MALIETOA (Chiefly Title)


TITLE:Malietoa RELIGION: Christian
STATE: Samoa DYNASTY: Malietoa


PRESENT TITLE HOLDER: HH Susuga Malietoa (......)
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Sa Malietoa clan has three branches (Moli, Gatuitasina and Talavou), who have the right to nominate the Malietoa. Title holders were...


  • Susuga Malietoa TI'ALEMATAGI [aka Susuga Malietoa Muagututi'a], married 1stly, Taufailematagi Lio of the Tongan Tugi Clan (she married 2ndly, her step-son, Susuga Malietoa Ti'alematagi), married 2ndly, a Samaon lady, and had issue, three sons.
    • Muaausa (by Taufailematagi)
    • Sulusulumaiva (by Taufailematagi)
    • Susuga Malietoa Fitisemanu (by the Samoan lady)(qv)
  • Susuga Malietoa FITISEMANU, married (amongst others) (a), Pa'alo Memea, married (b), Fuata'iotui Gaugau (Sapapali'i), married (c), Taufailematagi (his stepmother), married (d), Lamana Ta'isi Galumalemana, and had issue. He died 1800.
    • Susuga Malietoa Vainu'upo Tavita (by Pa'alo) (qv)
    • Susuga Malietoa Tinai Natuitasina Taimalelagi (by Taufailematagi) (qv)
    • Tuitofa Aigaevalu (by Lamana), married Tuimaleali'ifano Suitipatipa, and had issue.
      • Tafa'ifa To'oa Sualauvi, married and had issue. He died 1870.
  • Susuga Malietoa VAINU'UPO TAVITA 1800/1841, born about 1765, married 1stly, Maituu Leilua Tuatagaloa Meleisea of village Falealili, married 2ndly, Si'uli Atuilagi Gatoloai, married 3rdly, Fuata'iotui Gaugau, and had issue. He died 3rd May 1841.
    • Tautaioleua Poutoa Vainuupo Malietoa of village Sapapalii, married 1stly, Luka Tualamalelagi of village Lefaga, married 2ndly, Lea'autaoamoa Lauaki Mamoe Namulauulu of Fagapoa (sister of Namulauulu Lauaki), and had issue, the Sa-Moli of village Sapapalii. He died vp in battle in the war of Aana and Falelatai.
      • Unasa 'Salima' Galumalemana Tautaioleua Vainuupo Malietoa (by 1st marriage)
      • Poutoa Lauaki Salima Malietoa (by 2nd marriage)
      • Tautaioleua Poutoa Vainuupo Malietoa (by 2nd marriage)
      • Sose Leaauta Vainuupo Malietoa (by 2nd marriage)
      • Petone Poutoa II Tautaioleua Vainuupo Malietoa (by 2nd marriage)
    • Susuga Malietoa Moli (by Si'uli)(qv)
    • Susuga Malietoa Talavou Tonumaipe'a (by Fuata'iotui)(qv)
  • Susuga Malietoa TINAI NATUITASINA TAIMALELAGI (Tupu o Salafai) 1841/1858, married Samala'ulu Tualau (Palauli), and had issue. He died 1858.
    • Papali'i Pouvi Taimalelagi, married 1stly, Suluia Va'amoleana (Gautavai), married 2ndly, Punipuao Savaemalo Afamasaga (Fasito'otai), and had issue.
      • Siaumau Taimalelagi (by 1st marriage), married and had issue.
        • Fa'amuta Taimalelagi Malietoa, married 4thly, Inailau Tuipoloa, and had issue.
          • Siala Taimalelagi Malietoa.
      • Maita Taimalelagi (by 1st marriage)
      • Aionofa'asisila Taimalelagi Malietoa (by 2nd marriage), married Fa'alua Sao (Gautavai), and had issue. He died 5th January 1932.
        • Soloia Taimalelagi, married James Stowers.
        • Oso'oso Taimalelagi
        • Malelega Taimalelagi
        • Paepaega Taimalelagi 
        • Atele Taimalelagi 
        • Lu'ulau Taimalelagi
    • Tupapau Taimalelagi 
    • Taiulavao Taimalelagi
  • Susuga Malietoa MOLI 1858/1860, married Fa’alaitaua Fuatino Su’apa’ia, and had issue. He died 1860.
