Spanish-Costa Rican

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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Ana Navarro

by follers on April 8, 2017

Birth Name: Ana Violeta Navarro Flores

Place of Birth: Chinandega, Nicaragua

Date of Birth: December 28, 1971

Ethnicity: Nicaraguan (Spanish, some Indigenous, small amount of African), small amount of Costa Rican

Ana Navarro is an American political strategist and commentator. She is a Republican.

Ana was born in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Because of political upheaval in her country, her family moved to the U.S. in 1980, settling in Miami, Florida.

Ana is the daughter of José Augusto Navarro Flores and Violeta Flores López. Her mother was born in León, Nicaragua. Ana’s mother was adopted by don Daniel Flores Baca and doña Margarita López D’Arbelles. Don Daniel was murdered when Ana’s mother was 20, in 1960, in a crime that is still unsolved.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2017) stated that Ana’s genetic ancestry is:

*70.1% European
*20.8% Native American
*4.2% Sub-Saharan African
*1.6% Middle Eastern & North African
*3.3% Unmatched

Ana’s patrilineal line traces back to Pantaleón Pacheco Navarro, who was born, c. 1780, in Cartago, Costa Rica, the son of Miguel Geronimo Pacheco and Maria Bartola Navarro Guerrero. Miguel was born into slavery in Cartaga, c. 1758. He was of mixed race, part African, ancestry.

Ana’s paternal grandfather was Augusto Navarro Callejas (the son of Ángel Navarro y Navarro and María de Jesús Callejas Sansón). Ángel was the son of Pantaleón Navarro de Cádiz and María Salomé Navarro y Reyes-Garzón. María de Jesús was the daughter of Juan Andrés Callejas Soto and María Gertrudis Sansón Parrales.

Ana’s paternal grandmother was Zoila Flores Baca (the daughter of Daniel Flores Lacayo and María del Rosario Baca Icaza).

Ana’s biological maternal grandfather was Arturo Baca Muñoz (the son of Rafael Arturo Baca Icaza and Melida Muñoz). Rafael was the son of Alejandro De Jesús Baca Icaza and María Isabel De Jesús Icaza Enriquez.

Ana’a biological maternal grandmother was Bertha Del Carmen Alvarado.

Ana has said:

Was fascinated by & love my DNA results: 4% African. 6% European Jewish. Iberian Peninsula. Italian. Greek. Native American…World Citizen.

Sources: Genealogy of Ana Navarro – http://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Ana’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://gw.geneanet.org

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Giannina Facio

by andrew on January 15, 2017

Birth Name: Giannina Facio Franco

Place of Birth: San Josè, Costa Rica

Date of Birth: September 10, 1955

Ethnicity: Costa Rican (Spanish, distant Catalan, possibly other)

Giannina Facio is a Costa Rican actress and producer. She is married to British film director and producer Ridley Scott.

Giannina’s father is Costa Rican politician Gonzalo Facio Segreda, who served as the Costa Rican ambassador to the U.S., from 1956 to 1958, 1962 to 1966, and again from 1990 to 1994. A picture of Giannina’s father with U.S. President John F. Kennedy can be seen here.

Some of her distant ancestors were Catalan.

Giannina’s paternal grandfather was Gonzalo Facio Ulloa (the son of Justo Antonio Facio de la Guardia and Natalia Ulloa Salinas). Justo was born in Santiago de Veragua, Panama, and was the son of Justo Facio and Natividad de la Guardia. Natalia was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, the daughter of Pedro Ulloa and Virginia Salinas.

Giannina’s paternal grandmother was María Teresa Segreda Solera (the daughter of Rosendo Segreda Zamora and Filomena Solera Rodriguez). Rosendo was the son of Jose Ml Sagrera Paniagua and Mercedes Zamora.

Sources: Genealogies of Giannina’s father – http://www.ancestry.com
http://gw.geneanet.org

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Danny Burstein

by follers on June 15, 2015

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Birth Name: Daniel Melcher (likely)

Place of Birth: Mt. Kisco, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 16, 1964

Ethnicity:
*Costa Rican-Spanish (mother)
*unclear (biological father)

Danny Burstein is an American actor.

Danny’s mother, Virginia (Vega), who is Catholic, is from Costa Rica (with Spanish ancestry). Danny’s mother and biological father, Michael Melcher, separated when he was two months old.

When Danny was six, his mother married Harvey Burstein. Harvey, who became Danny’s stepfather, helped raise him. Harvey is from a Jewish family.

