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Re: Searching Family

Posted: 11 Aug 2006 7:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MULIAVA

Is your grandfather's surname a "matai title"? true birth "aiga"/family surname? If not, do you know other Samoan surnames in your family lineage?

MULIAVA listed with are fairly new, the earliest being b.1918 all from the island of Upolu, [Western]Samoa. Manua is officially in the American Samoa region since 1900 what use to be [Eastern] Samoa or part of "the Navigators' Islands".

MULIAVA could have easily migrated to New Zealand yet there are no listings for that area.

I will ask elderly "aiga"/family members, esp. from Ta'u, Manu'a, AS, the reason[s] for certain surnames disappearing.

Do you know which island your ancestors dwelled on?

Manu'a or the Manu'a Islands Group consist of three main islands: Ta'u, Ofu, and Olosega. Ta‘ū is where Margaret Mead conducted her dissertation research in Samoa in the 1920's. Maybe your ancestors were part of that research - hmm?

Fa'afetai/Thanks for your thoughts and leading me to disappearing Samoan surnames. I will investigate.

Manuia/Regards, Soifua,

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Vaimu'a Muliava 1 Aug 2006 9:49AM GMT 
Manaia_A 11 Aug 2006 1:29PM GMT 
t_fili14 21 Jun 2011 5:39AM GMT 
ManaiaAlofa 21 Jun 2011 7:55AM GMT 
t_fili14 21 Jun 2011 1:38PM GMT 
ozy_muliava 12 Apr 2012 12:40PM GMT 
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