Alek Skarlatos

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Alek Skarlatos – “The 15:17 to Paris” World Premiere – Arrivals – SJR Theater at Warner Bros. Studios, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Bldg. #4 – Burbank, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Aleksander Reed Skarlatos

Place of Birth: Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1992

*Greek (father)
*German, French-Canadian, English, Azorean Portuguese (mother)

Alek Skarlatos is an American actor, television personality, and U.S. Army National Guard soldier. He was one of the people who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August 2015.

Alek is the son of Heidi Ann (Neuburger) Hansen and Emanuel Skarlatos. His father was born in Greece. His mother is American, and has German, French-Canadian, English, and Azorean Portuguese ancestry. Alek was raised in Sacramento, California.

Alek’s maternal grandfather was Nicholas J. Neuburger (who likely was the son of David Grandon “Dave” Neuburger and Theresa/Teresa Marie Marse/Masse). David was the son of John H. Neuburger, whose parents were German, and of Elizabeth Foster. Theresa was born in Canada, the daughter of Louis Masse and Rose Renaud.

Alek’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Joan Soto (the daughter of Leland Joseph Soto, Sr. and Evelyn Alice Podd). Leland was the son of Manuel Soto, whose parents were Azorean Portuguese, and of Minnie Rose, whose parents were also Azorean Portuguese. Evelyn was the daughter of Arthur Robert/Roberts Podd, whose mother was English, and of Irma/Erma.

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

Birth record of Alek’s maternal grandmother, Nancy Joan Soto – http://www.familysearch.org


Tom Maden

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

Tom Maden – 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival – MTV And Dimension TV – “Scream” Premiere – Arrivals – Regal Cinemas L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Coppell, Texas, U.S. (possibly)

Date of Birth: August 21, 1989

Ethnicity: Portuguese (one eighth), Irish, French, Belgian [Walloon], possibly other

Tom Maden is an American actor and model.

Tom is the son of Angela Michelle (Lavin) and author Mike Maden (born Michael Desmond Maden). They are pictured here and here, respectively.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was William Walter Maden, Jr. (the son of William Walter Maden, Sr. and Marian L. Costa). Tom’s grandfather William is pictured here. Tom’s great-grandparents William and Marian were listed as “Indian” on the 1940 U.S. Census, and as white on the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses.

Tom’s great-grandfather William was born in Arizona, the son of E./Flhert W. Maden, and of a mother surnamed Washington. Tom’s great-grandmother Marian was born in California, the daughter of Joaquin/Joaquim Costa, who was Portuguese, and of Marian Serpa, whose parents were Portuguese.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Dorothy Evelyn/S. Gallez (the daughter of Daniel David Gallez and Beatrice Fleming). Daniel was the son of Abraham Edward Gallez, whose parents were French, and of Celine/Celina Glineur/Glinner/Golinem, who was from Labouverigue, Belgium. Beatrice was the daughter of Frank Fleming and Lizzie Smith.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Edmund “Tom/Tot” Lavin (the son of Thomas Sebastian Lavin and Helen). Tom’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of John Edward Lavin, whose parents were Irish, and of Mary Blanch/Blanche O’Connor, whose parents were also Irish. Helen was born in Tennessee.

Tom’s maternal grandmother likely is/was named Barbara A.

Sources: Birth record of Tom’s father – http://www.familysearch.org

Divorce record of Tom’s paternal grandparents, William Walter Maden, Jr. and Dorothy Evelyn/S. Gallez – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Tom’s paternal great-grandparents, William Walter Maden, Sr. and Marian Costa – http://www.familysearch.org

Death record of Tom’s paternal great-grandfather, William Walter Maden, Sr. – http://www.familysearch.org


Amora Mautner

by stlucas on April 11, 2018

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

Date of Birth: May 24, 1975

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Croatian (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (mother)

Amora Mautner is a Brazilian film and television director, and actress.

Amora is the daughter of historian Ruth Mendes dos Santos and singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and actor Jorge Mautner. His father is of half Ashkenazi Jewish (Austrian Jewish, Czech Jewish, Croatian Jewish) and half ethnic Croatian ancestry. His mother has Portuguese roots.

Amora has a daughter with her former husband, actor Marcos Palmeira.

