Ancestry of Famous Names Today


A number of our readers have asked that we give some ancestry and family history of famous people of today.  So this is what we have done in this section of the website.

A few factors guiding our choice of people:

Here follows a list of some 80 famous people in the English-speaking world today.  They are a fairly diverse group of people.  You will note the large number of singers, actors and sporting people in the list.  But politicians and business entrepreneurs are also well represented.

Click on any name of interest to you from the list below:

Adele AdkinsMichael Jordan
Jacinda ArdernPeter Kay
David AttenboroughNicole Kidman
Alec BaldwinBeyonce Knowles
David BeckhamJared Kushner
Joe BidenGary Lineker
Mary Black Meghan Markle
Tom BradyPaul McCartney
Richard BransonRory McIlroy
Ken BurnsKate Middleton
George W BushPiers Morgan
Tucker CarlsonRupert Murdoch
Helena Bonham CarterElon Musk
George ClooneyWillie Nelson
Tim CookGraham Norton
Anderson CooperMichelle Obama
Tom CruiseMichael O'Leary
Benedict CumberbatchJordan Peterson
Johnny DeppBrad Pitt
Celine DionGordon Ramsay
Jimmy FallonJacob Rees-Mogg
Alex FergusonKeanu Reeves
Morgan FreemanKevin Rudd
Stephen FryHoward Schultz
Tyson FuryPaul Simon
Bill GatesJon Snow
Ricky GervaisBritney Spears
Malcolm GladwellSteven Spielberg
Lindsey GrahamTaylor Swift
Hugh GrantIan Thorpe
John GrishamJustin Timberlake
Lewis HamiltonJustin Trudeau
Tom HanksDonald Trump
Kamala HarrisLiz Truss
Elizabeth HolmesCarrie Underwood
Mick JaggerAlice Walton
LeBron JamesDenzel Washington
Katherine JenkinsAnna Wintour
Kylie JennerTiger Woods
Boris JohnsonBob Woodward
Catherine Zeta JonesMark Zuckerberg

Which Person Has Generated the Most Interest Here?

Of this list, these were the ten most clicked-on names so far in 2023, with their top ten ranking also shown for 2022:

  1. Tyson Fury  (3)
  2. Joe Biden  (18)
  3. Taylor Swift  (10)
  4. Elon Musk  (1)
  5. Brad Pitt  (8)
  6. Boris Johnson  (2)
  7. Michael Jordan  (9)
  8. Denzel Washington  (4)
  9. Justin Trudeau  (16)
  10. Beyonce Knowles  (-)

Tyson Fury, Joe Biden and Taylor Swift have been risers; while Elon Musk and Boris Johnson have gone down.

The three who have dropped out of the top ten in 2023 have been Lindsey Graham, Lewis Hamilton, and Jacob Rees-Mogg.