A Quick Family History of Every US President

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John Quincy Adams
> Heritage: English
> Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts
> Time in office: 1825-1829

As the son of John Adams, the second president of the United States, John Quincy Adams has the same English heritage.

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Andrew Jackson
> Heritage: Irish
> Birthplace: Waxhaws, border of North and South Carolina
> Time in office: 1829-1837

Andrew Jackson’s parents emigrated from Ireland a few years before the future president was born.

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Martin Van Buren
> Heritage: Dutch
> Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York
> Time in office: 1837-1841

As his last name may suggest, Martin Van Buren was the first American president with no direct British or Irish heritage. Both of his parents were of Dutch descent.

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William Henry Harrison
> Heritage: English
> Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia
> Time in office: 1841-1841

William Henry Harrison, the first U.S. president to die in office, just a month into his term, has English roots. His family moved from England to Virginia in the 1630s. His great-grandfather Archibald Irwin may have been born in Ireland.

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John Tyler
> Heritage: English
> Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia
> Time in office: 1841-1845

John Tyler was a descendant of Henry Tyler, who was born in Shropshire, England, and eventually moved to York County, Virginia.