Ricardo Antonio Chavira

by stlucas on August 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Austin, Travis, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 1, 1971

*Mexican (father)
*German, Irish (mother)

Ricardo Antonio Chavira is an American actor.

Ricardo is the son of Elizabeth Marguerite (Ries) and Juan Antonio Chavira, who is a judge from Bexar County, Texas. Ricardo’s father has Mexican roots. Ricardo’s mother is said to have had German and Irish ancestry.

Ricardo’s paternal grandparents were Arturo V. Chavira and Maria Castro.


Birth record of Ricardo Antonio Chavira –

Birth record of Ricardo’s father, Juan Antonio Chavira –

Marriage record of Ricardo’s parents, Juan Antonio Chavira nad Elizabeth Marguerite Ries –

Divorce record of Ricardo’s parents, Juan Antonio Chavira and Elizabeth Marguerite Ries –

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Nicholas Gonzalez

by stlucas on August 24, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Edward Gonzalez

Place of Birth: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 3, 1976

Ethnicity: Mexican

Nicholas Gonzalez is an American actor.

Nicholas is the son of Sylvia Ann (Sanchez) and John Joseph Gonzalez. Nicholas’s parents have Mexican roots.

Nicholas’ paternal grandfather was Victor Manuel Gonzalez.

Nicholas’ paternal grandmother was Maria Obdulia Velarde (the daughter of Pedro Velarde and Julia Dominguez). Pedro was born in Texas, to parents from Mexico. Julia was from Mexico.

Nicholas’ maternal grandfather was Casimiro Ayala Sanchez/Sanches, the son of Benito “Ben” Sanchez/Sanches and Erminia “Minnie”.

Nicholas’ maternal grandmother was Carmen Rodriguez.

Sources: Birth record of Nicholas Gonzalez –

Birth record of Nicholas’ father, John Joseph Gonzalez –

Birth record of Nicholas’ mother, Sylvia Ann Sanchez –

Marriage record of Nicholas’ parents, John Joseph Gonzalez and Sylvia Ann Sanchez –

Birth record of Nicholas’ paternal grandmother, Maria Obdulia Velarde –

Nicholas’ maternal grandfather, Casimiro Ayala Sanchez/Sanches, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Mariee Sioux

by bablah on August 23, 2017

Birth Name: Marie Sioux Sobonya

Place of Birth: Humboldt, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 4, 1985

*Hungarian, Polish, Croatian (father)
*Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous], Paiute Native American (mother)

Mariee Sioux is an American folk singer and songwriter.

Mariee’s paternal grandfather likely was Paul Joseph Sobonya (the son of Steve Sobonya and Elizabeth Muska). Paul’s parents were Hungarian.

Mariee’s paternal grandmother is Catherine Dorothy Bistrovich (the daughter of Izidor/John Bistrovich/Bistrović-Pić and Wiktoria/Victoria Money/Pieniadz). Izidor was from Bednja, Yugoslavia, and was of Croatian ancestry; he was the son of Franjo Bistrović-Pić and Jana Češnjaj. Wiktoria was Polish, from Januszkowice, Podkarpackie Voivodeship.

Mariee’s maternal grandparents are Lauro Enrigue “Henry” Holguin and Carolina B. Salazar (the daughter of Tiburcio Salazar and Josephine Leiva). Tiburcio was the son of Pedro Salazar and Elena Marquez. Josephine was the daughter of Robert Roque Leiva and Maria Elena Martinez.

Sources: Mariee’s paternal grandmother, Catherine Dorothy Bistrovich, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Baptism record of Mariee’s paternal great-grandfather, Izidor/John Bistrovich/Bistrović-Pić –

Birth record of Mariee’s maternal grandfather, Lauro Enrigue “Henry” Holguin –

Birth record of Mariee’s maternal grandmother, Carolina B. Salazar –

Mariee’s maternal great-grandfather, Tiburcio Salazar, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Death record of Mariee’s maternal great-grandfather, Tiburcio Salazar –

Mariee’s maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Leiva, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Mariee’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Roque Leiva, on the 1880 U.S. Census –


Audrey Esparza

by stlucas on August 21, 2017

Birth Name: Audrey Marie Esparza

Place of Birth: Laredo, Webb, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 4, 1986

Ethnicity: Mexican [Catalan, Spanish, possibly other]

Audrey Esparza is an American actress.

Audrey is the daughter of Sandra Lee (Puig) and Felipe Heberto Esparza.

Audrey’s paternal grandfather was Jorge G. Esparza (the son of Jesus O. Esparza/Esparsa and Zenaida/Senaida Garcia). Jesus was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, the son of Felipe Esparsa and Jesusa Olivares. Zenaida was born in Monterrey, Mexico, the daughter of Fleuterio Garcia and Rosalita.

Audrey’s paternal grandmother was Raquel Uribe.

Audrey’s maternal grandfather was Dario Emilio Puig, Jr. (the son of Dario Emilio Puig, Sr. and Elvira/Elmira Esparza). Dario, Sr. was born in Texas, the son of Joan/Juan Joseph Ignací Puig and Uranie J. Shildeler/Shildelier.

Audrey’s maternal grandmother is Blanca Sara Ramirez.

The surname Puig is of Catalan origin.

Sources: Birth record of Audrey Esparza –

Birth record of Audrey’s father, Felipe Heberto Esparza –

Audrey’s paternal grandfather, Jorge G. Esparza, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Audrey’s paternal great-grandparents, Jesus O. Esparza/Esparsa and Zenaida/Senaida Garcia –

Obituary of Audrey’s great-aunt (paternal grandfather’s sister), Zenaida Naya (Esparza) Santos –

Birth record of Audrey’s mother, Sandra Lee Puig –

Birth record of Audrey’s maternal grandfather, Dario Emilio Puig, Jr. –

Obituary of Audrey’s maternal step-grandfather, Rafael “Ralph” Garcia –

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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

*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 –

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