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Damian Chapa

by stlucas on June 6, 2017

Birth Name: Damian Robert Chapa

Place of Birth: Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 29, 1963

Ethnicity:
*Mexican [including Spanish and Italian] (father)
*German (mother)

Damian Chapa is an American actor, film producer, and film director. Damian was raised in New York.

Damian is the son of Rico Chapa. Damian’s father is Mexican and has Italian roots. His surname is of Spanish origin. Damian’s mother is American, and has German roots. Damian’s mother is also said to have some Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Cherokee ancestry has been verified/documented.

Damian has stated:

I think it is funny how ignorant people are when it comes to “Mexican” people or “Mexican American” people. We are a very diverse people, and not all one color or one stereo type. I in fact have several cultures in my blood line. My Dad is Mexican with Italian descent and my Mother is German and American Indian Cherokee. So that makes me Mexican German, Cherokee and Italian. However I am much closer to my Mexican American culture as it was something that was there for me when I was a kid. I am very passionate, intense and very family loving person. I speak some Spanish as a result of my Mexican grandmother. I am very close to my Mexican American culture as well.

Source: Obituary of Damian’s father, Rico Chapa – http://www.legacy.com

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Roberto Orci

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Roberto Gaston Orci

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: July 20, 1973

Ethnicity:
*Mexican [Italian, Spanish] (father)
*Cuban (mother)

Roberto Orci is a Mexican-American film and television screenwriter and producer.

Roberto was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to a Mexican father and a Cuban mother. Roberto was raised in Mexico, Texas, California, and Canada. His brother is television writer J. R. Orci.

Roberto’s paternal grandparents are said to be Italian and Spanish.

Sources: http://www.latinovations.com
http://www.fastcompany.com
http://www.latinheat.com

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Ethan Cutkosky

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Place of Birth: St. Charles, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 19, 1999

Ethnicity:
*Polish, English, Irish (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Ethan Cutkosky is an American actor.

Ethan is the son of Yvonne (Cabrera) and David J. Cutkosky. Ethan’s father has Polish, English, and Irish ancestry. Ethan’s mother is of Mexican descent, as Ethan has stated.

Ethan’s paternal grandfather was Whitey Cutkosky.

Ethan’s paternal grandmother was Margaret “Maggie” Lee Eaton (the daughter of Albert “Abe” B. Eaton and Ruth Marie Olds). Albert was the son of Benjamin “Bennie” Nelson Eaton and Amberette Belle Flaherty. Ruth was the daughter of Robert L. Olds and Bertha E. Henderson.

Ethan’s maternal grandparents were Sergio Cabrera and Virginia Padron (the daughter of Francisco “Frank” Padron and Ana “Anita” Luna).

Sources: Genealogy and obituary of Ethan’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Benjamin Eaton – http://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Ethan’s paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Marie (Olds) Eaton – http://sheridancountyjournalstar.net

Obituary of Ethan’s maternal grandmother, Virginia (Padron) Cabrera – http://www.legacy.com

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Natalia Livingston

by stlucas on May 13, 2017

Birth Name: Natalia M. Livingston

Place of Birth: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 26, 1976

Ethnicity:
*German, English, Irish, some French (father)
*Mexican (maternal grandfather)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, Mexican, possibly Swiss-German and German (maternal grandmother)

Natalia Livingston is an American actress.

Natalia is the daughter of Martha (Echavarria) and James A. Livingston. She has a brother, James. They were raised in Macon, Georgia.

Natalia’s father is American, and has German, English, Irish, and some French, ancestry. Natalia’s mother was born in Mexico, and has Mexican, some Ashkenazi Jewish, and possibly more distant Swiss-German and German, ancestry. Natalia speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Natalia’s paternal grandfather was Wilbur Merle Livingston (the son of James Irvin Livingston and Minerva Belle Shaffer). James was the son of Alfred Wissinger Livingston and Mary Jane “Polly” Berkebile. Minerva was the daughter of Isaac D. Shaffer and Susannah Weaver.

Natalia’s paternal grandmother was Fannie Virginia Callihan (the daughter of Charles G. Callihan and Nellie A. McCreary). Charles was the son of John Wesley Callihan and Susanna Gephart. Nellie was the daughter of Albert McCreary and Salome Bence/Bentz.

Natalia’s maternal grandfather was Salvador Echavarria (the son of Rosalío G. Echavarria and María Antonia).

Natalia’s maternal grandmother was Natalia/Natalie Gertrude Levin (the daughter of Henry Levin and Emily Pauline Hausor/Hause). Henry was likely born in Arizona, to a German/Prussian Jewish father, Alexander Levin, and a Mexican mother, Zenora/Zenone Molina. Emily was born in California, to a father from Switzerland and a mother from Germany.

Natalia’s great-great-aunt, Sara Levin, the sister of Natalia’s great-grandfather Henry Levin, was married to Frederick Augustus Ronstadt, who was the grandfather of singer Linda Ronstadt. However, Sara was not Linda’s grandmother.

Sources: Genealogy and obituary of Natalia’s paternal grandparents, Wilbur Merle Livingston and Fannie Virginia Callihan – http://http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Natalia’s mother, Martha (Echavarria) Livingston – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Natalia’s maternal grandparents, Salvador Echavarria and Natalia/Natalie Gertrude Levin – http://www.familysearch.org

Information about the Echavarria family – http://www.jesusmariaechavarria.org.mx

Likely Natalia’s maternal grandmother, Natalia/Natalie Gertrude Levin, on the 1920 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Death records of Natalia’s maternal great-grandparents, Henry Levin and Emily Pauline Hausor/Hause – https://www.findagrave.com

Information about Natalia’s great-great-grandfather, Alexander Levin – http://books.google.com

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Alanna Ubach

by stlucas on April 18, 2017

Birth Name: Alanna Noel Ubach

Place of Birth: Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1975

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Alanna Ubach is an American actress and singer.

Alanna is the daughter of Sidna Consuelo (Gonzalez) and Rodolfo Martínez Ubach. She has a sister, Athena.

The surname “Ubach” is Catalan.

Alanna’s father is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alanna’s mother was from San Janvier, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Alanna’s paternal grandparents were Juan Ubach and Milagros Martínez. Juan was originally from Spain.

Alanna’s maternal grandparents were Consuelo and Gustavo Gonzalez.

Sources: Alanna’s father, Rodolfo Martínez Ubach, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Alanna’s maternal uncle (mother’s brother), Gustavo Velasquez Gonzalez – http://obits.dignitymemorial.com

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