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LorraineThompson OWC
(@lorrainethompson-owc)
Active Member

I'm a young maori who has been left in the dark. Now my surname Thompson comes from my koro but when he passed away I saw on his grave that he was a Tamihana. I do not know his parents or where they come from but he was buried in Te Hapua, but what I really want to know is where my whanau really comes from because last time I checked (years ago), my koro is the only one in his urupaa with his surname. Gets me all confused, somebody please help.

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Posted : 21 March, 2007 9:38 am
Ira OWC
(@ira-owc)
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I'm a young maori who has been left in the dark. Now my surname Thompson comes from my koro but when he passed away I saw on his grave that he was a Tamihana. I do not know his parents or where they come from but he was buried in Te Hapua, but what I really want to know is where my whanau really comes from because last time I checked (years ago), my koro is the only one in his urupaa with his surname. Gets me all confused, somebody please help.



Kia ora Lorraine,

Tamihana is the maori name for Thompson.
What's your Koro's name, or some of the names [if you know] that he could have used.

Arohamai

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Posted : 20 April, 2007 4:33 pm
rangiora OWC
(@rangiora-owc)
Active Member

Kia ora There are some Tamihana's from Ahikiwi north of Dargaville and some Thompson's from Arapaoa south of Dargaville

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Posted : 17 May, 2007 10:09 pm
DDD OWC
(@ddd-owc)
Active Member

my grandmothers name was also thompson and her dad was known as william aubrey thompson or wiremu tamihana. Its a tough one because the names thompson and tamihana can be found in many different regions, and are often unrelated to one another. IS your whanau from up north, or was the name actually from somewhere else. I think you need to give a little more information if that is possible to allow others to help you better
kia ora

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Posted : 18 May, 2007 9:50 am
Nani OWC
(@nani-owc)
Eminent Member

The Tamihana whanau are numerous in the Ngati Raukawa ki Te Tonga rohe. Tamihana lived in Te Rauparaha's time & was instrumental in helping to gather signatories for the Treaty of Waitangi. The Tamihana's belong to Ngati Huia , the tribe that were termed Te Rauparaha's Foot-Soldiers.

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Posted : 18 May, 2007 2:41 pm
wyllie OWC
(@wyllie-owc)
Active Member

My line are from Kaiaua and the Thompson name is very strong in that area.That's another avenue to look into maybe.

Edited by - wyllie on May 20 2007 10:17:55 PM

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Posted : 20 May, 2007 10:16 pm
artimoti OWC
(@artimoti-owc)
New Member

If he was an aportoro from manurewa and your dad is James,well yip i have info for you.

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Posted : 25 May, 2007 2:55 am
Sugababie OWC
(@sugababie-owc)
New Member

My father in law is a Tamihana from Ngatiwai up north. I noticed alot of his family have either Tamihana or Thompson. They're such a large family they extend all over the place. His name is Brownie Tamihana son of Wiremu and Miria Tamihana aka Thompson.
Hope it helps a little.

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Posted : 28 March, 2008 11:21 pm
arawanui OWC
(@arawanui-owc)
New Member

Kia ora, my whanau are the Thompsons from Kaiaua. My papa's ingoa is Tukere Te Aho Thompson and he married Kahupeka Te Waero. They had many children, my uncles Brian and Waero lived on our whanau farm up on the hill just before Whakatiwai. My mum, there sister, whangai'd me from her nephew Mano, who is Aunty Ringa's son.

There is a possibility that papa Tukere is connected to Te Arawa as well, but dont quote me 🙂

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Posted : 29 March, 2008 2:06 am
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