John Key

Key in 2015

Birth Name: John Phillip Key

Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 9 August, 1961

*father – English, possibly some Welsh
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

John Key is a New Zealand politician. He was Prime Minister of New Zealand, from 19 November, 2008 to 12 December, 2016. He has also been a Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Helensville, since 27 July, 2002, and Chairman of the International Democrat Union, since 21 November, 2014. He was Leader of the Opposition, from 27 November, 2006 to 8 November, 2008, and Leader of the National Party, from 27 November, 2006 to 12 December, 2016.

Prime Minister Key is the son of Ruth and George Ernest Key. His father was English, born in Coventry, England. His mother was Jewish, born in Vienna, Austria.

Prime Minister Key’s paternal grandfather was George Ernest Key (the son of Jesse Key and Mary Ann Welch). Jesse was born in Tingewick, England, the son of Joseph Key and Mary Hawkin or Makepeace. Prime Minister Key’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was born in Birmingham, England, the daughter of John Welch and Ann Starkey.

Prime Minister Key’s paternal grandmother was Millie Jones (the daughter of William Jones). Millie was born in Coventry. The surname Jones is Welsh.

Prime Minister Key’s maternal grandfather was Max Latzar/Lazar (the son of Leopold Lazar and Julie Karpeles). Max was born in Vienna, Austria. Leopold was born in Nikolsburg (Mikulov), Moravia, the son of Moses Lazar and Hanni Skutetzky. Julie was also born in Nikolsburg (Mikulov), the daughter of Schabski Karpeles and Rebeka Fuchs.

Prime Minister Key’s maternal grandmother was Margarethe Karpeles (the daughter of Wilhelm Karpeles and Adele Neumann). Margarethe was born in Vienna, Austria. Wilhelm was born in Mikulov. Adele was born in Bielitz, Poland.

Sources: Genealogies of John Key –

2 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    He will resign on 12 December.

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