Fa'atu'iese Sauni

Femaleabout 1927–18 May 1995

Brief Life History of Fa'atu'iese

When Fa'atu'iese Sauni was born about 1927, in Saaga, Samoa, her father, Naniseni Sauni, was 29 and her mother, Lea Talalegogo Lafoga, was 33. She married Leato Tutagalevao in 1944, in Si'umu, Samoa. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 18 May 1995, in her hometown, at the age of 69, and was buried in Saaga, Samoa.

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Family Time Line

Leato Tutagalevao
Fa'atu'iese Sauni
Marriage: 1944
Fiasiumu Aumua

Sources (1)

  • Faatuiese Olo in entry for Leato Tutagalevao, "Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1944Si'umu, Samoa
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (2)


    Age 12

    U.S. troops stationed in Western Samoa during World War II, but no battles are fought on the islands.


    Age 35

    Western Samoa becomes independent, the first Pacific island nation to do so.

    Name Meaning


    (Saurí): habitational name from a little place in Lleida province, Catalonia (Spain), possibly named from the Latin personal name Severus (see Severe ).

    nickname from sauri ‘kind of lizard’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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