Birth Name: Quade Santini Cooper
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 5 April, 1988
Ethnicity: Māori, English, some Scottish, possibly Irish
Quade Cooper is a New Zealand-born Australian rugby union player and boxer.
Quade’s mother is named Ruhia. She was eighteen when Quade was born. His biological father left when he was six months years old. Quade was raised in Tokoroa, New Zealand, and moved to Brisbane, New South Wales, Australia, when he was thirteen.
Quade is a cousin of rugby union players Sean Maitland and Cheyenne Campbell.
Quade’s paternal grandfather was Nesbit Cooper (the son of Wiremu Kape Cooper and Ngahuia Hune Peketua Hirini). Wiremi was the son of Aperahama Kopa II, who was of half English and half Māori descent, and of Matehaere Hana Pera Tunua, who was Māori. Ngahuia was the daughter of Rewiri Ngapua Wharetomokia Hirini, who was Māori, and of Katerina Te Ringawhati Ngawati Edmonds, who was of Māori, and one quarter English descent, with roots in Dorset. Katerina was a sister of Alfred Hamlin Edmonds, who was the maternal grandfather of politician Nanaia Mahuta. This makes Quade and Nanaia second cousins, twice removed.
Quade’s paternal grandmother was named Millie Te Mairae Eramiha (who was possibly the daughter of Wiremu Matiroa Hare Eramiha and Te Auwe/Aue Remana Paki). Millie had Māori ancestry.
Quade’s maternal grandfather’s surname is Jenner.
Quade’s maternal grandmother is Carole Menzies (the daughter of Robert Bruce Menzies and Audrey Beryl Fowler). Carol was born in Lautoka, Fiji. Robert was the son of Robert Menzies, whose parents were Scottish, from Renfrewshire; and of Dorace Mae Huia Faulkner, who was of English, with roots in Whitby in Yorkshire, Nottingham, and Manchester, and one quarter Māori, ancestry. Quade’s great-grandmother Audrey was the daughter of English parents, Francis Henry Fowler, from Lancashire, and Doris Amelia Yallop, from Tottenham.
Quade’s maternal four times great-grandfather, John Lees Faulkner, was a prominent English-born trader, shipbuilder, and farmer. He was deported as convict to Tasmania, Australia, at twelve, and later settled in New Zealand, where he married a Māori woman.
Family history of Quade Cooper – https://www.dailymail.co.uk
Genealogy of Quade’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert Bruce Menzies (through his sister) (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Information about Quade’s maternal ancestor, Lees John Faulkner – https://teara.govt.nz