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Steve Young

Ancestry of
Steve Young

NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback


Who is Steve Young?

Steve Young is an American Football Hall of Fame quarterback who led the San Francisco 49ers to victory in Super Bowl XXIX.

Famous Kin

Steve Young is the 3rd great-grandson of Mormon Church leader Brigham Young. He also has a number of U.S. presidential kin including George Washington, Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, and both Presidents Bush. He has kinship to fellow Mormon and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney. Family connections to U.S. First Ladies include Barbara Bush, Grace Coolidge and Lucretia Garfield. Steve Young has a connection to the current British royal family through the late Princess Diana and her children.

Steve Young has a number of celebrities in his family tree. These include TV host Johnny Carson, singer Britney Spears, TV personality Kim Kardashian, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and actors Mark Wahlberg, Raquel Welch, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Ted Danson, Matt Damon, Lucille Ball, Anthony Perkins, Halle Berry, and Humphrey Bogart. Historical figures with kinship to Brigham Young include the American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, inventor Eli Whitney, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, evolutionist Charles Darwin, rocket scientist Robert Goddard, Texas leader Stephen Austin, lithographer Nathaniel Currier, John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed), and signer of the Declaration of Independence William Whipple. His literary kin include authors John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, Helen Keller, Louis Auchincloss, Thomas Pynchon, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Steve Young

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Hayden

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Wolston Child

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Bent

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Frost

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Axtell

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Rice

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

11th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir William Cope

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin
via Henry Loker alias Riddlesdale

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Ethan Peck

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Adams

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

10th cousin 1 time removed
via David Stone

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

11th cousin
via David Stone

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Marvin

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Brooke Adams

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Richardson Jr.

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Thomas Brigham

(c1603 - 1653)
Susan & Ellen passenger 1635

9th great-grandfather

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Isaac Mixer

(c1602 - 1655)
Elizabeth passenger 1634

9th great-grandfather

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Edward Garfield

(c1583 - 1672)
Great Migration Immigrant 1634

9th great-grandfather

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Reinold Marvin

(c1594 - 1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1640

10th great-grandfather

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Matthew Marvin

(c1600 - 1678/9)
Increase passenger 1635

10th great-granduncle
via Edward Marvin

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Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Reinold Marvin

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Reinold Marvin

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Marvin

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Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Marvin

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Florence (Kling) Harding

First Lady of President Warren G. Harding

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward Marvin

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Steve Young photo by Marianne O'Leary (CC BY 2.0)