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


Bruna Schmitz

by stlucas on March 9, 2017

Birth Name: Stephanie Bruna Schmitz

Place of Birth: Salto do Lontra, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: April 3, 1990

Ethnicity: Brazilian (German, Portuguese, possibly other)

Bruna Schmitz is a professional Brazilian surfer and model. She was born in Salto do Lontra, Paraná, the daughter of José Valdemar Schmitz and Fernanda (Fernandes). She has a sister, Jessica, and a brother, Ale. They were raised in Matinhos, Paraná, Brazil.

Her father’s surname is of German origin. Her mother’s surname is Portuguese.

She is married to American surfer Dane Zaun.

Sources: Official website (in English) – http://brunaslife.com


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by stlucas on March 9, 2017

Birth Name: Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo

Place of Birth: Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Date of Birth: August 26, 1991

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Italian, Lebanese, Portuguese, possibly other)

Alok is a Brazilian DJ and record producer.

He was born in Goiânia, Goiás, the son of Brazilian parents Ekanta Jake Peres and Juarez “Swarup” Achkar Petrillo.

After they divorced, Alok moved with his mother and twin brother, Bhaskar, to Amsterdam, London, and São Paulo. He was then raised in Brasília during his teenage years.

Both Ekanta and Juarez are also DJs. Ekanta’s surname is Portuguese. Juarez’s surnames are of Italian and Lebanese origin.

Alok’s paternal grandparents were José Petrillo and Dalel Achkar.

Alok’s maternal grandmother is Val Jake.

Alok has stated that his name is originally from India and means “light”.

Alok is pictured with his parents here.

Sources: http://beatland.com.br (in Portuguese)
https://tecnocibernetico.wordpress.com (in Portuguese)


Jaime Camil

by stlucas on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Jaime Federico Said Camil Saldaña da Gama

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: July 22, 1973

*Mexican [Egyptian, possibly other] (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (mother)

Jaime Camil is a Mexican actor, singer, and host. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of a Mexican father, Jaime Camil Garza, and a Brazilian mother, Cecilia Saldanha da Gama.

His father has Egyptian ancestry. His mother, who was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, has Portuguese roots. His half-sister is actress Issabela Camil.

Jaime speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French.

His parents are pictured here.

Sources: http://www.vanguardia.com.mx

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Walter Salles

by stlucas on February 16, 2017

Birth Name: Walter Moreira Salles, Jr.

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

Date of Birth: April 12, 1956

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, distant Sephardi Jewish, possibly other)

Walter Salles is a Brazilian filmmaker, film producer, and editor.

Walter was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, the son of Walther Moreira Salles and Elisa Margarida Gonçalves. He has two brothers, Pedro and João. He speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English.

Walter’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Francisco Richion da Costa Pereira, who was born near Braga, Portugal, and moved to Brazil, c. 1760. Francisco was Jewish, and converted to Catholicism.

Walter’s paternal grandfather was João Theodoro Moreira Salles (the son of José Amâncio de Salles and Ana Rosa Moreira).

Walter’s paternal grandmother was Lucrécia Vilhena de Alcântara (the daughter of Saturnino Vilhena de Alcântara and Georgina Augusta Duarte). Saturnino was the son of Joaquim Pedro de Alcântara and Maria de Jesus de Vilhena Braga. Georgina was the daughter of Francisco de Paula Duarte and Francisca Brazilina Marques Teixeira, whose own paternal grandfather was from Celorico de Basto, Braga, Portugal.

Walter’s maternal grandfather was named José Augusto Gonçalves.

Sources: Genealogy of Walter Salles – https://www.geni.com


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