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Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska


Who is Sarah Palin?

Sarah Palin was the 9th Governor of Alaska until she resigned in 2009. In 2008 she was the Republican nominee for Vice President, running alongside Arizona Senator John McCain. Since leaving political office, Sarah Palin has been a staunch supporter of the Republican Tea Party movement and a political commentator on Fox News. In 2014, she debuted in a new reality show on the Sportsman Channel called Amazing America with Sarah Palin. Later that same year she launched her own online news network called the Sarah Palin Channel. The channel has since been shuttered.

Famous Kin

Sarah Palin has one of the most well connected families with regards to famous people in her family tree with the possible exception of former President George W. Bush. She descends from at least five Mayflower passengers, Henry Samson, John Howland, John Tilley, Richard Warren, and William Brewster. She is also a distant cousin to Mayflower passenger Richard More.

Among her Mayflower cousins are the infamous Mayflower Madam Sydney Biddle Barrows, actress Page Brewster, Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, actress Meryl Streep, singer Taylor Swift, and President Zachary Taylor. Other U.S. Presidential kin include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, William Howard Taft, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, James Garfield, and both Presidents Bush. Probably one of her most ironic connections is to President Barack Obama. They share John Smith and his wife Susanna Hinckley as their common ancestors.

Sarah Palin also has a number of celebrities in her family tree. They include, but are not limited to, Matt Damon, Katharine Hepburn, Raquel Welch, Kyra Sedgwick, David Hyde Pierce, John Lithgow, John Ritter, and Kevin Bacon. Some of her literary kin include poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson. She also has royal connections to King Henry VIII, King Leka I of Albania, Queen Elizabeth II, and the late Princess Diana.


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

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via John Bronson

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin
via William Brewster

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Strong

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via John Howland

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Warren

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin
via Anthony Eames

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via John Samson

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Nicholas Arnold

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 5 times removed
via John Howland

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

19th cousin
via Elizabeth Fitzalan

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Humphrey Stafford

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

21st cousin
via Eudo la Zouche

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Fray

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

9th cousin
via Henry Samson

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

19th cousin
via Sir John Howard

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Strong

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed
via William Brewster

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Warren

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin
via William Grindall

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Simon Newcomb

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Josiah Cooke

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

11th cousin 2 times removed
via William Brewster

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Chord Overstreet

Musician, TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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Chord Overstreet

Musician, TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Henry Cobb

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