I'm always amused at the reaction I get when I mention that I am descended from passengers on the Mayflower. Chances are pretty good that the person I'm speaking with is a Mayflower descendant as well! Recent estimates indicate that about ten percent of the population of the United States is descended from a Mayflower passenger. I am descended from both Francis Cooke and Stephen Hopkins.
More information on the Pilgrims may be found at
The Mayflower Society and Caleb Johnson's Mayflower History.com.