The first settlers of Easter Island are known as Hanau Momoko, though they didn't recieve this name until the second migration, the so called Hanau 'E'epe, arrived. Momoko is an abbreviation of the word moko-moko (repetition of the word moko meaning lizard) which means pointy/slender/tall. This would refer to the tall, slender body proportions of the Hanau Momoko.
Much speaks for that the initial settlers are from the Marquesas Islands.
There is a monument called Ahu Akivi that is said to represent the seven explorers looking back towards Hiva, where the first settlers once came from. The viewing angle of this monument and the location of the Marquesas Islands have a difference of 28°, which one might regard as quite precise, considering that no compass was available as well as that hundreds of years between the migration to Rapa Nui and building date of the monument had passed. Though what might be too much of a coincidence is that these rumors were unheard of before 1960 - the same year the monument was restored.