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Are You Related to Tom Hanks?

Posted by admin on Jul 4, 2011

Hanks was born in Concord, California. His father, Amos Mefford Hank, was a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln, through Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks. His mother, Janet Marylyn (née Frager), was a hospital worker; she is of Portuguese ancestry.

Hanks’s parents divorced in 1960. The family’s three oldest children, Sandra (now Sandra Hanks Benoiton, a writer), Larry (now Lawrence M. Hanks, PhD, an entomology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Tom, went with their father, while the youngest, Jim, now an actor and film maker, remained with his mother in Red Bluff, California. Afterwards, both parents remarried.

Tom Hanks’ Family Tree

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I wanted to know why there were so many Fraga’s in the area where Tom and were born and if we are related! ~ Like his mother, I’m Portuguese and my last name is Fraga (Frager) and was born in Martinez, California, just 5 minutes from Concord, California where Tom was born ~ My Grandfather’s name is Antone Fraga or DeFraga(er) and was born in the Azores Islands. Thank you So much for any information you are able to provide! ~ XO


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