Moby Is Not Actually Related To Herman Melville, Investigative Podcast Claims

For years, Moby has said that he was a distant relation of Herman Melville, and that his nickname was given to him by his parents at a young age in reference to his purported great-great-great-uncle. But an investigative podcast called The Genealogy Detective claims to have found no connection between Moby (real name Richard Melville Hall) and Herman Melville, Moby-Dick author.


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