Top 10 Biggest Families of The World

A typical family triangle consists of a husband, wife and children. This classic family triangle is very significant as it brings balance in our lives and in society as a whole. However, it is also a fact that when a family starts getting larger this balance is disturbed. This is because it becomes difficult to raise all the children and fulfil their basic needs. But regardless of this known fact, it is seen that there are some couples who keep on having kids without thinking about their future. Sometimes these large families are formed with fathers who marry too many wives and thus they end up having many children from different wives. On the other hand there are some cases where too many children are born to the same mother. Listed here are top 10 couples in the world who have the largest number of children with confirmed births that have survived.


  • 1

    Mr. and Mrs. Vassilyev:

    This family has broken the record of having the largest family in the world. From 1725 to 1765, Mr. Vassilyev’s first wife gave birth to 69 children out of which 67 survived. Another amazing fact is that there were 16 sets of twins, 7 triplets and 4 quadruplets out of those 67 children.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Yakov Kirillov:

    This is the second largest family in the world that lived in the 17th century in a rural area in Russia. They parented 57 children and amazingly they had ten sets of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

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    Leontina Albina and Gerardo Secundo:

    This is the third largest family in the world and had parented 55 children and miraculously they had 5 sets of triplets out of those 55 children with all boys. In addition to this it is said that there were 9 more children born to them but there is no evidence of their existence.

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    Elizabeth and John Mott:

    Elizabeth and John Mott got married in 1676 and had parented 42 children.

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    Mr. and Mrs. William:

    This is yet another large family as Mr. and Mrs. William had 39 children out of which 7 were sons and 32 were daughters. This is incredibly large number of children with single births as the couple had a single set of twins.

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    Mrs. and Mr. Harrison:

    Mr. and Mrs. Harrison of London had a big family with 35 children. Their last child was born in 1736.

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    Mary and John Jonas:

    This coupe was blessed with 33 children. What’s so special about this couple is that they had 15 sets of twins and each set was born with one boy and one girl.

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    Moddie and Perccell Oliver:

    Mrs. Moddile and Mr. Oliver had 32 children out of which 22 are still alive. In 1959 it was reported that Mrs. Oliver was expecting her 33rd child but whether the child was born or not is still not known.

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    Madalena and Raimundo Carnauba :

    This couple had parented 32 children with 24 sons and 8 daughters.

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    Lapa Piagenti and Giacomo di Benincasa:

    They had parented 25 children and their 23rd child was Saint Catherine of Siena.

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