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Richard Byrd

Ancestry of Admiral
Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer


Who was Admiral Richard Byrd?

Richard Evelyn Byrd was an American Rear Admiral who was a pioneer aviator and polar explorer. He claimed that his polar expeditions were the first to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air. A claim later debated by polar and aviation experts. In 1927 he flew across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris having been beaten by Charles Lindbergh by only one month. He received both the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Medal of Honor for his exploits.

Famous Kin

Admiral Richard Byrd has a large number of famous kin mainly due to his prominent colonial Virginia ancestors. One of the most interesting connections is that he is a direct descendant of Virginia Planter John Rolfe and his wife Pocahontas. Richard Byrd has a number of presidential and royal kinships that include but are not limited to George Washington, both Harrisons, John Tyler, and Princess Diana. He also has a rather close connection to General Robert E. Lee.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Admiral Richard Byrd

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Thomas Trowbridge

(c1600 - 1672/3)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir Geoffrey FitzPiers

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Jane G. Austin

Author

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin
via William de Beauchamp

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Jane G. Austin

Author

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Jane G. Austin

Author

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Jane G. Austin

Author

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert I, Count of Artois

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Jane G. Austin

Author

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin
via William de Beauchamp

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert I, Count of Artois

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Ros

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

19th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

18th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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