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Looking for Terrenis in New Zealand or anywhere

My Italian Terreni relations came to New Zealand around the 1890's i think...They came from Livorno and had assisted passage. They were: Fabio Terreni, his wife Isola and their young son Oreste. They settled in Newtown, wellington and had a grocery store in Riddiford street, then another one in Elizabeth street in Mt Victoria. Oreste when he grew up married Alice Sophe (of French extraction) and had three children - Elsie (Elesea) Lotty (Carlotta) and Lance (Lanciotto). Lance was my grandfather and he married Marjory Dockery and togther they produced one son, my father Vince (Vincenzo). Vince married my mother jane Anderson and they had me (Lisa gabriella Terreni) and my sister Anna Francesca Terreni.

I now live in Newtown and look out over the local school where my great grandfather, grandfather and father all went to school! i am a kindergaten teacher and have also taught in newtown so the neighbourhood is all very steeped in family history and feels like the right place for me to live.

The big problem for me is that I think I am the only Terreni left in New Zealand. My parents and grandparents are now dead and my sister is I am definately on the look out for more relations! My e mail address is if you have any information that might be useful in my quest.


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