Ryan Higa

Ryan Higa – 2nd Annual CAPE Poker Tournament, 2012 – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 6, 1990

Ethnicity: Japanese

Ryan Higa is an American comedian, internet personality, musician, and actor. He is known for his Youtube channel nigahiga.

Ryan is the son of Luci and Wendell Higa. He has Japanese ancestry from Okinawa.

Ryan’s paternal grandfather was named James Seishun “Jimmy” Higa (the son of Seisho Higa and Haru). James was born in Hawaii, to parents from Japan.

Ryan’s paternal grandmother was named Bessie.

Sources: Ryan’s paternal grandfather, James Seishun “Jimmy” Higa, on the 1940 U.S. Census – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ryan’s paternal grandfather, James Seishun “Jimmy” Higa – http://obits.staradvertiser.com

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  1. stlucas says:

    Ryan’s paternal grandfather was James Seishun “Jimmy” Higa (the son of Seisho/Seiso Higa and Haru Aragushiku). James was born in Hawaii, to parents from Okinawa, Japan.

    Ryan’s paternal grandmother was Sueko “Bessie” Kaneshiro (the daughter of Antsu Kaneshiro and Kama Oshiro). Sueko was born in Hawaii, also to parents from Okinawa, Japan.

    Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Yorio Onishi (the son of Koichi Onishi and Tsute Tanekiyo/Tanikiyo). Yorio was born in Hawaii, to Japanese parents. Koichi was the son of Koshichi Onishi. Tsute was the daughter of Genkichi Tanekiyo and Towa.

    Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Lilinoe Yasuko “Lily” Tanaka (the daughter of Tomoichi “Thomas/Tom” Tanaka and Maraea “Maria” Kapahukoanaalii Kamakawiwoole). Lilinoe was born in Hawaii. Tomoichi was born in Hawaii, to Japanese parents, Ichijiro Tanaka and Matsu Yakuta. Maraea was born in Hawaii, the daughter of Charles Moses Kahinuonalani Kamakawiwoole, who was Native Hawaiian, and of Daisy Kaaiawaawaaliloa Kua, whose own father may have been Chinese, and whose own mother was Native Hawaiian.

    Marriage record of Ryan’s maternal great-grandparents, Koichi Onishi and Tsute Tanekiyo/Tanikiyo – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW84-CZ7

    Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Lilinoe Yasuko “Lily” (Tanaka) Onishi – https://www.dodomortuary.com/obituaries/print?o_id=5706855

    Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Lilinoe Yasuko “Lily” Tanaka, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VB9Z-R35

    Genealogy of Ryan’s maternal great-grandparents, Tomoichi “Thomas/Tom” Tanaka and Maraea “Maria” Kapahukoanaalii Kamakawiwoole – https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/L71F-JCF

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