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Type Surname
Usage Maori

Meaning & History

The name means "reason, cause, origin". Punga is the name of the daughter of Ra (Sun) and his spouse Tame. This was the name of Ngati Mutunga chief Apitea Punga (1827?-1885) who had Moriori slaves and was a big land owner. This is the name of a academic Martin Theodore Te Punga.
Added 1/16/2024 by myre36915
Edited 2/27/2024 by myre36915