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Were Gene Kelly and Grace Kelly related?

Question #75115. Asked by Diamond1983.
Last updated Oct 08 2016.

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lanfranco
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There is no evidence of them being related.

Not unless they were distant cousins, which is possible. They were both of Irish Catholic ancestry and both born in Pennsylvania, but "Kelly" is a quite common name found all over Ireland (and therefore the U.S.) in one form or another:


link http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jkpillars/kelley.htm

Response last updated by Terry on Oct 08 2016.
Jan 28 2007, 5:41 PM
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No, I don't think they would have been since they were both Catholic in America, but Grace's parents were Lutherans at one point and Gene's parents were Roman Catholics. Usually different religions mean different families.

Jan 28 2007, 11:06 PM
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Grace Kelly's mother was a convert from Lutheranism, but her father, John Brendan Kelly, Sr., was the son of a Catholic immigrant from County Mayo.

Jan 29 2007, 8:13 AM
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Kelly is a very common surname in the US.

Response last updated by Terry on Oct 08 2016.
Jan 29 2007, 4:00 PM
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