Master Surname Index



William H. Macy

Ancestry of
William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor


Who is William H. Macy?

William H. Macy is an award winning American actor who is probably best known for his role as Frank Gallagher in Showtime’s television series Shameless and for his leading role in the film Fargo. He has been nominated for a number of awards including Academy, Screen Actors Guild, Primetime Emmy, and Golden Globe Awards. In the fall of 2017, he appeared on PBS’s genealogy show Finding Your Roots where they focused on his southern and Puritan ancestors.

In 1997, William H. Macy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Fargo. In recent years, he received a number of award nominations for his role in Shameless that included winning Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series two years in a row in 2015 and 2016.

Famous Kin

William H.Macy is a 3rd cousin 4 times removed of Rowland H. Macy, founder of Macy’s department stores. He is also a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers John Howland and John Tilley. William H. Macy has royal ancestry with a direct descent from King Edward I and a number of Magna Carta sureties. His family connections to the current royal family include the late Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.

U.S. presidential kin in William H. Macy’s family tree include James Madison, Zachary Taylor, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter. Historical kin include U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin, explorer Meriwether Lewis, lithographer Nathaniel Currier, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Moby Dick author Herman Melville, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, General George S. Patton, author Agatha Christie, and numerous others.

Fellow celebrities with kinship to William H. Macy include John Lithgow, Amy Poehler, Ken Burns, Steve McQueen, Christopher Lloyd, Humphrey Bogart, Paget Brewster, Linda Hamilton, Elisabeth Shue, James Spader, and more.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for William H. Macy

sprite

Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Gorham

sprite

Maude Adams

Broadway Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Howland

sprite

Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah

10th cousin
via John Howland

sprite

Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

21st cousin
via Edward I, King of England

sprite

Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin
via Alice de Audley

sprite

Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

sprite

Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

sprite

Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Kimball Jr.

sprite

Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin
via Sir Henry de Percy

sprite

Melville Fuller

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

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Hugh I de Audley

sprite

Melville Fuller

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

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

sprite

Melville Fuller

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

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Edmund de Stafford

sprite

Melville Fuller

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

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert de Ferrers

sprite

Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Shattuck

sprite

Melville Fuller

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

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

sprite

Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

sprite

George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Stephen Hussey

sprite

Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

11th cousin
via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

sprite

George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Peter Folger

sprite

George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

8th cousin
via Richard Gardner

sprite

George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Gorham

sprite

George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Nathaniel Starbuck

sprite

George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

7th cousin 1 time removed
via James Coffin

sprite

George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

7th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bunker

sprite

Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Tristam Coffin

View entire list of famous kin for William H. Macy

Please note: The ancestor reports on this website have been compiled from thousands of different sources, many over 100 years old. These sources are attached to each ancestor so that you can personally judge their reliability. As with any good genealogical research, if you discover a link to your own family tree, consider it a starting point for further research. It is always preferable to locate primary records where possible. FamousKin.com cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy and reliability of these sources.