Auli’i Cravalho

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Place of Birth: Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 2000

Ethnicity:
*37.5% Puerto Rican
*31.25% Native Hawaiian
*25% Portuguese
*‭4.6875‬‬% Chinese
*‭1.5625‬% Irish

Auli’i Cravalho is an American actress and singer. She voiced the title character in the 2016 Disney animated film Moana. Her ethnicity is mentioned here.

Auli’i is the daughter of Puanani and Dwayne Cravalho.

Her father is of three quarters Puerto Rican and one quarter Portuguese descent.

Her mother is of five eighths Native Hawaiian, one quarter Portuguese, 3/32 Chinese, and 1/32 Irish, ancestry.

Auli’i’s paternal grandfather was Christino Cravalho (the son of Jenaro Carvalho y Montijo and Isabel Cordero y Robles). Christino was born in Kona, Hawai’i. Jenaro was a Puerto Rican emigrant, from San Sebastián, and was the son of Juan Carvalho y Cajigas and María de Jesús Montijo y Aponte.

Auli’i’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Medeiros (the daughter of John Medeiros Chiquito and Josephine Ramos). Elizabeth was born in Hilo, Hawaii. John was the son of Portuguese emigrants, António Medeiros Chiquito and Rosa de Jesus Rebello Couvinha. Josephine was the daughter of Puerto Rican emigrants, Dionicio Ramos Collazo, of Yauco, and Antonia Pérez.

Auli’i’s maternal grandfather was Robert Freitas (the son of Manuel Freitas and Josephine Kahiwa Ako). Robert was born in Kamalumalu, Hawaii. Manuel was the son of Portuguese emigrants, José “Joseph/Joe” Freitas and Antónia Santos, both of Madeira. Josephine was of Native Hawaiian, Chinese, and Irish descent, and was the daughter of James Kopo Ako and Margaret Makaleka Kahinano Ahana.

Auli’i’s maternal grandmother was Amy Mokihana Keanaaina (the daughter of William Nuuanu Keanaaina and Emily Julian Kapanui). Amy was Native Hawaiian, and was born in Kailua, Hawaii. William was the son of William Keanaaina and Malaea Noenoe Haau. Emily was the daughter of Jacob Kopa Kapanui and Emily Moeanu Kapana Nuinui.

Sources: Auli’i’s paternal grandfather, Christino Cravalho, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Auli’i’s paternal grandfather, Christino Cravalho – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com

Genealogy of Auli’i’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Medeiros – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Auli’i’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Auli’i’s maternal grandfather, Robert Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Auli’i’s maternal grandfather, Robert Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Auli’i’s maternal grandmother, Amy Mokihana (Keanaaina) Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org

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7 Responses

  1. LIAHtheoldertiti35 says:

    looks portuguese, puerto rican and a little bit native hawaii

  2. Manila says:

    Correct Christino’s parents to Jenaro Carvalho y Montijo and Isabel Cordero y Robles. Jenaro was a Puerto Rican emigrant, from San Sebastián, and was the son of Juan Carvalho y Cajigas and María de Jesús Montijo y Aponte.

    Auli’i’s maternal grandmother was Amy Mokihana Keanaaina (the daughter of William Nuuanu Keanaaina and Emily Julian Kapanui). Amy was Native Hawaiian, and was born in Kailua, Hawaii. William was the son of William Keanaaina and Malaea Noenoe Haau. Emily was the daughter of Jacob Kopa Kapanui and Emily Moeanu Kapana Nuinui.

    Genealogy of Auli’i’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/k/e/a/Michelle-Keanaaina/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0362.html

    Genealogy of Auli’i’s maternal grandmother, Amy Mokihana (Keanaaina) Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9Q19-G3V

    Here’s her ethnicity makeup:
    * 37.5% Puerto Rican
    * 31.25% Native Hawaaian
    * 25% Portuguese
    * ‭4.6875‬‬% Chinese
    * ‭1.5625‬% Irish

    I can’t specify her Puerto Rican race (e.g. Spanish, Indigenous, African) based on her ancestors’ civil records. Church records can determine it, which are currently being indexed. Most church books during the Spanish colonial period were segregated between white (mostly Spaniards) and “pardo” (mixed race, sometimes even including slaves).

  3. mayra.santana says:

    So she is barely pacific islander. Theres literally no proof of native american ancestry

  4. Manila says:

    Auli’i is the daughter of Puanani (Freitas) and Dwayne Cravalho.

    Auli’i’s paternal grandfather was Christino Cravalho (the son of José “Joseph” Cravalho and Isabel). José and Isabel are listed as Puerto Rican. However, the surname Cravalho is of Portuguese origin.

    Auli’i’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Medeiros (the daughter of John Medeiros Chiquito and Josephine Ramos). John was the son of Portuguese emigrants, António Medeiros Chiquito and Rosa de Jesus Rebello Couvinha. Josephine was the daughter of Puerto Rican emigrants, Dionicio Ramos Collazo, of Yauco, and of Antonia Pérez.

    Auli’i’s maternal grandfather was Robert Freitas (the son of Manuel Freitas and Josephine Kahiwa Ako). Manuel was the son of Portuguese emigrants, José “Joseph/Joe” Freitas and Antónia Santos, both of Madeira. Josephine was of Native Hawaiian, Chinese, and Irish descent, and was the daughter of James Kopo Ako and Margaret Makaleka Kahinano Ahana.

    Auli’i’s paternal grandfather, Christino Cravalho, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB98-TT1

    Obituary of Auli’i’s paternal grandfather, Christino Cravalho – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jul/09/ln/FP607090360.html

    Genealogy of Auli’i’s paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Medeiros – https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LK4Y-L6P?1=1&spouse=LK4Y-L4J

    Obituary of Auli’i’s maternal grandfather, Robert Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK7B-QRPL

    Genealogy of Auli’i’s maternal grandfather, Robert Freitas – https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L6RQ-6MT

    I can’t identify Auli’i’s maternal grandmother for now.

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