Master Surname Index







Herman Melville

Famous Kin of
Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick


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Edward I, King of England

16th great-grandfather

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Henry III, King of England

17th great-grandfather

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Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

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Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

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Robert de Vere

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

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William the Conqueror

King of England

22nd great-grandfather

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Robert I, King of France

26th great-grandfather

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Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

29th great-grandfather

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Charlemagne

King of the Franks

31st great-grandfather

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Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Jan Pieterse Van Brugh

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Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren

Wife of President Martin Van Buren

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Sybrant Van Schaick

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General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Joanna Lowell

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Hugh le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

3rd cousin 18 times removed via Sir Robert de Beaumont

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Gilbert de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

3rd cousin 18 times removed via Sir Robert de Beaumont

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John Greenleaf Whittier

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Greenleaf

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Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Greenleaf

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Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

4th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin

British Royal Navy

4th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

5th cousin via Joanna Lowell

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin via Daniel Gookin Jr.

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Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

5th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Gookin Jr.

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Greenleaf

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

5th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Gookin Jr.

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James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via Joanna Lowell

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Jonathan Worth

39th Governor of North Carolina

5th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

5th cousin 3 times removed via William Gerrish

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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

5th cousin 3 times removed via Jan Pieterse Van Brugh

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Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 3 times removed via Joanna Lowell

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Dick Cheney

46th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 4 times removed via William Gerrish