Mayflower Descendants Search
Are You One of 35 Million Mayflower Descendants?
Search your ancestor's name to find out.
Search this collection of authenticated genealogies tracing Mayflower descendants. Just do the following:
- Type the name of an ancestor who was born on or before 1910.
- Look for a match. See if one of the results matches your ancestor's information.
- View descendancy chart. If you find a match, click on the name to go to the authenticated genealogy chart that stretches back to your Mayflower ancestor.
Not all the Mayflower descendancy trees have been added. If you don’t find a connection, be sure to come back often and keep searching! If you have a FamilySearch account, you can also use Relative Finder to see if you are related to a Mayflower passenger.
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Mayflower Descendants Facts
How many descendants of the Mayflower are alive today?
According to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, there may be as many as 35 million living descendants of the Mayflower worldwide and 10 million living descendants in the United States.
What percentage of Americans are descendants of the Mayflower?According to one survey, around 25 percent Americans believe they descended from Mayflower passengers.
However, the actual percentage is likely much lower—it is estimated that 10 million people living in the United States have ancestors who descended from the Mayflower, a number that represents only around 3.05 percent of the United States population in 2018.
Which Mayflower Pilgrim has the most descendants?
Based on data from Mayflower Society descendant applications, John Alden and Priscilla Mullins are the Mayflower pilgrims with the most descendants. Other couples with a large number of descendants include William and Mary Brewster and John Howland and wife Elizabeth Tilley.
List of Mayflower Passengers with Descendants
See if you are related to a Mayflower passenger by visiting the passenger’s FamilySearch profile page. If you have a family tree on FamilySearch.org, you just can click the View My Relationship link on the top right corner of the profile page to see if you are related! (If you don’t, you can create a free one today!)
Below is a list of Mayflower passengers and couples with known descendants. (Note: This list does not include child passengers with descendants if the parents are already listed.)
Full Mayflower Passenger List
The following Mayflower passenger list is organized by surname and includes the person’s age at departure (if it is known). Heads of each family group are labeled either as a Separatist, non-Separatist, servant, or ship’s crew. Those with an asterisk by their name (*) are passengers who died at Sea. The relationship to the head of the household is also indicated. You can view an original Mayflower passenger list here.
The Mayflower Society member applications and tree project in FamilySearch’s Historical Records were made possible through a joint partnership with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and New England Historic Genealogical Society, also known as American Ancestors. The biographical information about the Mayflower passengers was provided through the Great Migration Study Project sponsored by American Ancestors.
For more information about the mayflower passengers and programs, visit Mayflower.Americanancestors.org. If interested in becoming a member of the Mayflower Society, see www.themayflowersociety.org/.