King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa Title And Kingship Genealogy

GAFA AIGA O TUPU, AIGA O PAPA, AIGA NA TAFA’IFA, AIGA TAULAGI O SAMOA

[King Fonoti Tupu Tafa'ifa Of Samoa Since The 1600's]

SOURCE: J.B. Fonoti Family

A] Tui-Fiti, the ancient King of Fiji.
Spouse of 1:
1 – Sinasamoa Loa. (daughter of chief Loa and Sinaletigae of Fagaloa in Samoa)
Children of 2:
1 – Sinavaitu’u (girl)
2 – Latu (boy)
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B] Sinavaitu’u Tuifiti. (daughter of Tui-Fiti King of Fiji and Sinasamoa of Fagaloa)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Tui-Toga Puipuifatu King of Tonga (son of Tui-Toga (viii) and Taufaito’a)
Children of 2:
1 – Faisautele Tui-Toga (boy)
2 – Manaia (boy)
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C] Faisautele Tui-Toga, King of Tonga. (son of Tui-Toga Puipuifatu and Sinavaitu’u Tuifiti)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Painu’ulasi. (daughter of Tui-Manu’a Ali’atama King of Manu’a island)
Children of 2:
1 – Vaetoefaga (girl)
2 – Ulualofaiga (boy)
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D] Vaetoefaga Faisautele. (eldest daughter of Faisautele Tui-Toga, King of Tonga and Painu’ulasi)
Spouse of 1: and Tuia’ana Tamalelagi’s #10 Spouse.
1Tuia’ana Tamalelagi. (son of Tuia’ana Tagaloa Selaginato and Vaetamasoali’i)
NOTE: Tuia’ana Tamalelagi had ten spouses (Falesefulu). From his first spouse name Namoaitele, they begot son Tuala (eldest: O Le Ali’i O Aiga, and founder of the family Sa-Tuala) became The Two Main Families of Samoa; Le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi and le aiga fa’alagilagi Le Aiga Sa-Tuala. This was pronounced also by Queen Salamasina Tupu Tafa’ifa in her mavaega of the two families, Le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi and Le Aiga Sa-Tuala, and their royal mats are called Pulu and Leuleu.
Children of 2:
1 – Tuioneoupolu (boy – This boy went to Tonga and never came back.)
2 – Salamasina (girl: youngest) NOTE: Became Queen Salamasina Tupu Tafa’ifa.

NOTE: [When warrior Goddess Nafanua offered the honours for the four Titles to So'oaemalelagi Levalasi of le "Aiga Pa'ia O Sa-Levalasi" of Atua, she accepted them and gave her niece and adopted daughter Salamasina all four Titles to become Tafa'ifa; Queen of Upolu, Savai'i, and Tutuila Islands of Samoa.] Queen Salamasina was the first Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa and held all four Ancient Paramount Titles of Samoa [also known as 'Tafa'ifa'] namely as:
- Tuiatua.
- Tuia’ana.
- Vaetamasoali’i.
- Gatoaitele.
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E] Queen Salamasina Tupu Tafa’ifa. [1570] (daughter of Tuia’ana Tamalelagi and Vaetoefaga)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Tonumaipe’a Tapumanaia. (son of Tonumaipe’a Saumaipe’a of Auala in Savai’i island)
Children of 2:
1 – Fofoaivaoese (girl: eldest) – [Feagaiga A Le Aiga]
2 – Tapulesatele (boy)
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F] Tuiatua Tuia’ana Fofoaivaoese. [1600: Feagaiga A Le Aiga] (eldest daughter of Queen Salamasina Tupu Tafa’ifa and Tonumaipe’a Tapumanaia)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Tauatamaniula’aita. (of Satupa’itea and Tonumaipe’a line in Savai’i island)
Children of 3:
1 – Tuiatua Tuia’ana Taufau (girl: eldest – Na Tafea lana Utu; line of succession terminated)
2 – Sina (girl: – Na Au lana Utu; bestowed line of succession)
3 – Asomua Lemalama (boy)

