Published Friday, 09 November 2012
The actor, who plays the fictitious British spy in the 007 film franchise, is connected by blood to a famous bird expert named James Bond, who inspired author Ian Fleming's iconic character.
The novelist previously said: "When I wrote the first one in 1953, I wanted Bond to be an extremely dull, uninteresting man to whom things happened; I wanted him to be a blunt instrument. When I was casting around for a name for my protagonist I thought by God, (James Bond) is the dullest name I ever heard."
It has now emerged Bond and Craig share a common link with King Edward III of England, Josh of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster.
Family historian of Ancestry.com, Michelle Ercanbrack, tells Yahoo! omg!: "While we were researching Daniel Craig's family history, we noticed that some of the names and places in his tree resembled names from James Bond's tree. We discovered a fascinating connection between him and the actual bird-watching James Bond through English royalty. The great thing about family history is you never know what you might find."