Makelesi Suluka Lavaka

1870–about 1940 (Age 70)
Pea, Tongatapu, Tonga

The Life Summary of Makelesi Suluka

When Makelesi Suluka Lavaka was born in 1870, in Pea, Tongatapu, Tonga, her father, Lavaka Mafi Matapule, was 48 and her mother, Sela Lolohea, was 22. She married Barney Smith in 1877, in Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died about 1940, in her hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pea, Tongatapu, Tonga.

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Barney Smith
Makelesi Suluka Lavaka
Marriage: 1877
Tonga Paane Simiki

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  • Marriage
    1877Pangai, Ha'apai, Tonga
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    Name Meaning

    (1997: 193;2007: 357; 2010: 474)Czech: from sluka ‘woodcock’, a nickname for a shy, nervous person, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a fowler.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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