NOTE: [Taufau was sick and she let her family and faleupolu gather and have a messenger to go look for her son Tupuivao three times to have him come quickly to see her for she was weak. Tupuivao keep refusing and answered he will not go until he had caught the pigeons after the full moon. Then Queen Taufau spoke: “Let our family and Tumua gather heed my word as i am growing weak, my own descendants and their line are to be terminated and my sister Sina’s line is to take it’s place”].
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G] Tuiatua Tuia’ana Sina. [1630: Na Au Lana Utu] (daughter of Tuiatua Tuia’ana Fofoaivaoese and Tauatamaniula’aita)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Titoi’aivao. (of Faleatiu, A’ana district)
Children of 1:
1 – Faumuina (boy: eldest) – [O Le Ali'i O Aiga] NOTE: Le Tupufia.
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H] Tuiatua Tuia’ana Faumuina Le Tupufia. [1660] (son of Tuiatua Tuia’ana Sina and Titoi’aivao)
Spouse of 3 & Children of 3: ‘The Three Of Faumuina’. This is where the title “Tupufia” initiated from referring to Tuiatua Tuia’ana Faumuina and his three children when they all contested for the Kingship after his death.
Spouse #1:
1 – Manalelei or Talaleomalie. (daughter of Vaovasamanaia of Gataivai village in Savai’i)
Children of 1: – Le Tupufia
1 – Fonoti (boy: eldest) – [O Le Ali'i o Aiga] NOTE: Became King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa.

NOTE: ['The Paegauo War' or 'The War of the Tupufia' between Fonoti and his kin Samala'ulu and Va'afusuaga for the Tafa'ifa Kingship.] Fonoti won and was ultimately proclaimed The King Fonoti Tafa’ifa of Samoa and held all four Ancient Paramount Titles of Samoa [also known as 'Tafa'ifa'] King Fonoti conferred many honours, rewards upon all and such privileges etc. are still honoured by all. And there was no other war ever since or recorded in history by anyone raised against King Fonoti Tafa’ifa nor through the bloodline and title lineage the Sa-Fonoti’ right down to the present time to claim the four Papa titles namely as:
- Tuiatua.
- Tuia’ana.
- Vaetamasoali’i.
- Gatoaitele.
(King Fonoti’s words in his wish: “The Four High Titles Be For Me And My Children“)

The Distribution In The War Was About As Follows: with Fonoti: Fagaloa, Faleapuna, Falefa, Saluafata, Solosolo, Vaimauga, Faleata, Safata, Falealili, Fasitoouta, Falelatai, Manono, half of Lufilufi and of Leulumoega; on the side of Va’afusuaga Tole’afoa and Samalaulu were: Aleipata, Luatuanuu, Lepa, Lotofaga, Siumu, Faleula, Sagana, Sale’imoa, Faleasi’u and Samatau, also all of Savai’i island through Va’afusuaga Tole’afoa’s influence.

Reference To: Lauaki Namaluaulu Mamoe of Safotulafai in Savaii, he claimed that Malietoa held none of the titles, not even that of Malietoa, since none had been bestowed by Samoan custom. In this contention Lauaki was supported by the Orators of Malie and Manono. Another was the most powerful chief Tamafaiga of Manono in 1810 who gave himself the title as ‘Tupu o Salafai’. According to this tradition the only person to hold the Tafa’ifa since Salamasina was Fonoti who was known as Fonoti the King. (Refer also to article: Kingdom by the Three Powers and The Kingdom by Samoan Customs. Included; Tofiga O Le Malo Le Tupu o Fonoti).

