Mike Lee

by follers on July 3, 2018

Birth Name: Michael Shumway Lee

Place of Birth: Mesa, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 4, 1971

Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, 1/32 Swiss-Italian

Mike Lee is an American politician, author, and attorney. A member of the Republican Party, he has been a U.S. Senator from Utah, since January 3, 2011, and Chairman of the Senate Republican Steering Committee, from January 3, 2015.

Mike is the son of Janet (Griffin) and Rex E. Lee. His father, a lawyer and law clerk, was Solicitor General of the United States, from 1981 to 1985, and President of Brigham Young University, from 1989 to 1995, among other duties. Mike’s mother was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Département des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France, to American parents. Mike’s brother, Thomas Rex Lee, has been Associate Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, since 2010.

Mike is married to Sharon Burr, with whom he has three children.

Mike is a second cousin of U.S. Senator Mark Udall, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, and U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith.

Mike’s paternal grandfather was Rex E. Lee (the son of John David Lee and Inez Louisa Hamblin). Rex was born in Arizona. John was the son of John Doyle Lee and Lavina Young. Inez was the daughter of Jacob Vernon Hamblin and Louisa Bonelli. Mike’s great-great-grandmother Louisa was of Swiss-Italian and Swiss-German origin, and was the daughter of George Bonelli and Anna Maria Ammann, from Affeltrangen, Thurgau, Switzerland.

Mike’s paternal grandmother was Mabel Whiting (the daughter of Edwin Isaacson Whiting and Ethel Farr). Mabel was born in Arizona. Edwin was the son of Edwin Marion Whiting and Anna Maria Isaacson, whose parents were Danish, her father from Bachgaard and her mother from Jegindø.

Mike’s maternal grandfather was Smith Benjamin Griffin (the son of Benjamin James Griffin and Maud Smith). Mike’s grandfather Smith was a Treasury Attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

Mike’s maternal grandmother was Marian Ione Hussey (the daughter of Charles Henry Hussey and Mary Alice Lambert). Marian was born in Utah. Charles’ mother was English.

Sources: Genealogies of Mike Lee –


Carlos Alvarado Quesada

by Manila on April 7, 2018

Place of Birth: San José, Costa Rica

Date of Birth: 14 January, 1980

Ethnicity: Costa Rican [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese), Basque, distant Indigenous (Boruca)], 1/8 Swiss-Italian, distant Portuguese

Carlos Alvarado Quesada is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist, and politician. He has served as President of Costa Rica, since 8 May, 2018. He was previously the Minister of Labor and Social Security, from 29 March, 2016 to 19, January 2017.

President Alvarado is the son of Alejandro Alvarado Induni and Adelia Quesada Alvarado.

President Alvarado is married to architect Claudia Dobles Camargo, with whom he has a son.

President Alvarado’s paternal grandfather was Manuel Francisco de Jesús Alvarado Salazar (the son of Juan Bautista Alvarado Mora and María Josefa Celia de Jesús Salazar González). Juan was the son of Valerio Alvarado and Gertrudis Saturnina Mora. Josefa was the daughter of José Víctor Salazar Chaves and María Toribia González Valverde.

President Alvarado’s paternal grandmother was María Berta del Carmen Induni Arquín (the daughter of Agostino Carlo Induni, or Agustín Carlos Induni Ferrari in Spanish, and of María Rosa de la Trinidad Arquín Céspedes). Agostino was a Swiss-Italian emigrant, from Magliaso, Ticino, and was the son of Filippo Induni and Maddalena Ferrari. Rosa was the daughter of Juan de Jesús Arquín Quesada and Adela Céspedes Sánchez.

President Alvarado’s maternal grandfather was Manuel de Jesús Quesada Castro (the son of Serviliano Joaquín Jorge de Jesús Quesada y Marín and Juana Benita Castro Mora). Serviliano was the son of George (later Jorge) de Jesús Quesada Solano and Ramona Marín Muñoz. Juana was the daughter of Manuel de los Dolores Castro Umaña and Mónica de los Santos Mora Venegas.

