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, United States

Date of Birth: October 13, 1945

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

Karen Akers is an American actress and singer.

Karen’s stage name comes from her first husband, Jim Akers. Jim and Karen divorced in the 1980s, and Karen kept her ex-husband’s surname. She is currently married to Kevin Patrick Power, the vice president of the satellite communications company Orion Network Systems.

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 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.

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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, 1/16th Swiss-Italian, 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, a journalist. 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 grandparents were Richard Boynton and Dorothy Anderson.

Tucker’s maternal grandfather was Oliver Maurice Lombardi (the son of Maurice Ennis/C. Lombardi and Ethel Rogers Peck). 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 Nickel (the daughter of George Wilmarth Nickel and Ernestine McNear). George was the son of James Leroy Nickel and Ellen Sheldon “Nellie” Miller. 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) –


Frank Carlucci

by andrew on October 5, 2016

Birth Name: Frank Charles Carlucci III

Date of Birth: October 18, 1930

Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: June 3, 2018

Place of Death: McLean, Virginia, U.S.

*Italian, including Swiss-Italian (father)
*English, other (mother)

Frank Carlucci was an American politician and diplomat. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, from January 24, 1975 to February 5, 1978, Deputy Director of the CIA, from February 5, 1978 to February 4, 1981, National Security Advisor, from December 2, 1986 to November 23, 1987, and U.S. Secretary of Defense, from November 23, 1987 to January 20, 1989, among other duties.

Frank was the son of Roxanne (Bacon) and Francesco Charles “Frank” Carlucci, Jr. He was married to Marcia McMillan Myers, until his death. He had three children with his former wife, Jean Anthony.

Frank’s paternal grandfather was Francesco “Frank” Carlucci, Sr. (the son of Carlo Carlucci and Grazia Napolellio). Francesco was born in Santomenna, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. The surname Cerini is Italian. Carlo was the son of John Angelo Carlucci.

Frank’s paternal grandmother was named Louise M. Cerini. Louise was born in Bern, Switzerland.

Frank’s maternal grandfather was Howard Burke Bacon (the son of John Bacon and Emilie/Emily). John was the son of Charles Warder Bacon and Mary Thomas.

Frank’s maternal grandmother was named Susan.

Sources: History of the Carlucci family –

Genealogy of Frank’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Frank Carlucci (focusing on his mother’s side) –