Star Wars stars war! Who are you most closely connected to?

+21 votes

Star Wars Family ConnectionsSince the ninth and last movie in the Star Wars trilogies comes out this Friday we thought it would be fun to feature some of the actors/actresses who portrayed iconic Star Wars characters and have our own "stars war."

Check your connections and let us know below who you are most closely connected to: Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Chewbacca the Wookie (Peter Mayhew), or Obi-Wan Kenobi the Jedi Master (Sir Alec Guinness).

Also see "Have a Connection, Do You? The Force is Strong in This Post" in the WikiTree blog.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
reshown by Chris Whitten
I'm still looking at Peter Mayhew's ancestors - I added a fairly minor connection to the tree last night - I seriously doubt it will improve anyone's connection, but you never know. We'll see if something turns up over the next day or two.
My connection to Carrie Fisher is 20 degrees. However, I am Mark Hamill's 1st cousin, 10x removed!
Looks like I'm 10th cousins with Carrie Fisher and 9th cousins once removed with her mother Debbie Reynolds!
28 degreesfrom Chewy , Obi 1 married my 23cousin 3x  and princess Laya 22nd cousin 2 x removed the forse is steong in my family ...
Carrie Fisher is my 7th cousin 2x removed.

Lucky me! I get to go to a private screening tonight, Thursday! smiley

Alec is 23 degrees from me.

Peter is 26 degrees from me.

Carrie is my 10 cousin once removed.

What do the "degrees" mean?

42 Answers

+14 votes
I might as well be in a galaxy far, far away...I'm nowhere near them.
by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (847k points)
+10 votes
20 degrees from Carrie Fisher with a connection that goes through her father, then Elizabeth Taylor, then Nicky Hilton, then his mother Mary Barron (who is my 7th cousin 2x removed, but apparently a shorter route is through a non-blood relationship).
by C Handy G2G6 Mach 7 (74.6k points)
+10 votes
No relationship between myself and Alec Guiness or Peter Mayhew.  12th cousins once removed for Carrie Fisher (Uncertain).
by Rhonda Zimmerman G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
+9 votes
18 degrees from Carrie Fisher and blood related through my 7th g-grandfather Andrew Hunter.

25 degrees from Peter Mayhew with no blood relation through 30 steps.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (729k points)
+10 votes
Carrie Fisher: 20 degrees, and a 17th cousin. Peter Mayhew: 20 degrees. Alec Guinness: 26 degrees.
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 1 (12.7k points)
edited by Mike Wells
+10 votes
17 degrees from Carrie Fisher through her mother Debbie Reynolds. My lines that connect are Thomas and Jackson.

I am a far, far away connection to Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) at 28 degrees.
by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (280k points)
+11 votes

I remember coming across this before.

"Hey Mom, we're related to Princess Leia!"

"That's exciting son!"

"Oops, sorry Mom, I'm related to her on Dad's side!"

Carrie Fisher and SJ are 10th cousins once removed

Carrie Fisher and SJ Baty are both descendants of William (Claiton) Clayton Sr..

1. Carrie is the daughter of Mary Frances Reynolds [confident]
2. Debbie is the daughter of Maxine (Harmon) Reynolds [unknown confidence]
3. Maxine is the daughter of Maxie Boone (Dykeman) Harman [unknown confidence]
4. Maxie is the daughter of William Tennessee Dykeman [unknown confidence]
5. William is the son of Phoebe Ann (Wren) Dykeman [unknown confidence]
6. Phoebe is the daughter of Charles Edward Wren [unknown confidence]
7. Charles is the son of Elizabeth (Reynolds) Wren [unknown confidence]
8. Elizabeth is the daughter of Jeremiah Reynolds [unknown confidence]
9. Jeremiah is the son of William Reynolds Sr [confident]
10. William is the son of Prudence (Clayton) Reynolds [unknown confidence]
11. Prudence is the daughter of William (Claiton) Clayton Sr. [confident]
This makes William the ninth great grandfather of Carrie.

