You're not related to any famous people of history, are you anon?
Due to the nature of genealogy, we all are.
>tfw descendant of the very first human
Get on my level
Daniel Boone's Grandma was the sister of my direct father to father ancestor.
You know the white house church (no, not THAT white house) Tom Henry was supposedly buried under? My ancestor built that.
I'm related to Daniel Boone I guess. My middle name comes from the family his marries into. I should be getting a scholarship from the Sons of the Revolution when I go off to college.
No but I have a Japanese friend whose surname is Oda. Badass Asian motherfucker. Funny thing is most people from college are so dumb they don't know who Nabunaga was so they think Carl is just another Asian.
OP here, the closest thing I have is that a few people in our family are named "Adams" and our family can be traced back before the American Revolution. That most likely is nothing though.
Shitposters and trolls have existed for as long as 4Chan has existed. Intact the 2nd post ever made on 4Chan was a shitpost.
People think it's /pol/tards, truth is its just the flavour of the 3-5 year cycle of when people get mad at certain things.
On my father's mother's side I'm related to the goldsmiths who made Mary, Queen of Scots' crown.
On my father's father's side I'm related to French noblemen, but they had their titles ripped up and were basically disowned & their history burned when they converted to Hugenotism and got deported to Acadia
Semi-large Irish comedian.
I have a few other ancestors who were Irish Soldiers in WW 1&2 times and I am directly related to a soldier in the battle of Corcomroe Abbey, 1317
Martim Moniz, and through him portions of the now non-existent House of Traba which may have been the bastard line of King Fruela I of Asturias, the descendant of King Liuvigild. I don't think I'm one of his direct descendants, though.
I'm from Wales and it turns out that my family is related to Owain Glyndŵr.
It's pretty cool m8s.
My father is the head of a prestigious medical organization. My Grandfather (paternal) led a major aviation organization through a crisis period.
Ancestor was one of the last of the Swiss mercenaries to serve france.
distant relative to Aaron Burr
>mfw best friend distant relative of alexander hamilton
i shit you not
i actually have german heritage and my grandfather was hitlers right hand man and practically invented the stg44 here is a real picture of him
Get on my level
>Not being related to a president that everyone in your cuntry hates
Colonel motherfucking Custer.
It goes straight on back.
Although I'm sure there are many illegitimate relatives floating around, what with the nightly injun raping and all.
Truly the Genghis Khan of America.
Not related, but my aunt and uncle built their house on the property once owned by the Ingalls, the family in Little House on the Prairie. The siblings are buried in the front near the road, and they said they found coffins when building the house and just built the patio on top of them.
I helped them move out this summer, and I had to crawl into their attic and basement, and I didn't even know about the spooky skelingtons until after the fact. I probably would have backed out.
I think basically everyone is, given how if you go back a few generations everyone has a bazillion ancestors. Apparently those DNA testing services will give you a list of real or assumed famous ancestors.
Descendant of Brian Boru here, supposedly. I don't know/remember much about it unfortunately but a few years back a heritage centre invited my family out to their museum and went through all sorts of genealogy that led back to him.
I was very young at the time with hardly any interest in history so I didn't think much of it, but there are letters around the house somewhere.
For those who don't know, he was the High King of Ireland who died while fighting the Vikings at Clontarf in 1014. They were defeated though, thus ending their power in Ireland. Had he lived on our history may have went down a very different route as he was as close to a true and legitimate High King we had seen.
I might contact the centre and learn more about it desu.
