I Am Related to Someone 'famous'

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    My mom is way into genealogy. It's a tad bit scary how much she likes it. Anyway. Over the years she's found out we're related to a lot of famous people. I don't remember all the names off the top of my head. A bunch of presidents. One of them is Thomas Jefferson. Also, Thomas...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    The Walburgs!

    my uncle married some chick who was the walburgs cuz, and i met all of them, my dad was in prison with 1 actually lol and mark walburg is like my dads best friend lol , even though its not blood, its by by mariege were still related :D ciao ~christina
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

    Scott Of The Antarctic

    You know... That bloke who went to the Antarctic and wrote a diary. We realised were distantly related to him on my Dad's side.
    edgeygavin edgeygavin
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2011

    Gweneth Paltrow is my like second cousin

    so that's pretty cool. And even though this isn't a family relation my aunt taught Lady Gaga how to play piano and she still sends my aunt postcards and letters from time to time! So yeah that's pretty rad.
    caitlinmae513 caitlinmae513
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015


    Well, as I am from Poland, you might not be bound to know these people, however, the president of Poland (Bronisław Komorowski) is my cousin twice removed... and also the leader of one right-wing party... we both are the descendants of The Great Sejm. Well, that's it. I...
    Matrioszka16 Matrioszka16
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2013

    "famous" May Be A Strong Word

    but he's involved in a lot of high profile trials and has been on a ton of court tv, an episode in a documentary series every once in a while, newspaper articles, as well as a bevy of truly riveting textbooks.
    arnoldisabstract arnoldisabstract
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2009

    Dolly Parton is my 3rd cuz.

    She and my grandmother have the same grandfather.
    mrsdavid1975 mrsdavid1975
    41-45, F
    Oct 14, 2014

    Actually It's True............i Really Am. Lol

    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2009

    I Am Related To Sir Harry Oakes

    My grandmother's maiden name is Oakes, and she had a relative who became a Millionaire in Canada, and died in the Bahamas. His name was Sir Harry Oakes. Some of you might know who he is, and others don't. But if you live in Northern America and Canada maybe even the Bahamas you...
    Emmaariadne Emmaariadne
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2012

    Harry Styles

    yeah i am actualy related to Harry Styles, which is pretty cool and i do 50/50 look like him... you can kinda see it so thats my first story woo me :D
    brandondatguy brandondatguy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2013

    Black Kids Band

    my cousin is part of the black kids band ................. she is the blond girl ........... her mother is my cousin so that makes her my cousin also ....and her grand mother is my dads sister ......... 
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2011

    My Other Adoptive Dad...

    There are no papers or blood ties, but since October 2007...I have had Daddy Phil. Phil Lewis is the vocalist for L.A. Guns and he and his beautiful wife are always there for me.I love him.Pics in this story:EP Link
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    Adele (as in the singer Adele) is my cousin!

    My aunty is her nan, she paid for her to go to music school!!
    huskysheep huskysheep
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    Omg Im Related

    i went on ancestry.com not that i will ever get to meet him but i found out on his moms side from sedgwick kansas side dunhams that im 9th cousins so that means my grandmothers grandfather and his grandfathers grandfather would of seen each other everyday back then proably...
    lmw69 lmw69
    Dec 6, 2012
    Lilred17 Lilred17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    I Wonder If This Counts...

    Well, I live in a place called Trinidad and Tobago. I didn't know it, but I am realated to someone who's "famous'. In my mind at least. A radio personality - a really good one too - who works for a pretty famous radio programme turned about to be my 2nd cousin from my mom's side...
    megamjfan megamjfan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013


    Faelanthewulf Faelanthewulf
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    I wouldn't say famous,

    but I'm related to Mary Todd Lincoln
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    Great Great Great Uncle

    George Stephenson (built the first steam train)   also a famous poet cant remember who though will have to ask my mum... The poet is John Milton he wrote paradise lost and paradise regained etc. :)
    tyco313 tyco313
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Jun 22, 2009

