Ancestry reveals Taylor Swift is related to American poet Emily Dickinson

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It looks for illustration Taylor Swift’s penchant for words is successful her blood.

Genealogy institution Ancestry has recovered that nan “Cruel Summer” singer, whose upcoming album is titled “The Tortured Poets Department,” is related to legendary American writer Emily Dickinson, TODAY exclusively revealed March 4. They are sixth cousins, 3 times removed.

“Swift and Dickinson some descend from a 17th period English migrant (Swift’s 9th great-grandfather and Dickinson’s 6th great-grandfather who was an early settler of Windsor, Connecticut),” Ancestry shared pinch TODAY.

“Taylor Swift’s ancestors remained successful Connecticut for six generations until her portion of nan family yet settled successful northwestern Pennsylvania, wherever they joined into nan Swift family line.”

Interestingly, Swift herself has publically referenced nan 19th period writer while talking astir nan different types of lyrics she writes for her songs.

“If my lyrics sound for illustration a missive written by Emily Dickinson’s grandmother while sewing a lace curtain, that’s maine penning successful nan Quill genre,” she said successful 2022 while receiving the Songwriter-Artist of nan Decade Award from nan Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Fans person besides speculated that Swift’s ninth workplace album, “Evermore,” was inspired by nan 19th period poet.

Swift announced nan album’s release on Dec. 10, 2020, which is Dickinson’s birthday. Dickinson besides wrote a poem called “One Sister Have I successful Our House,” which features nan connection “forevermore,” akin to nan title of Swift’s album.

A fewer days earlier she announced nan merchandise of “Evermore,” Swift besides discussed nan screen of her medium “Folklore,” telling Entertainment Weekly she had an thought for “this woman sleepwalking done nan wood successful a nightgown successful 1830,” which happens to beryllium nan twelvemonth Dickinson was born.

This isn’t nan first clip Ancestry has learned 2 American icons are related. In 2019, it recovered Tom Hanks, who played Mister Rogers successful “A Beautiful Day successful nan Neighborhood,” was related to nan precocious children’s TV host.