Tomu Wateai Teahana

1879–1950 (Age 71)
Marata, Solomon Islands

The Life of Tomu Wateai

When Tomu Wateai Teahana was born about 1879, in Marata, Solomon Islands, his father, Peni Teahana, was 9 and his mother, Ema Holakeni Teahana, was 4. He died about 1950, in Wailoku, Central, Fiji, at the age of 71.

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Peni Teahana
Ema Holakeni Teahana
Tomu Wateai Teahana
Pita Teahana
Jone Ruamaiya Teahana

Parents & Siblings

  • Peni Teahana


  • Ema Holakeni Teahana




World Events (6)


Age 0

More than 60,000 indentured laborers brought in from the Indian subcontinent to work on sugar plantations.

Age 1

The United States Exploring Expedition reached Fiji, after spending three months in Fiji waters charting the major islands of the group under the leadership of Commodore Charles Wilkes.

Age 20

Germany cedes the northern Solomon islands to the United Kingdom, which had declared a protectorate over the southern Solomon islands in 1893.

Name Meaning

Irish (Kerry): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Téacháin ‘descendant of Téachán’, a personal name probably derived from teitheachán ‘fugitive’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Tomu Vateai Teahana - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Tomu Vateai Teahana

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