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About the Manuel surname

This last Name was known as aye first name in its common countries and had originally come from Spain, which name came from a Spanish ancestor my Great great Grandfather Manuel José who arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand Island in the 1830's the north Island and placed himself in Gisborne or (Te Tai Rawhiti) and settled their comfortably in which the Maori of the Ngati Porou (Iwi) or tribe had welcomed Manuel José to work their and eventually had made from what I had researched about 2 small businesses and had also people who hated or were jealous of him and his looks because during the time he lived their Manuel José was soon a handsome man to be married not only to one but had married 5 Maori woman which then led to soon have 5 sons I believe from each beloved mothers except having one son pass away? which led to only 4 sons who then made of course their Fathers first Name our now surname or last name and because of Manuel José being which again I would believe he had made this name Manuel one of the Largest family names to be spread forth amongst the New Zealand Island and forever loved and appreciated from generation to generation.