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MAKA: originally from Northland
Researching the MAKA family tree
James John MAKA born 1875 in Kaihu, Kaipara, Northland is the earliest I can confirm
Married a lady named MARGARET (SURNAME UNKNOWN)
According to the New Zealand, Electoral Rolls
In 1919 both James and Margaret were living in Kaipara, Northland
James had a son named Henry Charles TeAriki MAKA born 4 November 1893 in Hokianga, North Auckland
Served in the Maori Pioneer Battalion (2nd Maori Contingent)
Died 17 December 1927
Married Gertrude Leonard Fernandez
The baptism records from Kerikeri Chapel and St James Church list the below MAKA's being baptised in 1839/1840 - would love to find out more to see if there is a link
Dec 8th 1839
Jun 7th 1840
Anne (dead) MAKA
Parents: Abraham & Sarah MAKA
If anyone has any information on the MAKA's that might be linked I would love to hear from you, either just a reply to this thread or email at firstname.lastname@example.org