Why are people always distantly related to famous and historically signficant figures? We've got fairly extensive geneaology records in my family and about the greatest claim to fame anywhere is that my great-grandfather got to cross the Atlantic seven times because he played the trombone. And his name was Tito, which is not particularly notable, but is rad.
Everybody I talk to always has somebody in their family tree from the history books except me. Oh well, maybe on my end we were all permitted to develop out of the spotlight and that's how I got perfect genes