Sione Funaki Leka

Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga

The Life of Sione Funaki

Sione Funaki Leka was born in 1876, in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga as the son of Tevita Latu Leka and Milika 'Eve'eva'ilaulea Tupou. He married Ka Leka in 1918.

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Sione Funaki Leka
Ka Leka
Marriage: 1918

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Age 94

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

Name Meaning

1 Possibly Italian, also found in Spain: unexplained.2 French: from Old Occitan leva ‘import levy’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a collector of such duties.3 Greek: of uncertain origin; possibly from the Italian exclamation leva! ‘lift!’, used as a metonymic nickname for a sailor.

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

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