    • Susuga Malietoa Laupepa (qv)
    • Saitaua, she married Leota Laiafi from Solosolo, and had issue, one son.
      • Sunu Leota Toomalatai, he married Faapusi Tuaimalo from Matautu-Uta Apia, and had issue, one son.
        • Toomalatai Laiafi Toomalatai of Matautu Apia and Solosolo, married and has descendants.
  • Susuga Malietoa Laupepa (1841-1898)Susuga Malietoa TALAVOU TONUMAIPE’A 1860/1880, married 1stly, Fa’amelea Malulaufa’i Lei’ataua, married 2ndly, Mataouli, and had issue. He died 8th November 1880.
    • Fala'ataitaua (by Fa’amelea), he married nine wives, 1stly, Fa'asiu Foa'imea Leota, daughter of Luamanuvae of Gautavai, Savai'i, had issue, two daughters, married 2ndly, Tapa'au Nai'ai, had issue, one daughter, married 3rdly, Tu'ufau Pe'a, had issue, one daughter, married 4thly, Sua Auuapa'au, had issue, one daughter, married 5thly, Utumalafata Fagasavali To'omalatai, had issue, two sons, married 6thly, Si'alei, daughter of Tofilau from Iva, Savai'i, jad issue, a son, married 7thly, Sili'olo Tupuola, had issue, one daughter, married 8thly, Lepepe Alai'asa, had issue, one daughter, married 9thly, Salumalo Leilua, daughter of Ta'alise Leilua Anamani from Falealili, and his wife, Vaiolo Seiuliali'i, had issue, one son and one daughter, and had issue, 12 children, sight sons and four daughters. He died 1910.
      • Fatimagalo Sialafale (f) (by Fa'asiu Foa'imea Leota)
      • Laufasa (f) (by Fa'asiu Foa'imea Leota)
      • Fa'asaveve (f) (by Tapa'au Nai'ai)
      • Tafa'ifa [aka Tafa'i] (f) (by Tu'ufau Pe'a)
      • Feto'ai Pa'ese (f) (by Sua Auuapa'au), mother of Fa'alataitaua II.
      • Lauolefiso Malietoa (by Utumalafata), he married and had issue.
        • Papali'i Nofoali'i Lauoletolo Malietoa, married 1stly, Si'imoa of Lalomanu, married 2ndly, Pineauro Leomiti of Pavai'ai, Tutuila.
        • Sepoima Lauoletolo Malietoa, married Iosefa Siatini of Fagatogo, Tutuila.
        • Momoei Pomona Lauoletolo Malietoa, married Eugene Reid, son of the late Cecil Reid of GHC-Reid.
      • Lauoletolo Malietoa (by Utumalafata), assumed his mother's surname, To'omalatai, as his own, married Manumanu Asi of Vaiala, and had issue.
        • Lauolefiso Paepae To'omalatai Malietoa
        • Lauoletolo Togia'i To'omalatai Malietoa
        • Fagasavali To'omalatai Malietoa
        • Moana To'omalatai Figel
        • Emma To'omalatai Avegalio
        • King Kong To'omalatai
      • Leasuasu Tavita Fa'alataitaua (by Si'alei), a Congregationalist minister, he married and had issue, two sons.
        • Papali'i Misipati
        • Talavou III
      • Valelia (f)(by Sili'olo), mother of two sons, Sanele and Sio.
      • Sivaopipi (f) (by Lepepe Alai'asa)
      • Fitisemanu II (m)(by Salumalo Leilua)
      • Mataniufeagaimaleata (f) (by Salumalo Leilua), she died in childhood,
    • Tapu’ulafiti (by Mataouli)
    • Afiafivasa (by Mataouli)
    • Ali'itasi Fuata’i (by Fa’amelea)
  • Susuga Malietoa LAUPEPA 1880/1898, born 1841 in Savai'i, married, Sisavai'i Malupo Niuva'ai, daughter of Niuva'ai of Palauli, and had issue. He died 22nd August 1898 in Savai'i.
    • Fa'amu Leuatoivao (by Sisavai'i)
    • Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili I (by Sisavai'i)(qv)
    • Siliva'ai (by Sisavai'i)
    • Fefauimalemau Fuatino, married Mata'afa Fiame Faumuina Mulinu'u I, died 27th March 1948, and had issue.
