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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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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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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Walter Devereux

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Walter Devereux

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Winthrop Rockefeller

37th Governor of Arkansas

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Walter Devereux

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin
via Sir John Howard

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Walter Devereux

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Lord Charles Cornwallis

British Commander at Siege of Yorktown

12th cousin 8 times removed
via Sir Richard Sergeaux

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Post Malone

American Rapper

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert White

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Post Malone

American Rapper

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Walter Devereux

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Bill Paxton

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Robert Pease of Great Baddow, Essex

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

5th cousin 6 times removed
via William Sumner Jr.

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Frank Kellogg

45th U.S. Secretary of State
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Robert White

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Morrison Waite

7th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Robert White

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Warren Beatty

Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert White

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Shirley MacLaine

Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert White

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Phil Knight

Co-Founder, Nike Inc.

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert White

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William Crowninshield Endicott

United States Secretary of War

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Richardson

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Paul Giamatti

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Ezekiel Richardson

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A. Bartlett Giamatti

Major League Baseball Commissioner

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Ezekiel Richardson

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Francis Wyman

(c1617 - 1699)
Great Migration Immigrant (1640)

1st cousin 11 times removed
via Thomas Richardson

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John Wilcox

(unk - 1651)
Great Migration Immigrant (1639)

11th great-grandfather

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Ezra Pound

Expatriate American Poet and Critic

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Richardson

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