Tevita Afu


Brief Life History of Tevita

Tevita Afu was born in 1903, in Tufuvai, 'Eua, Tonga. He married 'Elisi Poso'a in 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1993, at the age of 90.

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Tevita Afu
'Elisi Poso'a
Marriage: 1928
Pita Afu
Lavinia Afu
Afu Afu

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    Age 67

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Arabic/Muslim Abu, Ahmad, Hassan, Mohamed, Mohammed, Muhamad, Safi, Salah, Saleh, Talib, Usman, Walid. Jewish Hayim, Shimon.

    Muslim: abstracted as a surname from Arabic abū ‘father’, a common component of traditional Muslim names. It is used to form the kunya (a type of name meaning ‘father of’, such as Abū-Bakr, literally ‘father of the Young Camel’; see Abubakr ) in combination with the name of a man's child, usually his firstborn son (or hoped-for firstborn). In traditional Muslim society, a man is generally known and addressed by his kunya, rather than by his ism (his personal name), the use of which can seem unduly familiar. A kunya may also be used to form a nickname, as in the case of Abū-Turāb ʿAlī ‘ʿAlī, father of dust’, the kunya of caliph Ali , conferred on him by the prophet Muhammad. — Note: It is possible that in some cases this is counted as an independent surname only in the population figure published by the US Census Bureau.

    Muslim and Jewish (Sephardic, from the Maghreb): from the Arabic male personal name ʿAbbū, a pet form of any of the many names beginning with ʿAbd ‘servant’.

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

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