Birth Name: Kieran James Read
Place of Birth: Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 26 October, 1985
Ethnicity: English, as well as one eighth Danish
Kieran Read is a New Zealand rugby union player. He is the All Blacks captain.
Kieran’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Lionel Read (the son of Henry George Read and Maud Gertrude Christiansen). Arthur was born in Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand. Henry was the son of Robert Read, who was English, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, and of Emily/Emma Summerfield. Maud was the daughter of Danish parents, Christian Heinrick Christiansen, who was from Rrup, Vejle, and Martha Catherine Nielsen, who was born in Stege, Storstrom.
Kieran paternal grandmother was the daughter of William Henry Ashley, who was English, from Birmingham, West Midlands, and of Winifred Ada Newland Maule. William was the son of William Ashley and Faith Hogg. Winifred was the daugher of Edward Henry Newland and Minnie Eva Selina Maule, who were of English ancestry.
Kieran’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Harper.
Sources: Genealogy of Kieran Read (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Emma’s paternal grandfather, Arthur Lionel Read – https://www.wikitree.com