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Re: Searching Family

Posted: 1155302980000
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 1154425799000 
Manaia_A 1155302980000 
t_fili14 1308634746000 
ManaiaAlofa 1308642946000 
t_fili14 1308663515000 
ozy_muliava 1334234415000 
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