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Former first family of the United States, the Obamas

First Family is an unofficial title for the family of a republic's head of state. A First Family usually consists of: the head of state, the first spouse and their children.

Related termsEdit

The term Second Family is often used to refer to the deputy head of state, usually a vice-president, or, in some countries, the family of the prime minister, in deference to a first family or royal family.[citation needed] The spouse is called the Second Lady or Second Gentleman.

In popular cultureEdit

The use of the term "First Family" to refer to the family of the President of the United States only came into widespread use during the Kennedy administration with the tremendous popularity of Vaughn Meader's 1962 comedy album, The First Family."[1]


  • In the comic book series Astro City, the First Family is a family of super-powered adventurers whose actual surname is "Furst."




  • In the Doctor Who, episode "Partners in Crime", the First Family commissioned Miss Foster to create the Adipose.
  • The First Family is an American sitcom that began airing in first-run syndication in the United States beginning in 2012.

In fossilsEdit

The First Family is also a collection of Australopithecus afarensis fossils discovered at site "333" at Hadar in Ethiopia, near the location of another famous A. afarensis, Lucy. A. afarensis is believed to be the first habitual bipedal hominid and a direct ancestor of Homo sapiens. This species lived between 3.9 million to 2.9 million years ago.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Taking Notice of POTUS". The Atlantic. October 1997. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  2. ^ Baldacci, David (March 1, 2010). First Family (King and Maxwell). Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition. ISBN 0446539740.
  3. ^ Dash, Mike (August 31, 2010). The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and the Birth of the American Mafia. Ballantine Books; Reprint edition. ISBN 0345523571.