Steve Young

Ancestry of
Steve Young

Football 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.

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