Siosaia Fifita Fonua

about 1894–about 1958 (Age 64)
Ha`ano, Ha'apai, Tonga

The Life of Siosaia Fifita

When Siosaia Fifita Fonua was born about 1894, in Ha`ano, Ha'apai, Tonga, his father, Tupa Fonua, was 31 and his mother, Finau Mapuiofanga, was 29. He married 'Ana 'Anau 'Onevai in 1914, in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died about 1958, in Talafo`ou, Tongatapu, Tonga, at the age of 64, and was buried in Pea, Tongatapu, Tonga.

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Family Time Line

Siosaia Fifita Fonua
1894–1958
'Ana 'Anau 'Onevai
1896–1963
Marriage: 1914
Tukula Osaiasi Fonua
1914–
Tu'Akula Fonua
1915–1915
Alisi Numia Fonua
1920–1920
Sione Fine Fonua
1925–
Tevita Uasifononga
1926–1937
Liua Kaetau Fonua
1926–1939
Finau Fanga Fonua
1918–1980
Mele Lauloto Fonua
1921–1924
Fangupo Hihifo Fonua
1921–1947
Fangapulotu Fonua Fifita
1923–1947
Mele Losi Fonua
1928–1943
Mohelata Vaiola Fonua
1930–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1914
Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

    Tupa Fonua

    Male1863–Male

    Finau Mapuiofanga

    Female1865–Female

siblings

(1)

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: topographic name from fonda ‘mine’ (from Latin fundus, funda).2 Catalan: possibly a topographic name from fonda ‘inn’, from Arabic funduq, or perhaps a nickname from fonda ‘slingshot’.3 The name may also be Italian, a habitational name from a place named with the adjective fondo, fonda ‘deep’, for example Cavafonda ‘deep cave’ or Vallefonda.

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

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