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Collins, Williams, and/or Marquard? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Collins, Williams, and/or Marquard? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 22 Oct 2008 11:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Williams, Collins, Marquardt
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Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquard? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 4:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Collins, Marquardt, Williams, Hunkin
Talofa/Hello:

I am not of the COLLINS, MARQUARDT, and WILLIAMS aiga/Family (at least not of the immediate clan that I know of), but my ancestors--HUNKIN--and HUNKIN descents are from the village of Leone, Tutuila, American Samoa. I know of no other village called Leone on the islands of Upolu or Savaii, are you sure there is a Leone on Savaii?

--Manaia

Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 10:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 30 Oct 2008 3:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marquardt, Moefa'auo, UO
Talofa/Hello:

"I dont know I could be wrong. That's all I've heard. All I know is that I was told that my family is from Western Samoa and those Villages."

Well then, you have _not_ heard wrong. As there could have been a Leone of Savaii at one time or long ago, I've just never heard of a Leone but on Tutuila before or after Tutuila became American Samoa in APR 1900. But I will be seeing my authority on village names of the Samoa Islands later today: my Grandmother. Unless the kind researchers of the Islands help/assist us before then, that would be great.

While looking up your aiga/Family names, particularly MARQUARDT, there is data re:

Per www.familysearch.org*:

Sopoaga Moefa'auo
b.1844 Falealili, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
m.1897 Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii
d.1941 Vaipapa,Leone, , Samoa, Pacific Islands

My thoughts:
/
b.Falealili is a village on the isle of Upolu, Samoa.
m.(Only you can confirm/verify if this data is accurate.)
d.Vaipapa is a village on the isle of Savaii, Samoa;Leone is a village on the isle of Tutuila, American Samoa;could be totally erroneous but I will investigate.
/Sopoaga Moefa'auo--this is a connection, right? Do you know if 'Sopoaga' is spelled right? The given name concerns me for when checking w/o the surname 'Sopoaga' does not show at all, but when with the surname--MOEFAAUO--'Sopoaga' does show up.
/Do you know the history behind the surname UO? Seems the full name was dropped: MOEFA'AUO. I'll ask my Grand what she knows re Samoan name dropping.

*It is suggested that the source listed is **only used** as a reference to further your research.

Malo,
--Manaia

Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 4:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: VAIPAPA
"d.Vaipapa is a village on the isle of Savaii, Samoa;Leone is a village on the isle of Tutuila, American Samoa;could be totally erroneous but I will investigate."

I take full responsibility for the errors of my ways - Sorry! I'd confused the surname VAIPAPA(which is connected to Savaii) with the village Vaipapa.

Seems by all accounts the island of Tutuila, American Samoa is the location of the village(s) of Vaipapa and Leone, but I will be seeing my grandmother this morning and hopefully I can get the real scoop for you.

--Manaia

Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 1 Nov 2008 12:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 1 Nov 2008 12:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
O ok thank you

Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 1 Nov 2008 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Makuati, Marquardt, Uo, Moefaauo, Sopoaga, Ilaoa
Talofa lava/Hello Kealoha:

My gran' sends good wishes to you and to the Makuati(sp.)/Marquardt aiga/Family of Leone. (My gran' is on her way to Hawaii to escort a dearly departed back to Upolu for burial and I forgot to get Samoan spelling of Marquardt, do you know it?)

As far as the surnames UO and MOEFA'AUO, she's familiar with UO but "MOEFA'AUO may not be a surname but a male given name," - her exact words - "like I told you, tradition was to take a man's first/given name and it becomes a surname later in life."

"Sa'o!/Correct! The court papers, what it says "Vaipapa is communal land" of Leone." She says Vaipapa is not a village, it is land named for person/aiga/Family? (I'll have to check into this further) located in Leone, American Samoa. I need to talk to a lawyer/expert on land issues of Samoa, know anyone?

Now, I did happen on another data for:

Per www.familysearch.org*:

Uo Sopoaga
b. 1869 Leone,Tutuila, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
m. 1893 Leone,Tutuila, , Samoa, Pacific Islands - (Vea)
parents: Tuiloua Ilaoa & Tui (not listed)

*It is suggested that the source listed is **only used** as a reference to further your research.

I didn't get a chance to share the surname Fa'amausili with my gran' but I can if need be. I will get on the land issues further. Maybe others on this forum will help out and share their thoughts also.

If there are specific questions you have for your line/lineage, let me know as I don't want to repeat what you may have already researched.

--Manaia

Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 1 Nov 2008 4:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sopoaga, Uo, Makuati, Ilaoa, Moefa'auo, Reid, Seu
Kea:

Per www.familysearch.org*:

Children listed for: Uo & Vea SOPOAGA:

Makuati SOPOAGA
b. 1896 Leone,Tutuila, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
m. 1920 Leone,Tutuila, , Samoa, Pacific Islands

Siota (not listed)
b. 1900 Malie,Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
m. 1920 Leone,Tutuila, , Samoa, Pacific Islands

Galo(iolalealofa) (Ilaoa Moefa'auo) SOPOAGA m.1918 Lupe

Tui(olematagi) (Moefa'auo) SOPOAGA m.1918 Siale REID

Pita SOPOAGA m.1926 Vaovai SEU

Aiulu SOPOAGA d.(-?-)Utulei, American Samoa

There may be more children, I will check further when I have more time.

Remember: my gran' mentioned the surname MAKUATI.

--Manaia

Re: Collins, Williams, and/or Marquardt? Please help me learn my family Geneology!!!!

Posted: 1 Nov 2008 5:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Seaga, Collins
Kea:

Real quick, is this your connection?

Siota SEAGA
parents: Polu SEAGA & Mele COLLINS


--Manaia
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