Master Surname Index



Bill Gates

Ancestry of
Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft


The family tree for Bill Gates is still in progress.

The family tree for Bill Gates should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative. Oftentimes the family trees listed as still in progress have derived from research into famous people who have a kinship to this person. Research devoted solely to this person has either not yet taken place or it is currently in progress. As with all family trees on this website, the sources for each ancestor are listed on the family group pages so that you can personally judge the reliability of the information.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Bill Gates

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Ethan Peck

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Stanley

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Matthew Marvin

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Samuel Appleton

(c1586 - 1670)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

10th great-grandfather

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Thomas Lawrence

(c1619/20 - c1703)
Planter passenger 1635

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Gilbert Pecche

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Reinold Marvin

(c1594 - 1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1640

9th great-granduncle
via Edward Marvin

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Matthew Marvin

(c1600 - 1678/9)
Increase passenger 1635

9th great-grandfather

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William Lawrence

(c1622 - 1679/80)
Planter passenger 1635

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Gilbert Pecche

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John Lawrence

(c1618 - 1698/9)
Planter passenger 1635

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Gilbert Pecche

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Mary Lawrence

(c1625 - 1715)
Planter passenger 1635

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Gilbert Pecche

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George Phillips

(c1593 - 1644)
Great Migration Immigrant 1630

10th great-grandfather

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Peter Noyes

(c1590 - 1657)
Confidence passenger 1638

8th great-grandfather

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Stephen Gates

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

14th cousin
via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin
via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward Marvin

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward Marvin

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Steve Young

NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Marvin

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John Davis

14th and 17th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward Marvin

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Marvin

View entire list of famous kin for Bill Gates

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Bill Gates photo by World Economic Forum (CC BY 2.0)