Feleti Koka


Brief Life History of Feleti

When Feleti Koka was born in 1911, in Kolonga, Tongatapu, Tonga, his father, Edward ('Etu) Cocker, was 33 and his mother, Mele'ana Fisilau, was 21. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Mele 'Asinate Mafileo Mailau. He died in 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Feleti Koka
Mele 'Asinate Mafileo Mailau
Heleine Cocker
Sione Cocker
Charlie Siale Koka
Vaivalo koka

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Feleti Koka - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Feleti Koka
  • Feleti Koka in entry for Charlie Cocker, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (1)


Age 59

Tonga ceases to be a British protectorate and becomes fully independent within the British Commonwealth.

Name Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana): Velama surname from Telugu koka ‘robe’, probably referring to the historical position of power of this clan as revenue collectors for the Golconda kings at least as early as the 17th century AD .

Albanian: nickname from kokë (definite form koka) ‘head’.

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

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