Maria Tamatoa

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Tamatoa was born in 1836, in Reureu, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, her father, Akatikitiki Te Pokura, was 57 and her mother, Peirangi Umatetiki, was 47. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with Samuela Makirau. She died in 1911, in her hometown, at the age of 75.

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Samuela Makirau
Maria Tamatoa
Maria Samuela
Po'o Makirau
Roti Samuela Makirau
Paiti Makirau
Ezekiela Samuela Makirau

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Turou Ariki a Makirau - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Turou a Makirau
  • Maria, "Cook Islands, Public Records, 1846-1989"
  • Maria in entry for Ezekiela Samuela, "Cook Islands, Public Records, 1846-1989"

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World Events (2)


Cook Islands are proclaimed a British protectorate. A single federal parliament is established.


Islands are annexed by New Zealand.

Name Meaning

Short form of Maria , of German origin but now also moderately popular in the English-speaking world.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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