I have viking ancestors. Also my great grandfather was a Norwegian immigrant and his name was Halfton. He came to america when he was 15 because his brother died in a mine cave in. The sad thing is that no one bothered to even try to help anyone that was trapped. He only ever told a few people. His own sons didnt know about it, he however did tell my dad. Halfton came over in 1910 or 12 and he had to stop in England or some shit and he had never seen a potato before, so he bought one and took a bite out of it raw. I've been told that he never did like potatoes. He had twin boys in 1921. That was my grandfather and my great uncle. 20 years later my grandfather & his brother enlisted to fight in WWII. My grandfather joined the navy as a recon pilot and had a few close calls. When the war was over he had brought back a souvenir. A Japanese bayonet. He then met my grandmother and had 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl. At about this time, my great grandfather had made a massive mistake. He sold about 20 Acres in Edina (at that time one of the richest communities in MN) for $42 per acre. It is now worth around $500,000 per acre. When my dad was in his 40's he married my mother and a year later had me. They had 2 more kids within 3 years afterwards, 1 boy and 1 girl. The boy was born with downs syndrome and other issues and was expected to live no more than 3 days. He thrived and is still living today. When I was 5 they got divorced. And 13 years later they do not speak much. My grandfather is now 93 and still going strong. And my great grandfather has passed on.
My great-grandfather was an English soldier who guarded Louis Bleriot's plane after it crashed in England.
Yeah, that's as close as my family gets to fame.
Member of a branch family of the dynasty that ruled Sindh for like 70 years before the Brits BTFO'd all of Hindustan
Still have relatives that own pretty big swathes of land,that's something I guess
Supposedly this guy. There's no real documentation though. I just have the exact same name and the word of my grandfather to go on.
Damn, you guys are lucky.
My great-great-great-great grandfather (dating back to the 1700-1800s) used to be a freedom fighter - he fought and killed ottomans, stole their gold and he fucked a lot of bitches
Not famous, not much impact on history, but still, that's how I came to be.
Great-grandma was from Peru, and apparently a member of a very influential family there. I don't know the names, but my uncle has some letters and postcards with proof at his house in Ohio. They disowned her after she ran away with her lover to America.
No one as far as I know. I'm just a typical mutt and proud of it.
my grandfather on my mothers side, was adopted by descendants of one of Charles the second of England bastards. the same grandfather also won the BEM for work he did out in Hong Kong and Singapore with the RAF in the 1960s 70s
My great-great-great-great-grandfather. Also my grandfather co-designed the Persian oil drilling facilities on Kharg island, which is a playable map in Battlefield 3. For his achievements, he received a brown bear cub as a present, which he donated to the Artis zoo in Amsterdam.
I have close relation to Ferdinand I, even have a coat of arms passed down for many generations that is consistent with the test. Do I have a claim to the Archdukeship of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire lads?
No. I have no records of my ancestors I know nothing about them expect they were Spanish settlers.
How the hell do you guys find out all this interesting shit about your family history?
They're probably not related to whoever they think they are. Due to paternity fraud, chances of being genetically related to someone many generations ago are very low.
>But false paternity causes obvious problems for anyone who values a clear pedigree and makes it a statistical impossibility to trace the true identity of our ancestors back more than a few generations.
>Robert Moyzis, a molecular geneticist at the University of California at Irvine, recently had to break this news to a friend who had spent considerable energy and resources compiling a family history that stretched back 1,000 years. "I had to plug the numbers into a computer model and prove it to him. The chances that he was related to the ancestor he thought were zero."
No not really
My paternal great grandfather was the tenant farmer for FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt, so my grandpa grew up eating breakfast at "the big house" on Sundays with them.
My paternal grandmother is related to Aubrey Beardsley, who painted some cool stuff including a fat lady fart-attack that I ran into in a high-school art class. His work was shown to me again in college Drawing 101. So I guess he's famous.
My ancestors were greeks and normans. My direct one to the US was a merchant that got exiled from france for dealing in black market salt, and ended up being exiled before he buddied up with the crown in Spain and ended up leading expeditions to the south. Dude bought an island, fucked a billion indian women, and he's got three towns named after him, and an island. One of his sons ended up being the first mutineer in coastal US waters, and one of the only people to be tortured on the breaking wheel. He's buried in the middle of a square in new orleans.
Surname's in the national anthem of Poland, so here's to hoping I guess
Direct descendant of William Clark and Rene Auguste Chouteau.
