Mauricio Pochettino

by andrew on March 10, 2018

Birth Name: Mauricio Roberto Pochettino Trossero

Place of Birth: Murphy, Santa Fe, Argentina

Date of Birth: 2 March, 1972

Ethnicity: Argentinian [Italian, possibly other]

Mauricio Pochettino is an Argentine coach and footballer.

Mauricio is the son of Héctor Reynaldo Pochettino and Amalia Adela Trossero. Both his parents’ surnames are of Piedmontese origin, in North-West Italy.

Mauricio’s paternal great-great-grandfather was Michele Pochettino (the son of Matteo Pochettino and Virgilia/Virginia Fraire). Michele was born in Virle Piemonte, Province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy, and moved with his parents to Argentina in 1867, at three years old.


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Alexi Lalas

by andrew on February 16, 2018

Alexi Lalas – 2018 Winter TCA Tour – FOX All-Star Party – Arrivals – The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, 1401 S Oak Knoll Avenue – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Panayotis Alexander Lalas

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 1, 1970

*Greek (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Alexi Lalas is an American soccer player, manager, and rock musician. He works as an analyst for Fox Sports.

His father, Demetrios Lalas, is a Wayne State University professor. His mother, Anne Harding Woodworth, is a writer. He speaks English, Greek, Spanish, and Italian.


Filipe Luís

by andrew on October 21, 2017

Birth Name: Filipe Luís Kasmirski

Place of Birth: Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: 9 August, 1985

*62.5% Italian
*25% Polish
*12.5% Austrian

Filipe Luís is a Brazilian professional footballer. He is the son of Moises Kasmirski and Sueli Stinghen. He holds Italian citizenship through his Italian great-grandmother.

His father is of Polish and Italian ancestry. His mother has Austrian and Italian ancestry. Filipe has two children.

Filipe’s paternal grandfather is Ignacio Kasmirski (the son of Stefan Kaźmierski and Maria Grabowski). Stefan was the son of Ignacy/Ignacio Kaźmierski and Anna Cisz/Ciz. Filipe’s great-great-grandfather Ignacy was born, c. 1878, in Kalisz, Poland, to parents from Warsaw, Wojczech/Wojciech “Adalberto” Kaźmierski and Teophila/Teofila Ivitalski. Filipe’s great-great-grandmother Anna was also born in Kalisz, Poland, the daughter of Jan “João” Ciz and Michalma/Michalina Cichewska.

Filipe’s paternal grandmother is of Italian origin.

Filipe’s maternal grandfather was Ivo Stinghen (the son of Honorato Stinghen and Maria Schmitz). Honorato likely was the son of Gustavo Luigi “Augusto” Stinghen, who was born in Volano, Province of Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, and Angela Anna Bardin, who was born in Rio dos Cedros, Santa Catarina, the daughter of Giovanni Bardin and Helena Tronchi, who were of Italian descent. Filipe’s great-grandmother Maria was born in Biguaçu, Santa Catarina, the daughter of Clemens Schmitz and Julia Catarina Schweitzer.

Filipe’s maternal grandmother is Elzira Chiodini.


Obituary of Filipe’s maternal grandfather, Ivo Stinghen –

Genealogies of Filipe’s Stinghen ancestors –

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Gianluigi Buffon

by andrew on September 27, 2017

Gianluigi Buffon – 2012 Soccer – Chelsea FC v Juventus UEFA Champions League Press Conference – September 18, 2012 – Stamford Bridge – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Carrara, Tuscany, Italy

Date of Birth: 28 January, 1978

Ethnicity: Italian

Gianluigi (“Gigi”) Buffon is an Italian professional footballer.

Gianluigi is the son of Maria Stella Masocco and Adriano Buffon.

Gianluigi’s paternal grandparents were Luigi Buffon and Lina Valvason. They were from Pertegada, near Latisana, Province of Udine, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy.

Gianluigi’s maternal grandparents were Giorgio Masocco and Teresa Paolini (the daughter of ? Paolini and Leopolda Pizzanelli).  They had roots in the Province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany, Italy.

Sources: Obituary of Gianluigi’s paternal grandmother, Lina Valvason –

Information about Gianluigi’s maternal grandparents –


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, remote German, 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 Alice Eula Lillie 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, Taylor Lautner, 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 –

Information about Clint’s family –

Clint’s paternal grandfather, A. Dan Dempsey, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death’s record of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, David “Dave” Marion Dempsey –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora Phillips –

Death record of Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Ida Nora Phillips –

Clint’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Isaac Moses Phillips, on the 1860 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, James Gilbert Bass –

Genealogy of Clint’s paternal great-grandfather, Giles Nepoleon Cureton (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Clint’s paternal great-grandmother, Susie Myrtle Chalker, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Clint’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Alice Eula Lillie McAfee –

Genealogy of Clint’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Nancy (Stroud) McAfee Qualls –