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Barack Obama

Ancestry of
Barack Obama

44th U.S. President


Who is Barack Obama?

Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961 to Barack Obama, Sr. and his wife Stanley Ann Dunham. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and was the President of the Harvard Law Review.

In 2008, Barack was elected as the 44th President of the United States. His ancestry is probably the most diversified of any U.S. President to date. On his father's side, he is of African descent. His father was a member of the Luo people, an ethnic group found in western Kenya, eastern Uganda, and northern Tanzania.

On his mother's side, Barack's family can be traced back through New England to royalty and eventually Alfred the Great and Charlemagne. It is through these connections that Barack is related to many famous people, including but not limited to General Robert E. Lee, President Harry S. Truman, former Vice-President Dick Cheney, actor Robert Duvall, and investor Warren Buffett.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Barack Obama

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Douglas Trumbull

Film Special Effects Pioneer

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Timothy Hutton

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Samuel Hinckley

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas Stanley

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Sonny Dove

NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Amanda Bearse

TV Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Amanda Bearse

TV Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Blossom

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Amanda Bearse

TV Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas Stanley

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

20th cousin
via Sir Nicholas Harington

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Thomas Stanley

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

16th cousin 1 time removed
via William Gerard

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Tyler Toney

Dude Perfect YouTuber

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Savage

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir John Savage

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir John Savage

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Maude Adams

Broadway Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas Stanley

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Curtis Guild

43rd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Jane G. Austin

Author

13th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Thomas Stanley

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

13th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Thomas Stanley

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Thomas Stanley

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Nicholas Harington

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