grandmother was Elisabeth Marty (the daughter of Johann Heinrich Marty and Catharina Elisabeth Croll). Johann was born in Glarus, Switzerland, the son of Petter Marty. Catharine was born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Thomas’ maternal grandfather was Johann Ludwig Herman Bruhns (the son of Peter Gottlieb Bruhns and Maria Louise Sievers). Johann was born in Lübeck, Germany. Peter was the son of Jacob Ludwig Bruhns and Carlotta Elisabeth Plagemann.

Thomas’ maternal grandmother was Maria Luísa da Silva (the daughter of Manoel Caetano da Silva and Maria de Lara). Manoel was Portuguese, and was the son of Michuel da Silva and Teresa de Jesus.

Sources: Genealogies of Thomas Mann – https://www.geni.com

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Jason Castro

by bablah on June 30, 2017

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock

Birth Name: Jason Michael Castro

Place of Birth: Castro Valley, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 18, 1987

*Mexican, Portuguese (father)
*English, Swedish, Scottish (mother)

Jason Castro is an American professional baseball catcher.

Jason’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Castro (the son of Pedro/Pete Castro and Mary). Pedro was born in Arizona or Mexico, to Mexican parents, with the surnames Castro and Gonsales. Mary was born in Mexico.

Jason’s paternal grandmother is Pearl M. Supriano (the daughter of Manuel Supriano and Mildred Silva). Manuel was the son of Portuguese immigrants, John Supriano and Maria/Mary Correira.

Jason’s maternal grandfather is William D. Swenson (the son of David S. Swenson/Swensen and Amy Howerton). David was the son of William N. Swensen, who was born in Iowa, to Swedish parents, and of and Lillie B. William while, who was born in Missouri, to parents from Scotland and Kentucky. Amy was born in Missouri, the daughter of George Howerton and Marry E.

Jason’s maternal grandmother was Juanita Rose Gosnell (the daughter of Rosevelt/Roosevelt Milton Gosnell and Gladys Pipkin). Rosevelt was the son of Buckhannan/Buchannan Gosnell and Suvilla/Savilla Shelton.

Sources: Jason’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Castro, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Pedro/Pete Castro – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal grandmother, Pearl M. Supriano, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s paternal great-grandfather, Manuel Supriano, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John Supriano – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Jason’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maria/Mary Correira – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Jason’s maternal grandparents, William D. Swenson and Juanita Rose Gosnell – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal grandfather, William D. Swenson, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, David S. Swenson/Swensen, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Amy Howerton, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal grandmother, Juanita Rose Gosnell, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandfather, Rosevelt/Roosevelt Milton Gosnell, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


Sophie Ward

by madman on June 27, 2017

Sophie Ward – Inaugural DIVA 250 Awards – Arrivals –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sophie A. Ward

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 December, 1964

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 1/16th Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)

Sophie Ward is a British actress. She is the daughter of Alexandra Mary (Malcolm) and actor Simon Ward (Simon Anthony Fox Ward). Sophie’s sister, Kitty McIntyre (born Kitty Teresa Ward), is married to British comedian Michael McIntyre.

Sophie’s paternal grandparents were Leonard Fox Ward and Winifred N. Robson.

Sophie’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Ernest William Malcolm (the son of Sir James William Malcolm, 9th Baronet, and of Evelyn Alberta Sandeman). Sir James was the son of James Malcolm and Adeline Atty. Evelyn was the daughter of Albert George Sandeman and Maria Carlota Perpetua de Morais Sarmento, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Brazilian parents; one of Evelyn’s great-grandmothers was from Torre de Moncorvo, Bragança, Portugal.

Sophie’s maternal grandmother was Sybil Mary Peacock (the daughter of Hugh Peacock).

Sources: Genealogies of Sophie Ward – https://www.geni.com