Swiss-Italian

Chiara Mastroianni

by wanderer on March 12, 2016

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Chiara Mastroianni attends the 'Les Bie

Birth Name: Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 28 May, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian, French, as well as 1/32 Swiss-Italian

Chiara Mastroianni is a French-Italian actress and singer. She is the daughter of Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and French actress, singer, model, and producer Catherine Deneuve. Her uncle was editor Ruggero Mastroianni and her great-uncle was sculptor Umberto Mastroianni.

Chiara has two children, one with her former partner, sculptor Pierre Thoretton; and one with her former husband, singer, songwriter, musician, and actor Benjamin Biolay.

Chiara’s paternal grandparents were Ottone Mastroianni (the son of Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte) and Ida.

Chiara’s maternal grandfather was Georges Maurice Edmond Dorléac (the son of Alphonse Dorleac and Berthe Marie Smout). Alphonse was the son of Gabriel Jean Dorleac and Armance Landry. Berthe was the daughter of Rodolphe Smout and Alexandrine Jaquet.

Chiara’s maternal grandmother was actress Renée Simonot (born Renée Jeanne Deneuve, the daughter of Joseph Sevère Deneuve and Antoinette Jeanne Schenardi). Joseph was Jean Sevère Deneuve and Joséphine Delphine Clémentine Gournay. Antoinette was the daughter of the daughter of Antoine Joseph Schenardi, whose father was from Roveredo, Switzerland, and of Nelly Jeanne Dehais.

Chiara’s paternal grandmother was typically cited in reference books as having been born Ida Irolle. There is a web rumor that Ida was born Ida Idelson, to a Jewish family, in Minsk, Belarus. Genealogy website Geni.com even lists Chiara’s grandmother as Ida Idelson, from Belarus. It is not clear if this claim is accurate.

Sources: Genealogies of Chiara Mastroianni- http://www.geni.com
https://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Chiara’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Obituary of Chiara’s father – http://www.nytimes.com

Genealogy of Chiara’s mother – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Chiara’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Sevère Deneuve – http://gw.geneanet.org

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Michel Piccoli

by andrew on January 25, 2016

2007 Cannes Film Festival - Day One - May 16, 2007

Birth Name: Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 27 December 1925

Ethnicity: Swiss-Italian (paternal grandfather), French

Michel Piccoli is a French actor. He has appeared in many different roles, from seducer to cop to gangster to Pope, in more than 170 movies.

Michel is the son of Marcelle Pauline (Expert-Bezançon) and Carlo Enrico “Henri” Piccoli.

Michel’s paternal grandparents were Enrico Piccoli (the son of Costantino Piccoli and Maria Angelica Grisiger/Grisinger) and Berta Hocquart. Enrico’s parents were from Piotta and Ambrì, respectively, both in Canton Ticino, Switzerland. Costantino was the son of Lorenzo “Lorenzon” Piccoli and Mariagata Gianolli.

Michel’s maternal grandparents were Charles Frédéric Expert-Bezançon (the son of Jean Frédéric Expert-Bezançon and Caroline Adrienne Martin) and Clarisse Eugénie M. Bezançon.

Sources: https://sites.google.com

Genealogy of Michel’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

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Manuel Valls

by Manila on November 26, 2015

"Dictionnaire des Etrangers Qui Ont Fait la France" Editions Robert Laffont Book Party in Paris on October 2, 2013

Birth Name: Manuel Carlos Valls Galfetti

Place of Birth: Barcelona, Spain

Date of Birth: August 13, 1962

Ethnicity:
*Spanish [Catalan] (father)
*Swiss-Italian (mother)

Manuel Valls is a French politician. A member of the Socialist Party, he served as Prime Minister of France, from 31 March, 2014 to 6 December, 2016. He was previously Mayor of Évry, from 18 March, 2001 to 24 May, 2012, and Minister of the Interior, from 16 May, 2012 to 1 April, 2014.

His father, Xavier Valls i Subirà, was a Spanish painter, from Barcelona. His mother, Luisangela Galfetti, is Swiss-Italian, from Ticino. He is married to Anne Gravoin. He was previously married to Nathalie Soulié.

Manuel’s paternal grandparents were Magi Valls i Marti (the son of Josep Maria Valls i Visens and ? Marti) and Carme de Subirà i Tomas. Josep was the son of Magí Valls i Bosch and ? Visens i Gelabert.

Manuel’s maternal grandfather was Ugo Galfetti (the son of Giuseppe Galfetti and Angiolina Ferrari). Angiolina was the daughter of Cesare Ferrari and Caterina Ferrari. Cesare and Caterina were both born with the same surname.

