Is anyone closer than 21 degrees from Cecil B.DeMille?

+10 votes
Cecil and I are connected through my Alexander and Blount ancestry for 21 steps.

We do share blood ancestry as well as 9th cousins, twice removed.  Common ancestor: Robert Hutchins.  We are also directly related through our common Blount line. Common ancestor: James Blount, Sr.
WikiTree profile: Cecil B. DeMille
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)

No, 21 degrees, 8th cousins 4x removed. MRCA John Gorham

Possibly 9th cousins twice removed. The Weed connection makes it extremely likely.
I am 20 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille ...... we share the same grandfather; his 7gr & my 10gr : John ROBINSON ..... who was the pastor of the Mayflower Pilgrims group in Leiden, Amsterdam.  I have half a doz Mayflower ancestors that repeat 6 times ..... my 2 nephews have 12 ancestors on the Mayflower that repeat 8 times. My dad is 19 degrees (he is still living).

I am 19 degrees separated from Cecil B. DeMille, my 9th Great-Grandfather.

25 Answers

+7 votes
18 degrees, through the Prentices of the Connecticut Colony. Also, 10th cousins once removed.
by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (258k points)

I am also 18 degrees from Cecil, via Hubbard family ancestors in colonial New England. And we are 9th cousins, once removed (added: via some Connecticut Colony immigrants named Mead).

+6 votes
I'm 19 degrees away through my maternal grandmother. He and I are 9th cousins one time removed.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
+8 votes

14 degrees and 6th cousins once removed

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (690k points)
edited by Alexis Nelson
15 degrees. 7th cousins twice removed. John Knapp, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut.
+7 votes
20 degrees (through my dad's side); he is my 10th cousin 3 times removed on my mom's side, common ancestors Henry Howland and his wife Margaret.
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (137k points)
+6 votes
Well we are said to be -- with some uncertainty -- 9th cousins (ain't that a kick?) removed once for rowdiness

we are also 16 degrees apart

Common ancestor is George Reynolds (1555-1634) - George had two sons John from whom Cecil arose and Christopher from who I arose
by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (590k points)
At the moment, 16 degrees is the closest connection that anyone has reported.

 laughI think we can confidently state that Cecil B. De Mille was well connected, given the number of cousins that popped up ... but of course this was more about degrees of separation -- the degrees outlined are on my father's side from the Wooten family (THEY are well connected folk, also) 

+6 votes
18 degrees. 11th cousins once removed.
by G. Borrero G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
+4 votes
13th cousins
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (775k points)
+5 votes
I’m 17 degrees via the Ruffin's of Virginia.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (327k points)
+5 votes
Working on getting it closer. :)

Any clues on the Cambreleng genealogy?
by Christina Jobe G2G6 Mach 1 (14.5k points)
+5 votes
17 degrees, 7th cousins four times removed.
by Rhonda Zimmerman G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
+6 votes
It says I am 19 degrees from him.  I was surprised by that.
by Tammie Cochran G2G6 Pilot (191k points)
+6 votes
17 degrees.
by Edward Dunscombe G2G2 (2.9k points)
+6 votes
I’m 17 Degrees from Cecil B. DeMille. Ninth Cousins once removed.
by Barbara Davis G2G1 (1.9k points)
+6 votes
19 degrees from Cecil D. DeMille. 15th cousins 1 generation removed. I connect through the Gregory family via Nance on my mother's maternal line.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 7 (78.1k points)
16 degrees, we are both decended from mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizibeth Tilley.
+6 votes
Cecil B. DeMille 18 Degrees - 11th cousins twice removed.  Cecil B. DeMille and Mildred (Wheeler) Gillett are both descendants of Guthlac Overton MP [Overton-42].  Constance (Adams) DeMille (Adams-28344] wife of Cecil B. DeMille 15th cousins once removed.  Constance (Adams) DeMille and Mildred (Wheeler) Gillett are both descendants of William Bonville KG [Bonville-3].  Cecil B. DeMille and Franklin Pierce [Pierce-177] 14th US President are 11th cousins five times removed, both descendants of Eustace Whitney [Whitney-326].  Franklin Pierce [Pierce-177] 14th US President and Mildred (Wheeler) Gillett [Wheeler-18799] are fourth cousins four times removed and both are descendants of Josiah Richardson [Richardson-857].
by Mildred Gillett G2G6 Mach 4 (41.6k points)
edited by Mildred Gillett
+5 votes
How funny,

I have to go back to Henry VIII to connect.      20  degrees.
by Peggy McReynolds G2G6 Pilot (453k points)
+4 votes
Yes my dad is 20 degrees away.
by John Lodge G2G Crew (880 points)
+3 votes
10th cousins once removed.
by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (210k points)
+6 votes

Cecil B. DeMille is 20 Degrees from Steven Mix

But it is through his wife, and is not a very clean path.
by Steven Mix G2G6 Mach 4 (44.3k points)
+6 votes
Apparently 18 degrees for me
by Theresa Roush G2G Crew (380 points)

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