Churchill was born on November 30, 1874, into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family, Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, like his father, used the surname Churchill in public life.
His ancestor George Spencer had changed his surname to Spencer-Churchill in 1817 when he became Duke of Marlborough, to highlight his descent from John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Winston’s father, Lord Randolph Churchill, the third son of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, was a politician; and his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill (née Jennie Jerome) was the daughter of American millionaire Leonard Jerome.
Yes I am related to Winston Churchill on my mothers side. Her name was Ida
Churchill and her fathers was Peregrine Churchill married to Ariana Bassadonie. They had 3 children 2 girls and one son named Hugh Churchill
CBE. The family were born in Alicantie in Spain. Uncle Hugh held the family tree records in a leather bound volume: it was a spectacular record with photographs – articles – and it went back right back to the Duke of Marlborough.
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