Manuel’s maternal grandmother was Alban Legobbe (the daughter of ? Legobbe and ? Monighetti). Manuel’s great-grandmother was the daughter of Natale Alessandro Federico Monighetti and Maria del Mue.

Sources: Genealogy of Manuel Valls – http://www.geni.com

Family history of Manuel Valls – http://genealogie-magazine.over-blog.com

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Dustin Pedroia

by Hippiboy on June 29, 2014

Major League Baseball All Star Game Red Carpet Parade - July 15, 2008

Birth Name: Dustin Luis Pedroia

Place of Birth: Woodland, Yolo, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 17, 1983

Ethnicity: Spanish (maternal grandmother), Swiss-Italian (great-grandfather), Portuguese, French-Canadian, English, Mexican

Dustin Pedroia is an American professional baseball player. He is a second baseman, with the Boston Red Sox, of Major League Baseball (MLB). His uncle (mother’s brother) is football defensive coordinator Phil Snow. Dustin is married to Kelli, with whom he has three children.

Dustin’s paternal grandfather was Melvin Raymond Pedroia (the son of Caesar John Pedroia and Beatrice Rosella Loranger). Caesar was born in California, the son of Giovanni/John Pedroia and Madelena Marie Bonetti, Swiss parents from Brione sopra Minusio, Ticino, Switzerland, of Swiss-Italian descent. Beatrice was born in California, and had French-Canadian, English, and Mexican ancestry, the daughter of Beaumont Peter Loranger and Margaret Tutt.

Dustin’s paternal grandmother was born with the surname Machado. She likely has Portuguese ancestry.

Dustin’s maternal grandparents are Phil Snow and Isabel Martinez (the daughter of Juan Martinez and Isabel). Dustin’s great-grandparents Juan and Isabel were Spanish.

Sources: http://ilsestodistretto.blogspot.it

Genealogies of Dustin’s paternal grandfather, Melvin Raymond Pedroia – http://www.wikitree.com
http://parkerpress.com

Obituary of Dustin’s paternal grandfather, Melvin Raymond Pedroia – http://www.legacy.com

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Sara Bareilles

by ethnic on April 13, 2012

Birth Name: Sara Beth Bareilles

Place of Birth: Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 7, 1979

Ethnicity:
*37.5% Italian [including Swiss-Italian]
*37.5% Portuguese [including Azorean]
*12.5% French
*12.5% mix of English and German

Sara Bareilles is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Sara’s father is of one quarter French, one quarter Italian, and half Swiss-Italian, descent. Sara’s mother is of three quarters Portuguese (including Azorean) and one quarter English/German ancestry. Sara lived in Italy for a year, speaks Italian, and was raised Catholic.

Sara’s paternal grandfather was Melvin J. Bareilles (the son of John Bareilles and Florence M. Brizoni). John’s parents were French. Florence’s parents were Italian.

Sara’s paternal grandmother was Mary M. Biasca (the daughter of Henry Emilio Biasca and Anna Maria Biasca). Henry and Anna were Swiss immigrants, of Swiss-Italian descent.

Sara’s maternal grandfather was Bernard S. Capellas (the son of Antonio “Tony” Santos Capellas and Leanora/Leonora Franca). Antonio’s parents, Manuel S. Capellas and Francisca Costa, were both of Portuguese descent, from Ponta Delgada, St. Miguel, in the Azores. Leanora was born in Hawaii, the daughter of Paulino Franca and Balbina de Conceicao Ferraz/Ferreis, who were Portuguese immigrants.

Sara’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jean Miller (the daughter of Edgar Floyd Miller and Margaret Dias). Betty was born in Hawaii. Edgar was born in Virginia, and had English and German ancestry; he was the son of Monroe Miller and Sarah Eunice Dolinger. Margaret was born in Hawaii; Margaret’s father, Louis Dias, was a Portuguese immigrant, while Margaret’s mother, Mary Simao, was born in Hawaii, to Portuguese parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Sara Bareilles – https://www.geni.com

Sara’s paternal grandfather, Melvin J. Bareilles, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Sara’s paternal grandmother, Mary M. Biasca, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Sara’s paternal grandmother’s sister, Irma Savina Biasca – http://www.legacy.com

Sara’s maternal grandfather, Bernard S. Capellas, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Sara’s maternal great-grandparents, Antonio “Tony” Santos Capellas and Leanora/Leonora Franca –
https://familysearch.org

Partial genealogies, and death records, of Sara’s maternal great-grandparents, Antonio “Tony” Santos Capellas and Leanora/Leonora (Franca) Capellas – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Sara’s maternal great-great-uncle, Eugene Santos Capellas – https://www.findagrave.com

Sara’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jean Miller, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Sara’s maternal grandmother, Betty Jean (Miller) Capellas – http://www.findagrave.com

Sara’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Dias, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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