Amora’s paternal grandfather was Paul Veit Mautner (the son of Heinrich Mautner and Helene Chersohn/Obersohn). Paul was born in Vienna, Austria, to a Jewish family. Heinrich was born in České Budějovice, the Czech Republic, the son of Veit E. Mautner and Julie Juditha Löwy. Helene was born in Osijek, Croatia.

Amora’s paternal grandmother was Anna Illichi. Anna was born Anna Ilić in Yugoslavia into a Catholic family, and was likely an ethnic Croatian.

Sources: Genealogy of Amora Mautner (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Amora’s paternal grandfather, Paul Veit Mautner – http://www.familysearch.org


Thaila Ayala

by stlucas on April 10, 2018

Thaila Ayala – 26th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party – Arrivals – The Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Vertical, Portrait, Photography, Film Industry, Award, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Attending, People, Person, Celebrity, Celebrities, Topix, Bestof, Red Carpet Arrival, Annual Event, 90th Annual Academy Awards, Arrival, Oscars, California Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Thaila Ayala Sales

Place of Birth: Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: April 14, 1986

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

Thaila Ayala is a Brazilian actress and model.

Thaila is the daughter of Maria Eunice (Ayala) and Clóvis Sales. She has been described as having Spanish and Italian ancestry. Thaila’s surnames are of Basque and Portuguese origin.

Thaila’s maternal grandparents were André Ayala and Isaltina Dangirolano/Zangirolamo.

Source: http://revistaquem.globo.com


Carlos Alvarado Quesada

by Manila on April 7, 2018

Place of Birth: San José, Costa Rica

Date of Birth: 14 January, 1980

Ethnicity: Costa Rican [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese), Basque, distant Indigenous (Boruca)], 1/8 Swiss-Italian, distant Portuguese

Carlos Alvarado Quesada is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist, and politician. He is the President-elect of Costa Rica. He previously served as the Minister of Labor and Social Security, from 29 March, 2016 to 19, January 2017.

Carlos is the son of Alejandro Alvarado Induni and Adelia Quesada Alvarado.

Carlos is married to architect Claudia Dobles Camargo, with whom he has a son.

Carlos’ paternal grandfather was Manuel Francisco de Jesús Alvarado Salazar (the son of Juan Bautista Alvarado Mora and María Josefa Celia de Jesús Salazar González). Juan was the son of Valerio Alvarado and Gertrudis Saturnina Mora. Josefa was the daughter of José Víctor Salazar Chaves and María Toribia González Valverde.

Carlos’ paternal grandmother was María Berta del Carmen Induni Arquín (the daughter of Agostino Carlo Induni, or Agustín Carlos Induni Ferrari in Spanish, and of María Rosa de la Trinidad Arquín Céspedes). Agostino was a Swiss-Italian emigrant, from Magliaso, Ticino, and was the son of Filippo Induni and Maddalena Ferrari. Rosa was the daughter of Juan de Jesús Arquín Quesada and Adela Céspedes Sánchez.

Carlos’ maternal grandfather was Manuel de Jesús Quesada Castro (the son of Serviliano Joaquín Jorge de Jesús Quesada y Marín and Juana Benita Castro Mora). Serviliano was the son of George (later Jorge) de Jesús Quesada Solano and Ramona Marín Muñoz. Juana was the daughter of Manuel de los Dolores Castro Umaña and Mónica de los Santos Mora Venegas.

Carlos’ maternal grandmother was Noemi Dominga del Rosario Alvarado Romero (the daughter of Noé Rafael María de Jesús Alvarado Morales and Adelia Urbana de los Ángeles Romero Mora). Noé was the son of Juan Alvarado Jiménez and Sinforosa de la Concepción Morales. Adelia was the daughter of Juan de Jesús Romero Badilla and María Joaquina Ángela del Rosario Mora y Venegas, who was the younger sister of Mónica de los Santos Mora Venegas.

Carlos’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Magdalena Rodríguez (c. 1780 – 1 June 1840, San José).

Sources: Biography of Carlos Alvarado Quesada – https://medium.com

Genealogy of Carlos’ paternal grandfather, Manuel Francisco de Jesús Alvarado Salazar – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Carlos’ paternal grandmother, María Berta del Carmen Induni Arquín – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Carlos’ maternal grandfather, Manuel de Jesús Quesada Castro – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Carlos’ maternal grandmother, Noemi Dominga del Rosario Alvarado Romero – https://www.familysearch.org

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