Very closely related to col. Kazimierz Mastalerz aka the guy responsible for the polish cavalry attack at Krojanty which after the initial charge at the resting german troops which afterwards got rekt by the arriving from nearby Armour vehicles, this was later used by the germans to give rise to the poles charging at tanks on horseback propaganda.
So yeah, even my ancestors were making up future memes.
Beardsley is the motherfucking shit, just ask /ic/.
It's in your blood and genes. Draw.
I'm a direct descendant of King Robert the Bruce and King Robert II. Also related to William Wallace, Meriwether Lewis, and Princess Diana.
I'm related to Jack Phillips (radio operator on the Titanic when it sunk) as well as Tom Quick the Indian Slayer on my mom's side, and about a thousand or so years of Spanish Knights on the other. So no one world changingly important
Direct patrilineal descendant of minor nobility in Somerset. There's even still a small town named after my family seat, but the castle is long since gone.
After the Norman Invasion, my ancestors, who were Frankish barons in the southernmost reaches of Normandy, were given the right to found a castle there. During the next centuries, we expanded our holdings through Somerset, and eventually all of them were stripped when we supported the losers of the Wars of the Roses. Luckily, based Henry VIII gave us back all of our titles. Finally, they were again stripped during the English Civil War by Cromscum (ancestors were cavaliers), and never returned. Despite this change in fortunes, my family continued to produce members of Parliament until the late Victorian era.
Through my male ancestors, I am descended from the last holder of the titles, and still bear the name.
Yeah, it's like having a Cherokee princess as an ancestor and having great uncles who died in some imperialist venture... oh, sorry, I meant FREEDUM campaign.
I know this seems really vague but stay with me.
My family is on the daughter side of the Penderels. If you don't know who they are, they lived in Boscobel House during the civil war of 1649 and were the family to offer Charles I a hiding place in their oak tree. Nowadays if you travel to England one of the most popular pub names is the Royal Oak; this is named effectively in honour of my ancestor.
Another cool thing, Charles II in gratitude promised descendants of the Penderels "a bag of 100 gold pieces a year" I'm not sure how much this is but we'd be getting it if it weren't for the fact that we're from the daughter's side and received jack shit, and the son's side died out. The daughter's side did end up with most of the wealth of Boscobal House but it turns out my greatx11 grandfather gambled the entire estate away in the 1740s. Estimated £11million in todays money.
Sorry for the text wall but it means more than "Charles I" and it's quite special for me because I'm a massive history nerd and interested in my family history.
Heh, Boscobel House was turned into a museum. The best part is the Royal Oak itself got hit by lightning and died in the 20th century so they had to replant a seed of it, when I last went it was about 4 meters high.
Not really related but I have this story from my great-uncle.
He told me that when he was 6 during the late 1930s he had this uncle who was a high ranking fascist official.
He said that once he was invited to spend some time with him and got to meet Mussolini himself during one of his trips in Sicily.
He even remarked that the dictator was kind enough to buy him an ice cream.
Unfortunately I never got the full details of the story; the old fucker is still alive through, so I still have a chance to ask him.
My dad started doing some family history stuff once he retired, this is what he's found so far.
My family tree dips briefly into the Brown Family (founded Brown University with their slave money)
Some obscure branch of Palatinate Royalty (I forget their name, but my ancestors migrated to America because they were so far out of the line of inheritance there wasn't any point in staying. Once here, they founded a town and a fort.)
One of my ancestors survived Braddock's bullshit, and served under Washington for the rest of the war. He signed back up under Washington when the War of Independance started up. There's no records of his action after he signed up, so we assume he was a spy or something. His story picks back up the second the war ended, and he lived to be over 100.
Pretty much everyone is.
I directly descend from Captain John Cook's brother, and from people who came to america on the mayflower on both sides of my family
[spoiler]it was the same guy[/spoiler]
I'm related to Sheikh Mahmud Barzinji, "The King of Kurdistan" in the 20s.
