Thread subject: Papa Panui - Notices :: BOWMAN PIRIKA, John (Jack): Finding my koros whanau

Posted by poutokomanawa on 21-11-2017 15:57

Kia ora!

You raise an interesting question about if Hura Pirika could be the father of your koro. Considering that the name of your koro is John (Jack) Hura Bowman Pirika there would be a high possibility.

Use the Whakapapa Search on Google and FamilySearch page and create searches there - you never know what you may find.

Is Pirika the translation for Bowman?
I ran Hura Bowman through that search and found a John Hura Bowman who served in WWII from Koputauaki, Coromandel, New Zealand and next of kin Mrs T. Bowman - could this be your koro?

If so, then check out the Whakapapa - Naming Conventions to get ideas of other names you could seach for.

You could try at the DBM Historicla Records where you may find some old information for references to cross reference.

If I have confused you post any queries you may have.

Good luck! Smile