Coco Rocha

Rocha in 2009, image by lev radin /

Birth Name: Mikhaila Rocha

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: September 10, 1988

Ethnicity: Irish, Ukrainian, some English, distant Welsh

Coco Rocha is a Canadian model. She is known as one of the first “digital” supermodels. She is 5′10″.

Coco is the daughter of Rocky Rocha and Trevor Haines. She has described herself as being of “Ukrainian-Irish” descent. She has also said:

My mom’s half Irish and my dad’s half Irish. We don’t know much about my mom’s side but my dad’s mom came from Belfast and married my grandfather, who was from Wales.

Her grandparents later moved to Canada. Coco is married to artist James Conran, with whom she has three children. She is a Jehovah’s Witness.

Coco’s paternal grandfather was Francis “Frank” Haines (the son of Francis Haines and Catherine Geary). Coco’s grandfather Francis was born in Cardiff, Wales. Coco’s great-grandfather Francis was the son of James Haines, who was born in Kingstone, Somerset, England, and of Caroline Haines, who was born in Stragstay, Somerset. Coco’s great-grandmother Catherine was the daughter of Daniel Geary, who had Welsh and likely Irish ancestry; and of Ellen Sullivan, whose father was from Cork and whose mother was from Clonmel, Tipperary, both in Ireland.

Coco’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Welsh (the daughter of John Welsh and Margaret Jane Patterson). Catherine was from Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Coco’s maternal grandfather’s surname likely is Seniuk.


Curious about ethnicity

12 Responses

  1. allennox says:

    Rocha is a portuguese surname tho

  2. wanderer says:

    She is Ukrainian,not Russian. She describes herself as “Ukrainian-Irish”

  3. allennox says:

    Aint rocha a portugese surname

  4. sheis says:

    she is so fierce and beautiful

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