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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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Ava Michelle

Model and Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed
via George Partridge

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Ava Michelle

Model and Actress

9th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Squire

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Jim Edgar

38th Governor of Illinois

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

21st cousin
via Sir William de Ros

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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John de Harington

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Stephen Tracy

(c1596 - p1654/5)
Anne passenger 1623

8th great-grandfather

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Amber Stevens West

TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 5 times removed
via John de Mowbray

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Amber Stevens West

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John Sutton VI

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Amber Stevens West

TV and Movie Actress

13th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Henry Vernon

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Amber Stevens West

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Walter Devereux

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Shadoe Stevens

Radio Disc Jockey

16th cousin 4 times removed
via John de Mowbray

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Shadoe Stevens

Radio Disc Jockey

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Sutton VI

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Shadoe Stevens

Radio Disc Jockey

13th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Henry Vernon

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Shadoe Stevens

Radio Disc Jockey

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Walter Devereux

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via William de Ros

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via John de Botetourte

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

17th cousin
via Sir Richard Sergeaux

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas Throckmorton

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Ben Ames Williams

Novelist and Short Story Author

14th cousin 1 time removed
via John Aston

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

U.S. House of Representatives

9th cousin 6 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

17th cousin
via Sir John Say

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth Cheney

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John Spring

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