Ryan Sypek

by stlucas on June 15, 2017

Birth Name: Ryan Edward Sypek

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 6, 1982

*50% French-Canadian
*25% Polish
*25% Portuguese

Ryan Sypek is an American actor.

Ryan is the son of Muriel (Dumas) and Edward S. Sypek. Ryan’s father has Polish and Portuguese roots. Ryan’s mother is of French-Canadian descent.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Sypek (the son of Albert Sypek and Frances Wilczynska). Albert was born in Poland, the son of John Sypek and Victoria Kucimierz. Frances was also from Poland, the daughter of Florian Wilczynska/Wilczynski and Regina Szinlej.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother was Gilda S. Domingos (the daughter of Manuel Domingos and Georgiana/Josena). Manuel and Georgiana were from Portugal.

Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Herve J. Dumas (the son of Alphonse Dumas and Eveline/Evelyn Pelletier). Alphonse and Eveline were French-Canadian.

Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Lucienne B. Guimond (the daughter of Charles Guimond and Pamela Neveu). Charles was from Québec, Canada, the son of Georges Guimond and Eleanore Rousseau. Pamela was also born in Québec, Canada, the daughter of Theodule Neveu and Olivine Guay.

Sources: Ryan’s paternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Sypek, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s paternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Sypek – http://fall-river.wickedlocal.com

Marriage record of Ryan’s paternal great-grandparents, Albert Sypek and Frances Wilczynska – http://www.familysearch.org

Ryan’s paternal grandmother, Gilda S. Domingos, on the 1930 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Ryan Sypek (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Herve J. Dumas, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Lucienne B. (Guimond) Dumas – http://westport.wickedlocal.com

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António Costa

by Manila on June 3, 2017

Birth Name: António Luís Santos da Costa

Place of Birth: São Sebastião da Pedreira, Lisbon, Portugal

Date of Birth: 17 July, 1961

Ethnicity: Portuguese, French, Indian (Goan)

António Costa is a Portuguese lawyer and politician.

His father, Orlando António Fernandes da Costa, was a writer, and was of Indian (Goan), Portuguese and French descent. His mother, Maria Antónia de Assis dos Santos Palla e Carmo, is a Portuguese journalist and recognized feminist activist. He is married to teacher Fernanda Maria Gonçalves Tadeu.

Prime Minister Costa’s paternal grandparents were Luís Afonso Maria da Costa (the son of João José da Costa and Genoveva Emerenciana Álvares) and Amélia Maria Fréchaut Fernandes. Amélia was born in Mozambique, and was of French descent. Genoveva was the daughter of Camilo Dionísio Álvares and Quiteria Epifania da Costa.

Prime Minister Costa’s maternal grandparents were Ítalo Ferrer dos Santos and Angelina Panico Assis.

Source: Genealogy of António Costa – https://www.geni.com


Kostja Ullmann

by stlucas on May 31, 2017

Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany

Date of Birth: May 30, 1984

*German (father)
*English, Indian (maternal grandfather)
*English, Portuguese (maternal grandmother)

Kostja Ullmann is a German actor.

Kostja is the son of Manelle and Volker Ullmann. Kostja has a sister, Shantia.

Kostja’s father is German. Kostja’s mother was born in India and raised in England. Kostja’s maternal grandfather was half English and half Indian descent, and Kostja’s maternal grandmother was of half English and half Portuguese ancestry.

Sources: http://www.stern.de

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Kevin Pereira

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Kevin Elder Pereira

Place of Birth: San Leandro, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 28, 1982

*Portuguese (father)
*English, German (maternal grandfather)
*Italian (maternal grandmother)

Kevin Pereira is an American game show host and television personality.

Kevin is the son of Barbara Ann (Morris) and Elder/Helder Manuel Pereira. Kevin has a brother, Brian. They were raised in Antioch, California.

Kevin’s father is Portuguese. Kevin’s mother is American, and has Italian, English, and German ancestry.

