Puerto Rican

Carmen Yulín Cruz

by Manila on July 21, 2017

Birth Name: Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: February 25, 1963

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish, Basque, Catalan, possibly other)

Carmen Yulín Cruz is a Puerto Rican politician. She has served as Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, since January 14, 2013.

Mayor Cruz’s middle name, Yulín, is inherited from her paternal grandmother.

Mayor Cruz’s father, Pedro Antonio Cruz y Vega, was born in Guánica. Mayor Cruz’s mother, Carmen Irene Soto y Molina, was born in Lares.

Mayor Cruz is married to psychologist Alfredo Carrasquillo Ramírez.

Mayor Cruz’s paternal grandfather was Pedro Antonio Cruz y Vicens (the son of José Rafael Cruz and Margarita Vicens y Vargas). Margarita was the daughter of Spanish immigrant Pedro Vicens y Morey, of Majorca, Balearic Islands, and of Gabriela Vargas.

Mayor Cruz’s paternal grandmother was Lutgarda Vega y Rosario (the daughter of Juan Clímaco Vega y Guzmán and Mariana Rosario y Arroyo). Clímaco was the son of José María Vega y Vega and Petronila Guzmán y Alameda. Mariana was the daughter of José Ramón Rosario y Higuerra and María Crisóstoma Arroyo y González.

Mayor Cruz’s maternal grandfather was Salvador Américo Soto é Irizarry (the son of Manuel Soto y Segarra and María Evangelista Irizarry y González). Manuel was the son of Eugenio Soto y Alicea and María del Carmen Segarra y López. Evangelista was the daughter of Damián Irizarry y Roman and María Irene González y Hernández.

Mayor Cruz’s maternal grandmother was Irene Molina y López (the daughter of Ildefonso Molina y Borrero and Nazaria López y Soto). Ildefonso was the son of Isabel Molina y Padua and María Monserrate Borrero y Quílez. Nazaria was the daughter of Bernardino López y Pujol and María de los Ángeles Soto y Segarra.

Mayor Cruz’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandmother, Tomasa Irizarry y Ríos, of San Sebastián.

Sources: Mayor Cruz’s father, Pedro Antonio Cruz y Vega, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Mayor Cruz’s mother, Carmen Irene Soto y Molina, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Cruz’s paternal grandparents, Pedro Antonio Cruz y Vicens and Lutgarda Vega y Rosario – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Mayor Cruz’s paternal grandfather, Pedro Antonio Cruz y Vicens, to Gregoria Sepúlveda y Rodríguez – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Cruz’s paternal grandmother, Lutgarda Vega y Rosario – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Cruz’s maternal grandfather, Salvador Américo Soto é Irizarry – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Mayor Cruz’s maternal grandmother, Irene Molina y López – https://familysearch.org

Mayor Cruz’s paternal great-grandmother, Margarita Vicens y Vargas, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Mayor Cruz’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Pedro Vicens y Morey – https://familysearch.org

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Ricky Rosselló

by Manila on July 19, 2017

Birth Name: Ricardo Antonio Rosselló Nevares

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: March 7, 1979

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish [Asturian, Leonese], Catalan, possibly other)

Ricky Rosselló is a Puerto Rican politician. He has served as the 12th Governor of Puerto Rico, since January 2, 2017.

Ricky’s father, Pedro Juan Rosselló González, served as the 7th Governor of Puerto Rico, from January 2, 1993 to January 2, 2001. Ricky’s mother is named Irma Margarita “Maga” Nevares Padilla.

Ricky is married to Beatriz Isabel Areizaga García.

Ricky’s paternal grandfather was Juan Antonio Rosselló y Matanzo (the son of Pedro Juan Rosselló y Balle and Jacobina Matanzo y Torres Vallejo). Pedro was a Spanish immigrant, from Alaró, Majorca, and was the son of Juan Rosselló and Margarita Balle. Jacobina was the daughter of Spanish immigrant, José Matanzo y Rodríguez, of Santiago Millas, León, and of Natividad Torres Vallejo y Valldejuli.

Ricky’s paternal grandmother was Iris Marta González y Paz (the daughter of Eugenio González y González and María de las Mercedes Paz y Feria). Eugenio was the son of José González y Cruz and Carlota González y Hernández. Mercedes was the daughter of Evangelista Paz y Santos and Mercedes Feria y González.

