Manuel Pellegrini

by andrew on June 5, 2016

BARCELONA - JAN 5: Manuel Pellegrini coach of Villareal during a

Birth Name: Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 16 September, 1953

Ethnicity: Chilean (Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque) and distant Argentinian, distant Guernsey/Channel Islander and Belgian/Flemish

Manuel Pellegrini is a Chilean professional football manager and former footballer. He won the English Premier League title in 2014 as coach of Manchester City.

Manuel is the son of Silvia Ripamonti Barros and Emilio Pellegrini Portales.

He descends from Colonel William de Vic Tupper Brock (known as Guillermo Tupper in Spanish), who was born, c. 1800, in Guernsey, Channel Islands (or Scotland), and died in the Chilean War of Independence.

Manuel is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actor Santiago Cabrera. Manuel’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, María Ignacia Isidora Zegers Montenegro (known as Isidora Zegers), was also the four times great-grandmother of Santiago Cabrera. María Ignacia Isidora was a prominent artist and composer in Chile; she was born in Madrid, Spain, and was the daughter of Juan Francisco Zegers Durás, who was born, c. 1781, in France, and of Florencia Montenegro Rodríguez de Toledo, who was born, c. 1785, in Madrid. Isidora was married to Manuel’s ancestor Colonel William de Vic Tupper Brock.

The Zegers family are Flemish Belgians.

Manuel’s paternal grandfather was Giulio/Julio Pellegrini Pellegrini (the son of Guilio Pellegrini and Catalina Pellegrini). Manuel’s grandfather Giulio was an emigrant from Tuscany, Italy.

Manuel’s paternal grandmother was Malvina Portales Solari (the son of Víctor Portales Cruzat and Isabel Solari). Victor was the son of José Gustavo Portales Aliaga and Rosario Cruzat y Silva.

Manuel’s maternal grandfather was Julio Ripamonti Corominas (the son of Higinio Ripamonti Vigil and Dolores Corominas Clusellas). Higinio was the son of Alejandro Ripamonti Fernandez and Venencia Vigil y Antelo. Ripamonti is an Italian surname, but that branch of Manuel’s family comes from La Coruna, Galicia, Spain. Dolores was the daughter of José Corominas and Francisca Clusellas.

Manuel’s maternal grandmother was Elisa Barros Puelma (the daughter of Manuel Barros Borgoño and Elisa Puelma Tupper). Manuel’s great-grandfather Manuel Barros Borgoño was the son of Manuel Barros Arana and Eugenia Borgoño Vergara. Manuel’s great-grandmother Elisa was the daughter of Francisco Segundo Puelma Castillo and Elisa Tupper Zegers.

Sources: Genealogies of Manuel Pellegrini – http://gw.geneanet.org

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Linda Cardellini

by follers on September 5, 2014

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Birth Name: Linda Edna Cardellini

Place of Birth: Redwood City, San Mateo, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 25, 1975

*50% Irish
*25% Italian
*12.5% German
*6.25% English
*6.25% Scottish

Linda Cardellini is an American actress.

Linda’s paternal grandfather was Euclid Angelo Cardellini (the son of Ernesto/Ernest Cardellini and Adele Andreini). Euclid was born in California, to Italian parents. Ernesto was the son of Raffaello Cardellini and Ersilia/Orsilia Musetti/Mussanti, who were from Fivizzano, Province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany, Italy.

Linda’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Edna Speers (the daughter of David Spiers/Speers and Edna Johanna Reulein). David was of English and Scottish descent, and was the son of David Spiers/Speers and Alice J. Turner. Linda’s great-grandmother Edna was of German descent, and was the daughter of Emil Reulein and Bertha F. Ruth Suhling.

Linda’s maternal grandfather was William Patrick Hernan (the son of Martin Thomas Hernan, Jr.). William was born in Ireland.

Linda’s maternal grandmother was Agnes Gertrude Webb (the daughter of William Patrick Webb and Mary Ellen Healy). Agnes was born in California, to Irish parents, her father from Kerry and her mother from Cork. William was the son of William Webb and Johanna Horan. Mary Ellen was the daughter of John Healy and Margaret Hinchin.

Sources: Genealogy of Linda’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Raffaello Cardellini – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Linda’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Ersilia/Orsilia Musetti/Mussanti (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Obituary of Linda’s paternal grandmother, Sadie Edna (Speers) Cardellini – http://www.findagrave.com

Linda’s paternal great-grandfather, David Spiers/Speers, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Linda’s maternal grandmother, Agnes Gertrude Webb, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Laetitia Casta

by andrew on February 28, 2014

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Birth Name: Laetitia Marie Laure Casta

Place of Birth: Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France

Date of Birth: 11 May, 1978

*Corsican Italian (father)
*Norman French (mother)

Laetitia Casta is a French actress and model. She has appeared on over 100 covers, of such popular magazines as Cosmopolitan and Vogue.

Laetitia was born in Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France. Her father, Dominique Casta, is from Corsica, a large island in Mediterranean sea. Her mother, Line Blin, is from Normandy, North France.