Kevin’s paternal grandmother was Lisete Rodrigues.

Kevin’s maternal grandfather was Robert Morris (the son of Thomas Reynolds Morris and Stella A. Hassler). Thomas was the son of George Morris, who was English, and of Mery Young. Stella was the daughter of John D. Hassler and Violet/Violette.

Kevin’s maternal grandmother was Jessie Marie Paviglianti (the daughter of Dick Paviglianti and Maria/Mary Falsetti). Dick born in Italy, the son of Joseph Paviglianti and Concetia. Maria was also born in Italy, the daughter of Michael/Mickele Falsetti and Antonia Belluomo, who were both from Cosenza, Calabria, Italy.

Sources: Birth record of Kevin Pereira – http://www.familysearch.org

Immigration record of Kevin’s father, Elder Manuel Pereira – http://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Kevin Pereira (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Kevin’s mother, Barbara Ann Morris – http://www.familysearch.org


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Win Butler

by madman on May 8, 2017

Birth Name: Edwin Farnham Butler

Place of Birth: Truckee, Nevada, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 14, 1980

Ethnicity: Danish (3/16ths), English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, distant Dutch, 1/512th Portuguese

Win Butler is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Arcade Fire.

Win is the son of Liza Rey Butler (Liza McBurney), a professional harpist, and Edwin Farnham Butler II, a geologist. His maternal grandfather was musician, bandleader, and actor Alvino Rey (Alvin Henry McBurney), and his maternal grandmother was singer Luise King (Louise Driggs), who was a member of the vocal group The King Sisters, which consisted of her and her five siblings.

Win’s father’s ancestry is English, and some Irish. Win’s mother is if three eighths Danish, one eighth German, likely one eighth Irish, as well as English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Welsh, distant Dutch, and 1/256th Portuguese (through his ancestor Jose/Joseph Rodrigues/Driggs), descent.

Win was raised in his mother’s Mormon faith.

Win’s paternal grandfather was Edwin Farnham Butler (the son of Arthur Pierce Butler and Lydia Raguet Farnham). Arthur was a teacher and educational administrator, who co-founded the Morristown School. Arthur was the son of Edward Knowles Butler and Frances Elizabeth Lewis Pierce.

Win’s paternal grandmother was Gladys Whitmore (the daughter of John Lawler Whitmore and Edna May Thompson). John was the son of William Holden Whitmore and Lucy Ella Lawler.

Win’s maternal grandfather was Alvin Henry McBurney (the son of Francis/Frank McBurney and Lilly/Lillie Star Cline). Francis was the son of Henry Alvin McBurney, who was likely of Irish descent, and of Emma Hirsch, whose parents were German. Lilly was born in California, to Danish parents.

Win’s maternal grandmother was Louise Driggs (the daughter of William King Driggs and Pearl Caroline Mortensen). William had English, and 1/64th Portuguese, ancestry, and was the son of Benjamin Woodbury Driggs and Olivia Thankful Pratt, who was born in England, to American parents, Parley P. Pratt (Parley Parker Pratt), who was one of the original members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Latter Day Saint movement, and Mary Ann Frost. Win’s great-grandmother Pearl was the daughter of Lars Pedersen Mortensen, who was Danish, from Hårbølle, Sjælland, Denmark, and of Cornelia Lee, who was born in Illinois, of English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, Welsh, and distant Dutch, descent.

Sources: Obituary of Win’s paternal grandfather, Edwin Farnham Butler – http://bangordailynews.com

Genealogy of Win’s paternal great-grandfather, Arthur Pierce Butler –

Genealogy of Win’s paternal grandmother, Gladys Whitmore (through Gladys’ brother, Tyler A. Whitmore) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Win Butler (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Win’s maternal grandfather, Alvin Henry McBurney, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Win’s maternal great-grandfather, Francis/Frank McBurney, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogies of Win’s maternal grandmother, Louise Driggs – https://www.geni.com

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