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    What is the Maori name for the West Auckland suburb Massey

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    [Massey, Massey East, Massey North and Massey West - Massey is considered to be a Scottish and northern English family name, of Norman origin. Black (1996), however, only lists Massie, from the French Massé, a pet name for Mathew. According to the article in Wikipedia on Massey, the suburb was named after William Massey, a former Prime Minister of New Zealand. William ("Farmer Bill") Ferguson Massey (1856-1925) grew up in Limavady, County Derry, Northern Ireland. Judging by his name, and the fact that he was a Presbyterian, it is highly probable that William Massey's ancestry was Scots-Irish, though the immediate link is with Ireland rather than Scotland or England.]


    Taken from; http://www.rampantscotland.com/placenames/placename_auckland.htm




     



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