Herman Melville

Famous Kin of
Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick


Click on the names below to see their relationship charts

King Edward I

King of England

16th great-grandfather

King Henry III

King of England

17th great-grandfather

Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

Robert de Vere

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

22nd great-grandfather

King Robert I

King of France

26th great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

29th great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

31st great-grandfather

More connections >>

Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Jan Pieterse Van Brugh

More connections >>

Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren

Wife of President Martin Van Buren

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Sybrant Van Schaick

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Joanna Lowell

Gilbert de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

3rd cousin 18 times removed via Sir Robert de Beaumont

John Greenleaf Whittier

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Greenleaf

Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Greenleaf

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

4th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin

British Royal Navy

4th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

5th cousin via Joanna Lowell

More connections >>

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin via Daniel Gookin Jr.

More connections >>

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

5th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Gookin Jr.

More connections >>

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Greenleaf

More connections >>

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

5th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Gookin Jr.

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via Joanna Lowell

More connections >>

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

5th cousin 3 times removed via William Gerrish