The two are sixth cousins, Ancestry.com found. “It all just comes together, you see,” Hanks knowledgeable Access Hollywood when the current educated him of the relation.
Ancestry figured out the 2 are sixth cousins, and their widespread ancestor was Johannes Meffert. Their subsequent ancestors had the ultimate title of Mefford.
“Fred Rogers and Tom Hanks are sixth cousins sharing the same 5x great-grandfather … who immigrated from Germany to America in the 18th century,” Ancestry spokeswoman Keri Madonna knowledgeable CNN on Tuesday.
Hanks and Rita Wilson, his partner, couldn’t think about the knowledge.
“No, impossible! You’re pulling our leg,” Wilson acknowledged when Access Hollywood knowledgeable the duo.