Ricky’s maternal grandfather was Oscar Nevárez y del Valle (later Nevares del Valle, the son of Oscar Nevárez y López and Margarita del Valle y Olmedes). Ricky’s great-grandfather Oscar was the son of José Nevárez y Landrón and Petronila López y Martínez. Margarita was the daughter of Rafael del Valle y Rodríguez and Francisca Olmedes y Hernández.

Ricky’s maternal grandmother was Irma Pilar Padilla y Rodríguez (the daughter of Julio Otilio Bartolomé Padilla y Salazar and María Ramona del Carmen Rodríguez y Vilar). Julio was the son of Juan Padilla y Dávila and Antonia Salazar y Casals. Carmen was the daughter of Arístides Zenón Rodríguez y Díaz and Carmen Vilar y Jiménez.

Ricky’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Juana Santiago.

Sources: Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grandparents, Juan Antonio Rosselló y Matanzo and Iris Marta González y Paz – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grand-grandparents, Pedro Juan Rosselló y Balle and Jacobina Matanzo y Torres Vallejo – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s paternal grandmother, Iris Marta González y Paz – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grand-grandparents, Eugenio González y González and María de las Mercedes Paz y Feria – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s paternal great-grandmother, María de las Mercedes Paz y Feria – https://familysearch.org

Ricky’s maternal grandfather, Oscar Nevárez y del Valle, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s maternal grand-grandparents, Oscar Nevárez y López and Margarita del Valle y Olmedes – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandfather, Oscar Nevárez y López – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal grandmother, Irma Pilar Padilla y Rodríguez – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandparents, Julio Otilio Bartolomé Padilla y Salazar and María Ramona del Carmen Rodríguez y Vilar – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandfather, Julio Otilio Bartolomé Padilla y Salazar – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandmother, María Ramona del Carmen Rodríguez y Vilar – https://familysearch.org

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Monique Gabriela Curnen

by stlucas on July 5, 2017

Monique Gabriela Curnen – Cadillac Celebrates the 89th Annual Academy Awards – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com 

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

Date of Birth: September 7, 1970

Ethnicity:
*Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly other (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Monique Gabriela Curnen is an American film and television actress.

Monique is the daughter of Zorina (Muratti/Murati Fajardo) and Robert “Bob” E. Curnen. Monique’s father is from New York, of Irish, Ashkenazi Jewish, and possibly other, descent. Monique’s mother is from Puerto Rico.

Monique’s paternal grandfather was Frank L. Curnen (the son of Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer). Edward was the son of Luke Curnen and Annie Doyle, who were Irish. Florence was the daughter of Max/William Mayer, who was a German Jew, from Oberissenheim, Hessia, and of Sarah Rice, who was also Jewish.

Monique’s maternal grandparents were Francisco Murati Martínez and Florence Fajardo.

Sources: Marriage record of Monique’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Monique’s paternal grandfather, Frank L. Curnen – http://www.newspapers.com

Marriage record of Monique’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer – http://www.familysearch.org

Monique’s paternal great-grandparents, Edward Charles Curnen and Florence Mayer, on the 1910 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Monique’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Max/William Mayer and Sarah Rice – https://familysearch.org

Monique’s mother, Zorina Muratti/Murati Fajardo, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Immigration record of Monique’s mother, Zorina Muratti/Murati Fajardo – http://www.familysearch.org

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Yadier Molina

by bearboy on June 26, 2017

Birth Name: Yadier Benjamin Molina

Place of Birth: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: July 13, 1982

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Yadier Molina is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player. He is a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Yaider is the son of Gladys Matta and Benjamin Molina, Sr. His father died in 2008.

Source: http://bengiemolina.mlblogs.com

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Stephanie Andujar

by stlucas on June 8, 2017

Stephanie Andujar – AFI FEST 2009 – “Precious” Premiere – Arrivals – Graman’s Chinese Theater – Hollywood, CA. Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos –

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 15, 1986

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Stephanie Andujar is an American actress, director, producer, singer, and songwriter.

Stephanie is the daughter of Carmen L. and Hector Luis Andujar, Sr.

Stephanie’s father is Puerto Rican. Stephanie’s mother was born in the continental United States, of Puerto Rican descent. Stephanie’s siblings are Melanie and Hector.

Source: http://www.cinesnob.net

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