Faamasani Tofa

1865–20 November 1949 (Age 84)
Savai'i, Samoa

The Life of Faamasani

When Faamasani Tofa was born in 1865, in Savai'i, Samoa, her father, Mini Mola Tofa, was 25 and her mother, Peone Tofa, was 20. She married Fuga Mika Matuauto about 1885, in Patamea, Samoa. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 20 November 1949, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Fuga Mika Matuauto
Faamasani Tofa
Marriage: about 1885
Taisega Fuga Matuauto

Spouse and Children

about 1885
Patamea, Samoa


Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)


Age 34

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.

Age 49

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).

Age 74

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

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: from toca ‘cap’, ‘headgear’, a nickname for someone who made or sold headgear or who habitually wore distinctive headgear.2 Galician: habitational name from places called Toca, in the Galician provinces of A Coruña and Lugo.

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

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