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I'll be damned - using the names of my grandparents, findagrave.com, and one Google search which switched me over to paulyfamily.org, I was able to trace my paternal lineage back to the late 1500s in Germany or The Netherlands. I'd always heard that I was related to John Alden, and had relatives come over on the Mayflower; now, I can see the distinct possibility with my own eyes. This took about 20 minutes total. cLate 1500s Richard Rockwell c1605 Robert Rockwell 1640 John Rockhould c1672 Thomas Rockhold Late 1600s Clarke Rockhould 1709 John Rockhold 1756 Thomas Tolbert Rockwell 1790 Thomas Tolbert Rockwell II 1819 John Thomas Rockwell 1851 John Thomas Rockwell II 1892 Hilleary Cleveland Rockwell 1923 Hilleary Cleveland Rockwell II (my dad got "the verb") 1955 Hilleary Cleveland Rockwell III (my older brother) 1961 Richard Donald Rockwell 1997 Matthew Lee Rockwell One might wonder what in God's name people are doing naming their children "Hilleary Cleveland Rockwell," and what could have been the nerdiest name in history turns out to be the coolest name in history. When my grandfather was born, he was delivered by Dr. Hilleary, and the United States President at the time was Grover Cleveland. That's pretty awesome (you can also see why my dad was called "Rock," and my brother is called "Rocky" ).