Birth Name: Gabriel Boric Font
Place of Birth: Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Date of Birth: 11 February, 1986
*father – Croatian
*mother – Chilean [Spanish, some Catalan, Italian, possibly other]
Gabriel Boric is a Chilean politician. He has served as President of Chile, since 11 March, 2022. He has also been President of the University of Chile Student Federation, from 19 December, 2011 to 28 November, 2012, and a Member of the Chamber of Deputies, from 11 March, 2014 to 11 March, 2018, and again, from 11 March, 2018 to 11 March, 2022.
His father, Luis Javier Boric Scarpa, is a chemical engineer, and is of Croatian descent. His mother, María Soledad Font Aguilera, is of Spanish, Catalan, and Italian descent.
He is a great-nephew of Vladimiro Boric, who served as the first bishop of Punta Arenas, and Roque Scarpa Martinich, an intendant of Magallanes Region. He is a first cousin, twice removed, of writer, literary critic, and scholar Roque Esteban Scarpa, through his paternal great-great-grandparents Roko Škarpa and Nikolina Kovačević.
President Boric’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Tomo Borić.
President Boric’s paternal grandfather was Luis Pedro Boric Crnosija (the son of Ive Borić, or Juan Boric Baresic in Spanish, and of Božica Tomica Crnošija, or Natalia Crnosija Vucina in Spanish). Luis was born in Punta Arenas, Magallanes, to Croatian parents, from Ugljan, Preko, Zadar. Ive was the son of Ive Borić and Stošija Barešić. Božica was the daughter of Božo Crnošija and Maria Vučina.
President Boric’s paternal grandmother was Magdalena “Wanda” Scarpa Martinic (the daughter of Toma Škarpa, or Tomás Scarpa Kovacevic in Spanish, and of Marijana Martinić, or Mariana Martinic Yakasovic in Spanish). Magdalena was born in Punta Arenas, to Croatian parents, from Stari Grad and Pučišća, respectively, both in Split-Dalmatia. Toma was the son of Roko Škarpa and Nikolina Kovačević. Marijana was the daughter of Stjepan Martinić and Magdalena Jakasović.
President Boric’s maternal grandfather was named Jaime Font Binotto (the son of parents surnamed Font and Binotto Henríquez). Jaime was born in Talca, Talca. Jaime’s maternal grandparents were Antonio Binotto Acespini and Evarista Henriquez Sandoval.
President Boric’s maternal grandmother was Regina del Carmen Aguilar Carrasco (the daughter of Arturo Aguilera Aguilera and Luzmira Carrasco Castillo).
Genealogy of Gabriel Boric – https://www.geni.com
He was inaugurated last 11 March.
His father’s Croatian ancestry is traceable back hundreds of years on geni. Croatian people didn’t just all change their last names from Italian ones.
He is a first cousin, twice removed, of: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roque_Esteban_Scarpa
If it can help, Jaime Font Binotto’s mother was the daughter of Antonio Binotto Acespini and Evarista Henriquez Sandoval.
This makes Boric 1/16 Italian, though his Dalmatian ancestors may have some Italian ancestry as well.
In fact he has said: “Mi familia viene de Dalmacia, el lado italiano de Croacia. A mi abuela le digo Nona”. (My family comes from Dalmatia, the Italian side of Croatia. I call my grandmother “nona” -> from nonna, Italian for grandmother.
He also stated to have Catalan ancestry (Font is a Catalan surname indeed).
I assume his paternal grandmother at least spoke Italian, or had Italian ancestry in any case, to have been referred to as “nona” (nonna, similarly to as Italian-Americans do in NY, NJ and elsewhere).
Scarpa/Škarpa is identical to Italian Scarpa (“shoe”) and Martinic seems a Slavicization of Martini.
Yes and no. Some were forced to. And there was not even such thing as Croatia back then, his ancestors probably identified simply as Dalmatians.
About Geni.com, last time I checked Tobey Maguire’s profile, Joseph John Boyce was among the admins. How much reliable is that?
Boyce only occasionally created new profiles on Geni; he usually played management games to get his name listed on them. In many cases, profiles existed on Geni for years before even joined the site. Read the actual revision histories on profiles to see if he was manipulating them.