Kia ora, As with most New Zealanders my genealogy covers a wide and varied line of pedigree. In the doggie kingdom we would be concidered plain old cross-breeds, perhaps even mongrels!!!
The history of New Zealand however, is a short one (less than 200 years) though colourful, and we prefer to think of it as a country of oppertunity, making up for our lack of history with interesting hearsay and facts. After all... there is nothing like the guts and ingenuity of a kiwi!!!
My own personal genealogy includes the following surnames and places:
ANNETT- Seven Oaks, Kent, England & Nova Scotia/New Brunswick, Canada & Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia & Oamaru, New Zealand.
BIRD- Yorkshire, Stourbridge, England & Christchurch, New Zealand.
BLUNDELL- Liverpool, England & New Zealand.
EARLE- Liverpool, England & New Zealand.
FLANAGAN- County Claire, Ireland.
GARDNER- Tasmania, Australia & New Zealand.
GROENEVELD/GREENFIELD- Terschelling Island, The Netherlands & Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia & Oamaru, New Zealand.
HADFIELD- New Zealand.
KING- Temuka/Timaru/Christchurch, New Zealand. London, England.
MOFFET- Invercargill/Dunedin, New Zealand.
MORRIS- New Zealand.
O'MALLEY- Dublin/Gallway/Aran Isle, Ireland & Christchurch, New Zealand.
PHILLIPS- Scotland & New Zealand.
SHERIDAN- Dublin/ County Claire, Ireland & Christchurch, New Zealand.
TIPTON- Old Swinford, Worcestorshire/ Derbyshire, England.
and heres a tricky one: REFRAIN/DEFRAIN has anyone anywhere heard of this family name??? Poss French.