Famous Names of Today
A number of our readers have requested that we give family histories of some of the 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:
- the person chosen is alive at the time of writing.
- he or she is well-known in the English-speaking world, or at least in some part of it. As such, information about him or her is usually part of the public record.
- their surname will usually be one of the thousand and more surnames that we cover in this website.
- and, perhaps most important, their family history should have something of interest for our readers.
Here follows a list of some 70 famous people in the English-speaking world today. They are a fairly diverse group of people. You may note the large number of singers and actors and sporting people in the list. But politicians and business entrepreneurs are also well represented.
Of this list, these were the ten most clicked-on names in 2022:
- Elon Musk
- Boris Johnson
- Tyson Fury
- Denzel Washington
- Lindsey Graham
- Jacob Rees-Mogg
- Lewis Hamilton
- Brad Pitt
- Michael Jordan
- Taylor Swift
Click on any name of interest to you from the list below.