Master Surname Index







Hugh Hefner

Famous Kin of
Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine


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William Bradford

Mayflower Passenger and Governor of Plymouth Colony

8th great-grandfather

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Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

3rd cousin 5 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley

Founder of Aetna Insurance

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Nathaniel Foote

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Deborah Samson

Female Revolutionary War Veteran

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Gov. William Bradford

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Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

4th cousin 4 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

4th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Foote

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Morgan Bulkeley

54th Governor of Connecticut

4th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Foote

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Benedict Arnold

Traitor of the American Revolution

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bourne

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bourne

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

5th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Bliss

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James Youngs Smith

29th Governor of Rhode Island

5th cousin 4 times removed via Nehemiah Smith

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Mary Lyon

Founder of Mount Holyoke College

5th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Smith

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General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Raymond

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Edwin D. Morgan

21st Governor of New York

6th cousin 3 times removed via Nehemiah Smith

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Gallop

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Smith

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W. K. Kellogg

Founder of the Kellogg Company

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Smith

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Thomas Waldo Story

English/American Sculptor

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Gallop

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin via Josiah Foote

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.


Hugh Hefner photo by Alan Light (CC BY 2.0)