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Alexander Hamilton

Ancestry of
Alexander Hamilton

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury


Who was Alexander Hamilton?

Alexander Hamilton was born 11 January 1755 in Charlestown on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. He was born out of wedlock to James Hamilton and Rachel Fawcett. His father was the son of a Scottish Lord.

Hamilton is considered one of the great patriots and Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a member of General George Washington's staff during the Revolutionary War and later became the first Secretary of the Treasury in 1789 and helped to oversee the founding of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia. His portrait currently adorns the U.S. $10 bill.

Unfortunately Hamilton's life came to a tragic and early end at the age of 49 on 12 July 1804. The day before, in a duel at dawn just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded from a shot by then Vice President Aaron Burr.

Alexander Hamilton's family tree can be traced back through at least 26 generations. His ancestors includes Scottish nobility such as Sir Reginald de Crawford and Margaret de Loudoun. They were the common ancestors of both Alexander Hamilton and Sir William Wallace. Sir William who was a Scottish knight and one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Sir William Wallace's story was brought to the big screen in the Academy Award winning film Braveheart in 1995. Mel Gibson portrayed Sir William in the movie.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Alexander Hamilton

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

19th cousin 2 times removed
via John, King of England

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

21st cousin
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

20th cousin
via Sir William Longespee

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

21st cousin
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

14th cousin 4 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Margaret of France

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 5 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Godfrey III, Count of Louvain

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Matthew, Count of Boulogne

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Isaac II Angelos

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

5th cousin 9 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

7th cousin 9 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Richard de Clare

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

10th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

13th cousin 8 times removed
via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

10th cousin 9 times removed
via Henry III, Duke of Brabant

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

14th cousin 5 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Margaret of France

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