Ricardo Hoyos

by stlucas on February 4, 2018

Ricardo Hoyos – 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Arrivals – Sportsmen’s Lodge – Studio City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ricardo Hoyos, Jr.

Place of Birth: Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 27, 1995

*Peruvian, Ecuadorian (father)
*Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian (mother)

Ricardo Hoyos is a Canadian and American actor.

Ricardo is the son of Eileen and Ricardo Hoyos, Sr. Ricardo has a brother, Lucius, who is also an actor.

Ricardo’s paternal grandparents are from Peru and Ecuador. His mother is said to be of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian descent.


Miguel Arteta

by stlucas on December 29, 2017

Miguel Arteta – “Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: c. 1965

*Peruvian (father)
*Spanish (mother)

Miguel Arteta is a Puerto Rican film and television director.

His father is from Peru and his mother is from Spain. He has stated:

I identify myself as Puerto Rican, but with the caveat that, when I grew up here, people didn’t think of me as a Puerto Rican, because of my accent, sort of a mix of Peruvian/Spanish accents. Which is pretty different than Puerto Rican, you know.



Melissa Bolona

by stlucas on March 1, 2017

Birth Name: Melissa Susann Boloña

Place of Birth: Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 28, 1989

*Peruvian [Spanish, possibly German and Cuban] (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, Croatian and Czech (mother)

Melissa Bolona is an American actress.

She was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised between New Jersey and Lima, Peru. Melissa is the daughter of Susann (Savran) Shaw and Pedro E. Boloña. Melissa’s father is Peruvian, and has Spanish, and possibly German and Cuban, ancestry. Melissa’s mother is of half Ashkenazi Jewish and half Croatian and Czech descent. She has a sister, Michele.

Melissa’s maternal grandfather was Harry G. Savran/Savron (the son of Max Savran/Savron and Bella Secular). Harry was born in Kiev, Ukraine.

Melissa’s maternal grandmother was Marie Novacich (the daughter of Franjo/Frank Novačić/Novacich and Elizabeth Sleyzak/Slazac). Marie was born in Pennsylvania. Franjo was from Ogulin, Croatia, and was the son of Franjo Novačić. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania, to Czech parents, Michael Slazac and Annie.


Official website –

Marriage record of Melissa’s parents –

Marriage record of Melissa’s maternal grandparents, Harry G. Savran/Savron and Marie Novacich –

Melissa’s maternal grandfather, Harry G. Savran/Savron, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Melissa’s maternal grandfather, Harry G. Savran/Savron –

Manifest record of Melissa’s maternal great-grandfather, Franjo/Frank Novačić/Novacich –

Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Sleyzak/Slazac, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth (Sleyzak/Slazac) Novacich –

Photo by Debby Wong/


Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

by Manila on June 1, 2016

Birth Name: Javier Felipe Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar y de la Guerra

Place of Birth: Lima, Peru

Date of Birth: January 19, 1920

Ethnicity: Peruvian (Spanish [including Andalusian, Castilian, and Extremaduran], possibly other)

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar is a Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. He was a presidential candidate for the 1995 Peruvian presidential election, but lost to Alberto Fujimori. He is the son of Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar and Rosa de la Guerra Cevallos. He was married to Yvette Roberts and Marcela Temple Seminario.

Javier’s paternal grandparents were Manuel Pérez del Villar (the son of Joaquín Perez and Juana del Villar) and Agueda de Cuéllar y Hernández de Cisneros (the daughter of Agustín de Cuéllar y Toledo and María Hernández de Cisneros-Figueroa y Marquina). Manuel was a Spanish immigrant, from Madrid. Agustín was the son of Esteban de Cuéllar y Laso-Jurado and Maríana Josefa de Toledo y Ceballos. María was the daughter of José Hernández de Cisneros y Figueroa and María Marquina.

Javier’s maternal grandparents were ? de la Guerra and ? Cevallos.

Source: Genealogy of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (focusing on his father’s side) –


Ana Patricia Rojo

by Manila on March 20, 2016

Birth Name: Ana Patricia Rojo Stein

Place of Birth: Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Date of Birth: February 13, 1974

*Uruguayan [Spanish (Canary Islander and Castilian)] (father)
*Peruvian [Indigenous, Spanish], German, possibly Italian (mother)

Ana Patricia Rojo is a Mexican actress and singer. Her father, Gustavo Rojo y Pinto, is an Uruguayan actor and producer. Her mother, Carmela Stein Bedoya, represented Miss Peru in Miss Universe 1961, ending up in semi-finals. She is married to Jorge Grijalba. She was previously married to Andrés Puentes Jr.

Ana Patricia’s paternal grandparents were Rubén Rojo y Martín de Nicolás (the son of ? Rojo and ? Martín de Nicolás) and Mercedes Pinto Armas de la Rosa y Clós (the daughter of Francisco María Pinto y de la Rosa and Ana María de Armas Clós). Rubén was a Spanish immigrant, from Quintanar de la Orden, Toledo. Mercedes was a Spanish-born writer, from San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife. Ana María was the daughter of José Benigno de Armas Jiménez and María de África Clós y Eguizábal.

Ana Patricia’s maternal grandfather was Benjamín Stein Yacarini (the son of Karl Stein and Toribia Yacarini Luján). Karl was born in Hesse, Germany, the son of Karl Volbrath Stein and Catherina Heimburg. Toribia was listed as “mestiza” on civil records, and was the daughter of José Esteban Yacarini and Petronila Luján. Yacarini is an Italian surname.

Ana Patricia’s maternal grandmother was Adela Bedoya Vargas (the daughter of Saturnino Bedoya y Viana and María del Carmen Vargas Plata). Saturnino was listed as “blanco” (white) on civil records, and was the son of Manuel Bedoya and Dionicia Viana. Carmen was also listed as “blanco” (white) on civil records, and was the daughter of Benito Vargas and Jovita Plata Gálvez.

Ana Patricia’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, Manuela Gálvez.

Sources: Genealogy of Ana Patricia Rojo (focusing on her father’s side) –

Biography of Ana Patricia’s mother –

Genealogy of Ana Patricia’s maternal grandfather, Benjamín Stein Yacarini –

Death record of Ana Patricia’s maternal great-grandmother, Toribia (Yacarini Luján) de Stein –

Marriage record of Ana Patricia’s maternal great-grandparents, Saturnino Bedoya y Viana and Carmen Vargas de la Plata –

Death record of Ana Patricia’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Jovita Plata Gálvez –

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