(Closed) random chat- do you have anyone famous in your family?

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Post # 3
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 My grandmother and great aunts swear that we are related to Elvis. I’ve heard over and over again how our we are related to his mothers side. Who knows if this is true though. Either way its fun to watch a bunch of old ladies rant and rave about it! hehe

Post # 4
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My maternal grandfather invented the integrated circuit (aka microchip) and was awarded a Nobel Prize for it, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call him famous!  πŸ˜‰


@artwyopie:  That must make going to see her so much more fun!  That’s awesome!

@MissFlipFlops: Hah!  That would be hilarious to listen to!  And VERY fun if it were true.  Is it an up-and-up connection or something more illicit?

Post # 5
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No one is famous in my family, but my husband is related to John Vanderkolff who helped create and choreograph the musical BLAST!  Not exactly super famous, but that’s the best I can do.   πŸ˜€

Post # 6
1851 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m related to John Tyler (10th President of the US) on my Father’s side, but I’m not really sure how. I would like to know, but I don’t speak to my father anymore and really don’t know enough about that side of my family to start any kind of search.

Post # 7
2091 posts
Buzzing bee

My dad is cousins with Bill Barber, who played for the Phil. Flyers in the 70’s and won 2 Stanley Cups with them πŸ™‚ Not really famous, but still pretty cool.

Post # 10
1851 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I just asked SO if he was related to anyone famous and he said that his grandparents told him that they were related to John Quincy Adams (6th president), but he doesn’t know for sure if that’s true. It’s weird that we’d both be related to US presidents:)

Post # 11
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My great grandfather helped build the Titanic…although we joke that this might not be anything to brag about πŸ˜›

Post # 12
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

People always ask if we’re related to the shoe brand because our last name is Puma.  But we don’t actually know if there’s a relation or not since it’s split off Adidas and there’s not really a name connection to the brand.

My friend who set us up told me Darling Husband was related to the shoe brand before I met him though!

Post # 13
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My boyfriend’s (so I guess not MY family…yet…) maternal line descends directly from Davy Crockett. 

My paternal grandfather’s brother owned the first fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. 

One of my cousins (like…twice removed I guess?) is DJ Relm, an award winning DJ.  I’m hoping for free wedding DJ service.  πŸ˜‰


Not really anyone famous, but I guess ppl of note…? Sorta?

Post # 14
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

My like great great great great aunt was hung (hanged?) for being a witch during the Salem Witch Trials… thats all I got.

Post # 15
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m related to Charles Dickens. My dad’s mom was a Dickens and I guess one of our cousin’s traced it all the way back to him!

Post # 16
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t really, but my Fiance is related to Charles Dickens on his mom’s side and Oliver Cromwell on his dad’s…

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