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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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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert de Ros

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin 1 time removed
via John de Welles

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin
via Sir John de Greystoke

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Joan Beaufort

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Sherburne

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert de Ferrers

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin
via Henry Glover

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Glover

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Glover

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Glover

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Glover

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

9th cousin
via Henry Glover

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Glover

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Glover

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Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Glover

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Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

7th cousin 2 times removed
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