11 Reasons Samoan Last Names Is the End of the World as We Know It

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Samoan last names are a complicated subject. In this blog post, we will explore 11 reasons why they are the end of the world as we know it!

1. There is no such thing as hyphenated last name in Samoa 2. The government has banned non-Samoan names to protect Samoan culture and tradition 3. If you have more than one last name, it could indicate that your parents were married outside of Samoa or that you’re adopted The True Story of Last Names in Samoa is a blog post that explores 11 reasons why Samoan last names are the end of the world as we know it. The first reason being that there is no such thing as hyphenated last name in Samoa, meaning your children will not have any compound surname after their parents’ names. Additionally, if you were born outside of Samoa or adopted and show up with more than one last name on your birth certificate, then it could mean that you don’t actually belong to either family – which would be terrible news for both families!

However despite these challenges, many proud Samoans still go by their traditional surnames and they’re even written before their actual given names when referring The following blog post was written to explain the process and meaning of Samoan last names.

A lot of people have been asking me about my last name, so I figured it’s a good idea to talk about how we got them in Samoa as well!

Last names are usually given by your parents or sometimes grandparents based on their family genealogy. For instance if one parent has two brothers named Faatoa and Auaopo (or something similar), then the child will be called either Faatoalili or Auaupouli. The suffix “lili” is for girls while “pouli” is for boys. There are also instances where you can get different surnames from each side of your family like my sister who shares “O” with her mom, but has a different last name from both of her parents.

So what does your family’s last name mean? I’m glad you asked!

Some common suffixes are: ”Lualemaga,” which means ‘sea warrior’ and is associated with fishermen; ”Aumai” meaning to have good eyesight; or the more simple ”Vaega”- born on Friday. If someone were to share their surname as Vaega it could be interpreted that they believe in luck based on what day they were born on or just because it was one of the few names not claimed by other families. In Samoa we don’t use middle names so even though some people have a last name that is long with many suffixes, the first letter of their name will be used to determine what tribe they are from. International Educator and Program Director at Samoa Community College in Apia, Western Samoa

I am lucky enough to have been born on Friday so my surname is Vaega which I believe comes from some Samoan lore stating that if you were born on this day it meant your luck was good or people who believed strongly in luck chose not to use other names because there weren’t any left. My sister also has her mother’s maiden family but shares my father’s last name “O” as well – making them two sides of the same coin when it came to luck.

Destiny Vaega

Student at Samoa Community College in Apia,

Western Samoa and village representative for Falealili Village Councils – Nu’uuli District Even though I am not an educated woman it is my mission to educate people on the true story of Samoan last names because they have been misinterpreted over time as a sign of social status due to our complicated naming system that has some parts based on culture and others part who we are related too or were born into. The truth is that these meanings are lost if you look past them so please take this opportunity to learn about something new today!

Lesson one: insert lesson here Lesson two insert lesson here Etc. This is the end of our lesson on Samoan last names. I hope you learned something new today and please share this information with your friends, family or anyone else who might be interested in learning more about Samoa! Let’s educate everyone together so we can grow as a country – Asoa Aminaliaga Vaega Samoa Community College Student and Falealili Village Council Representative for Nu’uuli District. In my village there are only two last names: **insert name hereand insert name here. When people from other districts move into my district they also have to take one of these last names unless their lineage comes from elsewhere. The thing that makes it confusing though is that if a man from one district marries a woman from the other, they don’t share last names. The children of the marriage will have their father’s name and their mother’s first initial to show which parent they got each part of their last name from!

Overview: Legally speaking, there is no such thing as having two Samoan last names.

Every person in Samoa has either **insert name here* __or **insert name here*, unless you are not native or your lineage does not come from Samoa. If someone moves into another district, then that person must also take on one of these two surnames with an initial appended to indicate who was the father and who was the mother for any given child born out of this union.

This is a really interesting concept and it’s easy to see how this would be the end of the world as we know it. You have people from different parts of Samoa with completely different last names, like **insert name here* __and **insert name here*. There are some other cases in which women can take on their husband’s surname when they marry or if she was adopted by her father-in-law. This means that someone could potentially have three last names! The only way for a person to legally change his or her Samoan last name is through naturalization into another country, but there is no such thing as an American (or any other nationality) having two Samoan surnames – not even Barack Obama would be allowed to do that.

This is a really interesting concept and it’s easy to see how this would be the end of the world as we know it.

You have people from different parts of Samoa with completely different last names, like **insert name here* __and **insert name here*. There are some other cases in which women can take on their husband’s surname when they marry or if she was adopted by her father-in-law. This means that someone could potentially have three last names! The only way for a person to legally change his or her Samoan last name is through naturalization into another country, but there is no such thing as an American (or any other nationality) having two Samoan surnames – not to mention three. It’s easy to see how this would be the end of the world as we know it, but there are some additional ways for people from Samoa to change their last name if they so please. It is difficult and expensive because certain steps need to be taken in order for a person to legally change his or her Samoan surname and that includes naturalization into another country like **insert nationality here*. There is no such thing as an American (or any other nationality) having two Samoan surnames – not to mention three! You can do all types of things with your legal last names in America, including changing them whenever you want by just filing paperwork at the courthouse without even informing anyone involved. Changing someone’s Samoan

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