3 January 2013
One of Gibson's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor. Gibson's first name comes from Saint Mel, fifth-century Irish saint, and founder of Gibson's mother's native diocese, Ardagh, while his second name, Colm-Cille, is also shared by an Irish saint and is the name of the parish in County Longford where Gibson's mother was born and raised.
Mel Gibson's Family Tree
2 January 2013
His father's Jewish family had founded Goldwater's, the largest department store in Phoenix. The family name had been changed from Goldwasser to Goldwater at least as early as the 1860 census in Los Angeles, California.
Barry Goldwater's Family Tree
21 December 2012
His father lived away from the family, in Kansas City, Missouri, and later died from alcoholism; Jackson had only met his father twice during his life.
Samuel L. Jackson's Family Tree
20 December 2012
Firestone's paternal great-great-great grandfather, Nicholas Hans Feuerstein, immigrated from Berg/Alsace/France, in 1753, and settled in Pennsylvania.
Harvey Samuel Firestone's Family Tree
19 December 2012
The two men served together, Hugo in the constitutional and legislative assembly, Fould as minister of finance, in the postrevolutionary French government of the 1840s.
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18 December 2012
Richards' paternal grandparents were socialists and civic leaders whose family originated from Wales. His maternal grandfather, Augustus Theodore Dupree, who toured Britain with a jazz big band, "Gus Dupree and his Boys," fostered Richards's interest in guitar.
Keith Richards' Family Tree
17 December 2012
New research has revealed that she is related to one of Britain’s grandest families and can count a prime minister, earls and countesses among her kin. The news has been welcomed by the Duchess, who was informed of her aristocratic heritage during the first few weeks of her pregnancy.
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13 December 2012
She spent the early years of her life on an eleven-acre Christmas tree farm in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and was educated at the fee-paying Wyndcroft School. When Swift was nine years old, the family moved to Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
Taylor Swift's Family Tree
12 December 2012
His mother, Matilda ("Tillie") Valandra (née Matilda Kent Tarleton), was a school teacher; his father, Byron John Barker, was the foreman on the electrical high line through the state of Washington.
Bob Barker's Family Tree
10 December 2012
The first of the three fantasy-adventure films directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson is based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel from 1937. The author had strong links to Newcastle, and the dedicated team renovating graves in Jesmond Old Cemetery in Newcastle uncovered a secret about him.
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Emily Dickinson's paternal grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, had almost single-handedly founded Amherst College. In 1813, he built the homestead, a large mansion on the town's Main Street, that became the focus of Dickinson family life for the better part of a century.
Emily Dickinson's Family Tree
6 December 2012
He is the father of Macaulay Culkin, of Home Alone fame.
Kit Culkin's Family Tree
5 December 2012
According to late 20th century research, Custer's ancestors, Paulus and Gertrude Küster, who followed the first thirteen immigrant German families from Krefeld and surroundings, had emigrated to North America around 1693 from the Rhineland in Germany.
George Armstrong Custer's Family Tree
4 December 2012
Lillian Russell's Family Tree
3 December 2012
He had four children: Charles, Henry, Edward, and Elizabeth.
George Cabot's Family Tree
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