Minnie Mae Hood
The only way I know is to verify the genealogy step by step.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
'Yes', as 'Chas' suggests ... "... verify the genealogy step by step ...".
Here are some articles that may be of interest ...
'FamilySearch' "Research Wiki"
I hope, that these may help/assist, somewhat.
Web sites which talk about the history of surnames will list famous people, contemporary and historic.