Surnames

I am currently researching all my ancestors.  Why limit yourself?  All of them had descendants that culminated in me being born in Wellington, New Zealand.

Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of some of them.  I’ll add further details and links to posts as I get to them.

Baker

(Middlesex, England)

Charles and Emma sailed to Lyttleton New Zealand on the Duke of Bronte, 1851

Bernard

(Castle Bernard/Mahon, Co Cork, Ireland)

Black

(Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Ireland)

Robert (son of Joseph) and family came to NZ via Queensland on the Fiery Star 1863

Buxton

(Middleton, Norfolk, England)

One woman, two brothers = scandal!

Foster

(Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Ireland)

William and Isabella (nee Corrigan) followed their daughter Elizabeth to New Zealand

Gifford

(Aghern, Co Cork)

Gillman

(Clonteadmore, Ireland; England)

As per Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland – pg 266

Greacen

(Monaghan, Ireland)

Rachel, daughter of Nathaniel, came to NZ via Australia

Hartley

(Manchester/Lancashire, England)

My first illegitimate ancestor

Hewitt

(London and Clapham, England)

The descendents of John Hewitt of somewhere, probably English!  And probably not a descendent of Viscount Lifford.

They were very photogenic too!

Horenbout

(Court of Henry VIII; Ghent, Belgium)

And the ten other spelling variations!  The family of artists.

Hughes

(Wiltshire, England)

Johnston

(Falkirk and East Kilbride, Scotland)

Tailors and drapers of the world

Keeling

(London, England)

The family’s first divorce!

Key

(London and Alderholt, Dorset)

Including that Other John Key

Kime/Kyme/Cime

(Lincolnshire)

Kinley

(Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland)

Ludwell

(Walcot, Bath and Lovington, Somerset, England)

Maw

(North Runcton and Middleton, Norfolk, England)

Also transcribed as Man/Mann or Shaw – the writing is difficult to read!

Nicholls

(Hatfield and Walsall, England)

Two brothers, one woman = scandal!

O’Callaghan

(Cahirduggen, Co Cork)

As per Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland – pg 517

Pyne

(of Ballyvolane House, Co Cork)

See articles by HF Morris in the Irish Genealogist

Venn

(London, England)

The family’s first divorce!  Still looking for the Venn diagram connection!

Webb

(London, England)

Wilson

(Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland, via Cressona, PA)

The Wilson’s of Lecumpher Parish Church

Wright

(Nelson and previously Martin nr Timberland, Lincolnshire, England)