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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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 Gran turned 75 this year.. Still kicking butt at the Aged Care facility (currently living in Melbourne, Australia). Pictured above with her 5 Great-Granddaughters; Taylah, Amber, Lacy, Olivia, and Natalie. 
Kelly Johnston invited Ron & Julie Johnston to the site.
Kelly Johnston updated the details of <Private> JOHNSTON , <Private> JOHNSTON , <Private> JOHNSTON , <Private> WIN (born BENJAMIN) and 2 other people in family tree KinzettNZ2
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
 Married to Julie-Anne Margaret JOHNSTON (nee PETERS), born 13.08.1956 (I think) 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
 Ronald William JOHNSTON born on 21.10.1955 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON (born WIN) :
 Joanne Teresa WIN (now goes by her maiden name WIN) born 07.10.1962 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
 Alister Craig JOHNSTON born 30.04.1986 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
 Daniel Allen JOHNSTON born 15.02.1984 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
 Married to Melissa Baille. Has 5 daughters (4 adopted).
Taylah, Amber, Lacy, Olivia and Natalie.
Natalie Jolene JOHNSTON (19.02.2013) 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
 I have a son: Keon Estefan COHEN. Born: 12.08.2003
His father is Marc Richard COHEN. Born: 18.02.1980 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
 Correction:
Ronald William JOHNSTON
(born Barry John LEWIS) 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
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Daniel Allen JOHNSTON 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON :
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Alister Craig JOHNSTON 
Kelly Johnston commented on person <Private> JOHNSTON (born WIN) :
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Joanne Teresa JOHNSTON (nee WIN) 
Apr 27, 2016
Bob Kinzett published a new version of the KinzettNZ2 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Apr 26, 2016
Bob Kinzett updated the details of Sir Hugh Edward POYNTER in family tree KinzettNZ2
Apr 25, 2016
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Announcements:50th Wedding Anniversary
Posted by: Jean Mary Bennetts on July 9 2010 00:50
Congratulations to Brian and Beverly (nee Bennetts) McStay on the wonderful achievement of 50 years marriage (on 16 July 2010) !
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Genealogy:Our Crest
Posted by: Bob Kinzett on Oct 14 2009 00:49

Kinzett Name History and Heraldry Description

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Announcements:SURNAME: KINZETT
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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