Birth Name: Hoku Christian Ho
Place of Birth: Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 10, 1981
*father – Chinese, German, Native Hawaiian, Portuguese
*mother – English, remote Dutch, French, Scottish, and Welsh
Hoku is an American singer. She has also been credited as Hoku Ho Clements.
She is the daughter of Patricia and musician Don Ho. She is married to Jeremy Clements, with whom she has three children.
Hoku’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her twelfth great-grandfather, Ho Yuan, from Lung-tsun Village, Changle, Fujian, China.
Hoku’s paternal grandfather was James Ah You Puao Ho (the son of George Lim Ho and Annie Keonaona Kaihe). James was born in Hawaii. George was the son of Ho Tien-Yuan and Chun Apo Ching, who were Chinese emigrants, from Shimen, Xiangshan County, Guangdong, China. Annie was Hawaiian, the daughter of John Kaihe and Louisa Kamakaoolea Puao.
Hoku’s paternal grandmother was Emily “Honey” Leimaile Silva (the daughter of Manuel Silva, Sr. and Emily Kanaloa Stupplebeen). Hoku’s grandmother Emily was born in Hawaii. Manuel was also born in Hawaii. His parents possibly were António Silva and Josefina/Josephina “Josephine,” who were Portuguese, possibly from Madeira. Hoku’s great-grandmother Emily was of German and Native Hawaiian descent, and was the daughter of John William Stupplebeen and Emily Kanewaalau Porter.
Hoku’s maternal grandfather was Lester Raymond Swallie (the son of John Gilbert Swallie and Lousinah Wells).
Hoku’s maternal grandmother was Willetta Wilson (the daughter of William Wellington Wilson and Ida Beryl Nelson). Willetta was born in Randlette, Utah.
Hoku’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced to her thirteenth great-grandmother, Ann Born (c. 1593, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales – November 2, 1648, Rehoboth, Massachusetts).
Sources: Genealogy of Hoku’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Hoku’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Hoku’s paternal grandmother, Emily Leimaile (Silva) Ho – http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com
Likely Hoku’s paternal great-grandfather, Manuel Silva, Sr., on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Hoku’s maternal grandmother, Willetta (Wilson) Swallie – http://www.legacy.com