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MAXWELL: Searching for info  

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My mother is maori and is related to the Maxwell whanau(mainly from Taranaki)but she has family up in Auckland as I think her grandfathers marae is the one between Clevedon and Maraetai beach.Would appreciate any info big or small.All i have is my Great-grandfathers name "Tamaki Maxwell".I am also interested in finding out where the "Maxwell" name comes from(doesnt sound too maori to me).Cheers!

Edited by - poutokomanawa on Mar 08 2005 12:11:46 AM

Posted : 18 December, 2004 8:35 am
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Kia ora bFORCe,

If you go to http://www.familysearch.org and choose the search button then put in Tamaki for the first name and Maxwell for the surname and then change the country to New Zealand you will find information of a Tamaki Maxwell.

Note, not all information in this site is accurate but it is a good place to start.

Good Luck!

Edited by - poutokomanawa on Feb 05 2005 2:39:07 PM

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!

Posted : 05 February, 2005 12:27 pm
Eminent Member

Kia Ora

There are many of us searching for our NZ Maxwell heritage and a group of us have been using the following website to communicate through www.clanmaxwellusa.com/genealog.htm Go to FORUM and enter- Thomas Maxwell New Zealand in the search engine.It should not take you long to find us- your whanau from Umupuia and Torere maraes

Edited by - markonijoy on Aug 05 2005 01:25:02 AM

Posted : 18 March, 2005 3:08 am
wyllie OWC
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There are Maxwell's living in Gisborne and Hastings.
My husband's nanny was Ada Maxwell,she lived in Manutuke.

Edited by - wyllie on Aug 10 2005 9:46:51 PM

Posted : 10 August, 2005 9:45 pm
makiwhara OWC
New Member

Thomas Maxwell was a shipwright from Aberdeen &
arrived in the Bay of Islands on Oct.26,1826 on the barque"Rosanna"captained by Herd for the First NZ Co.He&5 others stayed there,known as "scotch mechanics".Worked for Gilbert Mair for a while,had a grog shop for better class,moved to Waiheke Is.1837.Drowned 1842.

Posted : 12 November, 2005 4:05 pm
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Thanks all,both the websites are very useful if searching for Maxwell or other Ancestors.Cheers!

Posted : 17 November, 2005 9:07 am