President Alvarado’s maternal grandmother was Noemi Dominga del Rosario Alvarado Romero (the daughter of Noé Rafael María de Jesús Alvarado Morales and Adelia Urbana de los Ángeles Romero Mora). Noemi was born in San José, Costa Rica. Noé was the son of Juan Alvarado Jiménez and Sinforosa de la Concepción Morales. Adelia was the daughter of Juan de Jesús Romero Badilla and María Joaquina Ángela del Rosario Mora y Venegas, who was the younger sister of Mónica de los Santos Mora Venegas.

President Alvarado’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Magdalena Rodríguez (c. 1780 – 1 June 1840, San José).

Sources: Biography of Carlos Alvarado Quesada –

Genealogy of President Alvarado’s paternal grandfather, Manuel Francisco de Jesús Alvarado Salazar –

Genealogy of President Alvarado’s paternal grandmother, María Berta del Carmen Induni Arquín –

Genealogy of President Alvarado’s maternal grandfather, Manuel de Jesús Quesada Castro –

Genealogy of President Alvarado’s maternal grandmother, Noemi Dominga del Rosario Alvarado Romero –


MC Yogi

by stlucas on December 13, 2017

Birth Name: Nicholas Christian Giacomini

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 26, 1979

*Italian, Swiss-Italian, 1/8th English (father)
*Portuguese, including Azorean (mother)

MC Yogi is an American hip-hop musician.

MC is the son of Lisa/Elisa Cristiana (Simas) and Christian/Christia T. “Chris” Giacomini. MC’s father has Italian, Swiss-Italian, and English roots. MC’s mother’s has Portuguese (including Azorean) ancestry. He is married to Amanda Giacomini.

MC’s paternal grandfather was Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini (the son of Tobias Carlo Battista Giacomini and Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini). MC’s great-grandfather Tobias was born in Villa di Chiavenna, Province of Sondrio, Lombardia region, Italy. Celesta was born in Switzerland, the daughter of Giuseppe Domenighini, who was from Vogorno, Ticino, Switzerland, and of Virginia L. “Jennie” Mariott, who was English.

MC’s paternal grandmother was Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” Poiani (the daughter of Pietro “Peter/Pete” Poiani and Rosina “Rose/Rosie” M. Zanardi). Pietro was born in Brescia, Lombard, Italy, the son of John Poiani and Margarita Fusi. Rosina was born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, the daughter of Rafaelo Giannini and Olive Fannchi.

MC’s maternal grandmother was Lourdes P. Nunes (the daughter of João Nunes and Maria). Lourdes was born in the Azores, Portugal.

Sources: Birth record of MC Yogi –

Birth record of MC’s father –

Genealogy of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini –

Obituary of MC’s paternal grandfather, Tobias Benjamin “Toby” Giacomini –

Obituary of MC’s paternal grandmother, Vetalena Rosemarie “Vet” (Poiani) Giacomini –

MC’s paternal great-grandmother, Celesta/Celestina/Celestini L. Domenighini, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of MC’s maternal grandmother, Lourdes P. (Nunes) Simas –

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Karen Akers

by madman on December 4, 2016

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Birth Name: Karen Orth-Pallavicini

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 13, 1945

*Austrian, Swiss-Italian (father)
*Scottish, Irish (maternal grandfather)
*Russian, Norwegian, French (maternal grandmother)

Karen Akers is an American actress and singer.

Karen is the daughter of Mary Louise (Adams), a chaplain, and Heinrick Christian Orth-Pallavicini. Her father was born in Breslau, Germany, of Austrian and Swiss-Italian descent. He was from a European nobility family, but dropped his title when he came to America. Karen’s mother was American. Karen was raised a Roman Catholic.

