30 Celebs That Are Surprisingly Related. For many people, tracing your roots and creating a family tree is important for figuring out who they are. It helps us form a sense of identity that's important. Plus, it can help us find long-lost family members that our mothers and fathers have forgotten about. There are many resources available for us to browse genealogy records and piece together your family history. Most of us aren't related to someone famous, but that isn't always the case.
While working on their genealogy, some people find out that they're related to revered royalty in a foreign country or an infamous dictator! It’s even possible that you can be related to a famous Hollywood movie star on your mother’s side or a politician on your father’s side.
Genealogy reports are able to trace back several hundred years. As long as you have access to some of your ancestor’s names, you can plot out your family tree. That being said, it may be harder for many celebrities to trace back their lineage. Countless Hollywood stars have traded their real names for stage names. For example, the name Reginald Kenneth Dwight may not ring a bell, but the name Elton John will. Celebrities will also change their last names in favor of their spouse or a parent. Angelina Jolie was born Angelina Jolie Voight but legally dropped her last name to spite her father.
With all the stage names being used, it can be difficult for stars to pinpoint their ancestors. However, genealogists have found connections that may surprise you!