Reginald Arvizu

by madman on February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Reginald Arvizu

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 2, 1969

*Mexican (father)
*French-Canadian, English (mother)

Reginald Arvizu, also known as Fieldy, is an American musician. He is the bassist of the metal band Korn.

Reginald is the son of Sheri L. (Picard) and Reginald Arvizu.

Reginald’s paternal grandparents were Reginald Arvizu (the son of Julian L. Arvizu and Mary Romero) and Louise Ybarra (the daughter of Ynocente Ybarra and Ruth Contreras). Julian and Mary were both born in California, to Mexican parents. Ynocente and Ruth were Mexican immigrants.

Reginald’s maternal grandfather was Roy Joseph Picard (the son of Albert Joseph Picard and Marie Yvonne Lavigne). Albert was born in Michigan, to French-Canadian parents, Joseph Picard and Olivine Cossette. Marie was the daughter of Dolphis Lavigne, who was French-Canadian, and Alphonsine Cloutier, whose parents were French-Canadian.

Reginald’s maternal grandmother was Joyce Ann Noble (the daughter of Frank Dewey Noble and Marie Alice Stephens). Frank was the son of L. Noble and Margaret Park/Parker. Marie was the daughter of John M. Stephens and Lorena.

Sources: Marriage record of Reginald’s paternal grandparents –

Reginald’s paternal grandfather, Reginald Arvizu, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Reginald’s paternal grandmother, Louise Ybarra, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Reginald’s maternal grandparents –

Marriage record of Reginald’s great-grandparents –

Marriage record of Reginald’s great-grandparents –

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Eugenio Derbez

by madman on February 3, 2017

Birth Name: Eugenio González Derbez

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: September 2, 1961

Ethnicity: Mexican, some French

Eugenio Derbez is a Mexican actor, comedian, director, writer, entrepreneur, and producer. He is the son of Silvia Derbez (Lucille Silvia Derbez Amézquita), an actress, and Eugenio González Salas, a publicist.

Eugenio’s maternal grandparents were Marcel Derbez Gilly (the son of Victor Derbez and Teresa Gilly) and María de la Luz Amézquita.

Source: Genealogy of Eugenio Derbez (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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John Wozniak

by madman on January 15, 2017

Birth Name: John Keith Wozniak

Place of Birth: Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

Date of Birth: January 19, 1971

Ethnicity: Irish (paternal grandmother), Mexican (maternal grandmother), Polish, Ukrainian, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish

John Wozniak is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer of the rock band Marcy Playground.

John is the son of Nora Lynn (Ashinhurst) and Robert Howard Wozniak, a psychologist. John’s father’s ancestry is half Irish, with his other roots likely being Polish and Ukrainian. John’s mother was of English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish descent on one side and Mexican (Spanish, Basque, possibly other) on the other.

John’s paternal grandfather was John Michael Wozniak (the son of Michael Wozniak and Mary Ann Stadnik). The surnames “Wozniak” and “Stadnik” are Polish and Ukrainian in origin, respectively.

John’s paternal grandmother was Mary Agnes Flood (the daughter of Peter Andrew Flood and Mary Ellen Rankin). Peter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, John Francis Flood and Mary E. McAloon. John’s great-grandmother Mary Ellen was born in Warrington, Pennsylvania, also to Irish parents, Samuel G. Rankin and Margaret Grady.

John’s maternal grandfather was Horace Keith Ashinhurst (the son of Joel Ellerine Ashinhurst and Nora Loraine Thrasher). Joel was the son of Joel E. Ashinhurst and Nancy Elerine Neighbors. Nora was the daughter of William Robert Thrasher and Edna Niles Simpson.

John’s maternal grandmother was Helen Verastegui (the daughter of Enrique Casterllon Verastegui and Rose Arias). Enrique was born in Rio Verde, Mexico. Rose was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and was likely the daughter of Bernadino Arias and Armenia, who were both born in California, to Mexican parents.

Sources: Obituary of John’s paternal grandfather, John Michael Wozniak –

Genealogy of John’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Genealogy of John Wozniak (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogies of John’s maternal grandfather, Horace Keith Ashinhurst –

Genealogy of John’s maternal grandmother, (Helen Verastegui) Ashinhurst –

Likely John’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose Arias, on the 1910 U.S. Census –


Alfred Nevarez

by madman on January 3, 2017

Birth Name: Alfred B. Nevarez

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 18, 1973

Ethnicity: Mexican

Alfred Nevarez is an American singer and songwriter. He is a member of the group All-4-One, along with Tony Borowiak, Jamie Jones, and Delious Kennedy.

Alfred’s parents’ surnames are “Nevarez” and “Burciaga”. He is of Mexican descent.


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Orson Chaplin

by madman on November 12, 2016

Birth Name: Orson Belisario M. Chaplin Salkind

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: c. February 1987

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Mexican (father)
*English, Irish, 1/16th Scottish (mother)

Orson Chaplin is an American actor and rapper. Among his first cousins are actresses Carmen ChaplinKiera ChaplinOona Chaplin, and circus performer and actor James Thiérrée. Among his aunts and uncles are/were actress Geraldine Chaplin and actor Sydney Chaplin.

Orson is the son of Jane Cecil Chaplin and Ilya Salkind (born Ilya Juan Salkind Dominguez), a film and television producer, who is known for producing the live-action Superman films. His mother has English, Irish, and one sixteenth Scottish, ancestry. His father was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to a Jewish father and a Mexican mother. Orson’s father, paternal grandfather, and paternal great-grandfather were all successful international film producers. He was raised partly in Florida, Switzerland, and California.

Orson’s paternal grandparents were Alexander Salkind (the son of Mikhail Salkind and Maria Gerschikov) and Berta Domínguez. Alexander was born in Danzig, Poland, to Jewish parents from Kiev, Ukraine, who flead the Russian revolution. The family lived in Leningrad, Berlin, and Paris, before fleeing to Cuba in 1939, and later Mexico. Berta was Mexican.

Orson’s maternal grandfather was actor Charlie Chaplin (born Charles Spencer Chaplin, the son of Charles Chaplin and Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill, both of whom were entertainers). Charlie was born in England. His documented ancestry was English and some Irish. Orson’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Spencer Chaplin and Ellen Elizabeth Smith. Hannah was the daughter of Charles Frederick Hill and Mary Ann Terry.

Orson’s maternal grandmother was Oona O’Neill, an actress (the daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill [Eugene Gladstone O’Neill] and writer Agnes Boulton). Oona was born in Warwick Parish, Bermuda. Eugene was born in New York City, New York, the son of actor James O’Neill, who was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, and of Ella O’Neill (born Mary Ellen Quinlan), who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Irish parents, Thomas Joseph Quinlan and Bridget Lundigan. Agnes was born in London, the daughter of Edward William Boulton, an artist, who was American, of English and Scottish descent, and of Cecil Maud/Maude Williams.

Charlie is often stated to have had some degree of Romani (Gypsy) ancestry. It does not appear that this ancestral claim has ever been verified/documented. Charlie was sometimes believed to have been Jewish (especially during his lifetime), but his parents were not of Jewish heritage, although Orson is of Jewish descent through his paternal grandfather.

Sources: Genealogies of Orson Chaplin –

History of Orson’s paternal family –

Obituary of Orson’s paternal grandfather, Alexander Salkind –