And Arthur Laffer, the creator of supply-side economics, may have fathered six children.
Having recently fathered a child at a very advanced age, he was bemoaning the fact he was at La Guardia and not with his child.
Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years in a squalid series of tents by her abductor, who fathered her two children.
He was also a documented philanderer who fathered several children with various women.
At 16 he fathered his first illegitimate child - who subsequently became a Jesuit priest.
I send you a genuine copy to justify myself in your eyes against the absurd thing they have fathered upon me in the Magazine.
It has already been explained that this Pamphlet was fathered on Khalid by the Jesuits.
The poet Milton fathered, legitimately enough, an unpoetic posterity.
The latest phases of all philosophies were fathered upon the founder of the school.
The artists who fathered it were, except in one instance, men whose enthusiasm outstripped their abilities as composers.
Old English fæder "father, male ancestor," from Proto-Germanic *fader (cf. Old Saxon fadar, Old Frisian feder, Dutch vader, Old Norse faðir, Old High German fater, German vater), from PIE *pəter (cf. Sanskrit pitar-, Greek pater, Latin pater, Old Persian pita, Old Irish athir "father"), presumably from baby-speak sound like pa.
The classic example of Grimm's Law, where PIE "p-" becomes Germanic "f-." Spelling with -th- (15c.) reflects widespread phonetic shift in Middle English that turned -der to -ther in many words; spelling caught up to pronunciation in 1500s (cf. burden, murder).
c.1400, from father (n.). Related: Fathered; fathering.
a name applied (1) to any ancestor (Deut. 1:11; 1 Kings 15:11; Matt. 3:9; 23:30, etc.); and (2) as a title of respect to a chief, ruler, or elder, etc. (Judg. 17:10; 18:19; 1 Sam. 10:12; 2 Kings 2:12; Matt. 23:9, etc.). (3) The author or beginner of anything is also so called; e.g., Jabal and Jubal (Gen. 4:20, 21; comp. Job 38:28). Applied to God (Ex. 4:22; Deut. 32:6; 2 Sam. 7:14; Ps. 89:27, 28, etc.). (1.) As denoting his covenant relation to the Jews (Jer. 31:9; Isa. 63:16; 64:8; John 8:41, etc.). (2.) Believers are called God's "sons" (John 1:12; Rom. 8:16; Matt. 6:4, 8, 15, 18; 10:20, 29). They also call him "Father" (Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3; 2 Cor. 1:2; Gal. 1:4)