Soakai

27 February 1874–
Fu'amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga

The Life of Soakai

When Soakai was born on 27 February 1874, his father, Sione Soakai, was 15 and his mother, Temaleti Finau Mafua, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Sione Soakai
1859–
Temaleti Finau Mafua
1854–1915
Soakai
1874–
Simaima Lousiale Soakai
–1900

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Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, most usually with the characters for ‘rice wine (sake)’ and ‘well’. The latter family is descended from the Tokugawa family, and took its name from the village of Sakai in Izumi (now part of Ōsaka prefecture), though the name of the village is written with a character meaning ‘boundary’. Another family's name, meaning ‘well at the slope’, is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku, but written with yet another set of characters.

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

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