Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Ko Arthur taku maunga, ko Motueka taku awa, ko Ngati Pakeha taku iwi, ko Bob taku ingoa, a no Whakatu.

Hi and welcome to all. Arthur is my mountain, Motueka is my river, Ngati Pakeha is my tribe, Bob is my name, and I am originally from Nelson, New Zealand. I am the site manager for the Kinzett's of New Zealand website.

Only one family of KINZETT's (George and Ann with 5 children - Thomas, Sarah, George, Ellen and Mary Ann) came out to New Zealand aboard the barque "Thomas Harrison" in 1842 and settled in the Nelson area. They originally came from the West Midlands/Warwickshire area of England. So far we have managed to trace the primary tree back to Thomas KINZETT and Mary Ann EVAN in Kineton in 1760.

Can anyone help us go back further, or find the ties to the Kinzett's remaining in the UK, or those in Canada, France or Australia?

 I am also tracing  BOYD, NICOL, STOLLERY, HESSEY, POYNTER, FORSYTHE, DALTON and COLLIS in the family tree.

A lot of the information I have on the family has come from others who have been only too willing to share the info they have, and I am always willing to reciprocate. Be aware that I have not personally verified the majority of this data, and as is usual in this game, much of it may be subject to change. If you are aware of any errors, omissions, or have info to add, I would love to hear from you.

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 L to R. Cazna, Bina, Bub, Ray, Pat, Madge, Frankie George in place of his mother Olive, Kohi, Godfrey. These are the children of Henry Ernest and Olive Jane Kinzett nee Godfrey, with the exception of George who stood in for his Mother who had passed several years before this photo. Some family trees on My Heritage have this man recorded as George Carne who is a fictional person made up by those who couldn't figure out who he really was. Family researchers who do not do their research properly give me the gyp!!!. 
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Posted by: Bob Kinzett on Oct 14 2009 00:26

Surname: Kinzett

This is a most interesting surname of Olde English pre 7th century origins. It derives from a locality, probably either Kingsettle in Somerset, which translates as 'the seat of the King, and is believed to relate to Alfred the Great, or possibly Kingside in Cumberland, or some now 'lost' place, with a similar spelling. There are an amazing array of spelling forms, itself an indication that the original site no longer exists, and therefore there is nothing with which to 'key' the surname. This is not wholly unusual in England, at least five thousand villages which gave rise to surnames, no longer exist, many disappearing in the 18th century. At this time it was the custom of the local landowners to 'empark' their lands, a system which artificially beautified many parts of England. Unfortunately it also lead to many tenants losing their homes, and taking to the cities where they adopted or were given as their surname the name of their former village. Spelling being at best primitive, a wide variety of 'sounds like' names were created. In this case the spelling forms include Kenset, Kensett, Kensit, Kingzett, Kingzeth, Kinzet, and many others. Examples of the surname recordings taken from church records include John Kinzett of Barleston, Warwickshire on October 8th 1739, John Kenset, who married Elizabeth Hart at St Benets, Pauls Wharf, London, on March 30th 1741, and Mary Kensett who married Jarret Beal at St Marys, Warwick on May 13th 1799. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Kensied, which was dated January 10th 1612, a witness at St Andrews, Holborn, London, during the reign of King James 1 of England, and V1 of Scotland 1603 - 1625. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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