Links To Our Viking Ancestry

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Janis & Sampe Allen
March 21st 2016, 10:52am
Updated March 12th 2022, 11:50pm

Through our ancestry we have linked  our family ancestors of Viking blood.
This is essentially a bookmark for our own collecting of information, this page will be updated when possible.

Through our ancestral family 'Murphy' and 'O'Hallloran' are the links.

Amy Margaret Lenore Sanvig (Janis's Great Grandmother on her Father's side)

Birth: 8 February 1891 New Zealand

Death: 13 June 1986 ‎(Age 95)‎  New Zealand
Married name Amy Margaret Lenore SHIELDS

Amy's Mother
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Margaret Maud O'HALLORAN Birth 1876
Death 4 July 1940 ‎(Age 64)‎ -- Wellington, New Zealand

Amy's Father
Christian Julius SANVIG
Birth 2 August 1861 37 31 -- Tromsø, Troms, Norway
Death 15 December 1942 ‎(Age 81)‎ Age: 81 -- Auckland, New Zealand

  • ID: I7098
  • Name: Margaret MURPHY
  • Given Name: Margaret
  • Surname: MURPHY
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1840 in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland The name Youghal comes from the Irish Eochaill meaning "yew woods", which were once plentiful in the area. 
  • Death: 29 Nov 1899 in Pakuranga, New Zealand

  • Note:
    Michael and Margaret and children, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth and James went to New Zealand on the "SIR ROBERT SALE", left Gravesend on 13 Jun 1847, left Cork Ireland on 4 Jul 1847, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on 11 Oct 1847.

    Married Michael Halloran 30 Oct 1855, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, Australia

    SANVIG - O'HALLORAN, At Auckland on Feb 25 1890 Christian Juliues, sec s/o Peter Sanvig, late of Tromso, Norway, to Margaret Maud, third d/o Michael
    O'Halloran, farmer of Pakuranga.

    Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 274, 25 November 1897, Page 8
    O'HALLORAN. On November 7, at Pakuranga, Michael, beloved husband of Margaret O'Halloran, aged 77 years. The funeral will leave his residence for Howick Cemetery at 3 p.m. to-morrow.

    Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 281, 3 December 1897, Page 5
    (Before His Honor Mr Justice Conolly.) Probate.- His Honor granted probate to the executors in the following cases - Michael O'Halloran

    Auckland Star, Volume XXX, Issue 302, 21 December 1899, Page 8
    O'HALLOHAN. On November 29th, 1899, at her late residence, Pakuranga, Margaret, the dearly beloved wife of the late Michael O'Halloran; aged 58 years.
    Deeply regretted. R.1.P

    Herald, 17th June 1905.
    At the Auckland Hospital, John, 3rd son of the late Michael O'Halloran of Pakuranga, age 33 years. The funeral will leave his late residence, Pakuranga, today, Saturday, 17th instant, at 2 pm, for the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Howick. Friends will please accept this intimation.

    Herald, 6th May 1930.
    On May 5th, at the Auckland Hospital, Ellen, youngest daughter of the late Michael and Margaret O'Halloran, of Howick. RIP. The funeral will leave Messrs C. Little and Sons' Mortuary, Hobson Street, at 2 pm. tomorrow, Wednesday, for Howick Cemetery.

  •  The name 'Murphy was originally  Murchada & other various spellings.
    Murphy is an Anglicized version of two Irish surnames: Ó Murchadha/Ó Murchadh ("descendant of Murchadh"), and Mac Murchaidh/Mac Murchadh ("son of Murchadh")derived from the Irish personal name Murchadh, which meant "sea-warrior" or "sea-battler".(Muir meaning "sea" and cath meaning "battle").
    It is said of Murrough (Murchadh) as he entered the thick of the fight and prepared to assail the foreign invaders, the Danes, when they had repulsed the Dal-Cais, that 'he was seized with a boiling terrible anger, an excessive elevation and greatness of spirit and mind. A bird of valour and championship rose in him, and fluttered over his head and on his breath.
    In modern Irish, "Ó Murchú", rather than "Ó Murchadha", is used.

    The excerpt concerns Énna Mac Murchada, King of Leinster and Dublin (died 1126).

    AD 1148  Diarmaid Mac Murchada, King of Leinster

    Queen Elizabeth II Windsor is 20 Degrees from Michael Murphy

    My Murphy ancestry, Timothy Murphy, we are related to the Queen.