Gorgina Talafiana Mann

17 March 1953–12 July 2001 (Age 48)
Malapo, Tongatapu, Tonga

The Life of Gorgina Talafiana

When Gorgina Talafiana Mann was born on 17 March 1953, in Malapo, Tongatapu, Tonga, her father, Thomas Alfred Mann, was 36 and her mother, Alisi Mapaplangi, was 31. She died on 12 July 2001, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 48, and was buried in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Melbourne hosts the Summer Olympic Games.

Age 3

Summer Olympic Games held in Melbourne.

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch (De Mann), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch man. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational name for a servant, from the medieval use of the term to describe a person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be ornamental.2 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, found in Old English as Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing this element, such as Hermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Man (cognate with 1).

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

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