Karen is married to Kevin Patrick Power, the vice president of the satellite communications company Orion Network Systems. She has two children with her former husband, Jim Akers.

Karen has stated:

On my mother’s side, my grandmother is Russian, Norwegian, and French and my grandfather is Scots-Irish. My father’s side is Austrian on one side and Swiss-Italian on the other.

Karen has also said:

I grew up feeling more French than American in a funny way. My father’s European, and my grandmother’s Russian, and she and my mother spoke French all the time when I was growing up.

Karen’s maternal grandfather was James Donald Adams (the son of James Adams and Mary Louise Barron/Barrow). Karen’s grandfather James was born in New York, and was an editor, writer, and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Karen’s great-grandfather James was Scottish. Mary was born in New York, to Irish parents.

Karen’s maternal grandmother was Elvine Georgievna Simeon (the daughter of George Simeon and Caroline Huldman). Elvine was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Sources: Marriage record of Karen’s parents –

Karen’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Karen’s maternal grandfather, James Donald Adams, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Biographical profile of Karen’s maternal grandfather, James Donald Adams –

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Tucker Carlson

by madman on October 11, 2016

Birth Name: Tucker McNear Carlson

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 16, 1969

Ethnicity: English, German, Scottish, Irish, 1/16th Swiss-Italian, about 1/16th Portuguese, distant Dutch, possibly Swedish

Tucker Carlson is an American political news correspondent and conservative pundit. He has hosted the show Tucker Carlson Tonight since 2016. He previously hosted the debate program Tucker on MSNBC, from 2005 to 2008, and co-hosted the debate program Crossfire on CNN.

Tucker is the son of Lisa McNear (Lombardi) and Dick Carlson. His father is a former news anchor, U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles, president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and director of Voice of America. Tucker is married to Susan Andrews, with whom he has four children.

His name was changed to Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, adding Swanson for his stepmother, Patricia Caroline Swanson, whose grandfather was Carl A. Swanson, founder of Swanson frozen-food.

His maternal great-great-great-grandfather was Henry Miller (born Heinrich Alfred Kreiser), a rancher, originally from Brackenheim, Germany, who became known as the “Cattle King of California,” and was one of the largest landowners in the late 19th century U.S.

Tucker’s father was born Richard Boynton. He was adopted by W. E. Carlson and his wife.

Tucker’s biological paternal grandfather was Richard L. Boynton (the son of Frank Omar Boynton and Helen Catherine Marshall). Richard was born in Massachusetts. Frank was the son of George Fletcher Boynton and Gladys L. Ballard. Helen was the daughter of Joseph J. Marshall and Catherine A. Flynn. Jospeh’s parents, Tucker’s great-great-great-grandparents, Manuel Machado/Marshal and Marie Louise Freitas, were Portuguese emigrants, from the Azores.

Tucker’s biological paternal grandmother was named Dorothy Anderson.

Tucker’s maternal grandfather was Oliver Maurice Lombardi (the son of Maurice Ennis/C. Lombardi and Ethel Rogers Peck). Oliver was born in California. Tucker’s great-grandfather Maurice was the son of Cesar/Caesar Maurice Lombardi, who was Swiss, of Swiss-Italian descent, and of Caroline Gaston Ennis. Ethel was the daughter of William Edward Peck and Lilly/Lillie Rebecca Rogers.

Tucker’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ernestine Nickel (the daughter of George Wilmarth Nickel and Ernestine McNear). Mary was born in California. George was the son of James Leroy Nickel and Ellen Sheldon “Nellie” Miller. Tucker’s great-grandmother Ernestine was the daughter of George Washington McNear and Etta Burkhalter Tucker.

Sources: Article about some of Tucker’s ancestry –

Tucker’s father writes about his own background –

Tucker’s maternal great-grandfather, Maurice Ennis/C. Lombardi, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Tucker’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Caroline Gaston Ennis (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Tucker’s maternal great-grandmother, Ernestine McNear (focusing on her father’s side) –