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Sarah Ferguson

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Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York


Who is Sarah Ferguson?

Often referred to simply as “Fergie,” Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is the former wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and son of Queen Elizabeth II. She is an author, public speaker, film producer, television personality, and philanthropist. Sarah Ferguson divorced Prince Andrew in 1996 and is no longer a Royal Highness. However she does retain the title of Duchess of York, a privilege that she would also lose should she remarry.

Famous Kin

Although Sarah Ferguson became the Duchess of York when she married Prince Andrew, she has no shortage of royal ancestors and cousins in her own family tree. She is a direct descendant of King Edward I, King Henry VII, and has family connections to King Henry VIII and most of his wives. Sarah Ferguson has a number of kinships to the current royal family including Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Catherine Middleton. She also has a family connection to Mayflower passenger Richard More.

Sarah Ferguson’s family tree is littered with leading figures from important events throughout British history. This includes, but is not limited to, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir George Downing, Lt. Gen. James Budenell (led the “Charge of the Light Brigade”), Edmund Waller (English poet and politician), Charles Darwin, Fletcher Christian (leader of the mutineers on the Bounty), and Major John Pitcairn (British commander at the Battle of Lexington).

Sarah Ferguson also has a number of kinships to prominent Americans including Alexander Hamilton, explorer Meriwether Lewis, Twas the Night Before Christmas author Clement Moore, American patriot Patrick Henry, General Douglas MacArthur, author Helen Keller, artist Norman Rockwell, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and General Robert E. Lee. Her U.S. Presidential kin include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Zachary Taylor, William Howard Taft, and Benjamin Harrison. Some of her celebrity kin include Olivia De Havilland, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Reeve, Randolph Scott, Janis Joplin, Chevy Chase, Dick Clark, and countless others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Sarah Ferguson

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

20th cousin
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

11th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir Philip Courtenay

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

12th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir Hugh Luttrell

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William Willoughby

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

20th cousin
via Sir John de Beaumont

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Sutton VI

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin
via Thomas de Berkeley

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin
via Sir John de Betteshorne

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert de Ferrers

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret de Stafford

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Ralph de Stafford

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin
via Sir Henry Percy

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Henry Percy

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Roger le Strange

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Henry FitzHugh

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Ralph de Greystoke

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir John de Eure

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir William de Aton

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

11th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Ralph Eure

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert de Clifford

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Sarah Ferguson photo by Norbert Aepli (CC BY 3.0)