  • Susuga Malietoa TANUMAFILI I (1879-1939)Susuga Malietoa TANUMAFILI I 1898/1939, born 1879, Fautua [cr.1912], married Momoe Lupeuluiva Meleisea, and had issue. He died 1939.
    • Sisavai'i Lupeuluiva, born 2nd February 1902.
    • Vaimo'oia
    • Salamasina, born 7th June 1911.
    • HH Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II (qv)
    • Savea'ali'i Ioane Viliamu Malietoa, married 1941, Tulimalefoi Titilupe Sueuga Mauga Manuma, and had issue.
      • Papali'itele Malamaisaua Malietoa, married 1962, Fea Paulo Ulualofaiga Talaimavao and has issue.
      • Maina Savea'ali'i Malietoa, married and has issue.
      • Tupuola Semoanaifea Malietoa
      • Papali'itele Penehuro Malietoa, married and has issue.
        • Spencer Vainuupo Malietoa
      • Launiusaelua Tafilele Malietoa, married and has issue.
        • Sisavai'i Malietoa
        • Penehuro Voloti Malietoa
  • HH Susuga Malietoa TANUMAFILI IIHH Susuga Malietoa TANUMAFILI II 1939/2007, born 4th January 1913 in Sapapali'i, Savai'i, educated at the Government run Leififi School in Samoa, and at St. Stephen's College, Auckland and Wesley College, Pukekohe in New Zealand; succeeded to the Malietoa title in 1939, styled O le Ao o le Malo, appointed Fautua (Advisor) to the New Zealand Governor in Samoa in the same year, attended a Session of the United Nations as one of the Samoan leaders in a New Zealand delegation in 1958, Joint Chairman of the Working Committee on Independence and Constitutional Conventionin 1959, awarded the C.B.E. in 1959, Joint Head of State of Western Samoa 1962/1963, Head of State from the 5th April 1963 (for life), invested with the Collar Badge and Star of the G.C.M.G., (the Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St.George) in 1977 by HM Queen Elizabeth II, appointed one of the Trustees of the Polynesian Heritage Fund in 1981, appointed Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific in 1986, invited to attend the change of command at the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Honolulu, Hawaii by the American Government in 1988, awarded the Medal of the Grand Order of Samoa on 3rd January 2001; married 1stly, 1940, Masiofo Lili Tunu Malietoa [Lili Molio'o Setu], died 1986, married 2ndly, 1962, Tiresa Patu Tauvela Hunter, and had issue. He died 11th May 2007 at the Tupua Tamasese National Hospital in Apia.
    • Papali'i Molio'o Laupepa Malietoa, born 1941, married Aiono Sia, and had issue. He died 1985.
      • Papali'i Malietau Sapatu-motu-pa Laupepa Malietoa, married 17th July 2011.
    • To'oa Tosi Malietoa, married 1stly, Melvin John Jungblut II, married 2ndly, High Chief Savusa of Nu'uli of American Samoa, and has issue (by 1st husband).
      • Melvin John Jungblut III
      • Edwin Ati Jungblut
      • Pava Siaosi Jungblut
      • Alaileula Poutasi Jungblut [the Hon. Alaileula Tuku'aho], married the Hon. Ma'atu FATAFEHI ALAIVAHAMAMA'O TUKU'AHO of Tonga and has issue.
      • Tunu Jungblut
      • Seiuli Vainu'upo David Jungblut
    • Su'a Vainu'upo Malietoa
    • Papali'i Momoemanuelefatiaesaumalaeatia'e Malietoa, married Poloai Michael von Reiche, and has issue.
    • Papali'i Fa'amausili Moli Malietoa (#1), married Audrey Brighouse, and has issue.
      • Momoemanuelefatiaesaumalaeatiae Malietoa, born 11th August 1972.
      • Andrew Jason Malietoa, born 23rd July 1973.
      • Ioane Viliamu Malietoa, born 10th October 1974, died 1988.
      • Liliolevao Salamasina Malietoa, born 9th October 1975, Miss Samoa 1994.
    • Fu'aolemalo Malietoa, deceased at birth.
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1. succeeded to the Chiefly title of Malietoa as HH Susuga Malietoa Moli Tama-aiga in a bestowal ceremony at the village of Malie in Upolu on 29th June 2007, however an interim order in the Lands and Titles Court dated 27th September 2007, prevents the use of the title under any circumstance, due to objections by other family members who feel they were not consulted. Legal challenges are due to be heard in court in May 2008.