Misa Savavau Savea

1920–1 January 1995 (Age 75)
Letogo, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa

The Life of Misa Savavau

When Misa Savavau Savea was born in 1920, in Letogo, Tuamasaga, Upolu, Samoa, his father, Tu'ufuli Savea, was 33 and his mother, Melekuini Amani Finai, was 42. He had at least 1 daughter with Salai Sooga. He lived in Matuu, Ituau, Eastern, American Samoa in 1930. He died on 1 January 1995, at the age of 75.

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Misa Savavau Savea
Salai Sooga
Faamitai Savavau

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World Events (5)


Age 6

American Samoa is devestated by a hurricane. Olosega, in the Manua Islands, suffered the most. The Navy Department gave the Territory 50 tons of rice, 10 tons of salmon and 15 tons of biscuits.

Age 19

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

Age 42

Western Samoa becomes independent, the first Pacific island nation to do so.

Name Meaning

1 French: habitational name from a place in Isère, originally named with Latin sabellum, a variant of sabulum ‘sand’.2 Dutch: topographic name from zavel, savel ‘sand’, or a habitational name (Van den Savel, Van de(r) Savel) for someone from one of the places named with this word.3 Dutch: from Middle Dutch sabel, savel ‘sable’, ‘black fur’, a metonymic occupational name for a furrier, or nickname for a black-haired person.

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

Sources (1)

  • Savavan in household of Savea, "United States Census, 1930"

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