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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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Manny Montana

by stlucas on April 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 12, 1983

Ethnicity: Mexican (Spanish, some Indigenous, and Irish)

Manny Montana is an American actor. His parents are Mexican.

Manny has stated:

I’m first generation Mexican-American, with a lot of Spanish, Native American, and Irish blood in me. At first my family didn’t know what to make of my career choice. They were always supportive but would always say things like, ‘Make sure you have a side job or make sure you have a back up plan.’ As the years progressed that slowly changed to, ‘oh OK, keep it up maybe one day you’ll get a break.’ Now if you ask anyone in my family what I do for a living the answer is a simple, ‘he’s an actor.’ And that is something I’m extremely proud of.

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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

Ethnicity:
*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 – https://familysearch.org

Reginald’s paternal grandfather, Reginald Arvizu, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Reginald’s paternal grandmother, Louise Ybarra, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Reginald’s maternal grandparents – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Reginald’s great-grandparents – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Reginald’s great-grandparents – https://familysearch.org

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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) – https://www.geni.com

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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 – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of John’s father (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of John Wozniak (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Genealogies of John’s maternal grandfather, Horace Keith Ashinhurst – http://www.findagrave.com
http://www.ancestry.ca

Genealogy of John’s maternal grandmother, (Helen Verastegui) Ashinhurst – http://findagrave.com

Likely John’s maternal great-grandmother, Rose Arias, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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