Spanish-Puerto Rican

Ricky Rosselló

by Manila on July 19, 2017

Birth Name: Ricardo Antonio Rosselló Nevares

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: March 7, 1979

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish [Asturian, Leonese], Catalan, possibly other)

Ricky Rosselló is a Puerto Rican politician. He has served as the 12th Governor of Puerto Rico, since January 2, 2017.

Ricky’s father, Pedro Juan Rosselló González, served as the 7th Governor of Puerto Rico, from January 2, 1993 to January 2, 2001. Ricky’s mother is named Irma Margarita “Maga” Nevares Padilla.

Ricky is married to Beatriz Isabel Areizaga García.

Ricky’s paternal grandfather was Juan Antonio Rosselló y Matanzo (the son of Pedro Juan Rosselló y Balle and Jacobina Matanzo y Torres Vallejo). Pedro was a Spanish immigrant, from Alaró, Majorca, and was the son of Juan Rosselló and Margarita Balle. Jacobina was the daughter of Spanish immigrant, José Matanzo y Rodríguez, of Santiago Millas, León, and of Natividad Torres Vallejo y Valldejuli.

Ricky’s paternal grandmother was Iris Marta González y Paz (the daughter of Eugenio González y González and María de las Mercedes Paz y Feria). Eugenio was the son of José González y Cruz and Carlota González y Hernández. Mercedes was the daughter of Evangelista Paz y Santos and Mercedes Feria y González.

Ricky’s maternal grandfather was Oscar Nevárez y del Valle (later Nevares del Valle, the son of Oscar Nevárez y López and Margarita del Valle y Olmedes). Ricky’s great-grandfather Oscar was the son of José Nevárez y Landrón and Petronila López y Martínez. Margarita was the daughter of Rafael del Valle y Rodríguez and Francisca Olmedes y Hernández.

Ricky’s maternal grandmother was Irma Pilar Padilla y Rodríguez (the daughter of Julio Otilio Bartolomé Padilla y Salazar and María Ramona del Carmen Rodríguez y Vilar). Julio was the son of Juan Padilla y Dávila and Antonia Salazar y Casals. Carmen was the daughter of Arístides Zenón Rodríguez y Díaz and Carmen Vilar y Jiménez.

Ricky’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourth great-grandmother, Juana Santiago.

Sources: Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grandparents, Juan Antonio Rosselló y Matanzo and Iris Marta González y Paz – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grand-grandparents, Pedro Juan Rosselló y Balle and Jacobina Matanzo y Torres Vallejo – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s paternal grandmother, Iris Marta González y Paz – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s paternal grand-grandparents, Eugenio González y González and María de las Mercedes Paz y Feria – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s paternal great-grandmother, María de las Mercedes Paz y Feria – https://familysearch.org

Ricky’s maternal grandfather, Oscar Nevárez y del Valle, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s maternal grand-grandparents, Oscar Nevárez y López and Margarita del Valle y Olmedes – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandfather, Oscar Nevárez y López – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal grandmother, Irma Pilar Padilla y Rodríguez – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandparents, Julio Otilio Bartolomé Padilla y Salazar and María Ramona del Carmen Rodríguez y Vilar – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandfather, Julio Otilio Bartolomé Padilla y Salazar – https://familysearch.org

Birth record of Ricky’s maternal great-grandmother, María Ramona del Carmen Rodríguez y Vilar – https://familysearch.org

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Boyce Avenue

by madman on May 25, 2017

Birth Name:
*Daniel Enrique Manzano
*Fabian Rafael Manzano
*Alejandro Luis Manzano

Date of Birth:
*October 4, 1980 (Daniel)
*July 1, 1984 (Fabian)
*October 4, 1986 (Alejandro)

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (Spanish, possibly other)

Boyce Avenue is an American rock band, consisting of brothers Daniel Manzano, Fabian Manzano, and Alejandro Manzano.

Sources: http://newmediarockstars.com
https://twitter.com

photo by Joe Seer/www.bigstockphoto.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

Photo by Prphotos.com

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Danielia Cotton

by stlucas on March 17, 2017

Place of Birth: Hopewell, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 24, 1967

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican-Spanish (father)
*African-American, possibly European and Native American (mother)

Danielia Cotton is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Danielia is the daughter of Wenonah J. Brooks, a jazz singer, and a father of Puerto Rican and Spanish ancestry, whom Danielia has never met. Danielia has a brother, Craig.

Danielia is married to attorney Sam Roberts, who is of Russian Jewish descent. Danielia is herself a convert to Judaism.

Danielia’s maternal grandmother is named Evelyn Dunn Brooks.

Regarding her ethnicity, Danielia has stated:

Record companies just never knew what to do, they were just like this doesn’t work and the only person they consider like a Black rocker is Tina Turner and they were like that was a long time ago. It’s like nobody’s broken through since then and they just don’t want to try it’s just too difficult. And I’m Black and half-Latino which even makes them more confused and if I really spelled it out for them that my mom is Black, white and American Indian and my dad is Puerto-Rican and Spanish I think they would just walk away. But that’s America right now, that’s what it is.

Sources: http://www.npr.org
http://www.centraljersey.com

Photo by Prphotos

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Elizabeth Vargas

by stlucas on February 23, 2017

Birth Name: Elizabeth Anne Vargas

Place of Birth: Bergenfield, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 6, 1962

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican [Spanish, Italian, possibly other] (father)
*Swedish, Irish, German (mother)

Elizabeth Vargas is an American television journalist and host. She was born in Bergenfield, New Jersey, to a Puerto Rican-American father, Rafael “Ralf” Vargas, and an American mother, Anne (Lammers). Elizabeth has a sister, Aimie, and a brother, Christopher Otis. Elizabeth was previously married to musician Marc Cohn. They have two children.

Elizabeth’s father, whose family is from Puerto Rico, is said to have Spanish and Italian ancestry. Elizabeth’s mother is of Swedish, German, and Irish descent.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather was Otis S. Lammers (the son of George A. Lammers and Ida S. Johnson). George was born in Minnesota, to a father from Germany and a mother from Sweden. Ida was born in Sweden, to Swedish parents.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother was Lois Brennan (the daughter of James R. Brennan and Sarah L.). James and Sarah were born in Minnesota, to parents from Ireland.

Sources: http://www.puertorico-herald.org
http://nypost.com

https://www.newspapers.com
https://www.newspapers.com

Elizabeth’s maternal grandfather, Otis S. Lammers, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother, Lois Brennan, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Debby Wong/Bigstock.com

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