Birth Name: Eduardo Antonio Gutierrez, Jr.
Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines
Date of Birth: September 11, 1964
Ethnicity: Filipino [including Cebuano, Tagalog, and Kapampangan], American (including Cornish, English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish), Canadian [including English and Scottish], Spanish [Asturian, Cantabrian, Castilian]
Tonton Gutierrez is a Filipino actor. He is the biological son of actor Eddie Gutierrez and Liza Lorena (Elizabeth Ann Jolene Luciano Winsett). He is the half-brother of model Ruffa Gutierrez, and twin actors Richard Gutierrez and Raymond Gutierrez. He is married to actress Glydel Mercado (Flordeliza Sanchez), and has two children.
Tonton is a third cousin of American musician Bruno Mars. Tonton’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Mariano Herranz Heras and Mamerta Cañizares Secuya, were also Bruno’s maternal great-great-grandparents.
Tonton’s paternal grandfather was Antonio Atayde Gutierrez, Jr. (the son of Antonio María Rogelio Gutiérrez del Campo and María Paz Victoria García y Atayde, or María Paz Victoria García Atayde in Filipino). Tonton’s grandfather Antonio was born in Santa Mesa, Manila, Metro Manila. Tonton’s great-grandfather Antonio was Spanish, and was born in Santander, the son of first cousins Antonio Luciano Gutiérrez Azpúrua and Filomena Segunda del Campo Gutiérrez. María was Filipino, of ethnic Spanish background. She was the daughter of José María Atayde y Acosta, or José María Acosta Atayde in Filipino, and of Rosalía Paz García y Mirs, or Rosalía Paz Mirs García in Filipino.
Tonton’s paternal grandmother was Mary Rufina Herranz Pickett (the daughter of John Thomas Pickett and Jesusa “Susa” Herranz Cañezares). Mary was born in Tondo, Manila, Metro Manila. John was a Canadian of English and Scottish descent, who was born in Ontario, to Andrew Pickett and Mary Ann McLaren. Some sources inaccurately reported him as an American citizen. Jesusa was born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, the daughter of Mariano Herranz Heras, who was from Nava de la Asunción, Segovia, Spain, and of Mamerta Cañizares Secuya, who was classified as “india” (indigenous), and was born in Talisay, Cebu, Philippines. The surname Secuya is also spelled as Sycuya, which is of possibly Chinese origin, but it is not clear if Sabina had Chinese ancestry.
Tonton’s maternal grandfather was George Neil Winsett (the son of George William Winsett and Fairmayne Malone). Tonton’s grandfather George was born in Tennessee, U.S., and had Cornish, English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) roots. Tonton’s great-grandfather George was the son of John Daniel Winsett and Ida Mae Aylor. Fairmayne was the daughter of William Houston Malone and Lawilda Stella Porch.
Tonton’s maternal grandmother was Josefina Luciano, a Filipina from Magalang, Pampanga.
Sources: Genealogy of Tonton Gutierrez – http://www.geni.com
Marriage certificate of Tonton’s paternal grandparents, Antonio Atayde Gutierrez, Jr. and Mary Rufina Herranz Pickett – https://familysearch.org
Marriage certificate index of Tonton’s paternal great-grandparents, Antonio María Rogelio Gutiérrez del Campo and María Paz Victoria García y Atayde – https://familysearch.org
Baptismal register of Tonton’s paternal great-grandfather, Antonio María Rogelio Gutiérrez del Campo – https://familysearch.org
Death records of Tonton’s paternal great-grandparents, John Thomas Pickett and Jesusa “Susa” (Herranz Cañezares) Pickett – http://www.findagrave.com