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Winston Churchill

Ancestry of Sir
Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Who was Sir Winston Churchill?

Sir Winston Leonard Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace on 30 NOV 1874 to an aristocratic family. Winston was the son of Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill and his American wife Jennie Jerome. His father was the Chancellor of the Exchequer and his paternal grandfather was the 7th Duke of Marlborough.

A Great Leader

Sir Winston Churchill was arguably one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955.

In his early years, Churchill served as an officer in the British Army and saw combat in India, Sudan, and the Second Boer War in southern Africa. He was also a war correspondent, historian, and artist. He created over 500 paintings, wrote a number of books, and became the first British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1953).

In his later years, Churchill turned to politics and served in a number of offices including that of Prime Minister. In 1953 Churchill accepted a knighthood in the Order of the Garter.

Churchill's aristocratic ancestry through his father makes it unsurprising that he is a cousin to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince William's mother Princess Diana.

An Honorary American

Some people are surprised to find out the mother of Sir Winston Churchill was an American. She connects him to a number of notable American patriots, such as Boston Tea Party participant Samuel Howard and Declaration of Independence Signers Roger Sherman, Button Gwinnett, and Thomas Jefferson. It seems only fitting that he became the first person to be proclaimed an Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963).


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Sir Winston Churchill

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

6th cousin 3 times removed
via William Sumner

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Bridget

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fuller

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Bridget

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Beauchamp

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

17th cousin
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Ramon Berenguer IV of Provence

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Louis VIII, King of France

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry II, Duke of Brabant

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John FitzGeoffrey

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Isabelle of Angoulême

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Beauchamp

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Ramon Berenguer IV of Provence

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Louis VIII, King of France

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry II, Duke of Brabant

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John FitzGeoffrey

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Isabelle of Angoulême

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Roger de Somery

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Alan la Zouche

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir William Longespee

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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