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Mike Love

Ancestry of
Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys


Who is Mike Love?

Mike Love is an American singer and songwriter who is a co-founding member of The Beach Boys. He is a cousin of his fellow co-founding members Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. In 1988, Mike Love and his fellow founding members, including Al Jardine, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, surviving members of the group reunited for a new album and a 50th anniversary tour.

Famous Kin

In addition to his Beach Boys cousins, Mike Love is also the uncle of NBA All-Star Kevin Love. His 17th great-granduncle is Geoffrey Chaucer, English author of The Canterbury Tales. Mike Love also has a royal connection in his family tree to Catherine Parr, 6th wife of King Henry VIII.

Presidential kin for Mike Love include Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, William H. Taft, Millard Fillmore, Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warren G. Harding, and both Presidents Bush. First Ladies with kinship to Mike Love include Lucretia Garfield, Nancy Reagan, Lou Hoover, Ellen Wilson, and Barbara Bush.

Fellow celebrities in Mike Love’s family tree include actor Alan Ladd, Bill Nye the Science Guy, actress Jordana Brewster, actor Ed Helms, actress Anna Gunn, Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Kate Upton, actor James Spader, actress Shirley Temple, actor Ben Affleck, actor Zac Efron, actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, and many others. Literary kin include poet Emily Dickinson, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, author Stephen Crane, poet Robert Frost, author Tennessee Williams, and a number of others.

Other notable kin of Mike Love include Boston Tea Party participant Samuel Howard, Declaration of Independence signer William Williams, American traitor Benedict Arnold, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, legendary Johnny Appleseed, abolitionist John Brown, and Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Mike Love

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Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Bissell

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

6th cousin 6 times removed
via William Sumner

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Melville Fuller

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

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Bridget

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin 7 times removed
via Bridget

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin
via Robert White

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

8th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Agnes Crophull

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

9th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Brooke Adams

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Richardson

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Rev. William Wilson

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Rev. Henry Whitfield

(c1590 - 1657)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

10th great-grandfather

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

15th cousin
via William Grindall

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John Torrey

Co-founder, NY Academy of Science

9th cousin 6 times removed
via William Grindall

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Robert White

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

8th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin 6 times removed
via John Bidwell

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed
via John Wilcox

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. William Wilson

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James Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Ward

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Josh Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via William Ward

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Clark

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Bissell

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Clark

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