Spouse #2:
1 – Tu’umaleulua’iali’i. (daughter of high Chief Manu’aifua of Afega village in Upolu)
Children of 1:
1 – Samala’ulu (girl: Le Tupufia)

Spouse #3:
1 – Atamulau. (daughter of high Chief Segi of Amoa West, Fa’asaleleaga in Savai’i)
Children of 1:
1 – Va’afusuaga Tole’afoa (boy: Le Tupufia, and founder of the family “Aiga Taulagi”)
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I] King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa. [1690: O Le Ali'i O Aiga] (eldest son of Tuiatua Tuia’ana Faumuina Le Tupufia and his first spouse Manalelei or Talaleomalie)
Spouse of 2 & Children of 2:
Spouse #1:
1- Fuatino. (daughter of high chief To’alepaiali’i of Satapuala and Sinamulivanuiana of Satuala family)
Children of 1:
1 – Muagututi’a (boy: eldest) – [O Le Ali'i O Aiga]

Spouse #2:
1 – Ta’eleasa’asa. (daughter of high Chief Tautaiolefue of Lealatele in Savai’i. The Satuala family)
Children of 1:
1 – Falegaoti (girl) – ["Ma'opu O Tuala Ma Sa'la"]

NOTE: It is in the Lineage of King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa of Samoa, that his son Muagututi’a to be recognised also a King, but his ‘tofiga’ or appointments given in the presents of Tumua were the following: Muagututi’a; O le a e Alu ma Lou Muagututi’a, Lou Fuatino, Lou Faumuina ma Lou Melegalenu’u. E te Nofo i Mulifusi. E te Tua ia Sa-Tuala, Ae Tausi oe e Leulumoega. None of the Papa titles were given nor any evidence in history that Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa had given any away. (refer to articles: 1. E Ta’aalo Tama A’o Se Uso, 2. O Le Fa’anofo I Le Ulua’i Suafa ‘Tama-a-Aiga’ Ma Le Ulua’i ‘Tupua’ a Fuiava’iliili)
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NOTE: THE TITLE PARAMOUNT ‘FONOTI’ OF LOTOFAGA HEADQUARTERS ATUA.

J] Muagututi’a. [1720: O Le Ali'i O Aiga] (eldest son of King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa and his first spouse Fuatino)
Spouse of 4 & Children of 7:
Spouse #1:
1- Poto. (daughter of high Chief Amituana’i Manaia of Si’ufaitoto’a at Faleata in Upolu)
Children of 1:
1- Seutatia (girl: eldest) – [Feagaiga A Le Aiga, and appointed to stay at the Palace of Mulinu'u Lalogafu'afu'a Sepolata'emo in Lufilufi Tumua Atua]

Spouse #2:
1 – Agaitafili. (daughter of high Chief Lilo Seve of Fogasavai’i at Salega in Savai’i Island)
Children of 3:
1 – Mata’utia (boy)
2 – Fualau (boy)
3 – Talopatina (girl)

Spouse #3:
1 – Taumata. (daughter of high chief To’aali’i of Saluafata at Anoama’a in Upolu)
Children of 2:
1 – Fepulea’i (boy)
2 – Lagi (girl) – NOTE: THE MATA’AFA CONNECTION – [Tama-A-Aiga] – “Lagi + Aumoemalogo = Lealamanu’a + Vaafusumataala = Leativaosalafai + Fa’asuamaleaui Mata’afa.”

Spouse #4:
1 – Fenunuivao. (daughter of Orator Iuli of Falefa in Upolu)
Children of 1:
1 – Tupua Fuiava’iliili (boy – an adopted son) The couple adopted a son of Fuimaono and wife Oilau of Salani at Falealili. “Na saesae laufa’i ai Tumua”, the affair was questioned hard by ‘Tumua’ the Upolu Orators. The Sa-Tuala family was also declined and said “Ia ifo tonu le fuiniu i le lapalapa”, and ended to honoured Fuiavailiili the title ‘Tupua’ and as a ‘Tama-A-Aiga’ - a person with wide family connection. (refer to article: O Le Fa’anofo I Le Ulua’i Suafa ‘Tama-a-Aiga’ Ma Le Ulua’i ‘Tupua’ a Fuiava’ili’li) – NOTE: THE TUPUA CONNECTION.
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K] Seutatia [1750: Feagaiga A Le Aiga] – (at the Palace of Mulinu’u in Lufilufi the eldest daughter of Muagututi’a ‘O Le Ali’i O Aiga’ and his first spouse Poto)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Lilomaiava Naivai’ili’ili. (high chief of Palauli in Savai’i island. The Lilomaiava family)
Children of 1:
1 – Nofoa-tolu Lilomaiava Vae-ole-nofoa-fia (boy)

