Wesley Uesi Hunt

Brief Life History of Wesley Uesi

When Wesley Uesi Hunt was born on 25 January 1892, in Vaitoloa Upolu, Samoa, his father, Edwin Hunt, was 30 and his mother, Toilalo Leilua, was 25. He had at least 4 sons and 7 daughters with Akenese Paaniani. He died on 13 June 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Upolu, Samoa.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Uesi Hunt
Akenese Paaniani
Alieta Hunt
Feiloa'i Hunt
La'au Hunt
Mei Hunt
Falani Hunt
Isa Nila Hunt Zinck
Filoi Hunt
Peni Pene Hunt
Alesi Hunt
Poe Hunt
Tile Hunt

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Wesley Hunt - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Uesi Hunt
  • Uese Hunt in entry for Nila Zinck, "Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Uesi Hunt - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Uesi Hunt

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World Events (4)


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.


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).


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

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .

Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).

Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

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

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