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We are not told who Sherlock Holmes' parents were, but we do have these clues to his ancestry:

In 'The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter' we find this exchange:
__"In your own case," said I, "from all that you have told me it seems obvious that your faculty of observation and your peculiar facility for deduction are due to your own systematic training."
__"To some extent," he answered, thoughtfully. "My ancestors were country squires, who appear to have led much the same life as is natural to their class. But, none the less, my turn that way is in my veins, and may have come with my grandmother, who was the sister of Vernet, the French artist. Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms."
__"But how do you know that it is hereditary?"
__"Because my brother Mycroft possesses it in a larger degree than I do."

In 'The Adventure of the Norwood Builder' Watson writes: "A young doctor, named Verner, had purchased my small Kensington practice, and given with astonishingly little demur the highest price that I ventured to ask - an incident which only explained itself some years later, when I found that Verner was a distant relation of Holmes', and that it was my friend who had really found the money."
The Sherlock Holmes stories do not list the names of Holmes's parents. Later books, from authors other than Doyle, have speculated on who his parents might have been. One such speculation produced the names Siger and Violet based upon Holmes using the name Sigerson during his Great Hiatus and his fondness for clients named Violet.
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