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Benner Family History The Benner Family originates in recent times in the Palinate region of Germany.

Around 1709 the Benner family joined the massive Palatine migration to the "new world". Some went to America, some to Canada. Many moved to other European countries. The New Zealand Benners are mainly descended from those that ended up in Ireland. This website is maintained by Gary Benner, who lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, and will provide a repository of family history for the Benner's and associated families.  
Maude Family History The Maude Family originates in England.

The Maude family has been traced back to the 1500's to John Staynland Maude, who lived in Kendal, Cumbria. The New Zealand Maudes are mainly descended from those that emigrated in the mid-1800's. This website is maintained by Gary Benner, who lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, and will provide a repository of family history for the Benners, Maudes, Fenwick, Ward, Kissling, Arlaud and associated families
Kissling Family History The Kissling Family originates in Germany.   The Kisslings in New Zealand are descended from George Adam Kissling and his wife Margaret Moxon who came to New Zealand in 1842 as missionaries. This website is maintained by Gary Benner, who lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, and will provide a repository of family history for the Benners, Kissling, and associated families.
Fenwick Family History The Fenwick Family originates in Hull, England. On branch headed by Charles Fenwick lived in Denmark and acted as diplomats. His sons moved to New Zealand and Australia.


 

Main Family Groups

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New Zealand Benner, McClean, Hickson, Walter, Ball, Cawte

Emigrating from Ireland from 1874 onwards, they settled in the Bay of Plenty and elsewhere.

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Phillips, Hunt, Heron, Ford, Anglesey

Emigrating from Cornwall, William Henry Phillips Snr and Jnr spent time in Australia before moving to Nelson in New Zealand.

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Maude

Maude, Ward, Kissling, Kempthorne, Fenwick, Arlaud.

The Maude family dates back to England in 1066. Wards came across from Tasmania, and the Kisslings, Germany and Kempthornes, England. Fenwicks from Hull via Scandanavia. The Arlaud originates from Switzerland.

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Interesting Stories

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More Families

This site also includes the history and connections with many other families who have inter-married with the main one's listed so far. These include:

Stace, Whitehead, Evershead, Henry, McDowell, Boyle, Fitzgerald, Roberts, Murray, Ordish, Magill, Pritchard, Eatwell, Hall, Alexander, Brooke, Tarry, Evans, Pursley, Robertson, Green, Cronsberry (Cronerberry) , Dolmage, Ruttle (Rucker), Paterson, Pasley, Benseman, Butler, Smyth, Spiers, Ford, Price, Doidge, McKie, Gifford, Mills, Hollier, Borck, Blowes, Henderson, Litchfield, Lodder, Lean, Kirkham, Angelsea, Chattock, Donald, Heron, Burdett, Warmington, Lock, Liggins, Wilson, Newman, Smith, Callaway, Werry, George, Phillipps, Blenkinsop, Arundel (Rundel), Inch, Hambley, Giddy, Windle, Walmsley, Wisnewski, Faulkner, McNeil, Gill, Otto, Wright, Scorgie, Scott, Burn, Long, Harrison, Thompson, Jackson, Tocker, Maddox, Wagner  .. and no doubt more to come.