January 3, 2023 by Marjorie R. Rogers, MA (English), Certified Consultant
In today’s world, there are so many different family relationships. It can be hard to keep track of them all! So, what is your parents’ cousin to you?
Technically speaking, your parents’ cousin is your first cousin once removed. That means that they are the child of your parent’s first cousin. Got it?
If not, don’t worry. We’ll explain it a bit more.
If you’re wondering what your parents’ cousin is to you, the answer is that they’re your first cousin once removed. First cousins share a grandparent, so you and your first cousin are each other’s second-degree relatives. Your parents’ first cousins are your first cousins once removed because they’re one generation above you.
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Who is Your Parents Cousin to You?
Cousins are related by blood and share a common ancestor. Your parents’ cousins are your first cousins, and their children are your first cousins once removed. You and your first cousins share grandparents (your mother’s or father’s parents) or great-grandparents (your grandparents’ parents).
Second cousins share great-grandparents, but not grandparents. Third cousins share great-great-grandparents, fourth cousins share great-great-great-grandparents, and so on.
What is My Dad’S Cousin to Me?
There are a few different ways to answer this question, depending on how you define “cousin.” If you consider anyone who is related to your father to be your cousin, then your dad’s cousins would be your second cousins. However, if you only consider people who share a common grandparent with you to be cousins, then your dad’s cousin would be your first cousin once removed.
And if you only consider people who share a common great-grandparent with you to be cousins, then your dad’s cousin would be your second cousin once removed.
Is Your Parents Cousin Your Uncle?
In most cases, your parents’ cousin is not your uncle. Cousins are people who share a common ancestor, but they are not directly related. However, if your parents’ cousin is also your godparent, then he or she may be considered your uncle.
Would Your Parents Cousin Be Your Second Cousin?
If your parents are cousins, then yes, your second cousin would be their child. However, if your parents are not related, then your second cousin would be the child of one of their siblings.
Your parents’ cousins are your first cousins, once removed. That means they are the children of your parents’ first cousins. You and your first cousins share a set of grandparents, while you and your first cousins, once removed, share a set of great-grandparents.
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