Amber Valletta

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Valletta in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Amber Evangeline Valletta

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 9, 1974

Ethnicity:
*father – Italian, Portuguese
*mother – English, Cherokee Native American

Amber Valletta is an American fashion model and actress.

Her father is of half Italian and half Portuguese descent. Her mother has significant, verified Cherokee Native American ancestry, along with English.

She has a son with her former husband, Olympic volleyball player Chip McCaw.

Amber’s paternal grandfather was Vincent James Valletta (the son of Frank/Francesco Valletta and Maria Carmina Perrone). Vincent was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parents, with roots in Vitulazio, Caserta, Campania. Maria was the daughter of Vincenzo Perrone.

Amber’s paternal grandmother was Evangeline Teresa Dejesus (the daughter of Alfred da Silva DeJesus and Maria Gomes Orfao). Evangeline was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Portuguese parents.

Amber’s maternal grandfather was Sequoyah Lewis/Louis Rogers (the son of Sequoyah Hokesmith Rogers and Siota/Soita/Siater/Sista. Mae/P. Tyner). Amber’s grandfather Sequoyah was born in Topeka, Kansas. Amber’s great-grandfather Sequoyah was born in Oklahoma, the son of William Charles Rogers and Nan Kannie/Haney/Haynie, and was of Cherokee Native American descent. Siota was the daughter of Carter Blackstone Braxton Tyner, who was of one eighth Cherokee ancestry, and of Christina Helen Elder, who was of one quarter Cherokee descent.

Amber’s maternal grandmother was Mary Jean Garrison (the daughter of Sidney Andrew Garrison and Anna/Annie Lee Cade). Mary Jean was born in Oklahoma. Sidney was the son of Joseph Andrew Garrison and Sidney Ann Gardenhire. Amber’s great-grandmother Anna was the daughter of Steven Horn Cade and Smillie/Smiley Ann Swain.

Sources: Amber’s maternal grandfather, Sequoyah Lewis/Louis Rogers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Sequoyah Lewis/Louis Rogers on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Amber’s maternal great-grandfather, Sequoyah Hokesmith Rogers, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogies of Amber’s maternal great-grandmother, Siota/Soita/Siater/Sista. Mae/P. Tyner – https://www.findagrave.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

20 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Amber’s paternal grandfather was Vincent James Valletta (the son of Frank/Francesco Valletta and Maria Carmina Perrone). Vincent was born in Massachusetts, to Italian parent.

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