Birth Name: Jordi Eru Leander Webber
Place of Birth: Rotorua, New Zealand
Date of Birth: May 25, 1994
*father – English, about one quarter Māori, one quarter Scottish
*mother – Māori, English, about 1/16th Irish/Northern Irish, distant Scottish
Jordi Webber is a New Zealand actor and musician. He was a member of the pop boy band Titanium. He plays Levi Weston in the Power Rangers franchise.
On his paternal side Jordi is of Ngāti Toa, Te Āti Awa, and Ngāti Raukawa. On his maternal side he is of Te Arawa and Ngāti Maniapoto.
Jordi’s paternal grandfather was James (Jim) Hona Webber (the son of Tukumaru Hona Webber and Sarah/Saidie McGill Blair Johnson). James was from Kapiti, New Zealand. Tukumaru was the son of Hona William Webber, whose father was of English and Scottish descent, and whose mother was Ngāti Toa; and of Utauta Akerama Parata, whose father was of Te Āti Awa iwi, Ngāti Toa iwi, and English, descent, and whose mother was of Ngāti Raukawa. Hona William’s great-grandfather was chief Te Rangihīroa Waipunahau. Jordi’s great-grandmother Sarah was of Scottish descent.
Jordi’s paternal grandmother is named Pam. Pam emigrated with her family from England to New Zealand around the 1950s.
Jordi’s maternal grandfather is Bunny Orsmby (the son of Te Hiko/Hika (Bonnie) Miller Ormsby and Phyllis Isobelle Cox). Te Hiko was the son of John (Hone) Miller Ormsby, whose paternal grandparents were from County Louth, Ireland, and of Ngāti Maniapoto, respectively; and whose maternal grandparents were from Belfast, Nothern Ireland, and of Mihi Matenga Paki, respectively; and of Mihi Matenga Paki, whose father was Māori and whose mother was was of English/Scottish and Māori/Ngāti Maniapoto descent. Jordi’s great-grandmother Phyllis’ family came from Cambridgeshire, England. Jordi is a distant cousin of politician Nanaia Mahuta, through their Ormsby line.
Jordi’s maternal grandmother was Molly Te Paekihanga Tahana/Nicholas. Molly was adopted in 1952, by Pini Tahana and his wife, Ruihi Kingi, in Rotorua, New Zealand. Molly’s biological parents were Peter Leslie Nicholas and Te Kirihaehae Kingi.
Sources: Genealogy of Jordi’s paternal great-grandfather, Tukumaru Hona Webber – https://ancestors.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Jordi’s maternal great-grandfather, Te Hiko/Hika (Bonnie) Miller Ormsby – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Jordi’s biological maternal great-grandmother, Kirihaehae Nicholas – https://www.legacy.com