Family origins

Most of our forebears came to Australia from the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The Carlisle and Gordon families arrived first (on the Experiment in 1804) and the Fleming family was last (on the Eastern Monarch in 1883).

The exception are the forebears of William Isaac Kemp (my GGG-grandfather), who was born in the Central West of NSW in 1830. While his father was English, his maternal ancestors were all Australian aboriginal people whose ancestors originally came to this continent more than 50,000 years ago.

This site has a page devoted to each of the major family names. These pages contain information about the origin of the surname; links to pages devoted to particular forebears; and detailed, family-specific charts.

Fleming forebears' origins

The main surnames of our Fleming forebears include Fleming, Flowerdew, Jolliffe, Gardner, Waples, Kemp and Carlisle. Click a family link below for a detailed page on each family:

Kessey forebears' origins

The main surnames of our Fleming forebears include Kessey (Casey), Murphy, Bowen, Press and Poulton. Click a family link below for a detailed page on each family:

Family surnames

  • Surname list - click this link for a comprehensive list of surnames associated with this family