George H. W. Bush

by follers on September 19, 2014

Birth Name: George Herbert Walker Bush

Place of Birth: Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 12, 1924

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Belgian (Flemish), Irish, Welsh, and French

George Herbert Walker Bush is an American businessperson and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 41st President of the United States, from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. He was elected to the position in 1988. He was previously the 43rd Vice President of the United States, from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. He was elected to the position in 1980 and 1984.

He was the Republican Party’s nominee for re-election as President of the United States in 1992. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s 1980 presidential nomination.

President Bush is the son of Dorothy (Walker) and Prescott Bush (Prescott Sheldon Bush), who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut, from 1952 to 1963. President Bush’s wife is Barbara Bush (born Barbara Pierce). Among their six children are George W. Bush (George Walker Bush), the 43rd President of the United States, and politician Jeb Bush (John Ellis Bush), and among his grandchildren is politician George P. Bush (George Prescott Bush) and journalist Jenna Bush Hager (born Jenna Welch Bush). President Bush’s granddaughter, model and businessperson Lauren Bush, is married to businessperson David Lauren, who is the son of designer Ralph Lauren.

Much of President Bush’s ancestry is English, along with small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Belgian (Flemish), Irish, Welsh, and French, ancestry.

President Bush was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1971, the 10th United States Ambassador to the United Nations, from March 1, 1971 to January 18, 1973, the 48th Chairperson of the Republican National Committee, from January 19, 1973 to September 16, 1974, the Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China, from September 26, 1974 to December 7, 1975, and the 11th Director of Central Intelligence, from January 30, 1976 to January 20, 1977.

President Bush’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Prescott Bush (the son of The Rev. James Smith Bush, an Episcopalian minister, and Harriet Eleanor Fay). The Rev. James was the son of Obadiah Newcomb Bush and Harriet B. Smith. President Bush’s great-grandmother Harriet Fay was the daughter of Samuel Howard Fay and Susan Montfort Shellman.

President Bush’s paternal grandmother was Florence “Flora” Sheldon (the daughter of Robert Emmet Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth Butler). Robert was the son of Thomas H. Sheldon and Martha Uncles; Martha’s father was from Bradford, England. Mary was the daughter of Courtland Philip Livingston Butler and Elizabeth Slade Pierce.

President Bush’s maternal grandfather was George Herbert Walker (the son of David Davis Walker and Martha Adela Beaky). President Bush’s grandfather George was a banker and businessperson. David, a prominent businessperson, was the son of George E. Walker and Harriet Mercer. Martha was the daughter of Joseph Ambrose Beaky and Mary Anne/Ann Bangs.

President Bush’s maternal grandmother was Lucretia “Loulie” Wear (the daughter of James Hutchenson Wear and Nancy/Nannie Eliza Holliday). James was the son of William Gault Wear and Sarah Amanda Yancey. Nancy was the daughter of John James Holliday and Lucretia Green Foree.

There is a claim on several web sites that one of President Bush’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfathers, Victor Emanuel Bechi, was Italian. It is not clear if this claim is accurate. Victor Emanuel Bechi is described in one reference book as having come from “Strasburg in the Province of Alsace-Lorraine” (in “Americans of gentle birth and their ancestors”, Volume 1, Hannah Daviess Pittman, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1970). That suggests that Victor Emanuel Bechi may have been of ethnic German origin. The surname “Bechi” can be Italian.

President Bush is a sixth cousin of actress Lily James. President Bush’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Sarah Horton, was a sister of Lily’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Stephen Horton. Their parents were Comfort Horton and Joanna Wood.

Sources: Genealogy of President Bush (contained within the genealogy of his son, George W. Bush) – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogies of President Bush – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://famouskin.com
http://www.findagrave.com

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bearboy September 21, 2016 at 11:05 am

President George H.W. Bush looks Irish

andrew July 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm
andrew June 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm
tttyyy June 18, 2015 at 6:56 pm

How is he descended from a man named John Lothropp/Lathrop/Lothrop born 1584 England and died in 1653

follers June 18, 2015 at 11:53 pm
tttyyy June 19, 2015 at 3:25 pm

What other celebs are descended from him

tttyyy June 20, 2015 at 9:38 am

What other celebs are descended from John Lothropp and how are they.

Hunterman01 March 31, 2014 at 4:05 pm

“CORRECTION’ I believe he actually does have Spanish roots here’s a tree leading directly back to that ancestor http://www.trionfopublishing.com/cache/bushroyalty.htm
I apologize if this is a flawed website but the ancestors look accurate

Hunterman01 March 31, 2014 at 4:43 pm

is there a flaw in the tree?

Hunterman01 March 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Curious to know both George H.W. Bush and his wife have Italian roots?

follers March 31, 2014 at 6:47 pm

It could be true, but that’s the 1300s!

For example, approximately 80 percent of current residents of England descend from King Edward III (1312-1377).
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/12/AR2006081200607.html

King Edward III, himself, had French, Spanish, Hungarian, Serbian, and Belgian ancestry, among others.

Hunterman01 March 31, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Yea you’re right! Shared that source basically to ask if I could trust it. My question is was that true that it was Spanish Jewish roots/ Sephardic in other words or just Spanish roots because if that was accurate wouldn’t that be different than most Caucasian people? Just asking out of curiosity btw.

follers March 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Well, this is the ancestor they’re talking about.
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=olney&id=I127883

Did these Spanish people even have Jewish roots? I don’t see any proof of that?

In general, I imagine pretty much everybody of English descent is descended from that man, Thomas Le Blount.

Hunterman01 March 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm
Hunterman01 March 31, 2014 at 9:47 pm
follers March 31, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Well, the family tree of De Toledo doesn’t show any Jewish ancestry that I can see.
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=olney&id=I127838

Hunterman01 March 31, 2014 at 11:00 pm

but doesn’t ancestry.com only giving the names of the ancestors?

theropod July 17, 2013 at 7:52 am

Lol, he’s like almost every European ethncity that there is.

While at it, just thrown in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Finnish, Latvian, Russian and the rest…lmao

andrew July 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Turkish are borderline. For some ppl Finnish too

follers July 17, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Finnish people are more like Mexicans or Saudis.

andrew July 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm
andrew June 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm

@ follers
http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=42

this site says Barbara Bush had distant Italian ancestry. So the first American President with Italian ancestry would be George W. Bush

andrew June 14, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I agree, it’s not relevant. But it’s still incredible to trace ancestry back to 1286 (if that year is really correct..I have some doubts)

andrew June 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Bechi is Tuscan surname. There is also a story told by John Kennedy, and again by Ted (I cant get the link of the interview where he claimed that), about the origin of the Fitzgerald patronymic that is related to Kennedy by maternal side

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/03/30/opinion/l-italian-kennedy-roots-622702.html

http://www.geraldini.com/new/fitzgerald_gente.asp
(get a translator)

http://www.geraldini.com/new/gherardini_other_connections.asp

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/1995-12/0818855552

curiously the full name of famous Mona Lisa was Lisa Gherardini..the story goes on

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Leonardo-DaVincis-Mona-Lisa—the-Irish-connection-119467734.html

andrew June 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm
Pasqal October 14, 2012 at 2:56 am

Belgian? Belgians are made up of two main linguistic and ethnic groups; the Dutch-speaking Flemish and the French-speaking Walloons. So who did you mean under Belgian?

nnnnn September 25, 2012 at 12:40 am

They are both ugly, father and son

ethnic September 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Hi Follers,

Hmm thats strange I didnt even notice your comments until now by chance. Usually all comments go to my email address along with the comments with the word correction.

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