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Clint Dempsey

by andrew on August 23, 2017

Clint Dempsey – 2014 NBA – NBA Global Games 2014 Tip Off Party at Sushisamba in London – January 15, 2014 – Sushisamba – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Clinton Drew Dempsey

Place of Birth: Nacogdoches, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 9, 1983

Ethnicity: English, some Irish and Scottish, very distant French

Clint Dempsey is an American professional soccer player. He is the all time top-scorer of U.S. National Team.

Clint is the son of Debralynn Marie (Cates) and Aubrey Dave Dempsey. He is married to Bethany (Keegan), with whom he has four children.

Clint’s paternal grandftather was A. Dan Dempsey (the son of David “Dave” Marion Dempsey and Ida Nora Phillips). David was the son of Phillip Daniel Dempsey and Susanna/Susan Smelley/Smelly. Ida was the daughter of Isaac Moses Phillips and Phoebe Ann “Febban” Bass.

Clint’s paternal grandmother is Susie Maytrait Cureton (the daughter of Giles Napoleon Cureton and Susie Myrtle Chalker). Giles was the son of Ellias/Elias L. Cureton and Laura E. Larabee/Larbie/Laribee. Clint’s great-grandmother Susie Chalker was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Chalker and Emma Visti Welden/Weldon.

Clint’s maternal grandfather is Charles Robert Cates (the son of James William Cates and Mildred Daisy Jackson). James was the son of Robert Bridges Cates and Lillie Alice McAfee.

Clint’s maternal grandmother is Jacklyn Anne Huffsmith (the daughter of Bennett Joseph Huffsmith and Mary M.). Bennett was the son of Jesse Bennett Huffsmith and Lucile Worrall.

Clint is a descendant of William Brewster (c. 1566-1644), a Mayflower passenger and noted Pilgrim. Among many of William’s other descendants are actors Jordana Brewster, Paget Brewster, Chevy Chase, Seth MacFarlane, and Brandon Routh, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Governor of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller.

Sources: Genealogy of Clint Dempsey – https://www.geni.com

Information about Clint’s family – http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Clint’s paternal grandfather, A. Dan Dempsey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death’s record of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, David “Dave” Marion Dempsey – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora Phillips – http://www.genealogy.com

Death record of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora Phillips – https://www.findagrave.com

Clint’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Isaac Moses Phillips, on the 1860 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, James Gilbert Bass – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, Giles Nepoleon Cureton (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Susie Myrtle Chalker, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Clint’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lillie Alice McAfee – https://findagrave.com

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Sergio Agüero

by madman on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Sergio Leonel Agüero

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: June 2, 1988

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Spanish, possibly other)

Sergio Agüero is an Argentinian professional footballer. He plays for English club Manchester City and the Argentina national team.

Sergio is the son of Adriana Agüero and Leonel del Castillo. His parents lived in González Catán when Sergio was born.

Sergio has a son with his former wife, Giannina Maradona. Giannina is the youngest daughter of football legend Diego Maradona.

He is nicknamed “Kun”, after a Japanese animated series that Sergio used to watch on public television when he was young.

Source: http://en.sergioaguero.com

Photo by Prphotos

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Ivan Rakitić

by madman on February 12, 2017

Place of Birth: Möhlin, Canton of Aargau, Switzerland

Date of Birth: March 10, 1988

Ethnicity: Croatian

Ivan Rakitić is a Croatian and Swiss professional footballer. He plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Croatia national team.

Ivan’s wife, Raquel Mauri, is Spanish.

Ivan is the son of Kata and Luka Rakitić. His parents are both Croatian, although his mother is from Bosnia. Ivan’s father is from Sikirevci, Croatia, and his family is Šokci. Ivan’s mother is from a small village near Žepče, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His parents moved to Switzerland due to the growing tension in Yugoslavia before the war after his father got a job at a building site in Möhlin, Switzerland.

Sources: http://www.jutarnji.hr
https://www.theguardian.com

Photo by Maxisports/www.bigstockphoto.com

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Gonzalo Higuaín

by andrew on January 31, 2017

Birth Name: Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín

Place of Birth: Brest, Brittany, France

Date of Birth: 10 December, 1987

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Basque, possibly other)

Gonzalo Higuaín is an Argentine professional footballer. In 2016, he became one of the most expensive footballers of all time, when he moved to Juventus for a transfer fee of €90 million.

Gonzalo was born in Brest, Brittany, France, to Argentine parents, Jorge Higuaín, a former football player, and Nancy Zacarías, an artist.

On his mother’s side, Gonzalo is the grandson of Santos Zacarias, a boxer.

The surname “Higuaín” is of Basque origin. Gonzalo’s father has said that his Basque ancestry goes back to his great-grandfather or great-great-grandfather.

Gonzalo has stated:

I am proud to have a Basque surname and Basque heritage. Our origin is French-Basque, but my father used to say that my grandfather had taught him that the Basques are neither Spanish nor French, they are only Basques.

Gonzalo has also been described as having Basque roots on his mother’s side.

Photo by Celso Pupo/Bigstock.com

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Manuel Neuer

by madman on November 23, 2016

Fc Bayern Munich Players

Birth Name: Manuel Peter Neuer

Place of Birth: Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany

Date of Birth: March 27, 1986

Ethnicity: German

Manuel Neuer is a German professional footballer. He plays for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team, and also serves as vice-captain for Bayern Munich, and captain of Germany.

Photo by katatonia82/bigstock.com

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