Laetitia is married to actor Louis Garrel. She has a daughter with her former partner, director and photographer Stéphane Sednaoui (Stéphane is a cousin of model and actress Elisa Sednaoui).

Laetitia’s paternal grandfather was Jean Casta (the son of Dominique Casta and Antoinette Mariotti). Dominique was the son of Pierre Ange François Casta and Marie Dorinde Petrucci. Antoinette was the daughter of Antoine Jacques Mariotti and Marie Coppolani.

Laetitia’s paternal grandmother was Laure Giovannetti (the daughter of Sirio Giovannetti and Zelinda Castelli). Sirio and Zelinda were Italian emigrants, from Maresca, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy.

All the rest of Laetitia’s Corsican ancestors also carry Italian surnames.

Sources: Genealogy of Laetitia Casta (focusing on her father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Family history of Laetitia Casta – http://genealogie-magazine.over-blog.com


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Susan Sarandon

by follers on October 23, 2012

Birth Name: Susan Abigail Tomalin

Place of Birth: Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 4, 1946

*50% Italian, including Sicilian
*25% English, with a smaller amount of Welsh
*12.5% German
*12.5% Irish

Susan Sarandon, born Susan Abigail Tomalin, is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Dead Man Walking (1995).

She is the daughter of Leonora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin. Her surname is from her marriage to actor Chris Sarandon. Actress Eva Amurri is her daughter. Susan also has two children with her former partner, actor Tim Robbins.

Her father’s ancestry was one half English (with some Welsh), one quarter German, and one quarter Irish. Her mother is of Italian (including Sicilian) descent.

Susan’s paternal grandfather was William Arthur Tomalin III (the son of William Arthur Tomalin, Jr. and Susanna Beams). Susan’s grandfather William was born in New Jersey. Susan’s great-grandfather William was born in Hackney, London, Middlesex, England, the son of William Tomalin and Sarah Eyles. Susanna was born in Wiltshire, England, the daughter of James Beams and Sophia Guyatt. The “Tomalin” family line originates in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Susan’s paternal grandmother was Alberta Agnes Boehner (the daughter of George Albert Boehner and Winfred Lavina Hanily). George was born in Germany, the son of Joseph Boehner. Winfred was born in New Jersey, to Irish parents, Martin Hanily and Mary Noon.

Susan’s maternal grandfather was Giuseppe/Joseph Vincenzo/Vincent Criscione (the son of Angelo Criscione and Salvatria/Salvatrice Cicetra/Licitra). Giuseppe was born in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.

Susan’s maternal grandmother was Anita Evelyn/Evilyn Rigali (the daughter of Mansueto Rigali and Angelina Bonturi). Anita was born in New York, the daughter of Italian immigrants, from Coreglia, Province of Lucca, Tuscany. Mansueto was the son of Giovanni Egidio Giorgio Rigali and Teresa Bosi. Angelina was the daughter of Gaetano Bonturi and Zafira.

Sources: Genealogies of Susan Sarandon – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Notes on Susan’s ancestry, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, at The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com


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Marisa Tomei

by ethnic on June 26, 2010

Marisa Tomei

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

Date of Birth: December 4, 1964

Ethnicity: Italian (Tuscan, Calabrian, Campanian, Sicilian)

Marisa Tomei is an American actress and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for My Cousin Vinny (1992). Her brother, Adam Tomei, is also an actor.

Marisa is of Italian descent on both sides of her family. Half of her family is from Tuscany.

Marisa’s paternal grandfather was Romeo Robert Tomei (the son of Lindoro Tomei and Faustina Maria Lucchesi). Lindoro was born in Ghivizzano, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, the son of Nicolao Tomei and Angela Puccini. Faustina was born in Vitiana, Lucca.

Marisa’s paternal grandmother was Rita Calvosa (the daughter of Albert Charles Calvosa and Maria/Mary Preziozi/Preziosi). Rita was born in New York, to Italian parents. Albert was from Calabria, and was the son of Raffaele “Raphael” Calvosa and Serafina Corrado. Maria was likely from Campania, and was the daughter of Sabino Preziosi and Philomina Biondi.

Marisa’s maternal grandfather was Armando Bianchi (the son of Francesco Leopoldo Bianchi and Adelaide Maria Angiloa Canovaro). Armando was Italian. Francesco was born in Cecina, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, the son of Dionisio Bianchi. Francesco was murdered when he was 26 years old. Adelaide was born in Elba, an island, part of the Province of Livorno, and was the daughter of Arturo Augusto Aurelio Canovaro and Marianna.

Marisa’s maternal grandmother was Maria/Mary D’Ignoti. Maria was of Sicilian descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Marisa Tomei – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Family history of Marisa Tomei – http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.it

Marisa’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marisa’s paternal grandfather, Romeo Robert Tomei, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Romeo Robert Tomei on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marisa’s paternal grandmother, Rita Calvosa, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Marisa’s paternal grandmother, Rita (Calvosa) Tomei – https://www.findagrave.com

Death record of Marisa’s paternal great-grandfather, Albert Charles Calvosa – https://familysearch.org

Marisa’s maternal grandparents, Armando Bianchi and Maria/Mary D’Ignoti, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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