Patricio Manuel

Birth Name: Patricia Jean Manuel

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 22, 1985

*father – African-American
*mother – five eighths Irish, one quarter Swedish, one eighth Italian

Patricio Manuel is an American professional boxer and activist. He is the first transgender boxer in U.S. history to participate in a professional fight, in 2018. Before his transition, Patricio was a five-time USA female national amateur boxing champion. He is nicknamed “Cacahuate,” which is Spanish for “peanut.”

Patricio is the son of Loretta and Christopher Manuel. His father is from Ohio, and is African-American. His mother is from Los Angeles, and is of Irish, one quarter Swedish, and one eighth Italian, descent.

Patricio is sometimes described on the internet as having Mexican ancestry. This is not accurate.

Patricio’s paternal grandfather was James Manuel (the son of George Lee Manuel and Lottie Casey). James was born in Ohio, to parents from Kentucky.

Patricio’s paternal grandmother was Florine Davis (the daughter of Augustus Davis and Phoebe Fisher). Florine was born in Ohio. Augustus was born in Georgia.

Patricio’s maternal grandfather was James Donald/Patrick Butler (the son of James David Butler and Edna V. Eck). Patricio’s grandfather James was born in Minnesota. James was the son of James Edward Butler, whose parents were Irish, and of Anna McManus, who was from Knockuring, Fermanogh, Ireland. Edna was the daughter of Adolf Eck and Anna Hendrickson, who emigrated to Minnesota from Sweden.

Patricio’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Jean Ball (the daughter of Alphonsus William/Albert Lawrence Ball and Loretta Ann O’Brien). Patricio’s grandmother Patricia was born in Minnesota. Alphonsus was the son of Thomas Alexander Ball, who was from Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada, and whose father was Irish; and of Martha Guanella, whose own parents, Thomas Guanella and Catherine Levi, emigrated to the U.S. from Lombard, Italy. Patricio’s great-grandmother Loretta was the daughter of James W. O’Brien, whose father was Irish, and whose mother was Canadian, and also of Irish descent; and of Johanna Patricia Barrett, whose father was from County Cork, Ireland, and whose mother was also of Irish heritage.


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