A man in Ukraine claims to have the largest family in the world with 346 living descendants. He is applying for the Guinness World Record for having the largest family on earth.
The Ukranian Pavel Semenyuk is 87 years old. He is blessed with 13 children, 127 grandchildren, 203 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
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The family inhabits in Dobroslav, a village in southern Ukrainian Odessa Oblast region. The retired construction worker claims his family to be one big happy one, except he said that it is difficult to remember names.
Pavel said, ‘I know the names of those who are older. But I often cannot remember the names of the young ones.’
Every time a member of the family gets married, a new home is built for them in the village. There are no financial issues in this regard as most of Pavel’s family is in the construction business.
As the family is huge, weddings and birthday celebrations are a big affair.
Vira Semenyuk, a 66-year-old daughter of Pavel said, ‘We cook huge pots of food to celebrate our birthdays and weddings. The women always help each other.’
A few days ago Ukraine recognized Semenyuk family as the largest family in the country. The name has been officially registered in the local National Register of Records and now they are heading towards recognition from Guinness World Records.
The head of the National Register of Records Lana Vetrova said, “This is a unique family. Until now the world’s largest family consisted of 192 members and was registered in India by Guinness World Records. The Semenyuks have a good chance to break that record.”