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Seeling family

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Bernard Report 2 Jan 2013 18:35

Yes Patchem,these people are my father and his parents! My query relates to Seelings living in adjacent county to Lancashire, who I do not know.Further research shows they are not related to me.My GF was born in NZ and his father was born in London and was not called Seeling but Suling!!!This took some finding out!!!A long story.He was Suling on the ships passenger list and his first three children were Suling and subsequent siblings were Seeling and so that became the family name.Seeling and Suling can look very alike when written longhand!!The Seelings referred to in my query look as if they started out in the Hull area and probably Germany before that,as do the Seelings.I was following the Fylde Seelings thinking my GF might have had some "input" if you see what I mean!!He came here with the "Originals" All Black team in 1905 and then again to play for Wigan in 1910 after which he stayed.The "Originals" had a bit of a reputation of putting themselves about a bit!!
thank for your input and Happy New Year


patchem Report 31 Dec 2012 13:46

Do your Seelings come from New Zealand?

This one?
SEELING, Charles Head Married M 27 1884 Professional Footballer Wangani New Zealand Visitor
SEELING, Margret Wife Married F 26 1885 Osmarw New Zealand Visitor
SEELING, Charles Son M 3 1908 Auckland New Zealand Visitor
RG number: RG14 Piece: 23001
Reference: RG14PN23001 RG78PN1345 RD458 SD3 ED29 SN144
Registration District: Wigan
Sub District: Wigan Enumeration District: 29
Parish: Wigan Address: 7 Throstle Nest Avenue Wigan County: Lancashire


Reggie Report 31 Dec 2012 11:49

Try doing the could prove productive


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 31 Dec 2012 11:31

You might have to be pro-active with this one.

Try contacting everyone on GR who has that name on their tree.

Look for births/marriages and deaths on Freebmd and work backwards until you get to census- you might find a distant mutual relative to link up with your tree.

In addition, go to the oldest Seeling male relative you have and work forwards, exploring all branches which carrys the surname.

Try internet searches for Seeling Family tree - there may be some on there.


Bernard Report 31 Dec 2012 11:18

My family name is quite rare in the UK,yet there were "Seelings" living in the FYLDE area and also Haverford West up to the 50s.I have wondered if anyone knows of these families.Since my family lived in Wigan[not so far away from Fylde!] there may be a connection!