Does anyone know the common name for your cousins cousins?
August 27, 2009 5:34pm CST
Your cousins are from your parents siblings but what is the name for your cousins cousins that arent your cousins?
27 Aug 09
The cousins of your cousins are your cousins. Cousins have a degree and a removed. We do not always include the degree or the removed in the relationship though. For example your first cousins have your grandparents in common, but we just refer to them as cousins. The children of your first cousins are your first cousins, once removed, the removed refers to the number of generations you are apart. Second cousins have your common ancestor of your great grandparents. Third cousins have your common ancestor of your great great grandparents. And so it goes with fourth, fifth, etc. An easy way of figuring it out is to take the closest person and count up the "g"s the get degree, and then count down the generations to get the removed. It can sometimes get confusing. Without getting a peek at the family tree, I would be hard pressed to figure out the degree and removed. I suppose if we went back far enough we are all cousins.