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TOM CRUISE FAMILY FACTS:

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His father, Thomas Mapother III, was an electrical engineer. His mother, Mary Lee Pfeiffer Mapother, was a schoolteacher and part-time actress..

There is some debate as to the origin of Cruise's Mapother ancestry. Some genealogists link him to Dylan Henry Mapother, a Welshman who immigrated to the US in 1850. Other experts suggest that his ancestors actually emigrated from Ireland.

Cruise descends from a long line of Kentuckians starting with his great-grandfather Thomas Mapother I. Learn more about the Kentucky Mapothers in the 1920 US Census.

Cruise's ancestry includes another prominent Kentucky family – the Batmans of Louisville. Find out how the Batmans made a living in the 1880 US Census.

* The research for this family tree is only as accurate as the resources we found to verify the information.

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