Master Surname Index







Ken Burns

Famous Kin of
Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker


Click on the names below to see their relationship charts

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Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

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Robert Fitz Walter

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

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Roger le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

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William the Conqueror

King of England

28th great-grandfather

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Robert I, King of France

31st great-grandfather

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Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

34th great-grandfather

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Charlemagne

King of the Franks

36th great-grandfather

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Lewis Morris

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

1st cousin 7 times removed via Gov. Lewis Morris

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Benjamin Franklin

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

1st cousin 9 times removed via Peter Folger

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William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Lawton

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Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren

Wife of President Martin Van Buren

4th cousin 5 times removed via Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick

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Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

4th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Tupper Jr.

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Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 8 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

5th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Noble

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J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Coleman

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Noble

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Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

5th cousin 4 times removed via Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick

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Lavinia Warren

Dwarf Circus Performer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Tupper Jr.

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 5 times removed via Philip Sherman

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Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 5 times removed via Philip Sherman

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Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 5 times removed via Peter Folger

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Rowland H. Macy

Founder of Macy's

5th cousin 5 times removed via Peter Folger

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Jonathan Worth

39th Governor of North Carolina

5th cousin 5 times removed via Peter Folger

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 14 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

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Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 14 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 14 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

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Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Coleman

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Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.

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Eugene Foss

45th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Noble

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Wild Bill Hickok

Gunfighter and Lawman

6th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew


Ken Burns photo by dbking (CC BY 2.0)