Raica Oliveira

Raica Oliveira

Oliveira in 2007, photo by s_bukley/bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: January 22, 1984

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, African, Indigenous, possibly other]

Raica Oliveira is a Brazilian model. She is the youngest of three children of Maria da Conceição Oliveira and Jehovah de Melo Brito. She has two brothers, Givago, an economist, and Pablo, a lawyer. Raica graduated from the Sao Vicente de Paula school in Niteroi.

A picture of Raica with her parents can be found here.

Raica’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandfather, Onofre Machado de Cerqueira (c. 1828, Piauí – September 4, 1903, Piracuruca, Piauí).

Raica’s paternal grandfather was Aderson Rodrigues de Brito (the son of Tertulino Rodrigues de Brito and Joana Batista de Brito). Tertulino was the son of Mariano Pereira de Cerqueira and Perpétua Rodrigues de Brito. Joana was the daughter of Clementino de Brito Passos and Isabel Batista da Conceição.

Raica’s maternal grandmother was Zeneide de Brito Melo (the daughter of Beneas de Moraes Melo and Avelina de Brito Melo). Beneas was the son of Abilio de Moraes Melo and Lina Rosa de Jesus. Avelina was the daughter of Eduardo de Brito Passos and Maria Rosa de Melo.

Sources: Birth record of Raica’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Raica’s paternal grandparents, Aderson Rodrigues de Brito and Zeneide de Brito Melo – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Raica’s paternal great-grandparents, Beneas de Moraes Melo and Avelina de Brito Melo – https://www.familysearch.org

20 Responses

  1. xoxo says:

    I don’t see any “African” at all in her bone structure. She looks European and Amerindian/Indigenous.

    If there’s any African the percentage is probably very low.

  2. Boog says:

    European or African CANNOT be ethnicity- that’s ridiculous

    Europa has aprx 50 countries and it’s about 50 ethnic groups
    Africa has 54-57 meaning all countries in Africa has different ethnic groups

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      well I see what you are saying, but it would be pretty hard to tell where her African heritage is from, seeing how black people during those days mixed together. the European background might be easier

  3. alberto.r7 says:

    Brazilian is not an ethnicity. In Brazil there are people of any ethnicity. If you want to say that she is only Native American the description is wrong too, because she obviously has additionally a great amount of european blood( probably about a 60% looking at her parents). Her father is white with portuguese roots. Her mother looks mixed: Native American, Black and a little White.

  4. Girll says:

    Where exactly is the source for her mother’s heritage? Wikipedia doesn’t state it and i haven’t found anything when i searched for their ethnicity.

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