The surname Pease was first found in the Orkney Islands, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pease family
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Pease Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Mr. William Pease, British settler travelling from Portsmouth aboard the ship "Duke of Portland" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 13th October 1851 
2382 The Ancestors and Descendants of the Honorable Calvin Pease and Laura Grant Risley, Pease, his Wife, of Suffield, Ct., Rutland VT., and Warren, OH by Allene Beaumont Duty, A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descendants of John Pease, Sen., Last of Enfield, Conn. by David Pease.