Master Name Index

Surname of ACTON



Alice de Acton (    – c1361)

Famous Descendant(s):

Tennessee Williams — Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

Jane (Appleton) Pierce — First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

Dick Cheney — 46th U.S. Vice-President

General William Whipple — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Herman Melville — Author of Moby Dick

James Spader — TV and Movie Actor

James Russell Lowell — American “Fireside” Poet

Marie-Chantal Miller — Crown Princess of Greece

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress

Leverett Saltonstall — 55th Governor of Massachusetts


Benjamin Acton (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Christopher Reeve — Movie Actor


Hannah H. Acton (1816 – 1851)

Famous Descendant(s):

Christopher Reeve — Movie Actor


John de Acton (    – c1312)

Famous Descendant(s):

Richard Nixon — 37th U.S. President

Benjamin Harrison — 23rd U.S. President

Princess Diana — Princess of Wales

Prince William — Duke of Cambridge

Prince Harry — Duke of Sussex

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt — First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

Warren Buffett — Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Jimmy Carter — 39th U.S. President

Sir Winston Churchill — Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Mitt Romney — 70th Governor of Massachusetts

George Romney — 43rd Governor of Michigan

Aaron Burr — Killed Alexander Hamilton

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

Warren G. Harding — 29th U.S. President

Kyra Sedgwick — TV and Movie Actress

William Ellery — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Marilyn Monroe — Actress, Model, and Singer

Frank Nelson Doubleday — Founder of Doubleday & Co.

Robert Townsend — Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

Vincent Price — Movie Actor

Aaron Rodgers — Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

Howard Dean — 79th Governor of Vermont

Julia (Ward) Howe — Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

William Greene — 2nd Governor of Rhode Island

Clarence Day — Author of Life with Father

Charles Darwin — Theory of Evolution

Jodie Foster — Movie Actress

Charlie Munger — Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

Harriet Beecher Stowe — Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Sarah Ferguson — Duchess of York

Lt. Gen. James Brudenell — Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

Elisabeth Shue — TV and Movie Actress

Andrew Shue — TV Actor

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska

Mizuo Peck — TV and Movie Actress

Samuel Ward King — 15th Governor of Rhode Island

Amy Adams — Movie Actress

Kit Harington — TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


Maud de Acton (    – 1361)

Famous Descendant(s):

Richard Nixon — 37th U.S. President

Benjamin Harrison — 23rd U.S. President

Princess Diana — Princess of Wales

Prince William — Duke of Cambridge

Prince Harry — Duke of Sussex

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt — First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

Warren Buffett — Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Jimmy Carter — 39th U.S. President

Sir Winston Churchill — Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Mitt Romney — 70th Governor of Massachusetts

George Romney — 43rd Governor of Michigan

Aaron Burr — Killed Alexander Hamilton

Raquel Welch — Movie Actress

Warren G. Harding — 29th U.S. President

Kyra Sedgwick — TV and Movie Actress

William Ellery — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Marilyn Monroe — Actress, Model, and Singer

Frank Nelson Doubleday — Founder of Doubleday & Co.

Robert Townsend — Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

Vincent Price — Movie Actor

Aaron Rodgers — Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

Howard Dean — 79th Governor of Vermont

Julia (Ward) Howe — Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

William Greene — 2nd Governor of Rhode Island

Clarence Day — Author of Life with Father

Charles Darwin — Theory of Evolution

Jodie Foster — Movie Actress

Charlie Munger — Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

Harriet Beecher Stowe — Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Sarah Ferguson — Duchess of York

Lt. Gen. James Brudenell — Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

Elisabeth Shue — TV and Movie Actress

Andrew Shue — TV Actor

Sarah Palin — 9th Governor of Alaska

Mizuo Peck — TV and Movie Actress

Samuel Ward King — 15th Governor of Rhode Island

Amy Adams — Movie Actress

Kit Harington — TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts


William de Acton (  –  )

Famous Descendant(s):

Tennessee Williams — Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

Jane (Appleton) Pierce — First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

Dick Cheney — 46th U.S. Vice-President

General William Whipple — Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Herman Melville — Author of Moby Dick

James Spader — TV and Movie Actor

James Russell Lowell — American “Fireside” Poet

Marie-Chantal Miller — Crown Princess of Greece

Bill Weld — 68th Governor of Massachusetts

Tuesday Weld — TV and Movie Actress

Leverett Saltonstall — 55th Governor of Massachusetts