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Walt Whitman

Ancestry of
Walt Whitman

American Poet


The family tree for Walt Whitman is still in progress.

The family tree for Walt Whitman 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 Walt Whitman

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Scudder

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 7 times removed
via Richard Platt

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Scudder

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Cecil B. DeMille

American Film Director

5th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Platt

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John Scudder

(c1618 - c1690)
James passenger 1635

1st cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Richard Platt

(c1604 - 1684/5)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

4th great-grandfather

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 3 times removed
via Epenetus Platt Jr.

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Epenetus Platt Jr.

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Epenetus Platt Jr.

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Boris Johnson

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin 7 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Meredith Baxter

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Whitney Blake

TV Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin
via Henry Scudder

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Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 7 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

7th cousin 8 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Christopher Rouse

American Composer

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Epenetus Platt

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Epenetus Platt

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Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Scudder

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Bob Taft

67th Governor of Ohio

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Scudder

View entire list of famous kin for Walt Whitman

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