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Q: More Than Just Cousins? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: More Than Just Cousins?
Category: Family and Home > Relationships
Asked by: djc1380-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 07 Aug 2002 20:29 PDT
Expires: 06 Sep 2002 20:29 PDT
Question ID: 52017
What is the term used to describe the relationship of the children of
two families where both fathers are brothers and both mothers are
Subject: Re: More Than Just Cousins?
Answered By: expertlaw-ga on 07 Aug 2002 21:07 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear djc1380,

I found your question to be quite intriguing. The answer is that the
cousins you describe are known as "double first cousins", or sometimes
just as "double cousins".

An overview of less common cousin relationships can be found at on, at:

Another interesting page from provides an overview
of state laws regulating the marriage of cousins:

Search Strategy:

A Google search for "fathers are brothers" "mothers are sisters"

Thank you for the opportunity to answer such an interesting question.

- expertlaw
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