Lara Gut

by Manila on March 20, 2016

Place of Birth: Sorengo, Ticino, Switzerland

Date of Birth: 27 April 1991

*Swiss-Italian (father)
*Italian (mother)

Lara Gut is a Swiss alpine ski racer. Her father, Pauli Gut, is Swiss-Italian. Her mother, Gabriella Almici, is an Italian immigrant, from Zone, Lombardy.


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 even lists Chiara’s grandmother as Ida Idelson, from Belarus. It is not clear if this claim is accurate.

Sources: Genealogies of Chiara Mastroianni-

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

Obituary of Chiara’s father –

Genealogy of Chiara’s mother –

Genealogy of Chiara’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Sevère Deneuve –

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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.


Genealogy of Michel’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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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

*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 –

Family history of Manuel Valls –

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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.


Genealogies of Dustin’s paternal grandfather, Melvin Raymond Pedroia –

Obituary of Dustin’s paternal grandfather, Melvin Raymond Pedroia –

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