Viliami Vea 'Eliesa

Male15 September 1916–3 December 1994

Brief Life History of Viliami Vea

When Viliami Vea 'Eliesa was born on 15 September 1916, in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga, his father, 'Eliesa Toekava, was 43 and his mother, 'Ema Lu'isa Malupo, was 38. He married 'Ainise 'Anau Tanginitopa on 23 July 1940, in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He died on 3 December 1994, in his hometown, at the age of 78, and was buried in Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga.

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Viliami Vea 'Eliesa
'Ainise 'Anau Tanginitopa
Marriage: 23 July 1940
Sione Moala 'Eliesa
'Ofa Ki 'Isipite 'Eliesa
Semisi Pohahau 'Eliesa
Viliami Tauni 'Eliesa
Toni Ketisi 'Eliesa
Tupou'ata 'Eliesa

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  • Legacy NFS Source: VILIAMI ELIESA - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Viliami Eliesa
  • Legacy NFS Source: VILIAMI ELIESA - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Taniela Vai 'Olive Koli.
  • Legacy NFS Source: Viliami 'Aisea 'Eliesa - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Viliami 'Aisea 'Eliesa

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  • Marriage
    23 July 1940Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (1)


    Age 54

    Tonga ceases to be a British protectorate and becomes fully independent within the British Commonwealth.

    Name Meaning

    name, meaning ‘faith’. It coincides in form with the feminine form of the Latin adjective verus ‘true’. It was introduced to Britain at the beginning of the 20th century and was popular in the early decades, notably borne by the singer Vera Lynn , ‘The Forces Sweetheart’ ( b. 1917 as Vera Welch ), but has since gone out of fashion.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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