Birth Name: Chanel Elizabeth Celaya
Place of Birth: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 12, 1991
*father – Mexican
*mother – English, Baltic German, Irish
Chanel Celaya is an American model and actress. She is also known as Chanel Celaya Watkins.
Chanel’s paternal grandfather was Alfredo José “Alfred” Celaya (the son of Francisco Arturo Celaya and Maria Consuelo “Connie” Encinas). Alfredo was born in Arizona. Francisco was born in Arizona, the son of Concepción Beltrán “Chono” Celaya, whose parents were Mexican, and of Tomasa Telles, whose parents were also Mexican. Maria Consuelo was born in Arizona, the daughter of David Encinas, whose parents were Mexican, and of Juanita Moreno Herrera, whose parents were from New Mexico, and were of Mexican descent.
Chanel’s paternal grandmother was Julia V. Diaz (the daughter of Serino Rodriguez Diaz and Teodora “Doris” Casillas). Serino was born in Arizona, the son of Manuel Palacios Diaz and Carmen Rodriguez. Teodora was born in Jalostotitlán, Jalisco, Mexico.
Chanel’s maternal grandfather was Carolus Magnus Bloomfield (the son of Carolus Magnus Bloomfield/Blumenfeldt and Margie Sophie Gill). Chanel’s grandfather Carolus was born in Alabama. Chanel’s great-grandfather Carolus was born in Russia, now Estonia, and likely was the son of Karel/Carl Blumenfeldt and Julie Elisabeth Hinrichson, who were from Viljandi County and Pärnu County, respectively. Margie was born in Alabama, the daughter of George Edwin Gill and Winifred A. Bickford.
Chanel’s maternal grandmother was Ruth L. Probst (the daughter of John Smith Probst and Elizabeth Brennan). Ruth was born in Ohio. John was born in Ohio, the son of Harry R. Probst and Mary Gordon. Elizabeth was born in Nottingham, England, to parents from Ireland, Richard G. Brennan/Brennen and Mary Finn.
Sources: Obituary of Chanel Celaya’s father – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Chanel’s paternal great-uncle (grandfather’s brother) – http://tucson.com
Obituary of Chanel’s paternal great-grandmother, Consuelo “Connie” (Soto) Celaya – http://www.legacy.com
Obituary of Chanel’s uncle (mother’s brother) – https://www.legacy.com