    A Teacher Told Me

       Because of my parents and grandparents, I have been able to meet a number of famous people in my life, from Politicians, actors, televisions and radio personalities, sports (Jesse Owens was one) and a number of other people. But it was a teacher in High School that...
    RedDwarf RedDwarf
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

    george stubbs the famous artist

    who painted horses is my great grandad 5 times over :)
    fantasycaver fantasycaver
    22-25, F
    Aug 2, 2014
    Haydenmohammad Haydenmohammad
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 3, 2014


    We are supposedly related to the famous football player hall of fame quarterback Warren Moon. My grandma says that he is a distant first older cousin of ours!
    compulsion2 compulsion2
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2009

    I'm Related To Francis Bacon, Both The 16th Century Scientist And The Artist.

    I'm the artist's great nephew. We look like identical twins at age 16 and I have original photos of Bacon's family. I have paintings that would be priceless if not for the corruption of the art world's art authentication process. The family won't even acknowledge our existence...
    chirper24 chirper24
    1 Response Oct 29, 2012

    I Uncle Is A Famous Pro Ex-football Player For The Kansas City Chiefs

    I am the niece of Willie E. Lanier. He is my mother's brother and my dear uncle. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back around the 1970's I believe. I was born in 1978 and I am now 31 years old. He, I always looked up to because while I was in school, he use to...
    niceliece78 niceliece78
    31-35, F
    Nov 21, 2009

    Pretty Recognizable..

    I am related to somebody famous.. the only thing, im not sure if anybody would even recognize it. My 9th Great grandfather was John Milton, the famous poet who wrote Paradise Lost, and other works of literature. I've always felt a bit of a connection to/through poetry, but when I...
    NoClueWhatToDo NoClueWhatToDo
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2010

    This Person was My Brother.

    He was a world champion sailor. When he died from leukemia, he had a police escort at his funeral and it was standing room only at the church. Many hundreds attended. Hes death made the front page of the newspapers. It seems strange to think that I am now older than my oldest...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 10, 2009

    So Maybe I Like To Brag...

    The British Monarchy and William Shakespeare. My Dad's family is Scottish, and I am the great-something-granddaughter of the bastard son of King James V, which makes me the very, very distant cousin of the queen through various changes in the ruling family. :) Also, my great...
    MissAmericanPie MissAmericanPie
    16-17, F
    Jan 16, 2011


    my neighbour's girl frind is the numberrr one prostitute in the whole on india ,, thaa whole of the police force know heer ..,, .... take her name and the police man will smile ,, there is no man ,, who don't know her ..,,, ask the taxi driver for her home and he going to...
    doesntmind doesntmind
    26-30, M
    Jan 18, 2012


    My mum has told me that on her side, we are related to Lawrence of Arabia. My mother is a full blood Arib, as the rest of her siblings are. I have Egyptian blood and Indian from my dad's side. I'm supposed to be the great great granddaughter or something. I'll get more...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2012

    I'm famous painter Francis Bacon's Great Nephew

    It's a painful story so I am reluctant to tell it.
    chirper24 chirper24
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2012
    bellavuira bellavuira
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015

    More Than I Thought

    It turns out I'm related to quite a few... Alfred Lord Tennyson, both of the Harrisons (the presidents), Ulysses Grant, some Japanese lady who was almost Empress (don't ask me the name...), Pocahontas (no joke)... And then my grandfather is well-known in the artist community in...
    espritdescalier espritdescalier
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2009

    My Great Great Aunt Leah Chase ( sister of my

    great grandmother ) is a world famous chef and my dad is a new orleans bounce rapper ( now dead )
    buddy1211 buddy1211
    18-21, M
    Jan 19, 2014

    Slim Pickens

    I am his 3rd cousin by blood. He was in Hee-Haw and Blazing Saddles. Today was the first time I saw Blazing Saddles and I have to admit I freaked out when I saw him. It's almost surreal looking at your family member on T.V. I have never seen Hee-Haw but I heard it was an amazing...
    abilene8907 abilene8907
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2012
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