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Barbridge? - ngati rangi?  

Theo12 OWC
Active Member

Kia ora,
well I've had no luck trying to find some of my papas whanau. tamehana / thompson. thomson.
So I will try & find some of my mamas whanau. I'm told her people are from tauranga. but she was fostered out as a young child & she isn't sure about anything realy.
Im devastated I know I have whanau out there but I can't find them. I need them so any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks heaps

Posted : 23 January, 2006 9:35 am
hinemako OWC
Active Member

Have you tried www.familysearch.org

can you give your grandparents ingoa whanau (last names) that will be a huge help

Posted : 27 January, 2006 10:26 am
Nani OWC
Eminent Member

The Thompson's I know come from Raetahi. Have you tried phoning around in that area. Might come under Wanganui.

Posted : 27 January, 2006 3:19 pm
Kaye-Kaye OWC
Active Member

Kia Ora
I know quite a few Tamehana whanau are from Matamata ways i will post the marae when i patai my husband. Its a marae you come across when heading towards Tauranga via a natural hot spring.

Kia kaha

Posted : 28 January, 2006 8:04 pm
Monique OWC
New Member

Kia ora,
You may want to try looking in the general and maori electoral rolls which are at public libraries, its a great way to find people if you have an initial and a last name and its definitely even better if you have a general idea of where they might be living. Also, if you have any idea of say your uncles wife's first name you can also check the listing under her initials as well and if both names are listed at the same address then you know to definitley try that one. It may be a bit of work but it will be worth it! Dont give up! Best of luck.

Posted : 29 January, 2006 1:21 am
babyji2_2ruaz OWC
New Member

Kia ora e hoa,

I am a Barbarich originally from Tauranga but have been born and bred in Gisborne.

If you are looking for the Barbarich whanau, whom i have a strong suspicion you are there are many Barbarich's in the matapihi area that you can contact.


You can go to www.surnamenavigator.org

My father is a Barbarich so feel free to email me if you like.

Good luck bro

Posted : 21 August, 2006 5:42 pm
margiet OWC
Active Member


I know Thompson whanau from Waipukurau, Taranaki & Waipawa. If you want, I can see if I can get you a contact? Let me know okay.


Posted : 21 August, 2006 9:13 pm
Aubry OWC
Active Member

I relate/descend to/from the Tamihana/Thompson familes in Wairoa and Hawkes Bay generally. Also relate to Thompson whanau in Tauranga by Marriage re: Tiger Thompson

Posted : 22 August, 2006 12:18 am
queenkahu OWC
Active Member

There are Tamihana /Tamehana from Tuhoe also there are Thompsons from Ahipara. There are also Tanehana over on the Chathams.

I also think you are looking for Barbarich and there are some from Ngati Maniapoto who link in through the Manawaiti lineage.

Posted : 21 September, 2006 3:45 pm
tajaman OWC
New Member

Anyone linked to thompsons from Taradale? Or with links to Otane/Waipukurau? thanks

Posted : 07 March, 2007 3:53 pm