Mele Fa'aoso

1910–31 May 1910
Kolovai, Tongatapu, Tonga

The Life of Mele Fa'aoso

When Mele Fa'aoso was born in 1910, in Kolovai, Tongatapu, Tonga, her father, 'Apolosi Maumau, was 24 and her mother, Sela Tule Fifita, was 22. She died on 31 May 1910, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

'Apolosi Maumau
1886–1948
Sela Tule Fifita
1888–1954
Mele Fa'aoso
1910–1910
Tevita Eke Maumau
1911–1911
Teisa 'Apolosi Maumau
1912–1912
Samuela Kafoa
1914–1918
Maamaloa 'I Falelotu Maumau
1914–
Lesieli Maamaloa Maumau
1916–1916
Sione 'Apolosi Maumau
1917–1977
Filoi Pa'ese Maumau
1917–
Viliami Akauola Maumau
1921–2012
Neomai Lolo Mo'ungaloa Maumau Mataele
1923–2007
Lemeki Maumau
1925–
Sulieti Nusipepa Maumau Sotele
1930–1997
Palu Maumau
1934–1935

Parents and Siblings

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Name Meaning

Probably a contracted form of Meriel , but also associated with the small class of girls' names derived from birds, since it is identical in form with Old French merle ‘blackbird’ (Latin merula). The name came to public notice in the 1930s with the actress Merle Oberon ( 1911–79 , born Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson ).

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

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