When Ngawhetu Miria Koikoi was born in 1850, in Kapanga - Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand, her father, Te Rauhea Paraone Koikoi, was 23 and her mother, Matatu Monotahuna, was 27. She married Mikaere Taoki about 1865, in Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She died about 1896, in her hometown, at the age of 47.
Biblical name: the Old Testament form of the Hebrew name Maryam . Of uncertain ultimate origin, this is first recorded as being borne by the elder sister of Moses (Exodus 15:20). Since the names of both Moses and his brother Aaron are probably of Egyptian origin, it is possible that this female name is too. It was enthusiastically taken up as a given name by the Israelites, and is still found mainly, but by no means exclusively, as a Jewish name.