Barack Obama And Brad Pitt Are Cousins

| May 17, 2009 | 10 Comments

Yes, it’s true they are cousins. Thanks to the Ancestry.com an online genealogy search website it’s revealed that President Barack Obama & Hollywood’s Brad Pitt are actually cousins. This huge online database, archived scanned family-history documents, things like birth and marriage records, but also more obscure records like immigration records and draft-registration cards.

Barack Obama and Brad Pitt

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Barak Obama And Brad Pitt | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

The current occupant of the Oval Office and the hunky movie star are ninth cousins. They share the same ancestor, Edwin Hickman, who was born in 1690. Edwin’s son Edwin Jr. is Brad Pitt‘s seventh great-grandfather (that’s great great great great great great great grandfather.) Edwin’s other son, James, is Obama‘s seventh great-grandfather, on his mother’s side.

George W. Bush and Hugh Hefner (PlayBoy Founder)

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George W Bush And Hugh Hefner | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

The churchgoing, Republican politician probably doesn’t have too much in common with Playboy founder Hefner. But “W” and Hugh share some blood: They’re 11th cousins, twice removed. Bush‘s 10th great-grandfather and Hefner’s eighth great-grandfather was Thomas Richards, who died around 1650.

Tom Hanks and Abraham Lincoln

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There’s little resemblance, but the man who played the slow-witted Forrest Gump is indeed a relation of our cerebral 16th president. Didn’t I just catch Hanks reading Team of Rivals?

Princess Diana and Sarah Palin

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Princess Diana And Sarah Palin | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

That’s right, the glamorous former British princess and the moose-hunting Alaska governor share more than a legacy of expensive couture–they’re 10th cousins. Both share the same ninth great-grandfather, John Strong, who was born in England in 1605.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

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They’re married, but also apparently blood relatives–ninth cousins once removed. All hail the house of Windsor.

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney

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The 43rd president and his all-powerful veep shared an important relationship before both started working in the White House. They’re ninth cousins, one time removed. Common ancestors are William and Lydia Fletcher, both born around 1622.

FDR and Sarah Palin

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The 2008 vice-presidential candidate didn’t make it to the White House, but one of her ancestors did: Palin and Franklin D. Roosevelt are ninth cousins, once removed

Britney Spears and John Edwards

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The volatile blond pop singer and former presidential candidate (whose own marriage has been pretty volatile lately) are seventh cousins three times removed. Their common ancestor was John Stovall, born in Virginia around 1705.

Richard Nixon and James Dean

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The slippery former president and ultra-cool actor don’t have much in common, but are actually seventh cousins, once removed.

Princess Diana and Andrew Firestone

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Princess Diana And Andrew Firestone | Amazing Images www.supiri.com

Who knew? Di is also a 10th cousin to Andrew Firestone, the good-looking member of the tire family who is better known for his turn on TV show The Bachelor. Firestone wed actress and model Ivana Bozilovic last year.

Information Sources: Ancestry.com, Forbes.com
Article Credits: Rebecca Buckman
Image Credits: AP Photo, Getty Images, Wire Image, Whitehouse, Hulton Archive

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  1. Alexis says:

    Family Forest®
    URL : http://familyforest.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/family-forest%c2%ae-was-first-again/
    Excerpt:
    Consider the Source and read another Barack Obama cousins story.

  2. Kristine says:

    Sarah Palin is related to who?

    http://familyforest.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/sarah-palin-is-related-to-who/

    This news came out even before the 2008 election with a few stories that followed it from AP about the Family Forest Project and famous connections.

  3. Donald says:

    I wonder if the press should have asked her about these family ties?
    Do they even know?

    Sarah Palin is related to who?

    http://familyforest.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/sarah-palin-is-related-to-who/

    And if she saw her picture in “The Daily Beast” with Alec Baldwin and Bill Gates?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-13/look-whos-related/?cid=sexybeast:mainpromo3#gallery=835;page=2

    How many copies will she sell…I think millions.

  4. Jacob says:

    I think people are critical of Sarah Palin because, from out of what seemed to us nowhere, she made a name for herself and has used the opportunities given to her. Why not. Wouldn’t you?
    Happy Thanksgiving to her and her family.

    Now I just wonder of she know who she is related to who?
    http://familyforest.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/sarah-palin-is-related-to-who/

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  6. Rodney says:

    I trace my family history so I will know who to blame.

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