Are You Related to Any Historical Figure?

  • Seuss

    Seuss (100)

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    I'm related to the women whom Scarlet O'Hara was based off.
    June 14th, 2010 at 07:19pm
  • CieleSunshine

    CieleSunshine (100)

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    I'm distantly related to the Wright brothers, the guy's who designed the first airplane that actually flew or so my mother and grandfather say XD
    June 22nd, 2010 at 04:55am
  • cannibal glow.

    cannibal glow. (100)

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    I'm distantly related by marriage to Robert Burns. Weird It excites me greatly.
    July 28th, 2010 at 03:24am
  • josh ray person

    josh ray person (100)

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    On my dad's side, my family name is one of the oldest family names in Canada. My ancestors came from Normandy, to Nouvelle-France, in the 1600s.
    My great-uncle also founded a car-glass company that is very well-known here. It is now international, and known as "Carglass" or "Autoglass" (depending where you are).

    On my mum's side, my great-grand-dad came from Norway, and was friends with Herman "Jackrabbit" Johannsen, which is part of our heritage, here in Quebec.
    July 29th, 2010 at 05:58am
  • ghosthorse

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    I'm related to the "Paul Revere of Texas", John-Marie Durst. He served in the military during the last couple of years of the War of 1812. When he left Louisiana for Texas (the second time) he established a mercantile business, became active in local politics, and was a Spanish/French/German translator and also knew several Native American languages.

    He served as an interpreter for the Mexican government during negotiations with Native Americans; it's also said he founded the town of Mount Sterling in Texas. During the 1830's he was serving as a Texas representative in legislative matters concerning Mexico, and it was from Mexican friends he learned about Santa Ana moving forces into Texas, so he rode 960 miles north to warn the "state" government of Santa Ana's coming attack.

    His brother (my great 5x uncle) also fought at the Alamo.

    We've traced some of our roots back to Ireland, Scotland, and Czech Republic, but I don't know if any of them were historically important.
    August 3rd, 2010 at 07:11pm
  • Static Age

    Static Age (200)

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    On my dad's side of the family I'm related to Catherine De Medici, who married the King of France. :)
    August 20th, 2010 at 06:26am
  • taking back sunday.

    taking back sunday. (105)

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    I'm very very very very distantly related to Joan of Arc. :D
    August 21st, 2010 at 02:15am
  • Fingerprints_

    Fingerprints_ (100)

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    I'm veryveryveryvery distantly related to the British royal family, by marriage. And Pocohontas, both on my mother's side.
    August 27th, 2010 at 08:55pm
  • Born on the Cob

    Born on the Cob (100)

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    I'm related to a 1930's movie star 8D My great grandmother's cousin. Now if only I could remember his name lol... Jerry or Gerry something...
    August 28th, 2010 at 04:41pm
  • kati

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    I'm related to William the Conqueror (Conquered England in the 10 hundreds or something) and the Spanish Royal family from hundreds of years ago (Isabella and Ferdinand's family - I think Katharine of Aragon and Eleanor of Castille..). So, I'm related (distantly) to the British royal family and spanish..I mean the old royal families, not the one now...:) lol
    Geoffrey Chaucer (he's actually portrayed in The Knight's Tale movie...the guy walking round with nothing on... :o)...
    My roots go back to Spain, Ireland, Scotland, England Shetland Isles and more recently Holland....
    August 30th, 2010 at 03:36am
  • kelly of yore

    kelly of yore (100)

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    erm. . . well I know my grandfather fought in WWII. (my parents waited a while to have kids) I think that's cool. And. . . I think he's pulling my leg, but a relative of mine keeps telling me that he's Joe Pesci's (actor, if you didn't know,) second cousin or something like that. Not so sure if he's telling the truth though haha
    September 4th, 2010 at 10:44pm
  • CoyoteWylie

    CoyoteWylie (100)

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    I'm related to Ulysses S. Grant. He's my eight great uncle. If you are unaware, Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th president of the United States of America, and he was the general for the North during the Civil War. He defeated Robert E. Lee's army, which led to the abolishment of slavery.

    And as a neat little side note, my grandfather (James Robert Grant) fought in the Vietnam War and received a purple heart.
    September 12th, 2010 at 09:21pm
  • leaf's a buzzard

    leaf's a buzzard (100)

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    On my mom's side of the family, going backwards in time...
    I'm related to Zachariah Rhodes, who was one of the founders of the colony of Rhode Island, back when America was still under British rule. He was put in jail at one point for saying "the church has not to do with matters of state!" when he refused to pay the toll that the church had placed on a bridge.
    Also I'm a close descendant of William The Conquerer, and my family tree has been traced all the way to Alexander The Great as well.

    On my dad's side of the family... I don't really know, but I'm half Italian thanks to him.
    September 12th, 2010 at 10:23pm
  • Patty Lovell

    Patty Lovell (100)

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    i'm related to this guy named Jim Lovell. He has the same last name as me xD

    "the first of only three people to fly to the Moon twice, and the only one to do so without making a landing. Lovell was also the first American to fly in space four times."
    October 3rd, 2010 at 12:26am
  • joey wilson

    joey wilson (100)

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    I'm related to Geronimo. Last Apache to surrender.
    Yeah that just makes me badass. Lol
    October 18th, 2010 at 09:41am
  • ranavalona

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    Im related to Sequoyah - the inventor of the Cherokee indian language :D

    it makes me the awesomest cherokee ever! <3

    im also related to Deke Slayton the astronaut

    and the rapper Paul Wall (hes like my 6th cousin or something)
    October 21st, 2010 at 08:15pm
  • Audioblue

    Audioblue (100)

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    Does Daniel Boon count?
    October 27th, 2010 at 07:22pm
  • dressedtokill

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    Im supposedly related to the rothschilds... Were not sure though.
    November 2nd, 2010 at 05:01am
  • Vulpes Vulpes

    Vulpes Vulpes (160)

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    Um... The Goths? The Germanic tribe, I mean :D and possibly Van Gogh.....
    December 15th, 2010 at 07:42pm
  • GreatUnknown

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    my grandpa was in the fighting 69 in WW2 and help stop WW2 but that's all i really know...
    December 16th, 2010 at 07:10am