NOTE: [This was The Very First "Nofoa-tolu" Title that was honoured and bestowed at the Palace of Mulinu'u Lalogafu'afu'a and Sepolata'emo in Lufilufi Atua.]
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L] Nofoatolu Lilomaiava Vaeolenofoafia. (son of Seutatia “Feagaiga A Le Aiga” and Lilomaiava Naivai’ili’ili)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Sinaivaiana. (daughter of high chief Va’afusuaga of Faga village in Savai’i island)
Children of 1:
1 – Fonoti Nofoatolu Laufeti’iti’i (boy: SA-FONOTI FAMILY OF LOTOFAGA ATUA)
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M] Fonoti Nofoatolu Laufeti’iti’i. (from the Palace of Mulinu’u in Lufilufi the son of Nofoatolu Lilomaiava Vaeolenofoafia and Sinaivaiana)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Va’asa. (daughter of Fiame Le Sa’ofaapito Muagututi’a and the sacred family of Salevalasi at Lotofaga Atua)
Children of 3:
1 – Fonoti Oliovaigafa (boy: eldest) – [O Le Ali'i O Aiga]
NOTE: Molio’o and the Ailaoa of Faleapuna district adopted Fonoti Oliovaigafa as there chief in the place at his house called Vainiu. He died and was buried there, he had no children.
2 – Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (boy)
3 – Lagouta (girl)

NOTE: THE HIGH RANKING TITLE: FIAME LE SA’O FA’APITO, VA’ASA, MA LE “AIGA PA’IA O SA-LEVALASI” [THE SACRED FAMILY] OF LOTOFAGA, ATUA. – “Samatau’a Siolosega + Vaimoe Po’alaga = Fiame Ufi’avapupu + Levalasi Tapu = Fiame Muagututi’a + Masu Sitagata Timalesa = Va’asa”.
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N] Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a. (son of Fonoti Nofoatolu Laufeti’iti’i and Va’asa Fiame Muagututi’a)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Tamasailau. (daughter of high chief Lualemana of Asu village in Tutuila island)
Children of 1:
1 – Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (ii) (boy)
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O] Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (ii). (son of Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a and Tamasailau)
Spouse of 3 & Children of 6:
Spouse #1:
1 – Sologaliua. (daughter of high chief Sialega of Nu’uuli in Tutuila island)
Children of 2:
1 – Fonoti Nofoatolu Fata (boy: eldest) – [O Le Ali'i O Aiga]
2 – Taelimu (girl)

Spouse #2:
1 – Timaima. (daughter of chief Lolo Salulu of Salani village, Falealili in Upolu)
Children of 2:
1 – Nofoatolu Tamasipani (boy)
2 – Fualeva (girl)