1. SJ is the son of [private father] DNA confirmed
2. [Private] is the son of Carrol Dale Baty DNA confirmed
3. Carrol is the son of Leroy Newton Baty [confident]
4. Roy is the son of Newton Walter Baty [confident]
5. Newton is the son of Rebecca Susannah (George) Baty [confident]
6. Rebecca is the daughter of William S. George [confident]
7. William is the son of Tabitha (Beals) George [confident]
8. Tabitha is the daughter of Rachel (Beals) Thornburgh [confident]
9. Rachel is the daughter of Thomas Beals [confident]
10. Thomas is the son of John Beals Jr [confident]
11. John is the son of Mary Jane (Clayton) Beals [confident]
12. Mary is the daughter of William (Claiton) Clayton Sr. [confident]
This makes William the tenth great grandfather of SJ.

No relation to Chewbacca, but 28 degrees of connection.

by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (767k points)

Way to go! Hey - it made me check laugh

Carrie and Mindy are 16th cousins three times removed! No genealogical connection with the other two. Alec Guinness is 22 Degrees from Mindy Silva. Peter Mayhew is 28 Degrees from Mindy Silva.

+8 votes
I’m a 9th cousin once removed to Carrie Fisher so I am 19 connections.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
+8 votes
22 degrees from Carrie Fisher and 27 degrees from Peter Mayhew.
by Lynnette Hettrick G2G6 (6.5k points)
+9 votes
I connect to Carrie Fisher through both my parents.  11th cousins.
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
+8 votes
Space Mom is my 7th cousin once removed!  22 degrees to Chewie.
by Lisa Hazard G2G6 Mach 8 (82.8k points)
+6 votes
I am 18 degrees from Carrie Fisher, but don't know if I am more closely related to any other Star Wars stars.
by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (725k points)
+8 votes
I am 20 degrees of separation from Princess Leia Organa AKA the late Carrie Fisher through her late mother, the fabulous Debbie Reynolds. I visited her casino in Las Vegas.

I am 27 degrees of separation from Chewbacca AKA Peter Mayhew through his wife.

When I saw the original movie Star Wars, I fantasized that I would win the heart of Princess Leia, thus becoming only one degree of separation from her. The Unsinkable Molly Brown AKA Debbie Reynolds played the real life Molly Brown, who lived on Pennsylvania St., a mile from me. Her house is now a museum. I never thought that Carrie's father Eddie Fisher should have left Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor.

My connection to Peter Mayhew is through Rev. Charles Curry of Key West. I think this was the same Rev. Curry that christened many of my relatives at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where I was christened.

I used to have a life size cardboard cutout of Chewbacca that I got at Tower Records.

I am 25 degrees of separation from Obi Wan Kenobi AKA Alec Guinness. He also starred in the film The Man in the White Suit, which was very loosely based on the life of Alan Turing, codebreaker, another of my distant cousins. My favorite film of Alec Guinness was Kind Hearts and Coronets, in which he played multiple roles, both male and female. This movie might be apropos of genealogy research, i.e. kindness is more important than noble blood, or good looks. But I like to think that I have all three. lol.
by Victor Lowe G2G4 (4.6k points)
edited by Victor Lowe
+5 votes
Not super-close to either. 21 steps from Debbie (who is an 11th cousin) and 26 steps from Peter.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1m points)
+6 votes
Like Ros, nowhere near any of them, but actually 6 steps closer to Carrie Fisher than Peter Mayhew.

(Not related to any of them, but that is always the case each week, not having migrating ancestors).
by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (320k points)
edited by Isabelle Martin
+7 votes
Carrie Fisher is my 11th cousin once removed through Debbie Reynolds. That's pretty distant. My boyfriend is also an 11th cousin of mine .
by Jennifer Wood G2G1 (1k points)
+7 votes

I am connected to all 3 of them :)

None of them by blood though...
by Joan Dubbelboer G2G6 (7k points)
+6 votes

11th cousin once removed from Carrie Fisher

by Lesley Leamon G2G2 (2.3k points)
+7 votes
Yes Carrie and Lloyd are 8th cousins twice removed - Boy I miss her - I saw the first movie at the grauman's chinese theatre in hollywood in 1977 - took my brother (who was bored) I have seen every movies since then (without the boring brother) .

23 for Guinness

27 for Mayhew
by Lloyd Anderson G2G1 (1k points)
edited by Lloyd Anderson
+6 votes
Carrie Fisher and I (Peer-385) evidently are distant cousins.  For example, we both are distant grandchildren of Aquitaine-84.
by Roy Peer G2G Crew (690 points)

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