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Type Surname

Meaning & History

The last name Sekewael is an original name from one of the island in Maluku. That one island name is "Negeri Oma." The meaning of Sekewael is "The Guardian of the River" because in "Negeri Oma" any body want to use the river of the water they have to ask for permission by Sekewael family. The original place that Sekewael ancient from is "Ceram" island and this island is the biggest island in Maluku. The other thing is all the last name in Maluku come from that one island. Long ago Sekewael have six brothers and four of them is gone because they don't have any more generation. Now there is only three last name left and they are "Kaihatu, Sekewael, and Ririasa." This three last name is now become one "Mataruma/Soa or Soa Pari." Now there is only one generation Sekewael family in U.S.A.
Added 9/27/2004 by Randy
Edited 6/20/2011 by Mike C