Thread: New Zealand
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Bob Gurkin Bob Gurkin is offline
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Default Re: New Zealand

Well Charles your family line definately follows mine. We always thought we came from the Welsh part of England, but Ireland works also. I searched for a long time and the only reference I found to our name was a "Gurkin's Fin and Fowl" A combination Inn and restaurant from the late 1600s. Nothing other than that. So far we found 13 spellings of the name with the original being Gherkins which led some of us to think possibly western Europe and believe it or not I ran into a family of Gurkins in Toronto who came from Russia. Some early Gurkin was a busy fellow
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