Birth Name: Jeffrey Allen Montalvo
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Date of Birth: March 31, 1987
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, possibly other] (paternal grandfather), Cornish, English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, Welsh, Czech, Slovak, remote Manx
Seven Lions is an American DJ, record producer, instrumentalist, and remixer. His psytrance name is DJ Sven.
Seven Lions is the son of Joan and Robert Montalvo.
Seven Lions’ patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Juan R. Montalvo.
Seven Lions’ paternal grandfather was Luis Antonio Montalvo y Espinoza (later Louis Anthony “Tony” Montalvo, the son of Juan Nepomuceno Montalvo y Cintrón and Rita Carmen Espinosa y Ortiz). Tony, who was a native of San Germán, Puerto Rico, was a U.S. Air Force officer, who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Juan was the son of José Ramón Montalvo y Quiñones and Rosalía Cintrón y Toro. Rita was the daughter of Juan Apolinario Espinosa y Ortiz and María de los Ángeles “Ángela” Ortiz y Toro.
Seven Lions’ paternal grandmother was Adele Lutter (the daughter of Maximilian Georg “Max” Lutter, later renamed Maxwell George Lutter, and of Addie Jane McCaskill). Adele was born in San Antonio, Texas. Max was an emigrant, from Vienna, and was the son of Ľudovít (or Ludwig in German) Lutter, who was from Vittenc, Nyitra County, Hungary, now Chtelnica, Piešťany District, Trnava Region, Slovakia; and of Františka Ploceková, or Franziska Plocek in German, who was from Studenec, Třebíč District, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic. Seven Lions’ great-grandmother Addie was the daughter of Daniel Alexander McCaskill and Elizabeth Matilda Baldwin.
Seven Lions’ maternal grandfather was James Carl “Boomer” Braithwaite (the son of Harry Green Braithwaite and Grace Mayer). James was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Harry was the son of Charles Edward Braithwaite and Elizabeth M. “Bettie” Weakley. Grace was the daughter of a German emigrant, August C. Meyer, and of Maria M. “Mary” Resch, whose own parents were German.
Seven Lions’ maternal grandmother is named Bonnie Jean.
Sources: Marriage record of Seven Lions’ parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Birth record of Seven Lions’ paternal grandfather, Luis Antonio Montalvo y Espinoza – https://www.familysearch.org
Seven Lions’ paternal grandmother, Adele Lutter, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Seven Lions’ paternal grandmother, Adele (Lutter) Montalvo – http://www.starbucklind.com
Baptismal record of Seven Lions’ paternal great-great-grandfather, Ľudovít Lutter – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Seven Lions’ paternal great-grandmother, Addie Jane (McCaskill) Lutter – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Seven Lions’ maternal grandfather, James Carl Braithwaite – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Seven Lions’ maternal grandfather, James Carl Braithwaite – https://lompocrecord.com