Spouse #3:
1 – Sina. (daughter of chief Gaugau of Sapapali’i village in Savai’i island)
Children of 1:
1 – Nofoatolu Salatielu (boy)
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P] Fonoti Nofoatolu Fata. [O Le Ali'i O Aiga] – (eldest son of Nofoatolu Ti’auliva’a (ii) and his first spouse Sologaliua)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Teoteo Taufagalupe. (daughter of Seinafolava, of Lotofaga in Upolu.)
Children of 1:
1 – Fonoti Teoteo Tuipu’avai (boy)
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Q] Fonoti Teoteo Tuipu’avai. (son of Fonoti Nofoatolu Fata “O Le Alii O Aiga” and Teoteo Taufagalupe)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Saumaloto. (daughter of high chief Tuala Tamalelagi of Safa’ato’a at Lefaga in Upolu)
Children of 5:
1 – Muaimana (girl: eldest) – [Feagaiga A Le Aiga]
2 – Fonoti Tuala Sola (boy)
3 – Gauifaiva Samuela (boy)
4 – Poto (girl)
5 – Fipe (girl)
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R] Muaimana. [Feagaiga A Le Aiga] – (eldest daughter of Fonoti Teoteo Tuipu’avai and Saumaloto)
Spouse of 2 & Children of 4:
Spouse #1:
1 – Teleso. (of Si’umu at Mulivai village in Upolu.)
Children of 3:
1 – Fonoti Pua’a (boy)
2 – Lasela (girl)
3 – Leota Tafilipepe Ioane (boy)

Spouse #2:
1 – Tafea Maioa Elise. (son of Lupe Tafea Tuai’ipuniu and Fonoti Letaupe Tuipalepale of Mata’tufu at Lotofaga Atua)
Children of 1:
1 – Tafea Lomano Maioa (boy)
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S] Tafea Lomano Maioa. (son of Muaimana “Feagaiga A Le Aiga” and Tafea Maioa Elise)
Spouse of 1:
1 – Anne Vaelua Brown. (daughter of Paramount High Chief Tuimanu’a Alexander Brown of Ti’avea at Aleipata Upolu – A Scotishman from Scotland in Great Britain)
Children of 5:
1 – Ola Mika Brown (boy)
2 – Fonoti Mata’utia John Brown (boy – Paramount Title Fonoti of Lotofaga Atua)
3 – Tasala Brown (boy)
4 – Bella Brown (girl)
5 – Fiava’ai Brown (girl)

NOTE: [A Paramount Chief in the 18th century bestowed to 'Alexander Brown' by King 'Tui-Manu'a of Manu'a island' at Tau where about the Palace of King or Queen Tui-Manu'a down to the present time, in the eastern side of Western Samoa.]
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T] Hon Fonoti Mata’utia John Brown . [1927] (Paramount Title Fonoti of Lotofaga, Atua.Son of Tafea Lomano Maioa and Anne Vaelua Brown)
NOTE: Hon Fonoti the leader Fono a Faipule of Samoa 1939 to 1947, a Member of Legislative Assembly 1948 to 1952, M.L.A. & Govt Constitutional Convention Committee 1954, 1955 to 1957. And he was also the leader of the MAU for Atua from 1935 to 1942. The Petition for Self Government by leader Faipule Hon Fonoti that presented directly to New Zealand Governor General Sir Cyral Newall and Prime Minister the Rt Hon Mr. Peter Fraser in 1944, And the United Nations Approval on 13th December 1946. The Newly Samoan Flag was Raised on 1st June 1948: “Samoa’s Freedom!”
Spouse of 1:
1 - Luisa. (daughter of L.M.S. Pastor Rev. Ieremia Manulesa Mata’utia Tuala of Sataua, Lealatele, Leauva’a & Fasito’o-tai in Savai’i and Upolu.)
Children of 12:
1 – Uatogitau Alosio Fonoti Brown (boy)
2 – Fonoti Letaupe Ioane Jr. Brown (boy: 1953: Title Fonoti Letaupe of Matatufu)
U] 3 – Fonoti Inu Saufo’i Brown (boy: 1975: Paramount Title Fonoti of Lotofaga Atua)
4 – Hon Teoteo Asiasi’au Tiatia Sauso’o Fonoti Brown (boy: Govt. MP x 3-1973 to 1984)
V] 5 – Fonoti Tuala Le Sa’oalii Kamilo Brown (boy: 1963: Paramount chief title of Satuala, and 2003: Paramount Title Fonoti of Lotofaga Atua)
6 – Falesefulu-o-TualamaSala Judith Fonoti Brown-Gibbs (girl)
7 – Lili’i Sae Benedict Fonoti Brown (boy)
8 – Lemalu Galusina Lalogafau Lui Paulo Asalemo Fonoti Brown (boy)
9 – Sailivao Peter Fonoti Brown (boy)
10 – Feiloa’ivao Paulo Fonoti Brown (boy)
11 – Tagaloamamana Inu Tulo Fonoti Brown (boy)
12 – Samala’ulu Otila Fonoti Brown (girl)
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NOTE: THE CURRENT HOLDER OF PARAMOUNT TITLE: ‘FONOTI OF LOTOFAGA’ WITHIN J.B. FONOTI FAMILY: 2009 SAMOA:‘Fonoti Tuala Le Sa’oalii Kamilo Brown’ of Lotofaga, Le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi Lotofaga Atua and Le Aiga Sa-Tuala ma Sala. [Son of Hon Fonoti Mata'utia John Brown and Mrs Luisa Tuala Fonoti Brown]
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Hon Teoteo Asiasi’au Tiatia Sauso’o Fonoti Brown. (son of Hon Fonoti Mata’utia John Brown and Mrs Luisa Tuala Fonoti Brown)
Spouse of 1: – Etevise Strickland. (One Ligo Family of Lepea at Faleata)
Children of 9: – (Seven Sisters and Two Brothers.)

