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Norman Rockwell

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist


Who was Norman Rockwell?

Norman Rockwell was an American artist whose most memorable artwork graced the covers of iconic magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Look, and the Boy Scouts of America's Boys' Life. He was also commissioned to paint the portraits of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. A portrait of actress Judy Garland was one of his last works.

Famous Kin

Norman Rockwell is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins. He is also a direct descendant of Henry Howland, brother of Mayflower passenger John Howland. As a renowned American artist, it seems only fitting that Norman Rockwell has a family connection to another famous American artist, John Trumbull. Other creative kin include poets Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, author Edgar Rice Burroughs, composer Cole Porter, and singer/actor Bing Crosby.

Norman Rockwell is also a direct descendant of England's King Edward I which includes family connections to King Henry VIII and at least two of his wives, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour. He also has a connection to the current royal family through Princess Diana and several Presidential connections that include both Presidents Bush, Millard Fillmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Richard Nixon and others.

Family Facts

Richard Charlton of Apley, Shropshire, England, was the 11th great-grandfather of Norman Rockwell. One of the confusing facts regarding Richard Charlton is that he had two daughters named Anne. One was the wife of Randall Grosvenor and the 10th great-grandmother of Norman Rockwell. The other was the wife of Francis Yonge. While at first glance this may appear to be a mistake, Douglas Richardson in his Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (2013), Vol. V, p. 480, gives the following source as the evidence for the two daughters named Anne: Currier-Briggs, English Wills of Col. Fams. (1972), pp. 3-8.

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John Rockwell of Stamford, Connecticut

John Rockwell is the 6th great-grandfather of Norman Rockwell. Some sources claim that this John Rockwell is the same as the John Rockwell baptized on 22 July 1621 in Fitzhead, Somersetshire, England. Robert Charles Anderson, in his The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. 6, R-S, page 71, states that this cannot be the case as the wills of both parents of the Fitzhead John Rockwell only named daughters Mary and Hannah and son Simon, and the will of Simon named only sisters Mary and Hannah. So John Rockwell of Fitzhead does not appear to be the same man as John Rockwell of Stamford.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Norman Rockwell

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Thomas Trowbridge

(c1600 - 1672/3)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Maud de St. Hilary

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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

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry III, King of England

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin
via William de Beauchamp

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Maurice FitzGerald

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Richard de Clare

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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

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Ferdinand III, King of Castile

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Jane G. Austin

Author

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Jane G. Austin

Author

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Southworth

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Jane G. Austin

Author

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Enguerrand de Fiennes

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Philip de Baumville

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Walter de Stanley

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Jane G. Austin

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed
via John FitzAlan

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Elizabeth Banks

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Edmund Sherman

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Jane G. Austin

Author

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Jane G. Austin

Author

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Stephen Hopkins

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Moore

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Abel Janes

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Rockwell

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry III, King of England

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin
via William de Beauchamp

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