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George H. W. Bush

Ancestry of
George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President


Who is George H.W. Bush?

George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President of the United States.

The last of the father and son presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams were the first, his son was George Walker Bush, the 43rd U.S. President.

For being such famous Texans, the Bush family tree is filled with Yankee forebears. Their family tree includes many colonial New England and English ancestors that are shared with thousands of their fellow Americans. More than a few of their ancestors and famous kin are members of the Royal Family.

One of the most important events in New England history is the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620 at Plymouth. George H. W. Bush is a direct descendant through his father of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke. In addition, George H.W. Bush is a 4th great-grandnephew to Samuel Prescott who was famous for being the only rider to finish Paul Revere's midnight ride to warn colonists of the approaching British.

George H.W. Bush has numerous kinships to other presidents, historical figures, and Hollywood entertainers. One of the more interesting connections is that with both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, who fought it out in the 2012 Presidential election.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for George H. W. Bush

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Edmund Plantagenet

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Richards

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Robert Goushill

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Gunselm de Badlesmere

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas de Clare

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Patrick de Chaworth

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Ellis Barron

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Sonny Dove

NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

11th cousin
via Thomas Dexter

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Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Dexter

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via Thomas Dexter

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Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer

11th cousin
via Thomas Dexter

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

11th cousin
via Thomas Dexter

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Paul Revere

Hero of the American Revolution

2nd cousin 7 times removed
via Richard Patteshall

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Thomas Dexter

(c1594 - c1676/7)
Great Migration Immigrant 1630

10th great-grandfather

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Dexter

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General William Hull

American Revolution, War of 1812

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Sherman

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General Joseph Wheeler

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Sherman

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Alice Tendring

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin
via Jacques Mahieu

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Howard

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer of Goxhill, Lincolnshire

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Howland

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin
via Sir Michael de la Pole

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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