Vaiopuaa Iafeta Leaoa

Brief Life History of Vaiopuaa Iafeta

When Vaiopuaa Iafeta Leaoa was born in 1874, in Pitonu'u, Satupa'itea, Savai'i, Samoa, his father, Iafeta Leaoa, was 34 and his mother, Sela Gasu, was 30.

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Iafeta Leaoa
Sela Gasu
Palavale Iafeta
Vaiopuaa Iafeta Leaoa
Vaiopua'a Iafeta
Palavale Leaoa
Emele Sela GASU
Palavale Iafeta Leaoa

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    World Events (3)


    Germany annexes Western Samoa, the U.S. takes over eastern Samoa and Britain withdraws its claim to the islands in accordance with treaty between Germany, Britain and the U.S.


    New Zealand occupies Western Samoa during World War I and continues to administer it after the war by virtue of a League of Nations mandate (and a United Nations mandate after World War II).


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

    Name Meaning

    Portuguese (Leão): nickname from leão ‘lion’, applied to somebody fierce or brave.

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

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