Birth Name: Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez
Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date of Birth: February 3, 1977
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [African, Spanish, possibly Taíno]
He is the son of Ramón Ayala Class and Rosa María Rodríguez. He is married to Mireddys González, with whom he has three children.
Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandfather was Porto Ayala y Ayala (the son of Elias Ayala y Trinidad and Senona Ayala y Caraballo). Porto was listed as “Mulatto” on civil records. Elias was the son of José Ayala y Calderón and Estefania Trinidad y Pérez. Senona was the daughter of Juan Ayala y Calderón and Eugenia Caraballo y Hernández. José and Juan were brothers, making Elias and Senona first cousins.
Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandmother was Altagracia Class y Aponte (the daughter of José Class y González and Natalia Aponte). Altagracia was listed as “White” on civil records. José was the son of José del Carmen “Carmelo” Class y Adorno and María Celestina González y Adorno. Natalia was the daughter of Narciso Labrador y Fontánez and Catalina Aponte y Morales.
Sources: Death record of Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandfather, Porto Ayala y Ayala – https://familysearch.org
Daddy Yankee’s paternal grandmother, Altagracia Class y Aponte, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Daddy Yankee’s paternal great-grandparents, José Class y González and Natalia Aponte – https://familysearch.org