Chevy Chase

Famous Kin of
Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer


Click on the names below to see their relationship charts

John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

9th great-grandfather

John Tilley

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

William Brewster

Mayflower Passenger

11th great-grandfather

King Edward I

King of England

23rd great-grandfather

King Henry III

King of England

23rd great-grandfather

Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

John de Lacy

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

Gilbert de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

Robert de Vere

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

Hugh le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

25th great-grandfather

Richard de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

25th great-grandfather

Roger le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

26th great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

27th great-grandfather

King Louis VI

King of France

27th great-grandfather

King Robert I

King of France

32nd great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

34th great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

37th great-grandfather

Gov. John Winthrop

Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1st cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Sir George Downing

Namesake of Downing Street in London

2nd cousin 11 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

3rd cousin 6 times removed via John Gorham

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

3rd cousin 7 times removed via John Howland

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

4th cousin 7 times removed via William Tuttle

Edmund Sears

Boston Tea Party Participant

4th cousin 8 times removed via William Brewster

Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

4th cousin 15 times removed via Sir William Willoughby

King Ferdinand II of Aragon

1st King of a united Spain

4th cousin 16 times removed via Diego Gomez de Toledo


Chevy Chase photo by Alan Light (CC BY 2.0)