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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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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Howland

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Joan Beaufort

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

17th cousin 3 times removed
via John de Welles

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

16th cousin 4 times removed
via John de Mowbray

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Stephen Tracy

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Clifford

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

18th cousin
via Thomas Morley

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

17th cousin
via Sir William FitzHugh

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Adrian Grenier

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Mrs. Edward Fuller

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Anthony Edwards

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Ruth Bassett

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Martha Plimpton

TV, Movie & Stage Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Arthur Howland

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Bassett

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert Hungerford

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

8th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bassett

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert Hungerford

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Stephen Harper

22nd Prime Minister of Canada

8th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bassett

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed
via John Russell

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

12th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Richard Lygon

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

12th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir William Dennis

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

14th cousin
via Sir Robert Drury

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