It is not (publicly) clear what Danny’s biological father’s ancestry is. Danny’s first language is Spanish. Danny has also said that his mother has some degree of Sephardi Jewish ancestry, although his mother and her family were Catholic by religion.

Danny is married to actress, singer, and recording artist Rebecca Luker. He has two children.

Danny’s maternal grandfather was Francisco Alvarado Vega Aronis (the son of Jeami Vega and Maria Alvarado Aronis). Francisco was born in Tres Rios, Cartago, Costa Rica.

Danny’s maternal grandmother was Alicia Adela Valverde Vargas (the daughter of Juan Maria Valverde Rojas and Elodia Vargas Fonseca). Alicia was born in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Sources: Obituary of Danny’s maternal grandfather, Francisco Alvarado Vega Aronis – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Danny’s maternal great-grandparents, Juan Maria Valverde Rojas and Elodia Vargas Fonseca – https://www.familysearch.org

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Madeleine Stowe

by andrew on January 2, 2014

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Birth Name: Madeline M. Stowe

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 18, 1958

Ethnicity:
*Dutch, German, English (father)
*Spanish/Spanish-Costa Rican, one quarter German (mother)

Madeline Stowe is an American actress.

Her father, Robert Alfred Stowe, was a civil engineer from a “poor Oregon family”, and had Dutch, German, and English ancestry. Her mother, Mireya Maria (née Mora Steinvorth), was from a prominent family in Costa Rica. One of Madeleine’s maternal great-grandfathers was a German immigrant to Costa Rico, while much or all of the rest of Madeleine’s mother’s ancestry was Costa Rican/Spanish-Costa Rican.

Madeline is married to actor Brian Benben.

Madeleine’s paternal grandfather was Walter Westing Stowe (the son of Walter A. Stowe and Jennie Westing). Madeleine’s great-grandfather Walter was the son of George Stowe. Jennie was the daughter of Dutch parents, Dirk Westing and Janna “Jane” Zeldenrust.

Madeleine’s paternal grandmother was Madeline E. Phillips (the daughter of Royal/Roy Phillips and Dorothy Meyers). Royal was of at least part German ancestry, and was the son of James P./A. Phillips and Ruth Jane Lucas. Dorothy was German.

Madeleine’s maternal grandfather was Federico Mora Carranza (the son of Federico Mora Gutiérrez and Micaela Carranza Montealegre). Madeleine’s great-grandfather Federico was the son of José Joaquín Mora Porras and Dolores Gutiérrez Peñamonje. José Joaquín Mora Porras, a politician, was a younger brother of President Juan Rafael Mora Porras, who governed Costa Rica, from 1849 and 1859.

Madeleine’s great-grandmother Micaela was the daughter of José Bruno Carranza Ramirez and Gerónima de Jesús Montealegre Fernández. José Bruno Carranza Ramirez was President of Costa Rica in 1870, albeit briefly, as he resigned three months after taking power. Madeleine’s great-great-grandmother Gerónima de Jesús Montealegre Fernández was the sister of President José María Montealegre Fernández, who governed Costa Rica, from 1859 to 1863. José María’s paternal grandparents were Ignacio de Montealegre Balmaceda, who was born in Granada, Spain, and Josefa Bustamante, from Guatemala.

Madeleine’s maternal grandmother was Rosita Steinvorth Marín (the daughter of Wilhelm/Guillermo Steinvorth Ulex and Rosaura Marín Blanco or Rojas). Wilhelm was a German immigrant to Costa Rico; he was born in Lüneburg, Germany, and was the son of Heinrich Dietrich Steinvorth and Henriette Ch. Ulex. He was the Vice president of Banco Anglo Costarricense (Anglo-Costa Rican Bank). Madeleine’s great-grandmother Rosaura was the daughter of Ramon Marin Sola and Martina Bustamante.

Madeleine is a relative of playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, through their descent from Mariano Ignacio de Montealegre y Balmaceda, who was born in Grenada, Spain, and from Mariano’s wife, Manuela Casimira de Romero y Sáenz Vásquez de Quintanilla y Bonilla, who was born in Cartago, Costa Rica.

Sources: Genealogy of Madeleine’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://image1.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Madeleine’s maternal great-great-grandfather, José Joaquín Mora Porras – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Madeleine’s maternal great-grandmother, Micaela Carranza Montealegre – https://www.geni.com

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