He lost because he was too tribal, had too many intra-kurdish feuds and didn't trust the English promises and started revolts against them.
Francis Drake is my Uncle by however many generations
Almost directly from my father's mother's side of the family. He was an in-law only because my ancestor married his last wife's sister.
Irish composer Turlough O'Carolan
My ancestors made shingles, because my last name literally means shingle maker in polsih.
im the descent of a great family in the aztec empire i dont know the name of it but its on my mothers side
Quanah Parker. It's not uncommon among native Texans. He was a polygamist after all.
I'm vietnamese and my last name is Truong,which is the Vietnamese version of the Chinese surname Zhang. One of my descendents could've been a Chinese who mixed with Vietnamese, somebody before that could have been fucked by Genghis Khan so pretty much I would like to say I have the Khan's blood and am one of his descendent.
My eyes are also really small compared to average Vietnamese eyes so it can also be Mongol/Chinese genes.
It's recorded somewhere, but I'm either a direct descendant or nth-removed from General Ambrose Burnside, the man who could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
It's enough to where my brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and probably further up the line has Burnside as their middle name. Don't know where the line splits to my family name but everyone mentioned could pull off some awesome facial hair.
Clan history dates back to the fourteenth century, and then some if your willing to trust some of the more concerning documents. My ancestors weren't famous but they killed a lot of people before getting kicked out of Scotland. And if we look at clan history the same thing happened when they got kicked out of Ireland.
Because my grandmother was adopted and she doesn't know from where his parents are, my grandfather only knows his mother was from Spain
and I don't know my dad so I don't have any clue about my ancestors from my parent side,other than his name and that he had light brown hair and green eyes,which doesn't help since everyone here has Spanish surnames since I live in SA.
Famous, no. Apparently my grandmother on my fathers side had a relative that owned the Bald Eagle that was originally used as the model for our currency or something like that. He rode around with civil war generals with his eagle of freedom to promote nationalism or some shit.
The scottish clan my name represents fought in a shitload of battles, were the main backers of the Stuart line of kings in some of their battles to retake the throne and have a modern day UK military regiment named after them. Am i related to any of them though? Given what is the nature of life i may not be directly related to ANY of the people who were once part of the clan. Wish i knew though.
I am a direct descendant of the 17th century great philosopher Mirdamad, called the Third Teacher (after Aristotle and Farabi)
>Mir Damad's philosophical prose is often accounted as being among the most dense and obtusely difficult of styles to understand, deliberately employing as well as coining convoluted philosophical terminology and neologisms that require systematic unpacking and detailed commentary.
My family name appears in documents from the court of Charlemagne.
I'm also a Direct descendant of 3 of the first families to form the Mormon church. My great great grandfather was Joseph Smiths childhood friend and documented all the churches early records. His journal claims that Joseph Smith admitted to him a few days before he was killed that he had made up the entire religion for personal gain. He left the church immediately after Joseph's death.
i share a common ancestor with Joseph Banks of England,.....There is a wiki on him......I wonder I have connections to the slave trade.....some ancestors were into the shipping in England......oh, well, Can t help you share ancestry with !!!
No one famous, but I'm a direct descendant from a formerly wealthy and powerful Janissary family.
Ancestors survived the slaughtering somehow.
My grandad invented Tato crisps.
Only really a big deal if you're Irish, but there was once a "foreign body" identified in one of his packets, and he was summoned to court, asked the judge if he could look at it, and then swallowed it and got off scot-free.
In hindsight, he wasn't the best man.
he fucked his servant, my great grandmother
I am the last czar of Russia bow to me peasants
>Be a Spencer
>Not sure if actually related to the aristocratic Spencers
>Realise spurious claims of nobility is just what we do
Pic related, we invented those arms to resemble, but be legally distinct from, the heraldry of a much older family the Despencers who were wiped out after one of them had gay sex with Edward II