'Asinate Meliame Mapa

Female26 February 1906–23 February 2003

Brief Life History of Asinate Meliame

When 'Asinate Meliame Mapa was born on 26 February 1906, in Nukunuku, Tongatapu, Tonga, her father, Nehumi Mapa, was 37 and her mother, 'Amelia Fanongo, was 33. She married Sailosi Mosese Nusi Malani. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 23 February 2003, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Sione Manu Lai'atea Tu'akalau
'Asinate Meliame Mapa
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Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Meliame Asinate Mapa - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Meliame Asinate Mapa
  • Meliame Mapa, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Meliame Mapa, "United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003"

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 4

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.


Age 26

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Hispanic (Philippines) and Portuguese: nickname from Spanish and Portuguese mapa ‘map’, or from its old meaning ‘place where something comes from’.

Indian (Gujarat): from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘measure’, referring to the occupation of measuring corn in earlier times.

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

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Memories of Grandma Meliame

Grandma Meliame had a special place in her heart for my dad, Semisi Lote Mapa, maybe because she loved her older brother Fine so much. I remember as a young girl going to Tatakamotonga (Mu'a) and spen …

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