Are You Related to Any Historical Figure?

  • p i e t a s .

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    Oh, also, my grandmother on my father's side is a Hatfield, so I'm related to that whole family. Cool beans.
    June 18th, 2012 at 06:26am
  • spacejunkie

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    I'm related to Ned Kelly, in case there are any other Australians out there!
    June 18th, 2012 at 01:57pm
  • spacejunkie

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    (I really enjoy reading this thread, especially all the posts from people related to Queen Victoria.)
    June 18th, 2012 at 02:07pm
  • folie a dru.

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    Not sure who, but supposedly I'm related to someone royal. Supposedly a great-great-great relative had to flee the country because she was a maid and she got pregnant with illegitimate royalty. This is all heresy and I don't even know who, but I think it's a cool story (that I just heard two weeks ago).
    June 18th, 2012 at 10:26pm
  • hiwagang hapis

    hiwagang hapis (1550)

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    I don't know if it's cool or not but my great grandmother sheltered Japanese troops in our house so they wouldn't kill the community. She's still alive. Sh's a 104 years old man and she tells me everyday how she kicked her husband's arse.

    Anyways, I was told that I was related to this female 'katipunera' which basically is a female joining the resistance against the Spaniards before. Her name was Melchora Aquino, I think. Apparently, my great great grandmother, she's dead, was a katipunera and was rich, I think.

    I had fun while reading all of the posts. Couldn't stop laughing, sorry Mr. Green
    June 21st, 2012 at 04:40pm
  • irrelevantjimmie

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    I'm related to one of the rulers of the UK (not quite sure who), a man in the Italian Mafia in New York City around the 20s & 30s, and a man who invented some sort of coffee......
    June 22nd, 2013 at 08:10pm
  • stallion duck.

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    I'm related to the guy that a certain space center in Mississippi is named after. Same last name and everything
    June 22nd, 2013 at 11:25pm
  • lilynotlyla

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    No royalty for me, but my dad's side is related to one of the members of Continental Congress who signed the Declaration and was one of the Framers. :)
    June 26th, 2013 at 04:02am
  • Eunoic

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    One of my relatives was late for the titanic, another was put on the wrong boat during Pearl Harbor. (He was supposed to have been put on the one going to Pearl Harbor that everyone died on).

    A relative on my mother's side, Edmund Ruffin, was the man who shot the first shot in the Civil War. From the South sadly.
    August 6th, 2013 at 02:25am
  • pidge.

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    I am a descendent of the Hatfields on my mom's side, which had a huge war with the McCoys. There was a whole thing on T.V. about it, I think it was on Discovery..
    August 7th, 2013 at 07:26pm
  • lexiakals

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    My mom's grandmom traced our family all the way back to Spanish Royalty, not sure who though. I think they married an Italian. I just remember spending most of my fifth grade year believing I was a Princess.

    My grandfather on my mom's side was in Pearl Harbor, he was on the boat that was patrolling or something and came back to help. He was a lifeguard...who couldn't swim. His ex-wife signed him up for the navy hoping he would be killed...

    Not really historical but according to my grandmother on my mom's side, everyone with the last name "Vernacchio" is related to me. Not sure if it's true, but if it is, I'm related to someone who worked on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide...which is pretty cool.

    I'm probably related to someone even cooler, but I don't even know where to begin with trying to get into all that family tree stuff.
    August 18th, 2013 at 03:23am
  • dally winston.

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    Somehow, I'm not sure how, but I'm Russian royalty supposedly.
    August 19th, 2013 at 11:24pm
  • Catmint

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    If I remember correctly, my bloodline is tied to Sir William Wallace from Scotland. He was famous for leading Scotland in a revolt against English rule (the King was Sherman at the time) and he ended up being hung from London Bridge. >_> Mel Gibson does lovely portrayal of him in the movie, Braveheart. >_>
    August 20th, 2013 at 05:53pm
  • Writer in the Rye

    Writer in the Rye (100)

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    Not really anyone royal, haha, but 78% of the mayflower were all distant relatives of my family. My great great great (times a number I don't remember ^_^) uncle edited the Pledge of Allegiance (James B. Upham)
    August 27th, 2013 at 12:20am
  • CallusedSilk

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    My dad once told me that his side of the family is related to Shah Jahan, the guy that had the Taj Mahal built, but he could have been lying or just wanting to sound cool.

    I do know that my mom traced her side of the family to a criminal that came over as a slave/servant on the Mayflower.
    May 26th, 2014 at 09:30pm
  • based

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    The Wright Brothers are distant cousins. Also hemophilia runs in my family and everyone with that is a descendent of British royalty, right?
    July 18th, 2014 at 03:46pm
  • the god of mischief.

    the god of mischief. (250)

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    My sixth (or so) great grandfather of my father's side was General George B McClellan, who was a part of the union in the Civil War. Technically he's a big cause of The Battle of Gettysburg as it was his platoon who was supposed to intercept General Lee before he reached the city....however this relative of mine decided to chicken out instead and never intercepted the Southern forces headed to Gettyburg.

    I'm also great grandchild a few times over to Quanah Parker (I may have butchered that spelling) on my mother's side, who was the last chief of the Comanche tribe during the later 1800s.

    ....so on side of the family I'm a coward and another the leader of a fierce warrior tribe. XD
    July 23rd, 2014 at 06:55am
  • merricatblackwood.

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    On my grandfather's side, I'm descended from the presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams as well as Alexander Hamilton (the man on the American $10 bill I believe).
    My great-great-great grandmother was the illegitimate daughter of a lord and one of the first women to attend either Oxford or Cambridge (I can't remember). She ended up running away with the grandson of Johnnie Walker (who was married and had kids) to Canada. He was subsequently disowned.
    August 4th, 2014 at 11:18am
  • daniel sharman.

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    My great grandfather was related to someone in the Italian Mafia, and was in the Italian Mafia himself. tehe

    Other than that, I believe I'm related to someone in the royal family or something. I can't quite remember since I was told so long ago.
    September 6th, 2014 at 09:01pm