As Written And Published By: Christian Teoteo Tiatia Fonoti Brown.- (Son of  Hon Teoteo Asiasi’au Tiatia Sauso’o Fonoti Brown and Etevise Strickland Brown)
Contact Us: cxb@xtra.co.nz

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The Official Website King Fonoti History, click: www.fonoti.tribalpages.com

Tupu Tafa’ifa o Salamasina ma Fonoti o lo’o lagomau i le Aiga Pa’ia o Sa-Levalasi i Mulifusi ma Tanumaleu, po’o le Malae o Papa i Lotofaga, Atua. (Tupu Tafa’ifa was only held by Salamasina and Fonoti.)

The Sa-Fonoti family of Lalovaea and Lotofaga Atua. The Webmaster: Christian Teoteo Fonoti Brown. The Advisors are the family chiefs: Tagaloamamana Inu Tulo Fonoti Brown, and Fonoti Iaseko T.S. Brown.

(“e ufiufi a le tama’imoa i le tanoa, ae ioio lava..”)

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A SPECIAL NOTE: A’e malamalama i lou gafa ma tagata na e tupuna mai ai, o le a fa’apena fo’i ona ofi atu ia te oe lagona o ia tagata. O TOA O SAMOA. Knowing your genealogy, po’o lou malamalama i le gafa a oe ma lou aiga, e atili fafaga ai le agaga ia te oe o le loto nu’u, ma lou loto aiga.


4 Responses to “King Fonoti Tupu Tafa’ifa Title And Kingship Genealogy”

  1. Hey, great blog and awesome research. It’s great to see the family line go all the way back to its origins. I wonder, do you have any information on Nofoatolu Tamasipani? That’s as far back as I can go off the top of my head. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated or a point in the right direction.

    Tamasipani’s son held the Nofoatolu title, Nofoatolu Setu. His other son Kalolo had a daughter (my great grandmother) Sosofa. Her son was my paternal grandfather Leau Timu Salevao, who when it was his turn to take the Nofoa tolu title, declined which the family still talk about to this very day.

    I have little knowledge of this side of my ancestory, and have only kept in touch with a few that I actually know of.

    Any information on this line from Lufilufi would be great!

    Keep up the good work :)

    • Yes, definitely an interesting read, as my father now has the Tualatama’alelagi title, and here we see where that title came from, and my mother is from Lufilufi, Leausa

  2. Oh, I see that Nofoatolu Tamasipani is the son of Nofoatolu Tiaulivaa & his second wife Timaima…

  3. Oh, all I know of Nofoatolu Setu is that he couldn’t have children which is why the Nofoatolu title jumped down a bit.

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