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


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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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


Carlos Saldanha

by stlucas on May 8, 2017

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

Date of Birth: January 24, 1965

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)

Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director, producer, and animator.

Carlos’ surname is of Portuguese origin.

Source: http://exame.abril.com.br (in Portuguese)

Photo by DFree/www.bigstockphoto.com


Lino Facioli

by stlucas on April 26, 2017

Birth Name: Lino Schmidek Machado Facioli

Place of Birth: Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 29, 2000

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Austrian, Italian, Portuguese, German, possibly other)

Lino Facioli is a Brazilian actor. He is known for his role as Robyn Arryn on the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Lino is the son of Claudia Schmidek and Cako Facioli. The family moved to London, England, U.K., when Lino was five years old.

Lino’s mother has stated on Twitter that she has German and Austrian ancestry. Lino’s father has Italian roots. The surname “Machado” is of Portuguese origin.

Lino is pictured with his parents here.

Lino’s maternal grandfather is Werner Robert Schmidek. Werner was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Anna and Anton Schmidek (the son of Anton Schmidek and Ernestine).

Sources: http://www.primeirahora.com.br (in Portuguese)

Immigration record of Lino’s maternal grandfather, Werner Robert Schmidek – https://familysearch.org