Ilaisa Vai Afu

14 July 1920–6 July 1983 (Age 62)
Nomuka, Ha'apai, Tonga

The Life Summary of Ilaisa Vai

When Ilaisa Vai Afu was born on 14 July 1920, in Nomuka, Ha'apai, Tonga, his father, Siu Afu Finau, was 41 and his mother, Lavinia Fakaloloma Semisi Tai, was 16. He died on 6 July 1983, in Alakipeau, Tongatapu, Tonga, at the age of 62.

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Siu Afu Finau
Lavinia Fakaloloma Semisi Tai
Ilaisa Vai Afu

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Age 50
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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