Tom Cruise’s Irish Roots

The following excerpt is from an article in the 1 April 2013 edition of

There is growing speculation that actor Tom Cruise will be presented with a Certificate of Irish Ancestry this week thanks to his apparent links with Kilteevan between Knockcroghery and Roscommnon town.

Genealogists believes [sic] Cruise, whose full name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, can trace his roots to Kilteevan.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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