David Caro Levy

Birth Name: David Caro del Castillo Levy

Place of Birth: Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico

Date of Birth: 9 May, 1997

Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish, possibly other

David Caro Levy is a Mexican actor. He is known in Latin America for his roles on the series Kin, La rosa de Guadalupe, Como dice el dicho, La jefa del Campeón, Atrapada, La Reina Soy Yo, Un poquito tuyo, The Vineyard, No fue mi culpa: México, María Félix: La Doña, Mariachis, La Madrastra/The Stepmom, and Eternamente Amándonos, and in the film 108 Costuras.

His mother was born in Peru, to Bulgarian Jewish parents. A picture of his mother can be seen here.

David’s maternal grandfather was Itzhak Levy Taranto (the son of Moises Levy and Lina Taranto).

David’s maternal grandmother was named Zita Sidi Yasharof.

Source: Death record of David’s maternal grandfather, Itzhak Levy Taranto – https://www.familysearch.org

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Lina Taranto was probably an Italian Jew

    “Taranto” is after the town in Apulia and some carriers of this surname appears to have Sephardi origins.

    • andrew says:

      Amazing essay. Long and informative enough to be published as book.

      It supports indeed a derivation from the Apulian town as the most plausibile option for Taranto surname origin (same for Capouya, after the town Capua): “as Sephardi and Italian Jews settled in the Ottoman Empire, they sometimes adopted names of their native cities as surnames”.

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